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.

June 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!

#walkingtours #walkingindorset #walking #sherbornetown #sherbornemarket #sherborneindies #events #Dorset

The last two events were so popular we have now released another date

Would you like to hear the history of our market town? Not only that but 1300 years of history can be brought to life with a 2-hour stroll around the town including visiting interesting local business premises.

On our website you will find more details and also other events. ...https://sherbornewalks.co.uk/

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

Hooray! Back to some kind of normality, we wanted to do it with a 'Welcome Walk' Perfect if you have recently moved to Sherborne or would just like to hear some of the historic tales of the town.

Paul our Blue Badge Guide will take you through the town, on an exciting 1200 years... of history.

Socially distanced groups of 6, we have 2 confirmed dates but please feel free to contact us if you require a different date.

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

Hello Spring indeed, have you been enjoying the beautiful weather we are having lately? So nice to see the colour coming back and blossom on the trees.

We are looking at our programme for the summer season and have some new talks to add. Having this time has allowed us to create and ...arrange some exciting things (hopefully you will have been following Paul's column in the Conduit).

We just wanted to say that we have missed walking with you and can't wait to return safely soon.

We have a new zoom talk just been launched on our website, A Journey around the Blackmore Vale.

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#dorset #walkingdorset #walking #dorsetcountryside #riverstour

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  • star rating  Very much enjoyed our walking tour with Paul today. Very informative and love Sherborne. Great to have views of the school court at the rear of the Abbey.

    719wisteria
    5/28/2021
  • star rating  A great way to learn about the history and architecture of Sherborne and to discover otherwise hidden delights. Julia is a fantastic recent addition to the team, able to place... read more

    Navigator40049
    5/22/2021
  • 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

    JTravel131211
    4/12/2021
  • 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

    1libertyh
    1/03/2021
  • 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.

    matthewmY3301QU
    10/26/2020
  • 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

    valeriee331
    9/30/2020
  • star rating  We have taken 2 tours with Cindy, and both were delightful. We learned so much history, and enjoyed many sites.

    4scollins2018
    6/20/2020
  • 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

    Anton_Antonson
    2/20/2020
  • 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

    MrAntonyEdwards
    11/06/2019
  • 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

    Badgerisimus
    8/31/2019