April dates for 2017 walkingtalks

“Hidden Secrets of Bournemouth”: Monday morning 10th April … 10.30am start and Sunday afternoon 23rd April … 4pm start

“Hidden Histories of Boscombe Chine”: Bank Holiday Mondays, 1st May and 29th May … both starting at 10.30am

Scroll down for full details of these walks!

Also dates for the brand new “Darker Side of Bournemouth” will be posted very soon.

In the meantime why not try out my self-guided Bournemouth centre walk from the Hotter Shop in Old Christchurch RoadVisit http://www.hotter.com/blog/walk-with-hotter-and-discover-bournemouth/  I would be interested to hear what you think about it.

Hidden Histories of Boscombe Chine …

Whether you are a resident or visitor you’re sure to enjoy this new circular guided walk with Hattie Miles. You will find out about Boscombe Chine’s history, the many famous people connected to it and discover some of its hidden secrets.

May dates: Bank holiday Mondays 1st May and 29th May

Walks will take place on: Bank Holiday Mondays, 1st May and 29th May … both starting at 10.30am … there will be more dates later in the year.

Meet at the Chine Hotel, 25 Boscombe Spa Road, Boscombe BH5 1AX  

Price: £6.00 (over sixties and students £5.00)  There’s no need to book – just turn up. The guided walks last approximately one-and-a-half hours.

Be prepared: this is a moderate walk and includes some slopes and steps with a good rail. I recommend wearing comfortable shoes and dressing appropriately for the weather. Walkers can park in the hotel’s carparks, but please let reception know you are there. Refreshments are available at the Chine Hotel before and after the walk. 

For more information see: walkingtalks.wordpress.com or contact Hatte Miles on hattiepix@gmail.com (groupbookings on alternative days can be arranged).

This picture of the Chine Hotel is from the 1888 Bright’s Guide to Bournemouth.

Chine Hotel

Romance and Scandal in Bournemouth

Join Hattie Miles for a tantalisingly themed ‘Romance and Scandal’ circular guided walk from Platform 19 cafe in Queen’s Road, Westbourne. You’ll discover some heart-warming love stories and some juicy scandals on this enjoyable walk that takes you through Bournemouth’s beautiful central gardens.  Walks last approximately one-and-three-quarter-hours.

More dates will be posted soon!!  Or you can book a group walk on a day of your choice.

Price: £6.00 (over sixties and students £5.00) No need to book, just turn up!

(the cafe is open from 8.30am for breakfast and refreshments before the walk and you can enjoy lunch or other refreshments afterwards)

Be prepared: this is a moderate walk that includes some slops and a few steps. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the weather.

Platform 19 is a friendly, quirky café. It is a perfect place for walkingtalkers to meet (their chocolate brownies are divine!). You are welcome to have refreshments before and/or after the walk. There is a pay car park opposite and free on-road parking nearby. There are also a number of bus-stops close by.

Find Platform 19 in Queens Road, Westbourne, BH2 6BA … telephone 01202 801230

Hidden Secrets of Bournemouth

Join Hattie Miles on this enjoyable circular guided walk. You will find out about the area’s history, famous residents and visitors, and discover some of the town’s hidden secrets.

Meet at Hotel Miramar, E Overcliff Dr, BH1 3AL … at reception or on the terrace.

May and June dates will be posted soon.

Price: £6.00 (over sixties and students £5.00)  There’s no need to book – just turn up.

These guided walks last approximately one-and-three-quarter hours.

Be prepared: this walk will include a sloping path down to Bournemouth promenade  and some steps with a good rail. I recommend wearing comfortable shoes and dressing appropriately for the weather. Walkers can park in the carpark at the rear of the hotel, just let reception know you are there … there are also bus stops nearby.

For more information see: walkingtalks.wordpress.com or contact Hatte Miles on hattiepix@gmail.com (groupbookings on alternative days can be arranged).

Group bookings on alternative dates can be arranged.Miramar

HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!

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Thank you, everyone who has supported my walks this year. It’s always a pleasure when you come along. Here’s a photograph I took of Father Christmas listening intently to one young visitor to his grotto on Southbourne Green. Next year, I hope to do a Southbourne walk and introduce you to some of its fascinating history.
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Do look out for a possible New Years Day walkingtalk. I’ll see what the weather forecast is like and post details at short notice …

HAVE A VERY, VERY HAPPY  CHRISTMAS!

Good wishes to you all,

Hattie 🙂

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‘Christmas in Westbourne’ guided walk

Join Hattie Miles for a festive walkingtalk in Westbourne. This guided walk is on Thursday  15th December – 10.45am start. Meet at the Seamoor Road end of Westbourne arcade.

Come along and you will learn that Westbourne’s expansion has many parallels with the development of our traditional Christmas celebrations.  You’ll also find out about famous people connected to the area and their Christmas stories. The walk will be interesting and lots of fun.

Price: £4.00 for everyone (special Christmas rate!) … No need to book – just turn up!

Walks take about one-and-a-quarter’ish hours and finish in time for lunchtime refreshments and Christmas shopping.

Be prepared:  This is a gentle, mainly flat walk, but I would recommend wearing comfortable shoes and dressing appropriately for the weather.