now part of Gillingham Walkers are Welcome 

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


Skittles, as before, to be held at the Football club. 2pm for 2.30 start. £2 per person to include tea /coffee and biscuits. Book in by Monday 26th February please, money to Doreen or Jill.

Coffee shop

We finish the last Monday walk of each month at a Gillingham coffee shop for refreshments.

Anniversary Tea

Each summer, we usually finish one of our Monday walks at a local venue for a celebratory afternoon tea.  This year we again went to the Wine Bar.  (See News items for more details of 2014,  2015 and 2016 teas, and Photo Gallery.)


We generally hold an annual Christmas meal in December.  See News page item for a report of 2017's lunch which was held at the Coppleridge Inn.


This year our social events have settled into a fairly regular pattern with several skittles afternoons during the year, a spring walk in Duncliffe Woods (hopefully to see bluebells), a boules morning during early summer, an afternoon tea during August/September and a Christmas meal.

Recent events.  2015 - 2016

Our new Social Team have hit the ground running and organised an afternoon tea, trips to the theatre, two skittles afternoons, a picnic lunch, and a walk in East Knoyle followed by tea and cake.

Past Trips (up to the end of 2014)

Past trips have included visits to the theatre, Christchurch, the Hawk Conservancy, Monkey World, Portland Bill, the Jubilee River Pageant, Durlston Country Park and Osmington Mills, to name but a few.

Return trips to the Classical Spectacular extravaganza at the Albert Hall in November of several years have been a great success.

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]

Recent Photos