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.


Around Yetminster & Ryme and Surrounds – Walks vary from 40 mins to up to 2hrs 


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
O/S ST636039   ///Tube.Fuzz.Narrating 

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

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


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.



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 23
rd  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


                                                                    Intrepid Explorers!


Updated 15/08/23 DIT