Group walks have now restarted please see latest news.


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.

If you are interested in joining us please browse our programme of events. 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.

To walk with us on a regular basis, be eligible for competitions and attend trips 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

Restarting Group Walks

The format of our walks has changed slightly following ramblers advice on restarting group walks.

For Walk Leaders 

- You must register your role as walk leader on Ramblers Assemble - Link Here 
- You must choose how many attendees you are comfortable with, the maximum is 30. Walkers will register via a booking form.
- You must complete the following risk assessment and email it to before your walk is published - Download Here
For walkers
- You must book your place on a walk using our booking form, we will confirm your place on the walk or waiting list via email - Link Here
Do not just turn up to walks without a confirmed booking as the walk leader will have to turn you away.





Upcoming Walks and Events

Dorset Young Walkers upcoming events and walks

Sunday 28th November, meet time 10:30

6 mile Day Walk

Tollard Royal Walk

A circular walk starting at Win Green to Tollard Royal and back. Has fantastic views across Dorset / Wiltshire borders weather permitting. On the day it was recced seen several Red Kites.

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Sunday 5th December, meet time 10:30

7.5 mile Day Walk

Walk around Dorchester, Whitcombe and West Stafford

The walk explores the countryside between Dorchester and West Stafford. There are some nice views overlooking the southern part of Dorchester, as well as much of the surrounding countryside at the beginning of the walk. Towards the end of the walk we will be able to look out over West Stafford, towards Thornecombe woods.

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Saturday 18th December, meet time 13:00

3 mile Social Event

Prebooked Members Christmas Pub Lunch and Santa hat Walk along the river