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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:  the_holloways@hotmail.com (note the_holloways)

Start Place

Julia Memorial

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  – eleanor_l_moore@hotmail.com (note eleanor_l_moore), with payment to the treasurer, Ian L’Argent (07833 087147)..

Dogs

We are sorry, but dogs are not permitted on our walks

Weather

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                                                                                                                           

No current report.

Details of the Next Walk 

Coronavirus COVID-19:                                                                                                                  

03 June 2021: It is hoped that group walks will recommence on Tuesday 22 June 2021.   The walks programme to 31/08/2021 is now on the ‘Walks Programme’ page. Please click on the link in the menu at the top of this page.

Date                        Leader(s)                                                                               Start

22/06/21               Kate and Ian L’argent                                                          10:00                                                                                                                                                                                 Beaminster Hills circular walk no: 3.    A 4¾ mile walk that starts off by going south along the Brit Valley Trail and then turns east through Parnham House deer park along the Jubilee Trail up Coombe Down Hill towards Mapperton through farm land.

Meet at the Julia Memorial in The Square, Beaminster.

Leader:                                               

General walk etiquette:

1) Don’t get ahead of the leader.
2) The leader should keep the back marker in sight and slow their pace if required.
3) A’middle marker’ should be appointed with large numbers.
4) If possible all walkers should try to keep the leader in sight.
                                                                                                                                                               As always, please car share wherever possible to ease parking difficulties and to help the environment.