Yetminster & Ryme Intrinseca Walking Group
Walking Group Walks ARE FREE and all are welcome
The group organises village walks to enable people to meet and share our beautiful countryside. It is also involved with a survey of the present condition of the Rights of Way within the Parish and is working with the Dorset Ranger Service and the Parish Council to seek improvements where appropriate. Additionally, the group carries out simple maintenance with the view to making access fit for all.
JOIN US FOR A WALK – WINTER 2023/2024
Around Yetminster & Ryme and Surrounds – Walks vary from 40 mins to up to 2hrs
SOCIABLE DOGS ON SHORT LEADS WELCOME
Saturday 14th October at 11.00am
Start at the Chetnole Inn , Chetnole, DT9 6NU
Saturday 25th November at 11.00am
Start at the Mermaid Inn, Blackberry Lane, Sherborne, DT9 4JD
Wednesday 27th December at 10.30am
Start at Evershot, Entrance of Melbury Estate Drive
Saturday 20th January at 11.00am
Start at Batcombe Hill Picnic Area Car Park
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Saturday 17th February at 11.00am.
Start at Leigh Village Cafe
Walk on quiet lanes
Saturday 23rd March at 11.00am
Start at Minterne Church Car Park
As the walks and adjacent areas can be very muddy under foot, especially in winter, please wear suitable footwear and wear or carry clothing for all weathers – attendance will be at your own risk
If you would like more information or want to join or help the group they can be contacted by using the “Contact form” available from the Parish Website main header panel or by emailing email@example.com
Report a Problem – you can report a problem with a footpath or bridleway to the Dorset Council’s Ranger Service by clicking here
Countryside Code – you can read the Countryside Code by clicking here
NB: Rights of Way are:-
- footpaths – for walking, running, mobility scooters or powered wheelchairs
- bridleways – for walking, horse riding, bicycles, mobility scooters or powered wheelchairs
- restricted byways – for any transport without a motor and mobility scooters or powered wheelchairs
- byways open to all traffic – for any kind of transport, including cars (but they’re mainly used by walkers, cyclists and horse riders)
Details of Rights of Way together with those already surveyed
These can be found on the “About Us” pages available via the “Home” Tag on the Parish Website main header panel and by clicking here
For maps of walks already undertaken, click here
FOOTPATHS NOT BRIDLEWAYS
During the YR Walking Group walk on 2 June we were able to use the new gates, instead of Stiles, which was brilliant. This means there are a couple of short circular walks with no Stiles. Hooray!
I’ve just walked up there to take photos of the gates and found some horse poo. These paths are still FOOTPATHS, not Bridleways. They are not wide enough for a horse/pony. Please respect the countryside code.
One gate has been funded by North Dorset Ramblers Group and the other gate has been funded by Jane Jeans in memory of her parents. Many thanks goes to them.
If anyone would like to donate funds to our gate fund please don’t hesitate to contact us. Watch out for another 3 gates in the parish, coming soon.
TO REMIND YOU OF WHERE YOU HAVE ALREADY BEEN!! 2022
Walk No 12a
Saturday 26th February 2pm – HAM HILL
Start Point = Ham Hill Lane 2nd Car Park on LHS approaching from A30 turn off.
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Walk No 14
Saturday 26th March 2pm – MELBURY BUBB
Start Point = Chetnole Inn
Walk No 15
Saturday 16th April 3pm – TREASURE HUNT
Start Point = White Hart Pub, Yetminster
Maximum of 6 per team – entry fee £5.00/team
Walk No 16
Saturday 23rd April – 11am – Montacute
Start Point – Kings Arms Inn Car Park , Montacute
(National Trust members parking available in the village and at Montacute House)
Walk No 17
Saturday 21st May – 11am – Stakeford Cross
Start Point – Yetminster Sports & Social Club, Sussex Farm Way, Yetminster
New bridge at Trill Farm – Meeting outside the White Hart
well done the Dorset Ranger Service! for our first walk – a SUNNY day!
Nearly ready for the off!
Beautiful Countryside on our August walk
Updated 15/08/23 DIT