Dorset LDWA 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

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.

Dorset Doddle 2020

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Dorset Doddle. The 2021 Dorset Doddle is due to be held on 22 August 2021

Cerne Giant 2021

The Cerne Giant challenge will be held Sunday 21 March 2021. Entries open 01/01/2021


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