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South Dorset Group

We are the South Dorset Ramblers. We open the way for everyone in our local community to enjoy the pleasures of walking.

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  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking

Overview

The walk is from Chetnole Station back to Maiden Newton where we will have parked our cars. The walk takes us through pretty villages, stately parkland, past beautiful manor houses and through varied countryside. There are no steep gradients, but there are some tricky patches. There was a lot of water and mud when we recceied this walk in March. One particular stream has stepping stones and a steep bank to manoeuvre, so come prepared. The pace will be quite brisk when conditions allow, as it is a long walk and we will not be starting till 10.10.

Picnic. No dogs.

 

Wednesday, 17 April 2024
Meeting time:
9:45 am
Start time:
10:10 am
Estimated finish time:
4:00 pm
Difficulty:
Strenuous
Distance:
20.9km / 13.0mi
Ascent:
N/A
Type:
linear

The train gets to Maiden Newton at 9.55. There is no facility to buy a ticket (or anything else) at Maiden Newton Station so you will need to purchase it beforehand via the GWR app. or an existing ticket office. The carpark is free but quite small; there are places to park on the roadside approaching the station. Chetnole is the next station and is a request stop. We will meet at 9.45 on the northbound platform.

Meeting point

Grid reference:
SY 59929 97982
Nearest postcode:
DT2 0AF
what3words:
entrust.shadowed.answer
Meeting time:
9:45 am

Starting point

Grid reference:
ST 59774 07584
Nearest postcode:
DT9 6PJ
what3words:
careless.shipwreck.meanders
Start time:
10:10 am

Finishing point

Grid reference:
SY 59929 97980
Nearest postcode:
DT2 0AF
what3words:
breached.routine.amaze
Estimated finish time:
4:00 pm

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking