Dorset Young Walkers are a friendly outdoor activities and social group in our 20s to 30s, established in 2003, affiliated with The Ramblers.
We organise regular weekend walks, events and socials across the beautiful countryside and coastal regions such as Dorchester, Poole, Bournemouth, Purbeck, Corfe, Cranborne Chase and Lyme Regis. As well as a variety of short to medium range walks exploring the Dorset countryside, we organise social events and weekends away such as camping trips.
If you are interested in joining us please browse our programme of events. It is ok to just turn up to one of the walks (usually without booking) and our website has all the information you need to make your day out with us a pleasure. If you need any extra advice, you can email us, send us a message on Twitter or join our Facebook page.
If you walk with us on a regular basis and to be eligible to attend weekends away you will need to be a member of The Ramblers. For more details on joining our group and becoming a regular member of the DYW please read the information pages here.
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In the current climate of high fuel prices, we actively encourage lift sharing - please do not be offended if you are asked to contribute towards petrol costs. Thank You!
Anybody who wants to attend and is capable of going the distance is welcome to come on any Ramblers’ walk. However, the Area Programme is primarily aimed at people who are new to walking, who have participated in the Walking for Health programme and are looking for something a bit harder, or who for family, time, health or mobility reasons are not able to complete the Ramblers’ longer walks.
The Area Programme is made up of short walks (3 to 5 miles), which are reasonably flat and within the Ramblers’ definition of an ‘easy’ walk at most (for a description of Ramblers’ walk gradings please see here).
Additionally, each Area Programme walk will be at least one of the following:
- Family friendly (defined as ‘accompanied children yes, buggies no’);
- Dog friendly (though the leader may specify that dogs need to be kept on leads);
- Public transport accessible;
- Buggy/wheelchair accessible;
- Themed (this could include a local or historical interest theme, or something seasonal – generally a themed walk will have something to bring added interest to the day over and above the walk itself);
- Combined with a Social (the most common type of walk/social combination is a meal either before or after the walk, but this could include any suitable social event. Sometimes social events need to be booked in advance. If this applies details of how and when to do so will be provided in the programme).
Please click on the links to view the Area Programmes for:
June - August 2013
There is a Dorset Area Inter-Group walk and picnic taking place on the 21st July - please check out the walks and events here, and come along to meet some of the other Rambler's groups that make up the counties walking area.