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
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.
Ramblers GB have advised their members that all ramblers activities must stop until further notice, at least until 31 May and subject to further developments. We suggest that it would make sense for Beaminster Ramblers, although not bound to Ramblers GB regulations, to follow suit.
Date Leader(s) Start
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