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 elibible 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.

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Upcoming Walks and Events

Dorset Young Walkers upcoming events and walks

Sunday 22nd July, meet time 10:00

9 mile Day Walk

Area Picnic - East Dorset Group - Bell Hill and Ringmoor


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Sunday 22nd July, meet time 10:30

8.5 mile Day Walk

Area Picnic - West Dorset Group - Woolland, Ibberton Hill and Woolland Hill

As part of the annual area group picnic where this year we will all meet for lunch at the Princilla Huston Memorial Stone, Ibberton Hill. This walk is held by the West Dorset Group. This walk is hilly and takes in Woolland, Ibberton Hill and Woolland Hill.