Gillingham, Dorset 

A Walkers are Welcome Town

Walkers are Welcome is a nationwide initiative encouraging towns and villages to be ‘welcoming to walkers’ by offering people and visitors excellent walking opportunities, well maintained footpaths and promotion of health benefits.


Walking Festival 2017

2nd to 10th September

Showcasing Gillingham's Royal Forest

Full programme coming soon

  • Walks Packs

    The Walks Pack has now sold out.
    Walks are now available to download from Walks Routes page.
    A pack of new walks is being planned.
    If you have a suggestion for a route or would be willing to walk a route and write notes please get in touch.

  • Stiles to Gates

    A generous grant from the 2012 Legacy Health and Wellbeing Fund has enabled us to replace 30 stiles with self-closing gates. The group has liaised with landowners and Dorset's Countryside Ranger Service to bring this about.

    How many have you spotted so far?

    NEXT SATURDAY WALK              MAY 6th

  • Depart from behind the Library at 2pm
  • Car share to East Knoyle
  • Walking distance about 4 miles
  • Mostly fields and woodland.
  • Mostly  flat, 3 fairly gentle uphill and 1 downhill section
  • Only 1 stile at the beginning. 
  • Short stop half way so bring coffee and a snack if you wish.
  • Everyone welcome, including families but no dogs please.
  • Back by about 5pm
  • FREE