North Dorset

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Group name: North Dorset

This group is a part of Dorset Area.

Telephone:
01963 370009

PLEASE NOTE

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE - NORTH DORSET GROUP LED WALKS

We are sad to say that the NDG walks from THURSDAY NOVEMBER 5TH through to at least DECEMBER 2ND 2020 have had to be CANCELLED in accordance with the latest UK government guidelines.  

As we don’t know what restrictions will be in place following the 2nd of December PLEASE BE AWARE THAT WE MAY NEED TO CANCEL WALKS FOLLOWING THIS DATE.

When we have further information about how walks can restart, and what restrictions they may have to operate under, we will update our advice here and ensure that volunteers are informed.

According to government guidance you may continue to walk outdoors for exercise with the people you live with, your support bubble, or one person from another household.  Walkers in England should however be mindful of different restrictions in other nations and not travel to Scotland and Wales.

Other in-person Ramblers group activities such as training, social events and path maintenance working groups are also cancelled.  Activities such as AGMs will be held online.

The Ramblers guidance from November 5th 2020 can be found in full here.

Thank you for supporting us throughout this period, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

PLEASE NOTE - NON-MEMBERS ARE WELCOME TO JOIN US ON ANY OF OUR WALKS.

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. We encourage car sharing for our walks.

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.