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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 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                                                                                                                                         

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.

Next rambles March 3 and 17. 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

 

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.

                                                                                                                                                               As always, please car share wherever possible to ease parking difficulties and to help the environment.