Linear Walks


In our spring and summer programmes we organise a monthly linear walk, mainly on a Friday but it can be on other days as well, along one of the many regional trails in or around our area. This always involves car sharing and some additional driving. For this reason you will need to confirm attendance a few days in advance with the walk leader to ensure there is enough space for everyone. Dogs may be allowed but by arrangement only.

​Trails completed so far:

  • East Devon Way 2002 and 2007
  • Channel to Channel 2002/03 and 2015
  • Jurassic Coast 2003/04/05
  • Two Moors Way 2005/06 and 2012
  • Exe Valley Way 2006
  • Liberty Trail 2007 and 2016
  • Dorset Jubilee Trail 2010
  • Monarch's Way (part) 2011
  • Wessex Ridgeway 2012
  • Macmillan Way (part) 2013/14
  • Leland Trail 2016
  • Devonshire Heartland Way 2017
  • West Deane Way 2018
  • Monks Path 2017/2018

​On the Macmillan Way

  Our linear walk for 2019 is the Dorset Jubilee Trail.

The Dorset Jubilee Trail

A 90 mile (145km) walk across Dorset from Forde Abbey on the Somerset border to Bokerley Dyke on the Hampshire border.  Devised by the Dorset Area Ramblers in 1995 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Ramblers Association and the trail was opened on 24th September 1995.  The route sought to avoid existing trails and popular rights of way and to seek out the little-known and little-used paths in order to open them up for all to enjoy.

The trail was first walked by EDR, west to east in 2010 and this year we are walking east to west, starting at Bokerley Dyke.  The walk dates are given below; please see the programme or group walks finder for further details.   Places may be limited.

  • Leg 1 - Friday 8th March - Bokerley Dyke to Wyke Down, M 10.5 miles
  • Leg 2 - Friday 12th April -  Wyke Down to Pimperne, S 12 miles
  • Leg 3 - Friday 31st May - Pimperne to Milton Abbas, S 12 miles
  • Leg 4 - Friday 14th June -  Milton Abbas to Briantspuddle, M 10.5 miles
  • Leg 5 - Friday 12th July - Briantspuddle to Broadmayne, M 10.5 miles
  • Leg 6 - Friday 9th August - Broadmayne to Smitten Corner, S 12 miles
  • Leg 7 - Friday 13th September - Smitten Corner to Toller Porcorum, M 10.5 miles
  • Leg 8 - Friday 11th October - Toller Porcorum to Beaminster, M 10 miles
  • Leg 9 - Friday 12th November - Beaminster to Forde Abbey (Winsham) S 13 miles                                      

In addition we reguarly walk on parts of the South West Coast Path, UK's longest National Trail, with it's 630 miles of superb coastline, heritage, wildlife and geology,




or the East Devon Way, a 40 mile inland alternative to the SWCP, between Exmouth and Lyme Regis, through East Devon's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, 

and occasionally the Two Moors Way, Devon's Coast to Coast Walk, 116 miles from Wembury on the south coast to Lynmouth on the north coast via Dartmoor and Exmoor and through some remote and beautiful countryside.