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All bookings for social events (or further enquiries) to be made via Steve Williams on 07766 375151 or email Any cheques must be made payable to “Swanage Walking Group”

Steve Williams, 75A Ulwell Road, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 1QU.


CHRISTMAS LUNCH, Wednesday 12th December 2018

This year’s Christmas Lunch will be held at the Isle of Purbeck Golf Club on Wednesday 12th December. This is a new venue for us but comes highly recommended by several members who have had meals there recently. The views from the restaurant are stunning. Tables will be arranged in groups of 8 or 9. We will not be the only large group in the restaurant, and for this reason I have arranged for us to be seated by 12:30, so that we are served first. There is a bar for pre drinks from 12:00 onwards. There is a dress code of smart casual (and no ripped jeans!)

It would be helpful to maximise car sharing and to take as few cars as possible, so when you book could you indicate whether you are prepared to offer a lift to others, or indeed would prefer to have a lift and I will try and match up lift providers with lift seekers. For those undertaking the walk before the meal, normal lift sharing arrangements will be available from the Northbrook Road layby.

Please book with me by 1st December, I need to have numbers and menu choices confirmed with the restaurant 10 days in advance of the meal. A Christmas menu is distributed with the walk programme. Could I ask you to make your menu choices with your booking please? The cost is £22.50 per person for a 2 course lunch and £26.50 for a three course lunch. You will note that in both cases this is £1 extra compared to the menu price. This is our normal practice and provides for a tip, should one be warranted.

As indicated above I will arrange a light morning walk in advance of the meal, from the golf club to Greenlands Farm and back across Godlingston Heath – see walking section for further details. For those walking changing rooms are available at the venue, though perhaps muddy boots should be left in cars.

Steve Williams