We are a friendly group of walkers who meet every 2 weeks for a walk of 5 to 6 miles
Start and Return Time
We leave at 10am and return around 1pm
Details of the next walk are found:
- at the bottom of this Home page
- in the window of the Yarn Barton Information Centre
- by telephoning the Walk Leaders
- by contacting the Walks Officer, Peter Holloway by phone 01308 863336 or email: email@example.com (note the_holloways)
Some walks start and finish in Beaminster, when we meet at the Julia Memorial in the town square
Details of walks not starting in Beaminster will include the place and the map reference
Often there is an opportunity for a pub lunch at the end of the walk
Degrees of Difficulty
Our walks are suitable for people of all ages, however, although the countryside round Beaminster is a designated area of outstanding natural beauty, you will need to cope with hills, stiles and, sometimes, mud.
Membership and Visitors
The annual membership is £8, however, visitors and people wishing to “try us out” are welcome on the walks at no cost, although a donation to the Dorset Air Ambulance Service would be appreciated. Donations should be given to Ian L’Argent or, in his absence, Peter Holloway.
Membership is coordinated by the secretary, Eleanor Moore, by phone – 01308 863955 or email – firstname.lastname@example.org (note eleanor_l_moore), with payment to the treasurer, Ian L’Argent (01308 863859)..
We are sorry, but dogs are not permitted on our walks
In case of bad weather on the day, anyone wishing to go on the walk should telephone the leader or check this web site to see if the walk will go ahead.
Click on link for the Met Office 5 day local forecast – local forecast
Report on recent walks
On June 25 Brian Earl led a walk devised by Gill and Robin Cheeseman who were otherwise engaged that day. Nine people turned up at Charmouth Post Office on a misty, humid morning for the 2-hour ramble. We ascended north-eastwards past Catherston Leweston, with a view to our right of the Char valley rising to Whitchurch Canonicorum church tower. Skirting Conegar Hill on our left we traversed fields of wet grass, ultimately arriving at Wootton Fitzpaine cemetery for our coffee break. This was a riot of colour from unmown wild flowers and waving grasses… beautiful. We carried on along the lane past the church before turning left at the drive to Wootton House, joining the Monarch’s Way and so returning to Charmouth.
July 9 saw Jim and Judy Cook leading 29 ramblers from Lambert’s Castle Hill on a 2-hour leisurely walk. A warm sunny morning, the first part was through cool beech woodland circumnavigating Lambert’s Castle hill fort. Emerging onto heathland we eventually reached Fishpond where some of us popped into the delightful little church of St. John built in 1854, one notable feature being the abstract stained glass in the east window. There were far-reaching views from outside, sadly marred by huge electricity pylons and cables. Coffee break was enjoyed after a steep climb up a shady holloway, prior to a short meander back to the carpark.
Full day out 16th July
Details of the Next Walk
Date Leader(s) Start
23rd July tba 10:00