20s to 30s walking, hiking and social group, part of The Ramblers

Saturday 3rd December, meet time 19:00

Social Event

Unofficial Christmas party

Walk or event leader: Katie    Contact: 07493880897    


This is for everyone who couldn't book onto the Christmas party at the Riviera but also to anyone that wants to come for a pre-jolly. We will start at the weatherspoons pub and move onto other pubs of choice- alot to choose from in Wimborne, then ending up at The White Hart for 9pm to have a bit of a jig and maybe a crack with the celtic, folk, punk, rock band Black Water County- the kind of music that your feet can't stop dancing to. Check them out on facebook as they were brilliant on St paddys day at the Taphouse.

If you fancy getting a bite to eat before the meet up time then contact me as probably may be eating at The Man in the Wall or else where in Wimborne.

So come and have a pre-jolly party and start the festive season with a swing ;-)

Start or meeting point: The Man in the Wall, J D Wetherspoons pub, meet inside near the bar. Please contact me on the above number or via facebook so I know to look out for you.

Directions: The Man in the Wall pub is just off Wimborne square and if you are driving there are many car parks to choose from, especially the Allenview car park which isn't far from the pub and is free after 6pm but don't hold me to this, double check first.

Event address: The Man in the Wall, JD Wetherspoons, 10 West Borough, Wimborne Minster BH21 1NF

OS Grid Ref: SU009001    Lat/long (for Satnavs): N50.80081, W-1.98834

Address and postcode for Satnavs (note - this is approximate): 10 West Borough, Wimborne BH21 1NF

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Important Advice

Walk gradings are provided as a general guide only. If you have any doubt about your fitness for a particular walk please contact the organiser or leader in advance.

Bear in mind the distance of the walk, regional differences in terrain and the possibility of bad weather, which can make a walk more difficult than planned.

If you're unsure of your fitness level, try a short and easy walk first - it's much better to find a walk a little too slow and easy than to make yourself miserable and exhausted.

Leaders may refuse to accept participants who in their opinion are inadequately equipped or unfit.

What to Bring With You on a Walk

Packed lunch - most walks require you to bring along a good packed lunch as most day hikes over 5 miles will entail a lunch stop of about twenty minutes (or five minutes if it's raining hard!). If the walk has a pub or tea room stop then a full lunch shouldn't be needed, please check the individual walk details for more information.

Proper walking boots and socks - every year a few new people will turn up to longer walks in unsuitable footwear and suffer painful blisters, sore ankles or be forced to get the bus home as a result. Don't let it happen to you - approriate footwear is a must in the rural and rocky terrain that Dorset has to offer, and on any walk that is over 4 miles or has anything more than a 'easy' difficultly rating. Outdoor stores are everywhere now and offer decent ankle boots at affordable prices, so it's easier than ever to get the proper kit on a budget.

Rainproofs - on any walk the weather can turn for the worse, so even if the forecast is clear most members carry a packaway jacket or rainproofs. During the winter a rainproof jacket is a must, and many members also swear by waterproof over-trousars or quick drying outdoor fabrics. Gore-tex and eVent fabrics are perfect if you have the budget!

Mobile phone - a mobile is a good safety device to have with you, even if reception is patchy you can always walk to high ground and try to get a signal if you get lost or seperated from a group walk (which is extremely rare!). Also if you are late for a walk you can contact the Walk Leader and ask them to wait for five or ten minutes, please be aware however that if you are very late the Walk Leader will have no choice but to start the walk.

A print out of the event details - our event start details are optimised for car Satnavs, so you can enter the walk start address, postcodes and even latitude and longtitude coordinates to help you find the walk. The print out will also give you the Walk Leader name and mobile should you run into to trouble on the journey there.

Walks Grading Explained

Easy Access - walks for everyone, including people with conventional wheelchairs and pushchairs, using easy access paths. Comfortable shoes or trainers can be worn. Assistance may be needed to push wheelchairs on some sections, please contact the group running the walk for details.

Easy - walks for anyone who does not have a mobility difficulty, a specific health problem or is seriously unfit. Suitable for pushchairs if they can be lifted over occasional obstructions. Comfortable shoes or trainers can be worn.

Leisurely - walks for reasonably fit people with at least a little country walking experience. May include unsurfaced rural paths. Walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing are recommended.

Moderate - walks for people with country walking experience and a good level of fitness. May include some steep paths and open country, and may be at a brisk pace. Walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing are essential.

Strenuous - walks for experienced country walkers with an above average fitness level. May include hills and rough country, and may be at a brisk pace. Walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing are essential. People in doubt about their fitness should contact the organiser or leader in advance.

Technical - walks for experienced and very fit walkers with additional technical skills. May require scrambling and use of ropes, ice axes and crampons. You must contact the organiser or leader in advance for further details.