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Welcome to the Ramblers Dorset Area publicity page. We’re always happy to hear from the local media, and on this page they can find information on who we are and what the Ramblers stands for. We’re also able to provide information about the Ramblers nationally and the local Groups that fall into our Area.
The Ramblers is Britain’s only national walking charity, and aims to promote, encourage or assist in:

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The provision and protection of foot paths and other ways over which the public have a right of way or access on foot, including the prevention of obstruction of public rights of way.

The protection and enhancement of the beauty of the countryside and other areas, including by encouraging the provision, preservation and extension of public access to land on foot.

The provision of facilities for the organising of open-air recreational activities and in particular rambling and mountaineering with the object of improving the conditions of life for the public at large, and in the interests of social welfare (including health).

Advancing the education of the public in subjects relating to access to, and the preservation and conservation of, the countryside and of the health benefits of outdoor recreational pursuits.

Here in Dorset we are actively involved in national Ramblers events and also have stands at these local shows
Fordington’s Fair on the Green on St George's Day Saturday 22nd April 2017
St. George's Day is commemorated by the Fair on the Green every year, with the permission of the Duchy, and although the lamb roast has been replaced by the a hog roast, the Fair retains all the atmosphere of a village fair. Fordington Green has the distinction of being the only ‘village green’ designated under the Commons Act 2005, in Dorchester
The Kingston Maurward Open Day on Sunday 11th June 2017
This grand day out will give you a flavour of everything that goes on at Kingston Maurward – whether you are interested in college courses, holding your wedding there or want to enjoy the animal park and gardens. Take a taste of agriculture, countryside, animal conservation and welfare, equine, horticulture, business and much more.
Other Events
Purbeck Plod 25th June 2017
This is an annual event organised by the East Dorset Group and is 25 miles (run or walk) in the beautiful Purbeck countryside following the Coast Path from Swanage to Kimmeridge, then inland via Ridgeway Hill, Corfe Castle and Ballard Down and back on the Coast Path to Swanage. There is also a 16-mile route for walkers only using a link from the coast via Kingston to Corfe Castle
For details and entry form please visit East Dorset Ramblers
Mendip Ramblers Free Walking Festival 2017
August Bank Holiday Weekend 26th/27th/28th August starting from Butleigh, Glastonbury BA6 8SW
Each day there are 3 walks starting at 10.00 am (short 4.5 -6 miles; medium 7-8 miles; long 10-12 miles)
and 1 shorter walk starting at 1.30 pm (3 - 4 miles)
For more information please visit Butleigh Walking Festival

Gillingham Walkers are Welcome Group
4th Walking Festival 2nd – 10th September 2017
Walks every day
For latest information please visit Gillingham Walking Festival