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 26th February, meet time 10:30

9 mile Day Walk

Badbury Rings and the River Stour

*******Start Point Moved Due to Horse Racing Event*********

A circular walk, starting from outside the Anchor Inn at Shapwick with free...

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Sunday 5th March, meet time 10:30

7 mile Day Walk

Wareham River Circular

We will meet at Wareham Train Station for this lovely circular walk, starting with a short stretch along part of the town's saxon walls, before heading towards...

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Saturday 18th March, meet time 19:00

Social Event

Wimborne Cider Festival

The 2017 Wimborne Cider Festival will be held at The Allendale...

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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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Friday 21st July, meet time 14:00

Trip Away


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

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