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 2nd July, meet time 10:30

9.5 mile Day Walk

Corfe Castle to Houns Tout circular

Circular walk from Corfe, heading south over Corfe Common towards Kingston in the distance; before taking the path to Houns-Tout, with impressive views. We then...

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Saturday 9th July, meet time 10:00

5.5 mile Day Walk

Linear Walk and Dorset Seafood Festival, Weymouth

This is an ideal walk for New Members; it being a short walk with gentle terrain. (Current walkers, of course are welcome and are encouraged[!]; to meet and greet...

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Sunday 17th July, meet time 10:30

9 mile Day Walk

Kimmeridge and Corfe Castle - Area Picnic

This walk is part of an annual event, where different age and regional walking groups meet, to have lunch. This walk is led by the Dorset Young Walkers Group.

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Sunday 17th July, meet time 10:00

9 mile Day Walk

Purbeck Way, Stoborough Heath and Creech Bottom - Area Picnic

This walk is part of an annual event, where different age and regional walking groups meet, to have lunch. This walk is led by the North Dorset Group.

The...

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Sunday 17th July, meet time 10:30

7.5 mile Day Walk

Scotland and Church Knowle - Area Picnic

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Sunday 17th July, meet time 09:30

10.5 mile Day Walk

Swyre Head, Knowle Hill and Brenscombe Hill - Area Picnic

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