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


Upcoming Walks and Events

Dorset Young Walkers upcoming events and walks

Sunday 31st March, meet time 10:30

7 mile Day Walk

Cerne Giant View and the Ridgeway

There's some attractive countryside visible from the A37 off to the east - which prompted this walk. Much of the walk follows the higher ground, including part of the Ridgeway, so ascents are gentle and views are good, though there is one steep climb.

The route includes the Cerne Giant viewpoint and passes within sight of Cerne Abbas and Minterne Magna as well as Up Cerne Manor House,...

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Sunday 12th May, meet time 11:30

6 mile Committee Meeting

Annual Group Meeting - Wool

Come and Join us this year for our annual group meeting on Sunday 12th May at the D'Urberville Centre in Wool.

We have a room booked from 11:15 until 14:00, where we will hold the meeting over a Bring and Share picnic. The room also has a small kitchen and a toilet. There may also be a cake to celebrate our 15 years!

There will also be an (optional) 6ish...

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