DATE
TIME
DISTANCE
GRID REF

CAR
SHARE
- and/or -
BUS TIMES

DESCRIPTION AND DETAILS OF WALKS

MAY 2018

LEADER(s)

CONTACT
NUMBERS

Wed 2 May

10:00
6 miles
ST 989 007

PUT 09:00

PAMPHILL BLUEBELL WALK

Meet at Pamphill Common car park opposite Kingston Lacy church (signposted to the left from B3082 Wimborne to Blandford Road, just past Queen Elizabeth school) for a circular walk out via Chilbridge to King Down then return via Drove roads on the edge of the Kingston Lacy Estate and Abbott Street Bluebell woods, where the famous Pamphill bluebells should be in full bloom. Mainly level. Optional visit to Pamphill Dairy for café and farm shop at end of walk.

Steve and Gill Williams

01929 422795
07766 375151

Sat 5 May

10:30
7 miles
SY 613 876

PUT 09:20

ALL DAY
WALK

Leader not  atSwanage pick up point

BLACK DOWN AND ADMIRAL HARDY’S MONUMENT

Park & meet at car park lay-by a short way east past the Monument. Walk includes field & woodland tracks, quiet roads and fine views of rolling hills & escarpments above Abbotsbury. Visiting Interesting Stone Circles & Littlebredy village. This is an All Day walk so please bring sufficient food & drink, no shops en route.

Shirley Royston

01929 288427
07990 542203

Wed 9-May

10:00
5.5 Miles
SY 889 916

PUT 09:20

Leader not  atSwanage pick up point

TRIGON ESTATE

Limited Parking - Please Car Share if Possible.
Meet at Stroud Bridge CP. A level walk across fields, tracks and approx¾ mile of private estate roads. No stiles but possibly one or two gates to climb over.  Could be muddy in places and puddles on tracks if recent rain.

Pauline Williamson

01929 553640
07765 842148

Sat 12 May

10:00
6 miles
SY 958 825

PUT 09:30

CORFE CASTLE AND PURBECK RIDGE

Meet at NT car park, Corfe Castle. Take ridge path over Knowle Hillcontinue over Ridgeway Hill. Through Norden Wood. A few stiles and inclines.

Carol Pelling

07903 676909

Wed 16-May

10:00
5 Miles
SY 846 948

PUT 09:15

BERE REGIS TO TURNERS PUDDLE AND BRIANTSPUDDLE

Meet at Bere Regis public car park behind church. Walk up and over Black Hill. A gentle climb through woods to open views. Arrive at Turners Puddle and quickly view old church before crossing 2 pretty fords to walk to Briantspuddle then ascend to open fields and slightly more climbing again with open views bringing us back into Shittertonand returning to car park. Parts of this walk will be muddy if there has been heavy rain. Hope to see Bluebells.

Karen Pratley

01202 623230
07773 523060

Sat 19 May

10:00
5 miles
ST 853 113

PUT 09:00

HOD HILL & HAMBLEDON HILL

Park under trees on LHS of road to Child Okeford, 0.4m from its junction with A350. N.b. limited parkingplease share cars. A walk around these two exposed hill fort homes of the ancient Brits. Fine views over surrounding country. About 850 feet of long steady climbing but well worth it.

John Wadey

01929 422554
07397 968116

Wed 23 May

10:00
5 miles
SZ 029 782

PUT N/A

ROUGH HEIGHT TO DURLSTON CIRCULAR

Meet in Bon Accord Road, opposite Russell Avenue (just up from Swanage Hospital). Walk to Townsend Nature Reserve via right of way, then south towards California Farm and the coast until meeting the higher coastal path, walk west towards coastal Mile Indicator Posts then east towards Anvil Point and Durlston, north to South Barn and back to start.

Colin Schnaar

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

Sat 26-May

10:00
4.5 Miles
SY 904 817

PUT 09:30

RIDGEWAY TO KIMMERIDGE QUARRY CIRCULAR

Meet at Steeple CP and walk east along Ridgeway, down through Whiteway farm to Kimmeridge quarry. Return via Steeple Lease farm. Easy walking, great views and one moderate climb to finish.

Jack Duncan

01929 421039
07754 993868

Wed 30 May

10:00
4.5 miles
SY 791 944

PUT 09:10

Leaders not at Swanage pick up point

TOLPUDDLE, COWPOUND WOOD AND SOUTHOVER HEATH

Park in road near The Martyrs Inn and meet under the Martyrs Tree on the green. Circular, mainly level walk via farmland and woods, Some open views. Could be muddy if recent rain.

Clive and Rosemary Hargrave

01929 550399
07791776338
(on day of walk only)