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:
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.
Purbeck Plod 24th June 2018
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 2018
August Bank Holiday Weekend 25th/26th/27th August 2018 starting from Ditcheat, Shepton Mallet BA4 6RB
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 Ditcheat Walking Festival
Gillingham Walkers are Welcome Group
Annual Walking Festival 1st – 9th September 2018
Walks every day
For latest information please visit Gillingham Walking Festival