Please join me for a walk
(You don't have to be a member of the club or a runner)
Walk No 142
Walk No 145
The Cricketers, Main Street, Shroton
(Iwerne Courtney), DT1 8QD
Saturday 15th June 2013
From Blandford, take the A350 (lower road) towards Shaftsbury. The turning for Shroton (Iwerne Courtney) is on the left hand side about 3 miles past Stourpaine.
A lovely country walk in the Shroton and Child Okeford area with magnificent views
from Hambledon Hill.
Bring drink and cake for the mid-walk break,
Whilst I will endeavour not to get lost you walk at your own risk.
For further information contact Geoff Scott on
01202 625051 or 07746 568939 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Walk No 144
The Ashley Wood Golf Club
Blandford Forum, DT11 9HN
28 shufflers and 5 dogs, a very enjoyable walk and excellent hospitality in the club after.
Walk No 143
The Hambro Arms
Milton Abbas, DT11 0BP
38 walkers and 4 dogs joined Geoff for plesant shuffle.
The Rose and Crown
Lytchett Matravers, BH16 6DT
42 Shufflers and 6 hounds had a pleasant walk
Walk No 141
The Horns Inn
Colehill, Wimborne, BH21 7AA
38 walkers and 5 dogs shuffled through the muddy lanes and paths of colehill
Walk No 140
The Ashley Wood Golf Club
Blandford Forum, DT11 9HN.
Saturday 19th January 2013
30 walkers and 2 dogs enjoyed this walk in the snow.
Walk No 139
Kimmeridge, Wareham, BH20 5PE
Saturday 15th December 2012
25 walkers and 5 dogs enjoyed this walk.
Walk No 138
The Seven Stars
East Burton, Nr Wool, DT2 8RL
Saturday 10th November 2012
A cold but sunny day with clear blue skys saw 38 walkers and 7 dogs enjoy a 7.6m stroll around Bere heath pausing at TE Lawerence's grave and the lovely church at Moreton.
Walk No 137
The Weld Arms
East Lulworth, BH20 5QQ
Saturday 6th October 2012 meet at 9.30am
Yet another beautiful sunny day saw 30 walkers and 5 dogs enjoy fabulous views of the Purbecks and Tyneham.
The Ship Inn
Langton Matravers, BH19 3EU
Saturday 22nd September 2012
42 shufflers and 8 dogs enjoyed a beautiful day on the Jurassic coast.
Walk No 135
The Stour Inn
Blandford St Mary, DT11 9LH
Saturday 11th August 2012,
Thanks to the the 26 walkers and 2 dogs who enjoyed a lovely 8 mile walk through Bryanston and along the River Stour. The weather was good as was the pub afterwards.
You can see Geoffs other walking trips with his friend Deric on;
Schindlers Shuffles - The beginning
Back in the year 2000 Geoff Scott of Poole Runners, who had been running for 19 years and not knowing how much longer his running may last thought it may be a good idea to organize some country walks. He thought they should take place monthly on a Saturday morning, be about 6-8 miles long and preferably start and finish at a public house.
At the time the walks started Pete Couch, our club chairman was calling Geoff "schindler" after the film Schindlers List because he produced the club running "list" - and so the schindlers shuffles were born.
There were 20 walkers on the first ever shuffle on 1st July 2000 from the Castle Inn at Lulworth Cove. There have been 139 walks to date. In the early days 20-30 shufflers used to turn up, but the popularity of the walks grew over the years and the record is now 76 walkers.
Geoff awards special Schindlers Shuffle badges to walkers after they have completed six walks.
Geoff states that as long as his legs keep going the shuffles will continue, hopefully for many years to come.