The main focus of the group is to meet up and walk in rural Dorset, sometimes further afield. We also have other types of event, such as cycling, social events, festivals and so on. Whether you would like to suggest and lead events, or simply join in with other like minded spirits, you're most welcome to join us.

The group is open to everyone over the age of 17, singles and couples. We're sure you'll find that members are friendly and will make you feel most welcome. Our walks are usually between 8 and 12 miles, sometimes more. They are often over steep terrain or rough ground, so you need to be reasonably fit.

The Meetup app only gives a brief summary of what we're about. To get more details and a bigger picture, using a PC or Mac to access the website is a better option.

If you're interested in joining the group, please access us via the website and take time to read “Guidance for non members” which can be found on the More/files menu or on this link. It will guide you through the joining process and provide further background information. You can read what members are saying about the group on the "group reviews" link.

The vision is to have a group of an open nature, run for and by the members. We are a not for profit group, though there are some costs involved in running the group and website. Everyone attending a walk (leader excluded) is asked to contribute £1 to the walk leader. Members taking part in events do so at their own risk and everyone is responsible for their own safety.

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Sunday, March 8, 2015 10:00 AM

    SWCP-LEG 5-Second chance to do Weymouth to Portland

    9 Members attending
  • Sunday, March 15, 2015 10:00 AM

    A walk around the Cerne Valley

    16 Members attending
  • Sunday, March 29, 2015 11:00 AM

    Walk for budding leaders

    2 Members attending
  • Sunday, April 5, 2015 10:30 AM

    Larmer Tree gardens, Tollard Royal, Berwick St. John

    10 Members attending
  • Thursday, April 23, 2015 7:00 PM

    The Fureys live irish music

    4 Members attending
  • Friday, April 24, 2015 7:45 PM

    Spring Film Night - 'Mr Turner' (Starring Timothy Spall)

    4 Members attending
  • Saturday, April 25, 2015 7:00 PM

    Bellowhead - Poole Lighthouse

    3 Members attending
  • Sunday, May 3, 2015 10:30 AM

    Walk and lunch. Berwick St. John and White Sheet Hill

    12 Members attending
  • Thursday, May 7, 2015 7:30 PM

    Comedy night - Dorchester Corn Exchange

    3 Members attending
  • Sunday, May 10, 2015 7:00 PM

    Salisbury to Lyme Regis Trail of Trails

    21 Members attending
  • Wednesday, May 13, 2015 7:30 PM

    Banff Mountain Film Festival

    3 Members attending
  • Sunday, May 17, 2015 10:00 AM

    Salisbury to Lyme Regis Leg 1

    11 Members attending
  • Sunday, May 24, 2015 10:00 AM

    Salisbury Lyme Regis leg 2

    11 Members attending
  • Sunday, June 7, 2015 10:30 AM

    Walk and lunch. Ebbesbourne Wake and Fifield Down

    9 Members attending
  • Sunday, June 28, 2015 1:00 PM

    Poole Quay Folk Festival

    3 Members attending
  • Sunday, July 5, 2015 10:30 AM

    Walk and lunch. Broadchalke and Ebbesbourne Wake

    3 Members attending
  • Sunday, August 16, 2015 10:30 AM

    Walk and lunch. Broadchalke and Compton Down

    3 Members attending
  • Friday, January 1, 2016 5:00 PM

    Message board

    4 Members attending

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Founded Nov 9, 2011


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Membership dues

GBP1.00 Each walk

This covers: Website and group running costs. We are non profit, any surplus to charities

Payment is accepted using:

  • Cash or check - “Membership fees are £1.00 for each walk you attend. Please hand your £1.00 to the walk leader.

Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.

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