Hiking group: We walk once a month on the last Friday. The walks take all day with a pub lunch half way round and could be up to 10 miles, possibly a little more, and cover all terrain, including hills, stiles, boggy bit.
The group needs to be small enough for ease of walking together and at the moment we have about a dozen members so could only accommodate another couple before starting a waiting list. Please note that this group is not for the faint-hearted.
Contact Diana Coleridge on 01308 424431 or click the message link above. Membership fees apply.
Strolling group: We meet at 9.30 a.m. at the Co-op car-park in Sea Road North.
Car sharing will be available wherever possible but cannot be guaranteed so please contact the Group Leader prior to a meeting if you require transport.
Walks will be about 4 to 5 miles and designed to observe the wealth of wildlife around us. Given our local coast and countryside, walks may well include uphill sections and/or stiles.
This group has a waiting list but if you are interested in joining, or for more details, phone the Group Leader or use the message link below
Group Leader - Ro Windsor - 01308 459259
Membership fees apply.
Strollers 2 group meet on the third Tuesday of the month. We meet at 9.30 a.m. in the Co-op car park in Sea Road North. Car sharing will be available wherever possible but cannot be guaranteed so please contact the group leader if you require transport.
Walks vary in length from approximately 3.5 miles to a maximum of 5 miles. Walks are circular around the countryside followed by a pub lunch. The leader always tries the walk first and advises the group by e mail of any hills, stiles and muddy terrain.
For more details contact the group leader, Julian Rosbrook on 01308 423001 or use the message link above. Membership fees apply.
Walking group: Short country walks.
1. Sorry ! No dogs can be brought on walks.
2. Make sure you wear suitable clothing and stout shoes or boots.
3. Bring a drink or snack for a break during the walk.
4. Walks will inevitably involve climbing hills. A reasonable level of fitness is expected.
Must be a member of the U3A before being able to take part in this group, and there is a membership fee.
Rambling club: Shipton Gorge Ramblers are a local group who explore the coastal and inland countryside of West Dorset. Our walks are not unduly strenuous and we enjoy the company of our fellow walkers as much as the wonderful scenery that is a feature of this part of the county. Visitors and walkers from outside Shipton Gorge are most welcome to join us.
Exercise after pregnancy: Being the original and largest buggy workout network in the UK, we find the greatest trainers in the industry to ensure you get the best results while having loads of fun with a bunch of like minded mums by your side. So what are you waiting for….come and get Buggyfit! FAQs http://buggyfit.co.uk/class-content/faq/
Dorchester Borough Gardens
Dorchester Strollers is an accredited Walking for Health Group offering two walk occasions each week - a slow walk of up to 45 minutes and a longer faster walk of an hour. For each walk there is a leader and a backmarker.
Afterwards there is always opportunity for tea/coffee. No need to book but on the first session arrive 15 minutes before the start time to complete the registration form.
Waterproofs, suitable walking footwear, money for refreshments afterwards (optional), snack and drink. Weekly. Monday 10.30am. Weekly. Tuesday 2.15pm Location varies. See programme download sheet on www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/walkfinder/dorchester-strollers#schemedetails. Copies can be obtained by calling 01305 263759 or 01300 341255.
Come and lend a hand with some practical work at Thorncombe Wood.
The Rangers at Hardy's Birthplace are always on the lookout for volunteers who would like to assist with the practical management of a nature reserve such as Thorncombe Wood and Black Heath.
Tasks may include:
•Traditional woodland crafts (coppicing and hedge-laying)
•Reserve maintenance (fencing, clearing drainage channels, repairing gates and signage)
Fortnightly on a Tuesday, 10am - 3.30pm
Find out about your local wildlife and what you can do to help nearby. New members always welcome, join like-minded people, Have fun and make new friends, and help wildlife locally. Meets at the DigbyMemorial Church Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne on Wednesdays.
Find out about your local wildlife and what you can do to help nearby. New members always welcome, join like-minded people, have fun and make new friends, and help wildlife locally.
Running a sustainable education centre, community and guesthouse is a lot of work! We couldn’t do what we do without the help of short-term and long-term volunteers, so we are very thankful for all their hard work.
Railway Community Orchard has been created on what was an area of overgrown land and we’ve been very busy clearing away brambles and sycamores and planting trees and fruit bushes… and we’ve got bees… a pond… wildlife… and a place for picnics too!
We have in the last couple of months had some lovely trees donated by Waitrose. 110 fruit and hedgerow trees were donated by the Woodland Trust for the creation of an edible hedge! Railway Orchard is open to anyone. We need your help… so put on your strongest boots, bring your ideas and some lunch and come down and join in!
Community environment group: Turn Lyme Green promotes sustainable living in Lyme Regis.
Set up in 2007, we engage the community in environmental issues. We meet regularly, plan campaigns and events, and have fun. Collaboration with other environmental groups in west Dorset and beyond is an important part of keeping everyone informed and up to date. TLG acts local, thinks global.
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