Terms & Conditions

(Currently being updated Jan 2022)

Lockdown arrangement: Booking. All tours must be pre-booked. Use either Our Programme page, or contact Paul Birbeck or Julia Morris

Mobile: 07989 453966 or paul@sherbornewalks.co.uk with any other request. Julia: 07817 364981 or julia@sherbornewalks.co.uk 

Payment is made on-line when booking. Cash payment to the guide is also an option available space at the start of a tour.

Cancellation of an advertised walking tour. If you have pre-paid and are unable to honour your booking a refund will only be paid if you inform us by 6.00 pm the day before your booked event. You can cancel online or call Paul: 07989 453966   Julia: 07817 364981

If your tour is cancelled due to weather-related closure or a sudden issue arises, we will inform you at the earliest opportunity and provide a full refund.

During the tour, clients will be requested to maintain social distancing between people from different households. Wearing a face mask and bring hand sanitiser are optional. Follow the risk assessed route

Social distancing. Guides will happily work with tour companies who use & provide remote audio devices to clients. 

Terms and Conditions – 2022.

All tours are in English.

All tours must be pre-booked. Use either Our Programme page, or contact Paul Birbeck or Julia Morris

Mobile: 07989 453966 or paul@sherbornewalks.co.uk   Julia: 

Two hour walking tours (starting between 9am and 7pm): Minimum charge: £30 per person (minimum number four people. Max 25 people) Dog friendly route.

Group walking tour. (4-25 people) Two-hour group tour (Contact Paul  or Julia for special theme requests). Please send an enquiry detailing number in group for prices of bespoke and personal guided tours.

Prices

90 minute illustrated Zoom talk: £50 (Available UK-wide – travelling and accommodation costs may apply).  Advertised talks usually £5 per person payable at the door.

Daily rates:

Half day (four hours) car, minibus, coach tour commentary: £140

Full day (eight hours) car, minibus, coach tour commentary: £240 (£8 per head)  Special discount rate for groups larger than 25)

NOTE: car, coach, minibus and driver to be provided by client

Full day (up to eight hours) assistance to media / marketing professionals (TV, radio, film, promotional DVD, journalists, writers, etc): £350

Group size. For insurance and to ensure clients have a high quality experience, a maximum number of people that can be taken on a walking tour. See below for more details.

The maximum number of people on any group walking tour is 25, although this may need to be reduced, depending on special needs / requirements.

If you have more than 25 people in your group, we will endeavour to provide additional qualified guides (please contact us for more details).

Access statement. This access statement does not contain personal opinions as to the tours’ suitability for those with access needs, but aims to accurately describe the facilities and services that are available to guests/visitors.

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All Sherborne Walks guides are fully insured guided walking tours with a certified local Blue Badge Guide, taking place principally in the open air in Sherborne town centre. Guests are responsible for their own safety and advised to come prepared for the weather on the day, including suitable footwear, and wet weather/sun protection as applicable.

A typical tour lasts at least 1½ hours. Sherborne is situated in a valley, and as such, there is at least a very gentle slope to most roads. There are some hills but wheelchair and ‘buggy’ users should find no difficulties. Cheap Street does incorporate a gradual incline, but most of this is no longer included in the weekly walk, and the section that is will be downhill. If you are arranging a private or attending a special walk and have mobility queries, please contact the guide in advance.

Group sizes vary from a 2 – 25 people. Smaller groups are usually able to hear the guide without amplification, but for larger groups a headset mic is used. There are only a few locations of seating around the tour route, and guests are usually standing for the duration of the tour, so a mobile seat is advisable if you require regular rest stops.

Sherborne is generally wheelchair-friendly, with dropped kerbs or ramps throughout the central area, and although the typical tour route incorporates a short flight of steps, a minor diversion for wheel-friendly access can be incorporated where needed. There is one kissing gate, but it is large enough to accommodate wheelchairs/pushchairs.

If you lip read, please advise the Guide of this at the start of the tour, guests with any other specific requirements should advise the Guide at the start of the tour so they are aware of your needs.

Dogs, including assistance dogs are welcome.

The Guide will explain the location of the facilities at the start of the tour, including the nearest fully accessible toilets.

Following the tour, guests will find level access to numerous cafes in the town centre, and the Abbey porch ramped for disabled access, with level access to most parts. The Cross Keys on The Parade, offers a 10% on non-alcoholic drinks for groups of 5 or more.

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  • star rating  Thank you for a superb walk. It was so interesting and informative. I have lived in the village for 15 years (just a newcomer!) and have been on walking tours... read more

    paulbT4205BQ
    April 18, 2022
  • star rating  Our guide was excellent --- informative and a pleasure to walk with. We knew nothing about Sherborne and he revealed what a wonderful town it was.

    Nlhki
    October 26, 2021
  • star rating  A very interesting morning learning and seeing so much about the Sherborne Bombing. I thoroughly enjoyed the walk and look forward to taking part in other walks.

    suepC4537PQ
    October 20, 2021
  • star rating  Our guide was excellent --- informative and a pleasure to walk with. We knew nothing about Sherborne and he revealed what a wonderful tow

    Nlhiestand
    October 1, 2021
  • star rating  We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Paul on the markets and fairs of Sherborne. His tour was interesting, enlightening and entertaining and he went to a lot of effort to... read more

    suemay20154
    September 1, 2021
  • star rating  We had a 2 hour walk today with Paul, and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Paul is very friendly and extremely knowledgable about the area, and shared so much information with... read more

    Ian B
    September 1, 2021
  • star rating  A very interesting morning learning and seeing so much about the Sherborne Bombing. I thoroughly enjoyed the walk and look forward to taking part in oth

    Sue P
    September 1, 2021
  • star rating  Thoroughly enjoyed the new Sherborne Walk to see the Shell House and to wonder whether Sherborne had its very own Georgian Pleasure Gardens. Paul is a very friendly and knowledgeable... read more

    Debs
    July 20, 2021
  • star rating  An informative short walk around this lovely town. Paul set a visit to the remarkable Shell House in the context of 16th & 17th century Sherborne & the development... read more

    chickbird
    July 20, 2021
  • star rating  Thoroughly enjoyed the new Sherborne Walk to see the Shell House and to wonder whether Sherborne had its very own Georgian Pleasure Gardens. Paul is a very friendly and knowledgeable... read more

    deborahclem
    July 20, 2021