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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 Andrew Ravenhill 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, Andrew Ravenhill (01308 863448).

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

Details of the Next Walk

Date                        Leader(s)                                                                               Start

21st August            Pete & Lesley Holloway (01308 863336)                             10:00

Leaders: Pete & Lesley Holloway

It’s a repeat of a walk we last led in May 2014 taken from the book Wildtrack Walks in West Dorset by Hugh Stoker called ‘By Hollow Way and Lonely Valley’.

Meet by the roadside outside St Mary’s church in Powerstock at 10am. Limited parking so please car share if possible.

Walk is just over 5 miles taking us to Spring Hill Farm, West Milton and return.

There are just two stiles,

plus one uphill stretch to start the walk and a steep grassy descent to Bottom Farm. The descent down from Springhill Farm is a little tricky as even this week there was some water in the shallow stream.

The Hollow Way is overgrown in places with nettles so it is advisable to avoid shorts and bring a walking pole!

The terrain then opens up into a lovely secluded valley.

Three Horseshoes pub is close by on our return to Powerstock.

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Long Walks update:

I’ve postponed our planned walk to Old Sarum on the 14th August.

Still planning to walk from Stourhead on the 28th August, details to follow later.

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