Club News

Summer Outing to Dunster - Sunday 5 July 2020

As mentioned in the last newsletter, we plan to organise the summer outing to Dunster and now have a date. We envisage this outing to be suitable for both our regular walkers and for our members who would just like to spend time visiting the attractions of Dunster itself.      See full story...

Membership Cards

These have been printed and given out to regular walkers. You can collect yours for 2019 at the AGM (if not receiving this latest newsletter etc by post) and when you pay your subs for 2020 you will receive a new card. If, however you would like it earlier do send Jenny an SAE or telephone her if you are in Sherborne.      See full story...

Tiverton Canal Horse Drawn Barge Trip

This event had to be cancelled because of poor weather in Sept 2018 but has now been rescheduled for Sunday 8 September. We will meet at the canal basin (directions on separate sheet) at 10 am for a very pleasant 4.8 mile walk with views (there is a hill) and along the canal.      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...

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...

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...

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...