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).


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

Details of the Next Walk

Date                        Leader(s)                                                                               Start

26th June             Ian and Kate L’Argent   01308 863859                                     10:00

Leaders: Ian & Kate L’Argent.

Walk to Stoke Abbott. Five Miles.

Start 10.00am, meet at Julia Memorial, Market Square, Beaminster.

The walk starts along the Jubilee Trail past Parnham into Little Giant Wood and along Long Barrow Lane to Stoke Abbott. Then up to Chartknolle and along the Wessex Ridgeway to Gerrards Hill before coming back down to Beaminster.

Includes lovely old country lanes, wooded valley with stream and, weather permitting, glorious views from the top of Gerrards Hill.

7 stiles, a gentle climb, a longer slow climb and a steep descent. One field of crops to be negotiated.

There were nettles so wearers of shorts take note!