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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

23rd January     Alan Wakefield                                                                         10:00

Leader:  Alan Wakefield     Tel No: 01308 861181

 

Meet and park at The Common, Evershot, a triangular green at the eastern end of the village. Postcode DT2 0JY. Limited parking in the immediate vicinity so car share if possible.Walk through Melbury Park to Melbury Osmond and return via Lucerne Lake (unfortunately not of the Swiss variety!). Approx 6 miles.

Alan has tried to keep walking through mud to a minimum! Most of the route is therfore on estate private roads and stone tracks but there will be a few muddy patches.Apart from one shortish stretch towards the end it is reasonably flat with one stile.

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