DATE

TIME
DISTANCE
GRID REF
Post Code

DESCRIPTION AND DETAILS OF WALKS

APRIL  2022

LEADER(s)

CONTACT
NUMBERS

Sat 02-Apr
2022

ALL DAY WALK

Bring a picnic lunch

09:45

10 Miles
SY 918 800


Kimmeridge to Swyre Head, Houns Tout circular

Meet and park at the disused Quarry Car Park just before Kimmeridge. Short steady incline up to Smedmore ridge, then reasonably flat to Swyre Head. Walk inland and along the lane, then out to Houns Tout headland. Steep path down to the coast, which may be slippery if thereÕs been any rain. Several sets of steps, both down & up, including the steep descent from Clavell Tower down to Kimmeridge. We will have a couple of picnic stops, including at the Wild Seas Centre just before Kimmeridge beach, and depending on the speed at which the group walks. Ice creams & other refreshments available in Kimmeridge village, before a steep climb up through the churchyard, field and back to the quarry. 4 stiles along the route, which is hilly and fairly strenuous in places, but beautiful coastal views and baby lambs along the way!

Penny and Mike Cleaver

07870 437967

Wed 06-Apr
2022

10:30

3 Miles
SY 997 782
BH19 3HG

Bus No 40 10:00

ACTON CIRCULAR

Meet at Spyway Barn National Trust Car Park at end of Durnford Drove (signposted from main road through Langton Matravers). A shortish (3 mile) circular walk, designed to take in glorious coastal views whilst remaining fairly level. Uses parts of Priests Way and various National Trust permissive paths.

Steve Williams

07766 375151

Sat 09-Apr
2022

09:35

4.8 Miles
SY 953 794
BH20 5LL

Bus no 40
09:00

KINGSTON TO CORFE CIRCULAR

Meet at Kingston Houns Tout car park. Walk to Corfe via Blashenwell Farm. Back via Corfe Common and Purbeck Way. Optional drink at Scott Arms. Bus passengers from Wareham please contact leader (no 40 at 09:09 from Wareham Station).

Robin Brasher

01929 427015

07767 693769

Wed 13-Apr
2022

10:00

5 Miles
SY 826 904

MORETON

Meet and Park at car park (roadside tank viewing area) on Bovington Lane (approx 1 mile north of Bovington Camp, ½ mile south of Lawrence of ArabiaÕs Cottage). Walking through the plantation, fields and crossing the River Frome to Moreton to visit church and Moreton Gardens for a coffee, returning through the plantation to the start. If youÕve not visited Moreton the walk is a must.

Julie and Dave Rollinson

07935 226533

Sat 16-Apr
2022

10:00

5 Miles
SY 846 948
BH20 7HA

BERE REGIS & TURNERS PUDDLE

Meet at car park next to Manor Farm Road in Bere Regis. Circular walk including Shitterton, Piddle Wood, Jubilee Trail and Turners Puddle. Fairly easy walking with woodland and rolling countryside. Some mud to be expected.

Rob Lobley

01929 439903
07766 630453

Wed 20-Apr
2022

ALL DAY WALK

Bring a picnic lunch

10:30

9 miles
SY 445 937
DT6 6HG

Symondsbury, COLMERÕS HILL, HELL LANE, GOLDEN CAP.

Park & meet at the Symondsbury Estate car park in Mill Lane, Symondsbury. 4 long or steep hills, several stiles. Walk via ColmerÕs Hill, Hell Lane (west bit, wet & muddy), North Chideock, Hardown Hill (lots Bluebells), St GabrielÕs Wood, coast path over Golden Cap to Seatown. Return via Chideock, & Hell Lane (east bit). Long day, allow 6 to 7 hours for the walk.
Note there are no toilets at start of walk, suggest stop at cafe / rest area where there are toilets on the Bridport Bypass at SY 451 921 - DT6 6AS.

Brian Arnold

01929 480224
07740 980056

Sat 23-Apr
2022

10:00

5 Miles
SY 974 776
BH19 3LE

Worth to St AldHelmÕs Via SEACOMBE

Meet at Worth Matravers Village Car Park. Go towards Seacombe then west along coastal path to St AldhelmÕs Head returning via track to Worth. Great coastal views on the walk. Steep steps down and up near Winspit and steepish ascent on approach to St AldhelmÕs. Option for drink in Square and Compass after walk.

Rob Lobley

01929 439903
07766 630453

Wed 27-Apr
2022

09:45

6 Miles
ST 828 109
DT11 0SF

SHILLINGSTONE / HAMBLEDON HILL / CHILD OKEFORD

Meet in Old Ox Inn car park. (Only park here if you are going to eat in the pub after the walk. Other parking in side roads, Gunn Lane is close.) Prompt start at 09:45 hours as food not served after 13:45 hrs. Walk through Shillingstone village along a 357. Turn off and cross S & D Trailway then follow River Stour and turn off to Hanford. Climb steep ascent to top of Hambledon Hill for lovely views of the area. Walk through barrows and then a very steep descent down to Child Okeford. (Walking sticks essential). Meander down to River Stour and cross over to then join S & D Trailway past Shillingstone station back to the pub. Can be very muddy around River Stour. Walk leaders will eat at Old Ox Inn after return and would welcome others to join them.

Peter and Hilary Parascandolo

01929 427174
07801 802095

Sat 30-Apr
2022

09:30

9.5 Miles
SY 918 800

KIMMERIDGE TO GRANGE ARCH AND TYNEHAM CIRCULAR

Start From Kimmeridge Quarry Free Car Park. Walk via Whiteway Farm, Ridgeway Hill, Grange Arch, Povington Hill, Tyneham, Gad Cliff and then via hilltop back to quarry CP. Hilly walk, some stiles. May be muddy in places.

Carol Pelling

07903 676909