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This January, challenge yourself to get active every day, your way…

Need help getting active this January?  Kickstart 2020 with us. 

Come and join Dorset Mind. We can get active together for better mental health.

Whether you walk, run, swim, cycle or choose your favourite fitness activity, set your own goals and enjoy support from the RED community every step, splash and pedal of the way! It’s totally free to take part. 

Join the Dorset RED January community here!

You can also support your local Mind by fundraising for us at the same time.  Get your friends and family to sponsor you to do something active each day in January – it’s a challenge, but we’re with you every step of the way. Fundraisers will get a medal at the end of their month-long challenge!

Get your merch…

We have T-shirts and Snoods available so that you can get yourself kitted out in our official Red January merchandise.

RED January Shop


RED January Fundraising pack
RED January 2020 A5 leaflet
RED January Calendar
RED Januray Calendar of ideas
RED January Sponsorship form

Anyone who has registered for Red January can join us on our organised walks. Details below:

DateLocationMeeting placeDescription
Saturday 4th JanuaryBournemouth Bournemouth Pier A lovely seaside walk (2.8 miles) from Bournemouth Pier to Boscombe Pier and back again. A wonderful way to get out in the fresh air and discover other RED January participants' stories. Meet at Bournemouth Pier, in front of Aruba at 10am (parking at the Bournemouth International Centre BH2 5BY, or Bath Road South BH1 2EW).
Saturday 11th JanuaryHengistbury HeadHiker CafeA gentle sloping walk along pathways at Hengistbury head, overlooking the Dorset coastline as well as heathland and lakes. (3 miles). Dogs welcome on leads. Parking available. Toilets at the cafe.
Saturday 18th January LonghamThe Angel PubA walk along the river Stour through woodland and Longham Lakes where almost 180 different bird species have been spotted. Approx. 4.5 miles and will take around 1.5 hours. Not suitable for those with mobility issues or pushchairs unfortunately. Kids welcome accompanied by adults. Well behaved dogs welcome but must be kept on a lead at the Lakes. Wear appropriate footwear.

Saturday 18th JanuaryBridportThe Bull HotelA picturesque country walk (approx. 5 miles) We’ll meet at 10am outside the Bull Hotel, Bridport. Toilets are available on West Street by the bus station or Wetherspoons on east street. This route is a flat 2.5 miles to West Bay along the old railway and return 2.5 miles via fields.
Saturday 25th JanuaryRSPB ArneIn front of the RSPB stand in the car parkRed trail (1¾ hour walk) taking you through scrub, farm land, ancient oak woodland, pine and birch forest, lowland heath, saltmarsh, sandy beach, acidic ponds and open water.
Dogs welcome on leads.
Sunday 26th January WeymouthWeymouth PavilionA flat walk along the esplanade/seafront for 3.8 miles. It might be muddy and slightly uneven underfoot for part of the walk in Lodmoor Country Park. Meet at Weymouth Pavilion at 11am. There are toilets in Weymouth Pavilion, along the esplanade and also in the car park by Lodmoor Country Park.
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