Sherborne Walks

Take a stroll through time with Blue Badge Guide Cindy Chant

Join Sherborne’s Blue Badge Guide Cindy Chant every Tuesday & Thursday, April-September for a guided walk through time;

a thousand years of history for only £6

(Though additional Bank Holiday Walks and Winter Specials do happen, so do pop back for the latest updates!)

This year Cindy is operating the same route twice a week to show off as much of this ancient town’s diverse and beautiful architecture as possible.

High Season Walks are on Tuesdays & Thursdays and start at the Tourist Information Centre, Digby Road, at 10:30am, and feature the core of the town where Cindy will take you to explore The Abbey Green, Almshouse, the Conduit, Bow Arch and more.

In the Winter walks are available on request/by prior arrangement.

These delights take at least 1½hours to enjoy, but with Cindy’s enthusiasm and extensive knowledge of the town the extent of your walk is limited only by your interest.

There’s no need to book, and walks happen whatever the weather, but if you’d like to ask Cindy anything in particular or make a private booking for a tour, do contact her:


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Let Cindy Share Sherborne with you

Effervescent Cindy has over 50 years of accumulated knowledge from living in the area and a passionate interest in its heritage, and has devoted herself to the history of this ancient and beautiful town.

There is so much history here she continues to provide new walks with a varying focus throughout the winter months.

2017 Off-season & Special walks include:

Off The Beaten Track

See the parts of Sherborne's History you never knew were there! 

Sunday 29th October 2017!

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Start your New Year right!

Walk off all the turkey, sprouts and choccys with Cindy as she explores the History North of the Abbey! Monday 1st January 2018!

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Raleigh Rambles

Hear all about Cindy's favourite Valentine, Sir Walter Raleigh and the History of Castleton where he lived.

Sunday 11th February 2018!

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Easter Bank Holiday!

Hear all about The Coming of the Railway to Sherborne and how it changed this historic town! Monday 2nd April 2018!

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Great with GROUPS!


Planning a visit to Sherborne? Cindy can provide your group with a tour of the town tailored to your specific interests. She has catered for a wide range of visiting parties, from young school children to local senior clubs to overseas visitors. From the core town tour, to specific areas like Castleton or topics like Walter Raleigh. For those whose relatives have been to Sherborne School to those researching family History here. Cindy can tailor the tour to you. Group size is no object.

Contact her via the form below.

Not only, but also...!


Being a fully qualified Blue Badge Guide, and long-time local, Cindy doesn't just know Sherborne, she knows all about The West Country at large too!

A particular love is 'Church Crawls'. Less boozy but more historically interesting than a pub crawl, Cindy can join you on a guided drive through some of the architectural beauties that religion has built in the local area. Email for info!

'Armchair Walks'

Not content with giving visitors to beautiful historic Sherborne a guided tour when they get here, Cindy can also bring the tour to you!

With her imense knowledge and the aid of slides, paper handouts, and immeasurable enthusiam, Cindy has brought the sights and History of Sherborne to many who've never even set foot in the town.

Cindy has given talks to local societies and groups on request, as well as given free lectures in Sherborne library on topics as diverse as Sir Walter Raleigh, the Workhouse, and the History of the Lavatory as well as 'An Armchair Guided Tour of Sherborne'.

Would your local group be interested? Contact Cindy to discuss how she can bring Sherborne to you!