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

Saturday 30th July, meet time 10:30

7 mile Day Walk

New Forest circular through Wood Green

A walk through a variety of attractive countryside in the western New Forest - re-scheduled after the wash-out in January!

Starting from the

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Friday 5th August, meet time 16:00

Trip Away

Square Fayre Festival and camping weekend

The Square and Compass at Worth Matravers are holding their annual Square Fayre Festival. Live music all day saturday, lots of traditional ales, cider and the...

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Sunday 14th August, meet time 10:30

9.5 mile Day Walk

Milton Abbas Circular Walk

A 9.5 Miles circular walk, woods, fields and country lands.  We will pass through the pretty village of Milton Abbas and visit the impressive Abbey. Please bring...

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Saturday 27th August, meet time 09:30

5 mile Day Walk

Downton walk, Mote Gardens picnic, Salisbury, Wilts

I am organising this pleasant scenic leisurely walk through water meadow, woodland and by the riverside in the small town of Downton 5 miles outside Salisbury.


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