DATE
TIME
DISTANCE
GRID REF

CAR
SHARE
- and/or -
BUS TIMES

DESCRIPTION AND DETAILS OF WALKS

DECEMBER 2017

LEADER(s)

CONTACT
NUMBERS

Sat 2 Dec

10:00
5 Miles
SY 997 783

PUT 09:30


Langton Matravers & Seacombe

Meet at Spyway car park Langton Matravers (National Trust parking charge applies £2 - free for NT members). Go South to Dancing Ledge then West along coastal path to Seacombe. From Seacombe go inland to Worth and then head back Eastwards along Priests Way. Great sea views. Fairly steep ascent from Seacombe towards Worth.

Rob Lobley

07766 630453

Wed 6 Dec

09:45
6 miles
SZ 030 802

PUT N/A


BALLARD DOWN FISHING BARROW & STUDLAND

Park & Start from Ballard Stores for a figure of eight walk up coast path to Ballard Down and west to pass Dean Hill. Then past Fishing Barrow & Black Mound to Studland & up to Ballard Down via the Glebe, descending via Whitecliff Farm back to the start. A couple of stiles & two ascents to the top of Ballard Down.

Tony Aellen

01929 424462
07779 112492
(during walk only)

Sat 9 Dec

 09:45
4.6 miles
SZ 030 802

PUT N/A


Godlingston & Ballard Down

Start at Ballard Stores. Go via DayÕs Park, the allotments, Godlingston Manor, Round Down and return along the lower Ballard Down path and, possibly, the Coast Path. A couple of stiles & two ascents to the top of Round Down.

Tony Aellen

01929 424462
07779 112492
(during walk only)

Wed 13 Dec

11:00
3 Miles
SZ 029 802

PUT N/A


Christmas LUNCH PRECEDED BY WALK

Walk starts at 11:00.  Lunch at 12:30 for 13:00.

This yearÕs Christmas lunch will be held at the Pines Hotel. The lunch will be preceded by a 3 mile walk over Ballard Down starting from Ballard Stores (North Swanage). .

Please note:- You will need clean footwear in the hotel. Maybe carry spare indoor shoes in your rucksack or otherwise arrange for shoes to be available at the hotel. As in previous years I will arrange for storage and changing facilities

                                                 Christmas Lunch

                                              At the PINES HOTEL
                             Upper end of Burlington Road   SZ 031 800

                                                   12:30 for 13:00

For full details please see Social News at the front of this programme.

Steve and Gill Williams

01929 422795
07766 375151

Sat 16 Dec

10:00
5.1 miles
SY 829 806

PUT 09:15


WEST LULWORTH, DAGGERS GATE and LULWORTH COVE

Park politely and start from the bottom of Old Farm Lane. Walk north to Burngate Reservoir climbing 150m in three quarters of a mile. Then west along past West Down Farm and on to Daggers Gate. A little further and then drop to the South West Coast Path to go back to Lulworth Cove past Durdle Door and south of Hambury Tout. Return to the cars either up the road or along the footpath just to the east.

Tony Aellen

01929 424462
07779 112492
(during walk only)

Wed 20 Dec

09:50
6.2 Miles
SZ
031 832

PUT 09:30

Bus
No 50 09:25

Last Walk
before
Christmas

Mince Pies
Sherry and
be Festive

Agglestone, Godlingston Heath, Ballard Down

Take no 50 Bus (£3.70) to Knoll House Hotel or by car and park in NT Visitor Centre CP. Walk from Knoll House Hotel to Agglestone Rock and over Godlingston Heath and Golf Course. Cross B3351 and climb Ballard Down to Obelisk. Return via Old Harry Rocks and Studland Village. Easy walking with two moderate climbs.

Weather permitting the SWWG committee will be bringing some mince pies and sherry, and we will take a break during the walk to be festive.

Jack Duncan

01929 421039
07754 993868

Sat 23 Dec

 

CHRISTMAS BREAK - THERE IS NO WALK ON THIS DATE

 

Wed 27 Dec

 

CHRISTMAS BREAK - THERE IS NO WALK ON THIS DATE

 

Sat 30 Dec

10:00
4 miles
SZ 037 825

PUT 09:35

Bus
No 50 09:25

Leader not at Swanage pick-up point

STUDLAND, BALLARD DOWN and HANDFAST POINT (Old Harry)

Park in National Trust car park by Bankes Arms in Studland (free for NT members). Walk via Glebeland Estate, Ballard Down and back via Handfast Point. One steepish climb.
Finish at Bankes Arms for an optional New Years Eve drink with me.

Karen Pratley

01202 623230
07773 523060