LDWA Dorset Group Home Page


This is the website of the Dorset Group of the Long Distance Walkers Association. Any problems, broken links, comments: please e-mail dorset.ldwa@gmail.com

The LDWA is an Association of people with the common interest of walking long distances in rural, mountainous or moorland areas. By joining the LDWA, you will meet other like-minded long distance walkers and gain access to information on walking events and long distance walking routes all over the UK. Go to the tab "About the LDWA" for more details.

The Dorset Group of the LDWA was founded in 1993. The group organises regular social walks (see Future Events page) and two challenge walks (see Challenge Walks page) each year, one being the Dorset Doddle, a 32 mile walk along the coastal path from Weymouth to Swanage. In 2018, the challenge events will be the Doddle West and the Dorset Doddle.

Please get in contact with one of the committee, or come along for a social walk if you are interested. You can find out about what happens on a Social Walk by going to the About Social Walks page) in the Group Activities menu.

Dorset Giant 2019

After a break in 2016 when the Dorset Group were organising the Dorset 100, this event returned in 2019. It took place over the weekend Sat 13th - Sun 14th Apr 2019. Results available on results page of LDWA website.

Cerne Giant 2020

In the light of the Coronavirus pandemic we have made the very difficult decision to cancel the Cerne Giant Challenge.  I am sure you understand that we must prioritise the health and well being of entrants and their families, as well as helpers and volunteers who make our events happen.

Dorset Doddle 2020

The 2020 Doddle will be on August 23rd 2020. See Challenge Event page for details.


The Dorset Group has a no dogs policy on all their challenge walks, and entrants with a dog will be disqualified.