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.



Choose a walk (or make your own way to the venue) and meet for a picnic at the  Mary Baxter Memorial, GR SY 936 823 between 12.30 and 13.00 (Map – OL 15)



East Dorset Group: Meeting place -Corfe Castle, meet in National Trust Visitor Centre CP, (pay if not a member). GR SY 959 824  Start time: 10.30 Distance: 7.5 miles.   Moderate Scotland and Church Knowle Number Limit: 25. Book 07889 246685 Leader – Margaret:

South Dorset Group: Meeting place: Tyneham CP. (donation) GR SY 881 802   Start time: 10.00 Distance: 9.5 miles. Moderate – hilly. Kimmeridge, Whiteway Farm, Grange Arch and Povington Hill. Number Limit: 15. Book by text 07733 171499 or email kate@kategocher18.plus.com Leader – Kate 01305 772126 mob: 07733 171499

South Dorset Group: Meeting Place: Kimmeridge Quarry CP. GR SY 918 801 Start time: 10.00 Distance: 14 miles. Strenuous - combination of distance, terrain and pace. Kimmeridge, Knowle Hill, Corfe, Kingston and Swyre Head. Includes coastal section.Lunch will be less than half way through walk.Number Limit: 30. Book by text 07303 104180 or email chrismoyle@hotmail.co.uk Leaders – Sarah and Chris – 01305 783864 mob: 07403 104180

Dorset Young Walkers: Meeting Place: Kingston CP. GR SY 953 794 Start time: 10.30 Distance: 8.75 miles.  Moderate (some steep hills but typically at a slow pace) Corfe Common, Ridgeway, Kimmeridge and Swyre Head Number of walkers: 15. Booking form on DYW website http://dorsetyoungwalkers.org.uk/booking Lunch between 3 or 4 miles into the walk. Leader – David mob: 07975 792335 (on the day)

Dorset 4050s: Meeting Place: Worth Matravers CP. (honesty donation) GR SY 973 776  Post Code BH19 3LE Start time: 09.30 Distance: 12.5 miles. Moderate Worth Matravers, Kingston, Church Knowle, Knowle Hill, Corfe Castle and Purbeck Way Number Limit: 18 Book by text 07766 473720 Leader – Dave 07766 473720




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.