Group name: North Dorset
This group is a part of Dorset Area.
GOOD NEWS! NORTH DORSET GROUP
WALKS PROGRAMME BEGINS AGAIN ON
WEDNESDAY APRIL 21ST.
The latest Ramblers advice was updated on the main site on March 29th, and follows UK government guidelines.
PLEASE BE AWARE OF THIS LATEST GUIDANCE:
It has also been confirmed by the UK government that organised sport and physical activity, which include Ramblers group walks, can also resume from the 29 March, and are exempt from legal gathering limits. Ramblers volunteer activities will also be able to take place once again.
The UK government roadmap for lifting lockdown means people in England can now walk outside in groups of up to six or two households. Ramblers group walks and volunteer activities can also resume, following Covid-secure guidance. You must continue to minimise travel and must not travel to Scotland or Wales.
- Walking with family & friends: Groups of up to six, or two households, can get together for informal walks.
- Ramblers group walks: Covid-secure Group walks are classified by the UK government as ‘organised physical activities’ and can take place in groups larger than six – please check with your local group. Coach rambles remain suspended.
- Path maintenance: Covid-secure path maintenance can take place – please check with your local group.
- Other Ramblers activities: Covid-secure activities can take place – please check with your local group. Events, training and committee meetings should be held outdoors or online where possible.
Thank you for supporting us throughout this period, and we look forward to seeing you again on one of our walks. Please see here for the advice to walkers.
PLEASE NOTE - NON-MEMBERS ARE WELCOME TO JOIN US ON ANY OF OUR WALKS - BUT PLEASE REFER TO TO THE ADVICE ABOVE.
After two or three 'taster' walks, which we hope you will enjoy, you will be encouraged to join, due to insurance requirements.
Please check the Ramblers Home Page for regular updates.
The North Dorset area covers Evershot in the west of the County to Shaftesbury in the east, and Blandford Forum in the south, but walks take place in any part of Dorset, as well as South Somerset and SW Wiltshire.
The North Dorset Group aims to provide two walks each week, one midweek on Wednesdays, and one on Sundays. The distance for either ranges between 5 and 12 miles, with the occasional longer walk. We try to provide walks with 'added interest' when possible, and take part in path clearance work as the occasion arises.
In 2021, a monthly 'shorter walks' programme will be trialled, on Saturday mornings, aiming to provide walks under 5 miles. These are planned to finish at or near a pub/cafe, with the option of a (self-funded) pub lunch, with the intention of being accessible by public transport. THIS WILL BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE, DEPENDANT UPON GOVERNMENT AND RAMBLERS GUIDANCE.