Marnhull Ramblers and Shorts are a social walking groups who meet twice a month for a circular walk and pub lunch.  The two walks are:

A shorter walk of around 4 km on the second Thursday of the month, generally meeting at 10.45 am for an 11 am start.  The walks start is within a 20 minute or so driving distance of Marnhull.  Ann and John Dowsett run this group and they are called the Marnhull Shorts.

A longer walk of around 8 – 9 km on the last Thursday of the month, generally meeting at 9.30 am for a 10 am start.  These walks are usually within a 40 minute drive of Marnhull.  Elaine Spencer-White runs this group known as the Marnhull Ramblers.

We maintain an email distribution list which is common for both walks, so everyone gets to know about all the walking opportunities.  The details of the walks are emailed just before the start of each month and posters are put up at the village stores in Marnhull and the Recreation Ground notice board for those without email.

For more information contact Elaine Spencer-White on 01258 821631 or

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Next Marnhull Short

Thursday 14th February at 10.30 for 11.00 start

Meeting at ‘Half Moon Pub’, Shaftesbury, SP7 8BS

Assemble at the pub at 10.30 to book lunch, coffee available on arrival.

A picturesque and historic 4 km walk on field paths and paved roads. One hill! [Editor – fairly sure that there are no stiles too)

On this walk – dogs must be kept on leads throughout – please.

All welcome.

Call the walk leader Yvonne, on 01747 852635 in case of possible cancellation due to bad weather.

Next Marnhull Ramble

Thursday 28th February 2019 at 9.30 am for a 10 am start.

Meeting at Stourhead Car Park, BA12 6QD (£4 per car for non-NT members)

Route – details to follow

The route is about 10 km.

All welcome. livestock in some fields so any dogs must remain under close control accordance with the Countryside Code.  Don’t forget bags for cleaning up after them too!

Roseanne will lead the walk and should be contacted on 07808 159354 in case of bad weather cancellation.

In case of cancellation

  1. The decision to cancel a walk will rest with that walk’s leader who will have regard to the weather and the walk’s terrain.
  2. If a walk is cancelled the leader should contact me & I will try to send out a notification email to the usual group – however this may be decided as late as the evening beforehand.
  3. If anyone is in doubt whether the walk will take place, prior to or early (before 9.00am ) on the walk morning – please give the walk’s leader a phone call to check.
  4. The leaders phone number will be included on the posters, and also on email notices.
  5. The leader will be responsible for informing the chosen pub.

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