Group name: North Dorset
This group is a part of Dorset Area.
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE - RESTARTING RAMBLERS ACTIVITIES
On 23 June 2020 Ramblers updated their guidance, which can be found in full here.
The main message is that:
From Wednesday 1 July, small group walks can restart in England - subject to following the latest government guidelines.
PLEASE NOTE HOWEVER THAT THE NORTH DORSET GROUP WILL NOT BE RESTARTING THEIR GROUP WALKS UNTIL AUGUST, TO GIVE THE COMMITTEE TIME TO ENSURE ADEQUATE SAFEGUARDS ARE IN PLACE.
Thank you for supporting us at this difficult time.
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.