Club News

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...

Coleridge Way 2018

This has been put ‘on hold’ until next year – several of us are keen to do this walk but either dates did not work out to suit or circumstances made it difficult for individuals to commit. We hope to meet later in the year to plan the walk and fix dates.      See full story...

Christmas Dinner 15 December 2018

CHRISTMAS DINNER & OVERNIGHT STAY at Dorset Golf and Country Club, Saturday 15 / Sunday 16 December 2018. We are very fortunate to have a repeat booking this year at this excellent venue for our annual Christmas get-together.the date in your diary.      See full story...

Letter from our Chairman - January 2018

Hi Everyone, Welcome to our 71st year! This is the first newsletter since I was elected your Chair at the October 2017 AGM and my first chance to thank my predecessor, Denise F. for the gentle but firm and enthusiastic way she conducted her year in office. I am sure you will all join me in wishing Denise a speedy recovery to full health and look forward to her reappearing on our walks as soon as she is able.      See full story...

Reminder - Subscriptions for 2018 are now due

As already mentioned above by David S., it’s time to pay your subs for 2018. Please send a cheque for £8.50 to James E. if you have not paid yet. Also please renew book of postage stamps if you are not on e-mail and gave us these some time ago      See full story...

Weymouth Town Quiz /Treasure Hunt Sunday - 22 April

We have planned another town quiz, this time in Weymouth and on a normal Sunday. These quizzes are great fun – you will be sent out in teams, preferably of 3 / 4, to try to solve as many of the clues as possible. You get to see parts of the town you may not have noticed or ventured near and there should be time for a coffee stop.      See full story...

Summer Outing - Kelmscott Manor and Buscot Park 7 June 2018

The date for this summer outing was announced in the last newsletter; now it is time to secure your place on this exciting day by returning the form below with a deposit of £16 to James E by Mon 12 Feb. Please be aware that in order to ensure a full coach and keep costs down I have offered this visit to my U3A art groups and will be asking for their slips and deposits from 15 February; once this has been requested I cannot guarantee places will be left for Dorset Ramblers.      See full story...