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. 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.

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

15th Anniversary of Dorset Young Walkers

Dorset Young Walkers are this year celebrating their 15th anniversary.

To mark the occasion our members are committing to organise 15 events throught the year.

1. Annual General Meeting - 29th April 2018

The first event of our 15th year. Although held every year, this meeting saw a new competition for event leaders from the previous year.

2. Wimbourne Folk Festival - 9th June 2018

3. Seafood Festival - 14th July 2018

4. Abbotsbury Walk - 5th August 2018

Abbotsbury was an area walked by the group when it was first formed 15 years ago, it was also walked on our 10th anniverssary.

5. Picnic & Walks Planning - 12th August 2018

A chance to cooperate on walk planning and recces, ideal for newer members as the walk is short and easily accessable.

6. Last of the Summer Cider Weekend - 21st September 2018

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15. 15th Anniversary Celebration! - Date TBC


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Upcoming Walks and Events

Dorset Young Walkers upcoming events and walks

Saturday 15th December, meet time 20:00

Social Event

No 10. Christmas Tree Wonderland and Festive Drinks

Come along and experience the magical display of over 100 glittering trees and illuminations through an enchanted walkway encountering dazzling features and surprises along the way. From Bournemouth Seafront into the Lower Gardens we will explore the 60ft Wonderland Tree walk and the Christmas tree trail with trees from six cities around the world. Afterwards we can chill out with a festive drink...

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Sunday 16th December, meet time 11:15

5.5 mile Day Walk

Shillingstone and Hambledon Hill

A shorter walk with a bit of a climb but great views at the top.

This walk starts from the North Dorset Trailway car park at the northern end of Shillingstone village. From there we'll cross the meadows and pass around the north side of Child Okeford to climb Hambledon Hill from the north as this route has the minimum steep ascent (about 40m from a total ascent of 185m).

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