Welcome to Sherborne Walks

 

Join our local Blue Badge Tour Guides to experience a variety of guided walking tours based in the beautiful market town of Sherborne and beyond.

Sherborne Walks are restarting their guided walking tours on 1 August with pre-booking and a maximum of 5 places available per tour.

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Welcome to Sherborne Walks.

To book a tour and view our new Covid safety procedures go to Our Programme page.

As local guides we can add extra depth and enjoyment as you explore the town – it can make a big difference!

In two hours, we can unlock 1300 years of history of one of the most beautiful towns in Dorset, help you meet local characters and take you on a walking tour back through time. 

After your walk you can spend time visiting  Sherborne Castle and The Old Castle; the stunning Sherborne Abbey, Sherborne Museum, explore the independent shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants. Visit Discover Sherborne for more ideas.

We are experienced high-quality Blue Badge guides who are the official tourist guides of the United Kingdom. We wear a Blue Badge to indicate our professionalism and are recognised by local tourist bodies throughout the UK, including Visit England and Visit Dorset.

We make Sherborne accessible to all and help you enjoy your visit by providing guided walks, ideas of what else to do and where to visit.

We believe the personal touch is what will make your visit special.

Sherborne Bombing

Sherborne Bombing

Sherborne’s BombingIn 1940, Britain was at war against Nazi Germany. On 30 September 1940 at about 4.30 p.m. the residents of Sherborne got a shock. As local historian Gerald Pitman wrote “some 300 bombs, about 60 tons, were dropped in under 5 minutes.”Sherborne had...

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Sherborne’s Fire Marks

Sherborne’s Fire Marks

Sherborne’s Fire MarksA few weeks ago I listened with interest to the Sherborne Podcast on Sherborne Fire Station. I was reminded that keeping your eyes up as you walk around the streets of central Sherborne can reveal unexpected objects. These range from detailed...

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Answers to the Thornford ‘Lockdown’ Quiz

Answers to the Thornford ‘Lockdown’ Quiz

Answers to the Lock-down Quiz. This family quiz was designed to help local residents look at, appreciate and understand some of the village’s interesting history. Question No. Answer 1 1893. Clock set in a buttressed tower set in front of the pub car park. 1937 light...

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  •   We we we we have just done another interesting 2.5 hr walking tour of Sherborne with Cindy. This time we did parts of Sherborne never seen before. Fascinating, interesting and... read more

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    8/27/2018
  •   Cindy is a very informative, interesting and entertaining guide. We spent a delightful couple of hours with her today and enjoyed every moment. We learnt so much about Sherborne and... read more

    Pat B
    6/27/2019
  •   A very informative walking tour of the Town by very knowledgable Guides.
    As a relatively new Resident (3 Years), it was a great way to have a snapshot of... read more

    MrAntonyEdwards
    11/06/2019
  •   What better guide than Cindy to tell you all about this fantastic town. Her enthusiasm and local knowledge know no bounds! If you thought history was boring, think again! This... read more

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    1/02/2019
  •   Fantastic informative walk by our extremely knowledgable guide Paul, on the day before the 80th anniversary of the bombing of Sherborne. Not only were we able to appreciate the beauty... read more

    valeriee331
    9/30/2020
  •   We had the most delightful walk with Cindy showing us all the hidden pathways in Sherborne with a few extra snippets of information on the way. A truly delightful tour... read more

    avatar thumb Burchell I
    8/28/2018
  •   We had a personalised tour with Cindy as there were no other takers on that morning! Very glad we did as Cindy was wonderful. Very informative and made the town... read more

    Badgerisimus
    8/31/2019
  •   Interesting, riveting, amusing, eccentric, very informative and full of local knowledge and history. An amazing couple of hours with Cindy as our guide. This is a " must do "... read more

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    5/19/2019
  •   Our visit around Sherborne with our tour guide Cindy was delightful. She is very knowledgable about Sherborne’s history, as well as the unseen secrets. I felt we could have gone... read more

    Brenda S
    8/07/2019
  •   Wow. What a performance! Cindy is clearly in love with Sir Walter Raleigh! She gave a two hour declaration of his character and life in Sherborne in the beginning of... read more

    Anton_Antonson
    2/20/2020