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 9th May at 10.30 for 11.00 start

Meeting at ‘The Ship Inn’, West Stour, SP8 4RP

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

5km walk over somewhat undulating ground with 4 stiles. Views possibly take in the River Stour.

Dogs are welcome, but must be kept under close control in accordance with the Countryside Code.  Don’t forget your doggy poo bags

All welcome.

Call the walk leader John Dowsett, on 821534 or 07946 797332 in case of possible cancellation due to bad weather. Let’s hope it isn’t!

Next Marnhull Ramble

Thursday 25th April 2019 at 9.30 am for a 10 am start.

Meeting at ‘The Fox Inn’, Ansty, SP7 9EE

Taking in the Dorsetshire Gap.

This ramble is 8 km with a number stiles.

Dogs are welcome on this ramble, BUT they must be kept under close control according to the Countryside Code. During the breeding season (1 March to 31 July) this means staying on the Right of Way/Footpath and walking to heel. Don’t forget bags for cleaning up after them too! Sheep and livestock may be in the fields

Keith and Julie will lead the walk and should be contacted on 820120 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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