Dorchester Strollers

About Us

We encourage walking on a regular basis in a very sociable atmosphere.  Our regular walk days are Monday mornings starting at 10.30 am and Tuesday afternoons starting at 2.15 pm with occasional special walks on a Thursday or Sunday afternoons. The regular walks all start in Dorchester and with careful planning can be reached by public transport.  

We offer two walks on Mondays and Tuesday on each walk occasion - a longer faster paced walk of up to 60 minutes  and a slower walk of between 30 to 45 minutes.  The first Tuesday of each month starting at the side of the Corn Exchange the short walk is up 30 minutes all whilst for the remaining Tuesdays in the month it can be up to 45 minutes. We welcome all ages, but children must be accompanied by an adult. We aim for the pace of the walk to be what ever suits you best. There will be a leader at the front setting a moderate pace and a leader at the back going at the pace which suits the slowest walker. 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. We do not allow dogs on town walks but we do allow dogs on leads for any special country walks.

If you are attending a walk for the first time you will be asked to fill out a confidential registration form.

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. A regular on the programme is our post-Christmas party.

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 Diabetes Centre Walk
Monday Diabetes Centre Long Walk
Monday Diabetes Centre Walk
1:00
0:45
Monday Poundbury Walk Long Walk
Monday Poundbury Walk
Monday Poundbury Walk 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

See the full programme uploaded above.

November 2017

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
 
 
Special Walks
14:00
 
 
 
 
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26
Monday, Trumpet Major
10:45
 
Tuesday Corn Exchange Walk
14:15
 
 
 
 
 
 
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30
1
2
3
Monday Poundbury Walk Long Walk
10:30
 
Tuesday Corn Exchange Walk
14:15
 
 
 
 
 
 

Contacts

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

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Portland Special walk
At the Quiet Space, Poundbury with three junior doctors undertaking project