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)..


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.

Next rambles September 17, October 1, 15 and 29. Info from Yarn Barton or secretary Eleanor Moore 01308 863955, email eleanor_l_moore@hotmail.comor www.beaminsterramblers.com

Ruth Earl

Details of the Next Walk


Date                        Leader(s)                                                                               Start

17th   September      Robin Amswych                                                                  10:00

Walk Leaders:  Robin Amswych  01308 863830

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.

Leaving the village along Ash Lane we will then head across farmland to the River Brit and walk south along the Brit Valley to Pymore and then back via the Monarch Way. The last section will be fine tuned depending on the time.
Varied terrain but not too demanding, some styles, some road walking. Today (10th September) there was some mud following yesterday’s rain.
Unusual hazard: Model planes taking off and landing.
Distance 5.5 to 6 miles depending on last section.
                                                                                                                                                               As always, please car share wherever possible.