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.


Upcoming Walks and Events

Dorset Young Walkers upcoming events and walks

Sunday 19th May, meet time 10:30

7 mile Day Walk

Scenic Coastal Walk from Worth Matravers to Chapman's Pool

Starting at the picturesque village of Worth Matravers, we head to the coastal path; with views out to sea and the Jurassic Coast. We pass Winspit Quarry and continue to St Aldehm's head with it's lovely chapel - probably lunch stop. There are more beautiful views as we head to Chapman's Pool. Then it's just a short hop to the Square and Compass back at Worth Matravers. Bring lunch...

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Sunday 26th May, meet time 10:30

5 mile Day Walk

A walk from Lulworth Castle


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Saturday 1st June, meet time 10:30

5.5 mile Day Walk

Lyme Regis and Uplyme

Starting from the pretty town of Lyme Regis we follow the River Lim path through picturesque countryside to Uplyme. From Uplyme we go through fields and along country lanes where we pass under the impressive Cannington Viaduct  built for the Lyme Regis to Axminster branch line. We gradually head uphill from here where we reach the coast path. There is a steep descent which includes a couple of...

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