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
January 21 proved third time lucky for Sue and Gordon Thompson who’d had their previous two attempts to lead this particular ramble cancelled due to adverse weather conditions. The day started frosty and sunny with a cloudless blue sky, so the ground was hard at first but rapidly turned to slippery mud as the temperature rose. 33 walkers arrived at Hive Beach for the 4-mile figure-of-eight route which went westwards across fields to Southover, along the Hardy Way to Freshwater and turned east onto the South West Coast Path, climbing the steep slope to the clifftop. The views here were clear, but fog could be seen over distant inland hills. Coffee break was taken back at Hive Beach before following the Coast Path eastwards as far as Cogden Beach, then turning round for the final section which took us westwards along the sandy shoreline back to Hive Beach Café
Asecond figure-of-eight ramble took place on February 4, this 5-mile one led by Jim and Judy Cook on a morning of sunny intervals and a brisk northwesterly wind. 23 happily chatting members left Beaminster Square to walk south along the Jubilee Trail and later Hardy Way to Netherbury, encountering serious mud. Plenty of snowdrops were on show around the village. The return route passed the entrance to Knowle Farm on the left and then meandered through Edmund Coombe Coppice.
Date Leader(s) Start
18th February Lois Pearson 10:00
Leader: Lois Pearson 01308 863586 or 07887768227
Meet at Litton Cheney Village Hall, School Lane, DT2 9AU at 10am sharp
A walk of fabulous open views over the Bride Valley, southeast to Kingston Russell Stone Circle, and returning via Ashley Chase.
After a long gentle incline, it’s easy walking, on tracks, lanes and grassy fields (a bit squelchy), with very few stiles. About 5-6 miles.