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:
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.
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.
Wednesday 18 September 2019Starting at 10:30A moderate 9.5 mile / 15.3 km walk
Wednesday 18 September 2019Starting at 10:30A moderate 8 mile / 12.9 km walk
Friday 20 September 2019Starting at 10:00A leisurely 5 mile / 8 km walk
Friday 20 September 2019Starting at 10:00A moderate 6 mile / 9.7 km walk
Sunday 22 September 2019Starting at 10:00A moderate 10 mile / 16.1 km walk
Sunday 22 September 2019Starting at 10:30A leisurely 7 mile / 11.3 km walk