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
On August 20, a warm sunny day, 33 ramblers gathered at Lyme Regis Golf Club to walk 5.25 miles led by Norma and Marlene. The terrain was mixed and undulating with clear views over Lyme Regis and the sparkling sea near the beginning. On towards Uplyme through fields and woodland we stopped for our coffee break on a hillside where we spotted the disused, Grade 2-listed Cannington Viaduct in the distance. We climbed to Whitty Hill and returned via Fernwood, Hole Common and Rhode Barton. The walk was followed by a delicious carvery lunch in the club house for 45 people, the ramblers having been joined by non-walkers for the summer social.
Ian and Kate L’argent led the 5.5-mile walk on September 3, starting from Lambert’s Castle with 21 members and 3 guests on a cool cloudy morning with definite hints of autumn in the air. The route took us along the ridge overlooking Marshwood Vale with crisp views of the sea and Portland on the horizon. We carried on along the Wessex Ridgeway and Liberty Trail to Wootton Fitzpaine, then back via Guppy and up Wootton Hill. Along the way we had to navigate two fields of maize “as high as an elephant’s eye” (Oklahoma) but we were able to refresh ourselves with juicy blackberries from the hedgerows.
Date Leader(s) Start
17th September Robin Amswych 10:00
Start 10.00am – Salwayash village hall, DT6 5QS
Usual 10.00 am start. Meeting at Salwayash Village Hall (DT6 5QS). We have permission to use the car park but have been asked to use the far end as far as possible.