Home

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 (01308 863859)..

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                                                                                                                                         

After the previous ramble there were two major storms, Ciara and Dennis, so the walk on February 18 was expected to be soggy underfoot and so it proved. Lois Pearson led 17 brave souls on a 6-mile hike from Litton Cheney on a morning of sunny intervals and ever-threatening showers. A single deer was spotted running across the waterlogged fields before the route climbed up for an exhilarating and bracing traverse high above the Bride Valley offering clear views of surrounding hills and heavy rain advancing from the west. Next was a slippery chalk track to an ancient stone circle, then steeply down to Gorwell Farm, through woods to Ashley Chase House eventually reaching another track to meet the road back to the village.

Eleven days later Storm Jorge dumped even more precipitation onto already saturated ground so yet again there was mud underfoot on March 3, a bright sunny morning, when 31 ramblers led by Sue Beaumont and Christine Meharg walked 5 miles from Sydling St. Nicholas. The route went east out of the village, up the valley side, down to Farm Field Bottom then up to Large Bar Barn and the ridge marking the parish boundary. After a sharp descent into Pond Bottom the dry valley was followed, then a metalled track to Huish Farm and finally a footpath along the bank of Sydling Water back to the start.

Next rambles April 14 and 28. Info from Yarn Barton or secretary Eleanor Moore 01308 863955, email eleanor_l_moore@hotmail.com or www.beaminsterramblers.com

Ruth Earl

Details of the Next Walk 

Coronavirus COVID-19:                                                                                                                  

22nd September 2020:  For the time being Beaminster Ramblers continue to suspend its group led walks until further notice.  Review due by 31/01/2021.

Date                        Leader(s)                                                                               Start

tba                                                                                                                             10:00

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.