now part of Gillingham Walkers are Welcome 

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

Fresh Air   ~   Friendship   ~   Feel The Difference

New website

We are in the process of setting up new web pages (within the website of Walkers are Welcome).  Please go to:


This group is for anyone interested in walking in company around the Gillingham, Dorset area.

We welcome everyone who wants to walk, particularly if you have never done much walking or not walked recently.  We aim to provide enjoyable walks at a pace comfortable for all.  It's a chance to meet new people and improve your health too. 


Regular walks

The group currently organises two types of regular walks (see Calendar) :

One hour moderate walks on Mondays, starting in front of the Barn Surgery, Newbury

Two hour across country walks on the first Saturday of each month with varying start points (see below).

Saturday Walk dates and start points

Saturday 1st June           2.00 p.m.                      The Buffalo Inn

Saturday 6th July            2.00 p.m.                      Town Meadow

Saturday 3rd August       2.00 p.m.                      Barn Surgery

Saturday 7th Sept           2.30 p.m.                      Festival walk. Town Meadow to Threshold Centre for                                                                                       cream tea (donations welcome).  Note different start time.


Shaftesbury now have an active walking group:  or see their page on Facebook: Shaftesbury Walking Group.

The walks organised by the Balsam Centre in Wincanton may well appeal to Gillingham walkers.  Have a look at their website and programme by following this link.

Other Activities

In addition to regular walks, we also have an active social section and most Springs we walk in Duncliffe Wood, hoping to see the bluebells.

Contact Details


Penny Peat  01747 823774

email:  [email protected]

Social Team Leader

Michelle Collicott 07787 835046

email: [email protected]

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