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NEW ACTIVE MEMBERS (AND DOGS) ARE ALWAYS VERY WELCOME ...

PLEASE ONLY JOIN THIS GROUP IF YOU HAVE THE INTENTION OF ATTENDING WALKS (IN ALL WEATHERS) ... AND YOU ARE CAPABLE OF WALKING THE DISTANCE AT A MODERATELY BRISK PACE ...

THIS IS THE DORSET & HAMPSHIRE WALKING GROUP ... \

WE ARE THE ONLY MEET UP WALKING GROUP IN THE REGION THAT CONCENTRATES PURELY ON WALKING ... \

DO NOT CONFUSE TD&HWG WITH ANY OTHER WALKING GROUP ...
THIS GROUP IS EXCLUSIVELY FOR PROPER WALKERS ... WITH OR WITHOUT DOGS ...

WELCOME TO THE DORSET & HAMPSHIRE WALKING GROUP ... \

Established As The Hampshire Walking Group In 2014 ...
PLEASE READ ALL THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ...
The Dorset & Hampshire Walking Group is a vibrant, inclusive and welcoming group of all ages and backgrounds. \

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The Group is dedicated to walking throughout rural Dorset & Hampshire and into surrounding counties,
As we like to support the rural economy The Group always has a short pub visit after each walk.
We have a full programme of day walks all year round together with several Trips Away.
During the past five years we have arranged Trips Away to such places as Dartmoor (four times), ... Exmoor (twice), Snowdonia (twice), The Brecon Beacons (twice), The Wye Valley, The Shropshire Hills (twice), The Lake District (twice), The Yorkshire Dales (twice), The South Pennines (twice), The Peak District, Cornwall, The Hartland Peninsula, West Dorset, Pembrokeshire, The Cotswolds, The East Sussex South Downs, The Black Mountains ... Etc ...
To complement the Trips Away, there will also be a smattering of Weekends Away (two days) ... watch the programme for details ...
Trips Away 2022 ...
Easter (April) Long Weekend Trip Away To Exmoor & The Coast Path, Based In Minehead.
Late Spring (May) Trip Away To Snowdonia National Park Based In Dolgellau.
Summer (July) Long Weekend Trip Away To The Hartland Peninsula Based In Hartland.
Summer (August) Trip Away To The North Pennines. Based In Appleby And Dufton .
Autumn (October) Long Weekend Trip Away To South Devon & The Coast Path Based In Seaton & Axmouth.

We welcome committed walkers of all ages (over 18) who have an interest in the countryside. \

The Group welcomes those who are willing to walk in all weathers and at all times of the year. The Group is not a fair weather walking group, please bear this in mind before joining.
Well behaved dogs under appropriate control are welcome on all walks. \

There will be a charge of £2.00 per member per day walk. £1.00 for short/evening walks, payable in cash on the day. This is to cover the cost of running The Group. Members also have the option of paying £10 for one year of unlimited walks. This is payable in January of each year.
The Dorset & Hampshire Walking Group has a policy of never cancelling walks unless severe weather makes it unsafe, or if there is excessive heat in Summer. Or if there is a lack of interest. If in any doubt please contact The Organizer or Walk Leader and check the website for any updates.
Walks will not be cancelled because of a bit of rain or wind.
This is an active walking group. Please only join The Group if you are committed to attending walks. Membership will be cancelled for those who do not attend a walk within two months of joining or those that continually sign on and off for walks.
Most of our walks are approximately ten/twelve miles long and at a moderately brisk pace so please ensure you are up to this standard before joining The Group. \

The general use of walking poles is not necessary. \

Anyone suffering from Unnecessary Pole Syndrome will be forced to walk at the back with Linda and Karen Baker-stroud.
Please provide an identifiable photo of yourself when applying to join. A photo of a child, a pet, a cuddly toy, a tree etc is not acceptable and your application will be rejected. If you require anonymity for any reason this group is not for you.
The Dorset & Hampshire Walking Group has a strict NO SMOKING policy on all walks.
Please note: We are most definitely NOT a Nordic Walking Group.
And please only join The Group if you have your own transport. New members should not ask for lifts to walks. Car sharing is encouraged when you become a regular attendee but only if you have your own transport.
Be seeing you ...
M.J.
Group Organizer.
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