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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 Andrew Ravenhill or, in his absence,  Alan Wakefield.

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, Andrew Ravenhill (01308 863448).

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

Details of the Next Walk

Date                        Leader(s)                                                                               Start

28th November     Jan & Ian Walker                                                                  10:00

Walk Leaders: Jan & Ian Walker 

Meet at Kilmington Village Hall car park (near the church) at 10.00 am – Postcode EX13 7RF; OS Map (116) 272980.  The car park is free and there is also plenty of on-street parking.

The walk is approximately 5 miles long with one stile, one hill (not too steep!) and there may be some mud in places.  

The walk takes us past Shute Barton (a medieval manor house) and Georgian built Shute House.  There are some lovely views if the weather is fine.

There are several eateries nearby including The New Inn, The Old Inn and Millers Farm Shop Teapot Cafe.

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