North Dorset


Group name: North Dorset

This group is a part of Dorset Area.

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We are pleased to announce that the NDG walks for September have now been published and can be accessed from the 'Go walking' link on the Ramblers site.  Please take time to read the information on each walk as we have a slightly different way of doing things now.

A couple of key points:

  • We will maintain a rolling programme and will not be publishing a pdf version.
  • Places on walks are limited and must be booked in advance. Details of how and when to contact the leader are given for each walk.The Committe has spent considerable time working on a fair system for all, therefore  PLEASE COULD YOU ADHERE TO THE TIMEFRAME, AND RESPECT THIS REQUEST BY NOT TRYING TO 'JUMP THE GUN'! . 

The Ramblers guidance from September 23rd  2020 can be found in full here.

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

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.