DATE
TIME
DISTANCE
GRID REF

CAR
SHARE
- and/or -
BUS TIMES

DESCRIPTION AND DETAILS OF WALKS

JANUARY 2019

LEADER(s)

CONTACT
NUMBERS

Wed 2 Jan

09:30
4 Miles
SY 956 795

PUT 09:00


Kingston and Houns Tout

Park and start from Kingston Church. Walk via Hill Bottom to Chapman's Pool, then very steep climb up steps to Houns Tout, followed by easy walk back to Kingston.

John Wadey

01929 422554
07397 968116

Sat 5 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 linear 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 Williams

01929 422795
07766 375151

Wed 9 Jan

09:45
6 Miles
SY 907 893

PUT 09:00


Wareham Forest / Gore Heath

Meet and start from Sika Trail CP. A sheltered and mostly flat walk including forest, bog and heathland on  gravel tracks that are usually dry.

John Wadey

01929 422554
07397 968116

Sat 12 Jan

10:00
7.5 miles
SY 918 800

PUT 09:30

Leader not at Swanage pick up point

KIMMERIDGE, WORBARROW, TYNEHAM

Meet at Kimmeridge Quarry for a figure of eight walk via Kimmeridge Village and Gad Cliff to Worbarrow Bay. Return via Tyneham Village and Kimmeridge Ridge. Two moderate climbs and great views. We will have the normal coffee stop around 11 o’clock and a further break of about 15 mins in Tyneham village.

Karen Pratley

01202 623230
07773 523060

Wed 16 Jan

11:15
6.2 Miles
SZ 065 896

PUT N/A

Bus
No 50 10:25

Branksome Chine, Coy Pond, Bourne Stream, SEAFRONT

Meet and start from car park at base of Branksome Chine. No 50 bus from Swanage at 10:25 or from Bournemouth Square at 10:49, or £2 to park. Walk up Branksome Chine, then roads to Coy Pond past viaducts, then down Bourne stream / Bournemouth Gardens to seafront, and back along promenade to start point. Easy walk, no steep hills. Return buses at 15:03 to Swanage or 15:00 to Bournemouth.
NB - Late start to allow use of no 50 bus on a Wednesday from Swanage.

Brian Arnold

01929 480224
07740 980056

Sat 19 Jan

09:50
5.5 miles
SZ 034 836

PUT N/A

Bus
No 50 09:25

KNOLL BEACH TO SWANAGE

Take bus to Knoll House hotel and proceed to NT Visitor Centre or by car to NT car park. Meet by Visitor Centre. Linear walk on Coast Path to Old Harry Rocks and over Ballard Down to White Cliff Farm and Swanage Seafront. Easy walking and the best local views.

Anton Hack

01929 288479
07800 784697

Wed 23 Jan

10:00
5 Miles
SY 846 948

PUT 09:15


Bere Regis and Turners Puddle

Meet at car park next to Manor Farm Road in Bere Regis. Circular walk via Shitterton, Jubilee Trail, Piddle Wood & Turners Puddle. Fairly easy walking with woodland & rolling countryside. Likely to be muddy in patches.

Rob Lobley

01929 439903
07766 630453 (no mobile reception at home)

Sat 26 Jan

10:00
5 miles
SY 977 908
BH15 4RW

PUT 09:05

Leader not at Swanage pick up point

ROCKLEY PARK

Start at Ham Common car park (free). Drive into Rockley Caravan park, it is 1st left after the first roundabout. Circular walk via Rockley Park, Ham common, Lytchet Bay, Holes Bay, Upton Park, Lake pier. Reasonably flat. Lovely views. Some road walking, may be muddy in places.

Jill Carter

01202 684135
07939 463926

Wed 30 Jan

09:30
5 Miles
SY 959 824

PUT 09:00


Norden and Ridgeway Hill

Meet and start from Corfe NT CP. Flat walk via Norden and Kilwood. Then steep climb up to the ridge at Cross Dykes and follow ridge back to Corfe.

John Wadey

01929 422554
07397 968116