DATE
TIME
DISTANCE
GRID REF

CAR
SHARE
- and/or -
BUS TIMES

DESCRIPTION AND DETAILS OF WALKS

DECEMBER 2019

LEADER(s)

CONTACT
NUMBERS

Wed 4 Dec

10:00
4 Miles
SZ 028 782
BH19 2DS

PUT N/A


Townsend Nature Reserve and Durlston

Park and meet at junction Bon Accord Road / Russel Ave in Swanage. Walk through Townsend Nature Reserve, head South through Durlston Country Park to SW coast path. Head East to the castle, break here. Continue on path to Belle Vue road and back to start point on pavement.

Josie Walker

07719 189920

Sat 7 Dec

09:50
4.5 Miles
SZ 034 836
BH19 3AH

PUT 09:25

Bus
No 50 09:25
(or at 09:35
if no ferry)

KNOLL BEACH AND SHELL BAY, STUDLAND

Take bus to Knoll House hotel and proceed to NT Visitor Centre, or by car to Knoll Beach NT car park. Meet by Visitor Centre for walk across Studland Heath to Shell Bay. Take a break at Shell Bay where toilets are available. Return to Knoll Beach along seashore. Easy, flat walking and nice views.

Brian Arnold

01929 480224
07740 980056

Wed 11 Dec

10:00
4/5 Miles
SZ 013 819
BH19 3AB

PUT 09:45


Christmas LUNCH PRECEDED BY WALK

Walk starts at 10:00.  Lunch at 12:00 for 12:30.

This yearÕs Christmas lunch will be held at the Isle of Purbeck Golf Club. The lunch will be preceded by a 4/5 mile walk over Godlingston Heath starting from Golf Club car park on a circular route via Greenlands Farm. If it is raining significantly on the day, the walk will be cancelled.

Please note:- Changing rooms are available at the golf club. However out of the respect of the Golf Club I suggest that muddy boots be left in your car or car share (But please do have respect for your lift provider!)

                    Christmas Lunch  -  12:00 for 12:30
                    At the ISLE OF PURBECK GOLF CLUB on
                    B3351 Corfe to Studland Road (SZ 013 819)

For full details please see Social Events section of this programme
(If reading on Web site please see Social Events section of Club News)

Steve Williams

01929 422795
07766 375151

Sat 14 Dec

09:30
6.5 Miles
SY 955 795
BH20 5LJ

PUT N/A

Bus
No 40 09:00
or
09:09 from Wareham

Kingston to Swanage Linear

Bus no.40 leaving Swanage at 09:00 or bus no.40 leaving Wareham station at 09:09. If anyone is coming from Poole/Wareham direction please let leader know so that he waits for bus. Meet at Kingston Church (St James). Go to Worth Matravers via Hill Bottom and then follow Priests Way back to Swanage. No steep ascents or descents but a few stiles on path to Worth.

Rob Lobley

01929 439903
07766 630453
(no mobile reception
at home)

Wed 18 Dec

09:45
4.5 miles
SY 972 878
BH20 5BJ

PUT 09:05


ARNE NATURE RESERVE  AND SHIPSTAL POINT (RSPB)

Meet at Arne Visitor Centre. Parking £5 or free for RSPB members, so please car share. Dogs allowed but must be on a lead. Walk will be in two parts, a figure of eight centred on the car park. Shipstal Point Trail (2.7 miles) with views over Poole Harbour and islands, then Coombe Heath Trail (1.8 miles). Will stop at bird hides and viewpoints. Easy mostly level walk with no stiles. Mix of heathland, farmland, woods and seashore.

Weather permitting we will bring some mince pies and sherry to celebrate Christmas at the mid point of the walk where there are tables and chairs.

Brian Arnold

01929 480224
07740 980056

Sat 21 Dec

09:30
6 Miles
SY 943 792

PUT 09:00


CHURCH KNOWLE, COCKNOWLE AND KIMMERIDGE

Meet at Sheeps Pen car park, Kingston (1 mile west of Kingston church). Across fields to Animal Sanctuary in Church Knowle. Up through Cocknowle to pick up ridge. Down close to Whiteway Farm on towards Kimmeridge. Back along Smedmore Hill to car park. Hills either side of the valley and stiles. Stoney muddy route between fields. Two climbs and stiles.

Carol Pelling

07903 676909

Wed 25 Dec

 

THERE IS NO WALK ON THIS DATE

 

Sat 28 Dec

 

THERE IS NO WALK ON THIS DATE

 

TUESDAY 31-Dec

10:00
5 Miles
SZ 037 825
BH19 3AU

PUT 09:35
(not leader)

 Bus
No 50 09:25
(or at 09:35
if no ferry)

STUDLAND, AGGLESTONE ROCK, BLACK DOWN

              ***  TUESDAY - NEW YEARS EVE WALK  ***


Park in National Trust car park by Bankes Arms in Studland (free for NT members). Walk via Middle Beach, Agglestone Rock and Black Down.

Finish at Bankes Arms for an optional New Years Eve drink with me.

Karen Pratley

01929 792497
07773 523060