Club News

A Note from our Chairman - January 2019

Hi everyone, So, another New Year and by the way subs are due if you have not already crossed the palm of the Treasurer with silver. If you have made any New Year resolutions, how are they faring? I have restricted myself to two this time and I am backing myself not to break either.      See full story...

Subscriptions 2019

As David mentioned, subs are now due for 2019. It was agreed at the AGM that the annual subscription would rise from £8.50 to £10. This is to cover rising costs for publicity, website and other expenses plus something in balances and this ‘rounded up’ sum makes for easier accounting too! We hope you still feel that you get value for money (it works out at 83p per month!).      See full story...

Membership Cards

We are planning to produce a membership card for everyone who has paid their membership this year. The intention is that you will be able to use the card for discounts in various ‘outdoor’ type stores. They will be sent / given out once they have been printed.      See full story...

Update - Tiverton Canal

An update on TIVERTON CANAL HORSE DRAWN BARGE TRIP which had to be cancelled because of poor weather last Sept. James still has the money paid by members for this visit but we are hoping to offer another opportunity on the next programme (to date they have not yet published their 2019 times and dates, hence the postponement until Autumn).      See full story...

Bridport Town Quiz / Treasure Hunt

Saturday 11 February 2019, 10am for 10.15 start. 19 people attended the Shaftesbury Quiz Walk on Sunday 28 October which attests to the popularity of these events. Daphne and Jenny recently took part in the Quiz Walk in Bridport, organised by Richard and Brenda N. for Sherborne U3A and it was so enjoyable that they wanted to offer this to Dorset Ramblers in the next programme. Saturday has been chosen rather than Sunday in order to take advantage of the shops and markets in the town - it will be busier but, they thought, more fun.      See full story...

Spring / Summer Social

The majority of committee felt that evenings in March are still too dark to tempt people out for a get- together, so we will not run the proposed pub meal that was announced in last newsletter. Instead we are floating two ideas for summer which we hope will be of interest for our regular walkers as well as members (and some ex-members) who are now less able to join walks.      See full story...

Summer Outing 7 July 2019

Our summer outing this year will be to Otterton on Sunday 7th July. June this year seems to be a very busy month; most of the committee have holidays, Open Gardens, examining etc. so the summer outing has been put back until the first Sunday in July.      See full story...

AGM Saturday 12 October 2019

Our AGM this year will again be held at Leigh Village Hall at 2pm on Satuday 12th October As announced in previous newsletters, we have been holding our AGMs in selected village halls for two consecutive years and so we return this year to the spacious and well designed hall at Leigh.      See full story...

Walk Sunday 4 November

On a wet but relatively warm November morning 10 hardy souls set out from Tarrant Gunville Farm for a walk on the Cranborne Chase. We set a good pace as it wasn't a day for hanging around but the rain didn't stop our chatter and enjoyment of the walk, ably lead by Rosie. An excellent and cosy lunch at the farm cafe was welcomed at the end of the morning. Whilst the views weren't as spectacular as they on a clear sunny day, the mist and rain cast there own spell.      See full story...

A Message from our Chairman - September 2018

Hi everyone, After bemoaning the cold and wet winter and its effects on the programme last time, we have had a magnificent warm, dry summer and some excellent walks and outings. However the heat and humidity did slow the pace of some of our walks and occasionally took its toll on individuals. It was a salutary reminder of some golden rules:      See full story...

AGM Saturday 20 October 2018

Our AGM will be held on Saturday 20 October 2018 at 2pm at Leigh Village Hall, Chetnole Rd, Leigh, DT9 6HL. As David mentions above, your committee has had a very busy year and we have several important issues that need to be discussed and proposals carried forward, so we hope to see as many of you there as possible. The new village hall in Leigh has excellent facilities and ample parking.      See full story...

Christmas Dinner Saturday 15 December 2019

This will, once again, be held at the Dorset Golf and Country Club, BH20 7NT, near Bere Regis. Our recent Christmas get-togethers (and last year celebrated our 70th birthday alongside seasonal festivities) have been highly enjoyed by our members who took the opportunity to enjoy the hospitality of the Dorset Golf and Country Club. Once again, Angie S. has negotiated a fantastic rate for our meal and overnight accommodation, which is as follows;      See full story...

HF Holiday to St. Ives

Our HF Holiday to St. Ives is planned for 8th -12th April 2019 So far 18 have booked & paid their deposit for this holiday, so please have holiday insurance in place in case of cancellation.      See full story...

Spring Social 2019

The provisional date is Saturday 30 March 2019. It was wonderful to see so many past and current members, some of whom are no longer able to join regular walks, at the Summer Social, Hinton St Mary in July.      See full story...

Change of Date AGM 2018

Please note the date of the AGM has been changed to 20 October 2018 (was 13th October) All other details remain unchanged i.e. Leigh Village Hall at 2pm. We hope that as many members as possible will be able to attend and apologies for any inconvenience caused by this change.      See full story...

A letter from our Chairman May 2018

After a pretty cold and wet winter season, I hope that we can look forward to an uninterrupted Spring/Summer Walks and Social programme. Given the atrocious weather at times, we did well to get away with only 3 cancellations.      See full story...

Quiz Walk around Weymouth

The recent Quiz walk around Weymouth was very much enjoyed by the 14 members who took part and prizes were won by Team David S, Daphne M and Sue & Dave R.      See full story...