DATE

TIME
DISTANCE
GRID REF
Post Code

DESCRIPTION AND DETAILS OF WALKS

MARCH  2022

LEADER(s)

CONTACT
NUMBERS

Wed 02-Mar
2022

10:00

4 Miles
SZ 029 802
BH19 1NE

Ballard Down /Swanage

Meet and park by Ballard Stores. Walk to Whitecliff Farm, taking the lower path along Ballard Down, skirting Godlingston Hill to Godlingston Manor, crossing to the allotments and back through Days Park to 10 Moor Road for soup and scones if wanted. A couple of stiles, 2 ascents - not scary, lovely views of Swanage Bay.

Let me know if you want feeding please by 28th Feb. (by text message)

Julie and Dave Rollinson

07935 226533

Sat 05-Mar
2022

09:30

7 Miles
SY 918 800

KIMMERIDGE to CHURCH KNOWLE CIRCULAR

Start from Kimmeridge Quarry free Car park. Walk via Smedmore Hill, Church Knowle, Cocknowle, Ridgeway Hill, Whiteway Farm and back to quarry CP. Hilly walk, some stiles. May be muddy in places.

Carol Pelling

07903 676909

Wed 09-Mar
2022

10:00

7 Miles
SY 702 821
DT3 6PP

CIRCULAR WALK FROM BOWLEAZE COVE VIA WHITE HORSE HILL

Park on road to meet by entrance to Waterside Holiday Park. Walk across farmland to Preston, pass through Osmington village and up to the ridge, following path above White Horse Hill and then down to Sutton Poyntz passing the duck pond. Follow path back to Preston and then through caravan site back to Bowleaze.

Liz Tonks

01929 288814
07941 060958

Sat 12-Mar
2022

10:00

4.5 Miles
SY 918 800

KIMMERIDGE, BRADLE & SWYRE HEAD

Start from the disused Quarry Car Park just before Kimmeridge for a walk to Bradle Farm, Swyre Head and down along the ridge of Smedmore Hill. A few stiles. The climbs are steady, but not very steep, eventually going up to the highest point in Purbeck at Swyre Head. One writer has said - ‘I will defend to the death my view that this walk contains the best views of any in Dorset’.

Mike Dexter

01929 450164
07760 468023

Wed 16-Mar
2022

10:00

5 Miles
SZ 025 843

Bus no 50 09:25

GREENLANDS FARM TO OWER COTTAGE VIA NEWTON HEATH

Park on road side by Greenlands Farm bus stop Ferry Road. This is a flat walk on firm tracks across Newton Heath towards Ower Heath to Ower Cottage. Stop for coffee on the beach and back through Ower Farm (harbour views) to Ferry Road. No Hills, Stiles or Muddy paths.

Peter and Lyn Hool

01929 450392
07720 981404

Sat 19-Mar
2022

10:00

5.5 Miles
SZ 021 809
BH19 3DG

Bus No 50
09:25

BALLARD DOWN - STUDLAND - OLD HARRY

Meet in layby opposite Ulwell Holiday Park. Start by climbing steep steps to the obelisk. Walk along Ballard Down with lovely views. Descend down to Woodhouse and path to Studland village. Toilet stop available. Along to Old Harry. Back up Ballard Down and along lower path to Ullwell. Walk leaders will go to Village Inn for lunch after walk if any others wish to join them.

Peter and Hilary Parascandolo

01929 427174
07801 802095

Wed 23-Mar
2022

10:00

6 Miles
SY 602 857
DT3 4ET

Portesham to Abbotsbury via SWCP

Park on road and meet by Kings Arms Pub. Walk to Abbotsbury via SWCP, around St Catherines hill and back via disused railway track. Some hills. Option to visit the Kings Arms at end of walk.

Jill Carter

01202 684135
07939 463926

Sat 26-Mar
2022

10:00

5.4 Miles
SY 940 817
BH20 5NG

CHURCH KNOWLE, CORFE CASTLE, NORDEN FARM & EAST CREECH

Park & meet at Church Knowle Village Hall CP. Circular anti-clockwise walk via Corfe Castle & Norden Farm. Take the valley path east passing Bucknowle House on route to Corfe (toilet stop). Then to Norden Farm and on to East Creech. Short section of road walking, one fairly steep climb up Knowle Hill and back down to Church Knowle. Some stiles. Mud likely if its been wet !

I will collect £1 from each car driver to contribute to Village Hall running costs.

Chris Boon

07836 238482

Wed 30-Mar
2022

10:40

6 Miles
SY 959 824
BH20 5DR

Bus No 40 10:00

Corfe Castle & East Creech Circular (Primrose Walk)

Meet at Corfe Castle NT car park. Head via Knowle Hill and Ridgeway Hill towards Stonehill Down. Return via East Creech and Purbeck Way. Great views across heathland to coast. Fairly steep climb at start and fairly deep mud to be expected on Purbeck Way. Hope to encounter lots of primroses (hopefully in bloom!!) on return to Corfe Castle.

Rob Lobley

01929 439903
07766 630453