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.

Walking trip to Dartmoor

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.

If you walk with us on a regular basis and to be eligible to attend weekends 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

Car Sharing to Events and Trips Away

In the current climate of high fuel prices, we actively encourage lift sharing - please do not be offended if you are asked to contribute towards petrol costs. Thank You!


Upcoming Walks and Events

Dorset Young Walkers upcoming events and walks

Sunday 2nd April, meet time 10:30

10 mile Day Walk

Dorchester to Weymouth Walk

The walk starts from Dorchester South train station, and follows the train line out of Dorchester, before joining a walking trail, which heads towards Sutton...

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Saturday 15th April, meet time 10:30

6.5 mile Day Walk

A Walk with a view of Jurassic Coast

An Easter Saturday circular walk, this will take us along the Jurassic Coast from Seatown to Eype mouth and then inland to Chideock and Eype Downs. As it is a...

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Sunday 23rd April, meet time 11:00

Social Event

Dorset Young Walkers' AGM

It’s that time of year again, for the DYW Annual General Meeting (AGM), which this year, due to the success of last year’s AGM, will return to Vivo Lounge...

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Sunday 30th April, meet time 10:00

13.5 mile Day Walk

Wareham to Corfe Castle and back

We will start in Wareham for this walk along the Purbeck Way to Corfe Castle and back. The walk has varied terrain, including some lovely heathland sections,...

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Monday 1st May, meet time 10:30

8 mile Day Walk

Swanage walk plus steam train

A Bank Holiday walk starting from Norden Park & Ride and returning by steam train.

We will firstly go up onto the ridge running from Corfe to Swanage,...

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Sunday 21st May, meet time 10:30

7 mile Day Walk

Studland and Shell Bay

Join us for this refreshing seaside walk at Studland Beach. We'll walk all the way along the beach and around into Shell Bay, before heading back on an inland...

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