DATE
TIME
DISTANCE
GRID REF

CAR
SHARE
- and/or -
BUS TIMES

DESCRIPTION AND DETAILS OF WALKS

JANUARY 2018

LEADER(s)

CONTACT
NUMBERS

Wed 3 Jan

10:30
5 miles
ST 886 187

PUT 09:00

Leaders not at Swanage pick-up point

Fontmell Down, Compton Abbas VILLAGE

Meet up for car shares at Bere Regis Church CP at 09:30 (SY 846 948). Start at Fontmell Down NT CP (free limited parking). Alternative parking on triangle at approach to airfield. A downland walk with fine views over Cranborne Chase and Blackmoor Vale. Some hills and descents + Compton Abbas Village and Church. Suggestion for those who wish after the walk to end with refreshments at Compton Abbas Airfield.

Terri Simmons

07747 832055

-- and --

Karen Pratley

01202 623230
07773 523060

Sat 6 Jan

10:00
5 miles
SZ 029 789

PUT N/A


NINE BARROW DOWN & ROLLINGTON HILL TO CORFE CASTLE

Meet at Swanage Station for a walk through New Swanage (second pick up at Ballard Stores at 10:30) and along the chalk ridge to Corfe Castle. One challenging climb. Return to Swanage by bus or train (if trains are running) or join me for a new year drink in Corfe Castle.

Steve and Gill Williams

422795
07766 375151

Wed 10 Jan

10:00
4.5 Miles
SY 953 795

PUT 09:30


KINGSTON, BLASHENWELL AND ORCHARD FARMS

Park in Kingston Walkers' CP.  Blashenwell, East & West Orchard Fms. Return via old barn site & Orchard Hill. Old county road and Corfe valley views. Walk includes a sunken track that is very stony and rough.

Colin Schnaar

01929 425287
07765 947970
(no signal at home, switched on at the start)

Sat 13 Jan

10:00
5.5 Miles
SY 977 909
BH15 4RW

PUT 09:10

Leader not at Swanage pick-up point

HOLES BAY POOLE

Start at Ham Common car park (free). Drive into Rockley Caravan park, it is first left after the first roundabout. Circular walk around Rockley Park, Ham Common, Lytchett Bay, Holes Bay, Upton Park, Lake pier. Reasonably flat. Lovely views. Some road walking, may be muddy in places.

Jill Carter

01202 268274
07939 463926

Wed 17 Jan

09:30
5 Miles
SZ 029 802

PUT N/A

Bring bus pass for return

Swanage – Shell bay – Linear walk

Meet and start from Ballard Stores, north Swanage. Walk via Ballard Down and Old Harry to Studland and stop for loos and coffee at NT cafe if open. Then beach walk to Shell Bay. Return by No. 50 bus to Swanage.

John Wadey

01929 422554
07397 968116

Sat 20 Jan

10:20
5 Miles
SZ 086 911

PUT N/A

Bus
No 50 09:25

BOURNEMOUTH PARKS AND TALBOT HEATH

Bus no 50 leaving Swanage station at 9.25am to Bournemouth Square (Gervis Place). Leaders will meet walkers at the bus stop in Bournemouth. Circular walk via Meyrick Park, Pug’s Hole and Talbot Heath, followed by a break at Coy Pond and return through Upper Gardens.

Bryan and Caroline Stubbs

01202 570670
07710 016849

Wed 24 Jan

09:45
5.5 Miles
SY 958 825

PUT 09:15


CORFE, KILWOOD, RIDGEWAY

Meet and start from Corfe NT CP. Walk via Norden and Kilwood to Creech and Stonehill. Then climb up onto Ridge and return via Ridgeway Hill and Knowle Hill.

John Wadey

01929 422554
07397 968116

Sat 27 Jan

10:00
5 Miles
SZ 029 802

PUT N/A


Swanage, Old Harry, Studland

Meet and start from Ballard Stores in North Swanage. Walk via Old Harry and Studland, returning via The Glebe. Two moderate hills.

Maureen Adby

01929 426994
07870 353260

Wed 31 Jan

10:00
5 Miles
SY 989 786

PUT 09:30


Wilkswood, Piggy Lane & Langton

Park with consideration at Acton. Castle View, Quarr Farm, Wilkswood, New Barn, Windmill Knap, "Piggy Lane", Coombe, "Ship Inn", Langton. Valley tracks - some quite muddy!

Colin Schnaar

01929 425287
07765 947970
(no signal at home, switched on at the start)