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.

September 2020

October

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

    4scollins2018
    6/20/2020
  •   Captivating, informative, amusing, full of local anecdotes and fascinating trivia from over the years of this ancient town. Thanks, Cindy, we loved it and will do it again next year!

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    4/02/2019
  •   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
  •   Cindy should be put forward for a Local Guide of the Year Award. Informative, amusing, occasionally risqué and utterly captivating if you can keep up with her boundless energy.... read more

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    8/27/2018
  •   We had a very interesting and informative walk around Sherborne with Cindy. She was so knowledgeable and friendly. We spent 2 hours visiting the very... read more

    87marytheresaw
    6/27/2019
  •   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
  •   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
  •   A Bank Holiday guided walk off the beaten track around Sherborne, with the added bonus of a sneak peek inside Sherborne School. Cindy is so knowledgeable and conveys a rare... read more

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    8/29/2018