now part of Gillingham Walkers are Welcome 

An informal group set up for those who wish to walk in the area of Gillingham, Dorset.

Living Streets

Follow this link to see the website of Living Streets - "the UK charity for everyday walking"

Gillingham Walking Festival

The dates have now been fixed for 2017 and will be Saturday 2nd to Sunday 10th September.

Visit the News page for reports of the 20142015 and 2016 Festivals.

"Walkers are Welcome"

Gillingham town is taking part in this initiative.  See separate page.

The Balsam Centre, Wincanton

The Balsam Centre run walks of varying lengths, up to approximately 5 miles.  They have issued their Walks programme for the period to end of September 2017; the walks in blue may be of particular interest.

North Dorset Ramblers

For those wanting to go on longer walks.

From March 2017 please use Walks Finder on:

U3A (University of the Third Age)

BBC Get Inspired

The BBC's Get Inspired website (previously "Things to Do") may list local walks and other activities: 

Greece on Foot

Our Group has received an unsolicited approach from this group, asking if Gillingham walkers might be interested in travelling abroad to walk in Greece.  Their website is in case walkers would like to have a look for themselves.

Contact Details


Sheila Messer  01747 821269

email:  [email protected]


Penny Peat  01747 823774

email:  [email protected]

Social Team Leader

Michelle Collicott 07787 835046

email: [email protected]

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