About the Group and General Area Notices


As well as putting on led walks twice a week, we work to ensure that paths are kept open and accessible, and routes are way-marked. Working with others, we promote the health benefits of walking and having access to the countryside and green space.

Our walks normally include a picnic lunch stop, so do bring a packed lunch and drinks, unless otherwise stated. We welcome members and visitors alike. We might however need to cancel a walk at short notice, if weather conditions are particularly bad, so please check with the leader beforehand.

If you encounter a problem o a right of way in Dorset, please report it via Dorset Council's Problem reporting system here.



will take place on Wednesday 27th October 2021 at 13.00 (preceded by an optional walk at 10.00 and lunch* at 12.30) at Bishops Caundle Village Hall, Holt Lane, Bishops Caundle, DT9 5NG

*Because of Covid this will not be a ‘sharing’ lunch. Please bring your own food and drink.

The 47th DORSET AREA AGM will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday the 27th November  2021 via ZOOM




You may be aware that Dorset Area of the Ramblers does not currently have an Area Secretary and is actively recruiting a volunteer for the post. Jan Wardell has been Acting Secretary since the AGM in November 2019, but for the Area and Area Council to be fully supported, this is not an ideal situation.

It is an interesting, varied and satisfying role, and would suit someone who enjoys a bit of admin work, or following through an enquiry/directing it to the relevant volunteer, and on to a satisfactory conclusion. It could open up new avenues for you, and spark an interest you didn’t know you had!

The role involves working closely with the Area Chairman in preparing Area Council meetings, and taking the Minutes of those meetings. To apply, please follow this link, or if you have any questions about the role, please contact Jan.


As you will be aware, the Jubilee Trail was established in 1995, by the Dorset Area of the Ramblers to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Association. Rosemary Bramah has  been the main Jubilee Trail (JT) Coordinator for some years, and now feels that the time has come to hand over the baton to someone else. We in Dorset are indebted to Rosemary and her monitors and supporters who have done a tremendous job, which we will continue, but with the management taking a slightly different form. Working with the JT monitors, members of Area Council, and the Area Footpath Committee, we have produced a plan, and are now looking for a volunteer to collate the various sections, and report periodically to Area Council (There will be no requirement to attend meetings – although all visitors are welcome to observe!

Please could you contact Jan if you are interested in the role, and would like more  detailed information.