Club News

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...

Other Social Events

The quiz walks are proving popular and fun has been had in solving the clues in teams, usually with a good lunch to follow. More villages / towns are being researched and planned – Cerne Abbas, Sherborne and Glastonbury are all available and we feel now that enough time has lapsed since the Dorchester one to repeat this.      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...

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...