Ramblers Group winter walks in Dorset

PUBLISHED: 14:38 17 December 2018

A frosty morning in the Blackmore Vale from Gales Hill, nr Buckland Newton

A frosty morning in the Blackmore Vale from Gales Hill, nr Buckland Newton

Credit: David Noton Photography / Alamy Stock Photo

Whether you’re looking for a taster into the life of The Ramblers, or you’re a seasoned walker, all are welcome to join in on these winter walks in Dorset

About The Ramblers

The Ramblers aims to help everyone across the UK to enjoy the outdoors on foot - from group walks across the country through to campaigns to protect and improve access to the countryside and create towns and cities designed for walking. Ramblers’ membership is the best way to support the work done for walkers across Britain. Annual membership is £35.85 and gives you access to hundreds of group walks every week, a library of over 2,700 walk routes and you will receive Walk the exclusive members magazine quarterly. To find out more visit ramblers.org.uk or call 0203 961 3300

Christmas Day Escape

Meet at: Gore Clump near Compton Abbas Airfield - nearest postcode SP5 5AX

Distance: 10 miles, moderate

Join the South Dorset Ramblers for a more-active-than-usual Christmas Day. This is a hilly circular walk that will take you through woods and fields and reward you with great views. Take a picnic lunch. Starts at 10am, estimated finish 3.30pm.

Walker leader: Anne 01202 824721

New Year’s Day Walk

Meet at: Ilchester Arms car park. If not taking pub lunch, please use village car park

Distance: 9.5 miles, moderate

Welcome the new year with the South Dorset Ramblers on this figure-of-eight walk, with optional pub lunch preceded by hills of Portesham, Hampton Barn in the morning and West Elsworth plus St Catherine’s (optional) in the afternoon. Starts 10am, estimated finish 4pm.

Walker leader: Steve 01305 262839 or 07966521557

Minterne Magna Walk, 6 January

Meet at: Minterne Magna Church - nearest postcode DT2 7AS

Distance: 9 miles, moderate

Enjoy this classic circuit with the North Dorset Ramblers, taking in Upcerne, Cerne and the Giant. It can be muddy, three ascents. Bring a packed lunch. Starts 10am, estimated finish 3pm. Registered Assistance Dogs only.

Walk leader: Graham 01935 817531 or 07875765844

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