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.

April 2021

Sherborne Walks are so pleased to be filling out our events calender, we have more in the pipeline too, to be the first to hear about new walks please subscribe to our newsletter.

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.

A New way to view

A New way to view

Zoom Talks with Sherborne Walks   Keeping up with technology Well 2020 has made a few businesses change the way they work and this includes how we work too. We still want to deliver the same interesting and exciting tales that we normally share in person, however...

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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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Come and walk with us! Just added to the website!

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We are so excited to be able to start our #walkingtours again with #bluebadgetouristguide Paul. We have an interesting #tour around #sherborne with over 1200 years of #historic #tales

We have a #newcommers walk perfect if you have recently moved to the area or are just looking to gain ...some local knowledge.

We are taking out socially distanced groups of six, if you can't find a date that suits let us know and we can arrange one.

#bluebadgeguide #sherbornedorset #dorset #walkingindorset #walking #history #historic #sherbornecastle #sherbornetown #sherborneabbey

Well hello #spring indeed! Are you enjoying the beautiful sunshine? Lovely to see the blossom on the trees and the colour coming back!

We can't wait to get out walking with you again (safely). We have been working on some exciting new tours over the lockdown and eager to share them ...with you on our summer programme.

#walking #bluebadgetouristguide #sherborne #Dorset #blackmorevale #summer #spring #flowers #covid_19 #safetyfirst #walkingtours

Everyone welcome. We look forward to starting 2020 in a positive way. #visitdorset #sherbornecastle #dorset

Sometimes one just has to get out and enjoy the view. @discoversherborne @theeastbury @oliverscoffeehouse @sherbornetimes @sherbornecastle @lovefordorset

The Dorset Moon Schools competition is launched. The race is on for some great prizes in Sherborne.

Sherborne looking good this spring. Why not visit? #visitdorset #visitengland #sherborne #sherbornewalks #shaftsbury

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  • star rating  Sherborne is full of architecture from the Middle Ages, Tudor, Stewards, Georgian, Queen Victoria, and all brought to life by Paul the guide whose knowledge is brilliant. Even those of... read more

  • star rating  I bought a private walking tour as a Christmas present for my family, wanting something we could do together (covid safe), enjoy even with our different tastes and learn something... read more

  • star rating  Paul is an excellent guide. A fount of knowledge on all things Sherbornese. His enthusiasm is infectious and gives you a deeper perspective on this beautiful, ancient city.

  • star rating  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

  • star rating  We have taken 2 tours with Cindy, and both were delightful. We learned so much history, and enjoyed many sites.

  • star rating  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

  • star rating  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

  • star rating  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

  • star rating  It is well worth going on this fascinating walking tour. Cindy our guide has so much knowledge on the history of Sherborne. She is passionate about her subject and very... read more

    Linda R
  • star rating  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