Dorchester Strollers

About Us

We encourage walking on a regular basis in a very sociable atmosphere. Regular walk days are Monday and Tuesday with occasional special walks on Thursdays or Sundays. The regular walks all start in Dorchester and with careful planning can be reached by public transport. Our latest PROGRAMME OF WALKS can be found under DOWNLOADS underneath the map to the right of this page OR by clicking on SCHEME DATES above - please check the programme for the starting point and time for each walk.

We offer TWO walks on Monday mornings and TWO walks on Tuesday afternoons - a longer faster paced walk of up to 60 minutes  and a slower walk up to 45 minutes. For MONDAY walks our starting place varies so please check the timetable.  For TUESDAY walks our starting place is the side of the Town Hall.   There are variations for our special walks and Bank Holidays - all details are on the timetable.

We welcome all ages, but children must be accompanied by an adult. We aim for the pace of the walk to suit the group.  There will be a leader at the front setting the pace and a backmarker checking that people are able to keep up.  If you're unsure about your pace, we suggest that you start with the short walk. The leaders will carry First Aid packs and water. The route and any hazards will be discussed at the beginning of the walk and pointed out during the walk.

We hope walkers will be able to stop for refreshments at the end of the walk. It is, of course, optional but having a chat is a great way to get to know people.  

If you are attending a walk for the first time you will be asked to fill out an anoynmous registration form. We adhere to the Walking for Health privacy policy regarding your personal informtion. 

The Strollers has a constitution with regular Committee meetings and an AGM each October. It is run entirely by volunteers and does its own fund raising. 

Our Walks

Walk name Route options available Length (hours)
Monday Coffee 1, bottom South & Trinity Streets
Monday Coffee 1, bottom South & Trinity Streets
Monday Coffee 1, bottom South & Trinity Streets
1:00
0:45
Monday Poundbury Walk
Monday Poundbury Walk
Monday Poundbury Walk Short Walk
1:00
0:45
Monday Tea on the Green, Mellstock Avenue, walk
Monday Tea on the Green Long Walk
Monday Tea on the Green short Walk
1:00
0:45
Monday Tesco Walk
Monday Tesco Walk
Monday Tesco Walk
1:00
0:45
Monday, Trumpet Major
Monday, Trumpet Major
Monday, Trumpet Major
1:00
0:45
Special Walks
Special Walks
Special Walks
1:30
0:45
Tuesday Corn Exchange Walk
Tuesday Corn Exchange Walk - Long
Tuesday Corn Exchange Walk - 30 minutes only first Tuesday of the month
Tuesday Corn Exchange Walk - Medium Walk
1:00
0:30
0:45

See the full programme as a downloadable pdf on the right of this page.   Hard copies are available from the Dorchester Tourist Information Centre in the Library or from the walk leaders if you join one of our walks.

Our Events

Details of events such as our AGM and annual Christmas Party are included on the programme referred to above.

December 2019

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
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Monday Tesco Walk
10:30
 
Tuesday Corn Exchange Walk
14:15
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Monday Coffee 1, bottom South & Trinity Streets
10:30
 
Tuesday Corn Exchange Walk
14:15
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Monday Tea on the Green, Mellstock Avenue, walk
10:30
 
Tuesday Corn Exchange Walk
14:15
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Monday Poundbury Walk
10:30
 
Tuesday Corn Exchange Walk
14:15
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Monday, Trumpet Major
10:45
 
Tuesday Corn Exchange Walk
14:15
 
 
 
 
 
 

Contacts

Maureen Haywood
Volunteer
07771 623973
maureenhaywood@me.com
Moira Pinder
01300 341255
  

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Special Walk near Lodmoor
Annual Poetry Walk