DATE

TIME
DISTANCE
GRID REF
Post Code

DESCRIPTION AND DETAILS OF WALKS

FEBRUARY  2022

LEADER(s)

CONTACT
NUMBERS

Wed 2-Feb
2022

10:00

6 Miles
SY 920 873
BH20 4QJ

Wareham to RIDGE and Stoborough heath

Meet at Streche Road CP (park in nearby roads). Walk down Pound Lane, along river to Redcliffe through Ridge to Poole Harbour Trail. Cross A351 and Furzebrook Road. Back along Stoborough Heath, Melancholy Lane, up Hardy Way to Redcliffe and return by river again. Stop at Quay for drinks / lunch if desired. Terrain generally flat with a couple of stiles. Likely to be wet, but firm.

Nick and Celia Arnold

07950 847450

Sat 5-Feb
2022

10:00

5 Miles
SY 959 824
BH20 5DR

Corfe to Kingston circular

Meet at Corfe Castle National Trust car park for a circular walk to Kingston, outward and return via Blashenwell Farm. One steep climb and three stiles, otherwise easy walking. May be muddy if recent rain.

Clive and Rosemary Hargrave

01929 550399
07791 776338

Wed 9-Feb
2022

10:00

4 Miles
SZ 031 788
BH19 1DD

THE HIDDEN AND OBSCURE PATHS OF SWANAGE

Meet outside Mowlem Theatre for a circular walk on mostly urban paths and cut throughs many of which are not Rights of Way, though all are regularly used by the public. Many of these paths are not known to the local authorities and arise out of recent surveys to identify such paths and to consider their redesignation as RoWs. One path even goes through the middle of somebody’s house! No trespassing will be involved. If the conditions are OK we may just venture out into open countryside, but most paths are within the built up area and therefore urban in nature.

Steve Williams

07766 375151

Sat 12-Feb
2022

10:00

5.8 Miles
SY 906 893
BH20 7PE

WAREHAM FOREST

Park and meet at Sika Trail car park on Bere Road. We begin by walking along the Woodlark Trail. The walk continues along part of the Sika Trail. Easy walking, although some mud is to be expected.
Note post code is for the Silent Woman pub 500m north west of the start point.

Anton Hack

07800 784697

Wed 16-Feb
2022

10:00

5.5 Miles
SY 959 824
BH20 5DR

Bus no 40
09:00

CORFE, KILWOOD, RIDGEWAY

Meet and start from Corfe NT CP. Walk via Norden & Kilwood to Creech and Stonehill, then climb up onto ridge for a break. Return via Ridgeway Hill & Knowle Hill. One moderately steep climb. Expect sloshy mud for a short stretch after Norden.

John Wadey

01929 422554
07397 968116

Sat 19-Feb
2022

10:10

6 Miles
SZ 043 876
BH13 7QD

Bus no 50
09:25

SANDBANKS TO BOURNEMOUTH VIA SEVERAL CHINES

Bus from Swanage (no 50) or Poole (no 60). Meet at exit of Sandbanks CP opposite North Haven yacht club (car park £2.80). Walk along beach to promenade, then remainder of walk on tarmac via seafront and through several of the Chines to Bournemouth pier, then up through gardens to Bournemouth Square to catch no 50 to Swanage (probably at 13:49 to arrive back in Swanage at 14:45). Quite a lot of ups and downs via slopes and steps.

Brian Arnold

01929 480224
07740 980056

Wed 23-Feb
2022

10:00

5 Miles
SY 881 946
BH20 7EG

BLOXWORTH, WHITEFIELD & WEST MORDEN  -  SNOWDROP WALK

Park in Bloxworth Village Hall CP on right before church (please park end on to hedge on left towards back of car park, away from the road). Walk via Woodlake, East Bloxworth, to Whitefield. Return via West Morden and Morden Lane. Gentle walk (a/d 350ft) over pasture and woodland. Several stiles. Hope to see lots of Snowdrops.

Donation of £1 per car to Bloxworth village hall to be collected for use of CP.

Brian Arnold

01929 480224
07740 980056

Sat 26-Feb
2022

10:00

7 Miles
ST 960 031
DT11 9JL

BADBURY RINGS / PAMPHILL / KINGSTON LACY ESTATE

Park in Badbury Rings NT Car Park (Postcode is nearby in road opposite entrance of NT car park). Walk around the rings then down towards main road. Cross over and skirt around Kingston Lacy Estate. Toilets and refreshments at Pamphill Garden Centre. Continue through Kingdown with sweeping views of rolling hills back to the start. Gentle walking with no stiles or steep ascents.

Peter and Hilary Parascandolo

01929 427174
07801 802095