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.  Sioban Boyce runs this group and they are called the Marnhull Shorts.

A longer walk of around 8 – 9 km on the last Wednesday or 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.  Colin Fancourt 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 Colin Fancourt on 01258 821161 or

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Next Marnhull Short

Wednesday 13th June at 10.45

Meeting at ‘The White Horse Inn’, Stourpaine, DT11 8TA.

Assemble at the White Horse Inn at 10.45am – when you can book an optional lunch or light snack. We depart at 11.00.

The walk is around Stourpaine and Hod Hill. Length about 4 km with one stile and one steady incline.

All welcome, any dogs must remain under close control in accordance with the Countryside Code. Please also be aware of other walkers when taking your dog over stiles.

Call Dawn 07808 897 4561 in case of bad weather cancellation.

Next Marnhull Ramble

Thursday 21st June 2018 at 9.30 am for a 10 am start.

Meeting at The Kings Arms North St, Charlton Horethorne, DT9 4NL.

The ramble ranges across beautiful countryside.

The going is mainly flat with some gentle inclines and the route covers footpaths, fields and minor lanes.  There are a number of stiles, all but one are dog friendly.  Some fields are likely to have sheep or cattle so dogs need to be under close control.  Long trousers advised.

The walk includes stunning views into the Blackmore Vale, skylarks, robins and, on our recce over 40 buzzard riding the warm air.  The village of Charlton Horethorne has some fine buildings including its elegant church. The pub/hotel serves very good food and has a lovely patio with umbrellas.

The route is about 10 km and maximum 1 stile.

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

Stephen and Sioban will lead the walk and should be contacted on 01258 820 853 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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