Ramblers Group winter walks in Dorset
PUBLISHED: 14:38 17 December 2018
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