Dorset Young Walkers are a friendly outdoor activities and social group in our 20s to 30s, established in 2003 and part of The Ramblers Association.

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.

Walking trip to Dartmoor

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.

Latest DYW News

Car Sharing to Events and Trips Away

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!

Upcoming Walks and Events

Dorset Young Walkers upcoming events and walks

Sunday 4th September, meet time 10:30

8.5 mile Day Walk

Stour Valley Circular (Walkabout Festival)

A circular walk taking in both Hod Hill and Hambledon Hill; scenic throughout and with excellent views from the high ground.

We'll start from the...

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Saturday 17th September, meet time 10:15

4 mile Day Walk

Wareham River Walk

A walk along the pretty river path from Wareham town centre.  We go through the outskirts of the town before heading out towards open marshes and wind our way...

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Sunday 2nd October, meet time 10:30

5.5 mile Day Walk

A walk of two mills Sturminster


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Saturday 10th December, meet time 18:00

Social Event

Members Christmas party at The Riviera Hotel, Bournemouth

Come and join in the festivities this year in the Cunarder room at The Riviera Hotel, where our meal will be served and bar/disco in a room next door ( disco...

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