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 - RESTARTING RAMBLERS ACTIVITIES

On July 30th 2020 Ramblers updated their guidance, which can be found in full here.

The main message is that:

As of 30 July 2020:

  • England & Wales: All activities can resume – including group walks up to a maximum of 30 people. Please follow the latest advice, and practise physical distancing.

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PLEASE NOTE HOWEVER THAT THE NORTH DORSET GROUP WILL NOT BE RESTARTING THEIR GROUP WALKS UNTIL SEPTEMBER TO GIVE THE COMMITTEE TIME TO ENSURE ADEQUATE SAFEGUARDS ARE IN PLACE.

Thank you for supporting us throughout this period..

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.