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 30th April, meet time 10:30

Social Event

Dorset Knob Throwing and Food Festival

It's the same festival but a new venue for the famous Dorset Knob Throwing event, so come along to try your hand at knob throwing, knob and spoon race, pin...

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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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Sunday 25th June, 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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Sunday 16th July, meet time 10:30

11 mile Day Walk

Area Picnic - DYW Group Walk between Loders and Eggardon Hill

This walk follows an old railway line out of Loders, and for the next few miles heads North towards Powerstock. Just before getting there, we will turn south...

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Friday 21st July, meet time 14:00

Trip Away


A superb two day extravaganza of cider, music and camping.  I...

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