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.

Lulworth Walk

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 July, meet time 11:00

3 mile Day Walk

Yeovil Country Park Walk - IDEAL FOR NEW MEMBERS

This walk explores Yeovil Country Park including woods, springs, waterfall and lake.  We then follow the old railway line to Wyndham Hill where there are stunning...

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Sunday 9th July, meet time 11:00

8 mile Day Walk

Christchurch Harbour and Hengistbury Head

Come and join us for this fantastic walk. We will meet at Christchurch Railway Station (free parking on Sundays) before heading into Christchurch and then out...

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Sunday 16th July, meet time 10:00

9 mile Day Walk

Area Picnic - NORTH DORSET GROUP Eggardon Farms and West Compton

As part of the annual area group picnic where this year we will all meet for lunch at Eggardon Hill, this walk is held by the North Dorset Group. This...

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Sunday 16th July, meet time 10:00

8 mile Day Walk

Area Picnic Eggardon Hill- EAST DORSET GROUP Ferndown Farm and West Compton

As part of the annual area group picnic where this year we will all meet for lunch at Eggardon Hil, this walk is held by the East Dorset Group.

Meeting...

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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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Sunday 16th July, meet time 10:00

11 mile Day Walk

Area Picnic - SOUTH DORSET GROUP Walk Eggardon Hill - Litton Cheney

As part of the annual area group picnic where this year we will meet for lunch at Eggardon Hill, this walk is held by the South Dorset Group.

The walk...

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