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, Faith Waterhouse, by phone – 01935 891260 or email – firstname.lastname@example.org , with payment to the treasurer, Ian L’Argent (07833 087147)..
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
The essence of rambling. A member’s thoughts
Report on recent walks Mar 12th.
Our walk on Valentine’s Day took place in suitably romantic conditions: a pleasantly warm morning of atmospheric mists, the bleating of sheep with their newborn lambs, and occasional glimpses of waves lapping against the shoreline far below. Sometimes what you imagine the view to be like can be just as enjoyable as actually seeing it! Philip Bowers-Tolley led 26 ramblers on a meandering 5.5-mile route over Eype Down and the clifftops between Seatown and Eype’s Mouth. As is so often the case on our rambles, the mist lifted and the sun began to shine brightly as we returned to our cars. Maggie Warnett’s photo shows the ramblers on Thorncombe Beacon.
The last day of February saw Anne and Dave Stevens leading 22 well-wrapped-up walkers on a gentle (ie no steep hills, no stiles, no mudbaths) 5-mile stroll from Charminster. The first part of the route followed the River Cerne upstream to what is now Charlton Down but was once the Dorset County Lunatic Asylum. Horror stories abounded about ‘inmates’ who should never really have been there at all. It was interesting to see how modern housing had been planted amongst the old Victorian buildings to create a pleasant new residential settlement, its grass banks covered with primroses. The route thereafter took us east across the chalk downs before returning to the starting point via Wolfdale Golf Course. There was a bitterly cold NE wind, but the sun stayed out too, so it was ideal rambling weather.
Info from secretary Faith Waterhouse 01935 891260, email email@example.com or http://www.beaminsterramblers.wordpress.com Ruth and Brian Earl
Details of the Next Walk
Date Leader(s) Start
28/03/23 Peter & Lesley Holloway (01308 863336) 10:00
Walk: Beaminster followed by AGM
Walk leaders: Peter & Lesley Holloway
Length of walk: 2.5 miles approx.
General walk etiquette: