September/October dates for 2017 walkingtalks

“Hidden Secrets of Bournemouth” from Hotel Miramar, BH1 3AL … Sunday afternoons 17th September & 8th October, both starting at 4pm, and Monday mornings 2nd & 16th October both starting at 10.30am.  £6 (over sixties and students £5)

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Photographs of previous walks are on the Walkingtalks Facebook page …

“Show & Tell” cream tea at Platform 19 café, 19 Queen’s Road, BH2 6BA is on Thursday 21st September starting at 2.45pm … back by popular demand!! To book phone Sandra on 01202 801230

“Wonderful Westbourne” and “Darker Side” walks in October (new dates will be posted soon). 

For all walks group bookings on alternative dates can be arranged.  Hattie is also available for talks and illustrated talks.

Also why not try out the two self-guided circular Bournemouth walks from the Hotter Shop in Old Christchurch RoadVisit http://www.hotter.com/blog/walk-with-hotter-and-discover-bournemouth/  and http://www.hotter.com/blog/discover-bournemouth-with-hotter I would be interested to hear what you think about them.

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‘Show and Tell’ cream tea

Don’t miss the second “Show and Tell” afternoon at Platform 19 café.  Bring along an item of little value with a rich tale, then tell its story whilst enjoying a delicious cream tea.

Thursday 21st September … meet at Platform 19 café, Queen’s Road, BH2 6BA ready for a 2.45pm start.

Last time items included a road sign, a hat, a necklace, an RAF scarf, a corkscrew, a milk jug, an ancient book and a printing block. Each item had a fascinating tale and the cream tea was excellent … tea/coffee, 2x scones, jam and clotted cream.

Price £6 … booking essential … phone Sandra on 01202 801230

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‘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.

Sunday afternoons 17th September and 8th October both starting at 4pm &

Monday mornings 2nd and 16th October both starting at 10.30am

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).

Hotel Miramar from the 1951 Bournemouth: Britain’s All Seasons Resort guide.

Miramar 1951

Group bookings on alternative dates can be arranged.

‘Hidden Histories of Boscombe Chine’

Whether you are a resident or visitor you’re sure to enjoy this 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. Meet at the Chine Hotel, 25 Boscombe Spa Road, Boscombe BH5 1AX  

There will be more walks from the Chine Hotel next year.

Photographs of 2017 Boscombe Chine walks can be found on the walkingtalks Facebook page.

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 or 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).

Chine Hotel

The Chine Hotel, Boscombe, from Bright’s Guide to Bournemouth 1888

‘The Darker Side of the East Cliff’

Join Hattie Miles on this intriguing circular walk from Hotel Miramar on Bournemouth’s East Cliff. You will hear the extraordinary story of a murder that took place in 1935 not far from the hotel, as well as an historic shipwreck and the story of an RAF war hero. Be prepared for some ghost stories and intrigue too.

New dates for “Darker Side of the East Cliff” and “Darker Side of the Westcliff” walks will be posted soon!

Price: £6 (over sixties & students £5) … no need to book, just turn up!

Be prepared: this is a mainly flat walk on pavements but 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. You can enjoy refreshments at Hotel Miramar before or after the walk.

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The Darker Side of the East Cliff walk starts and finishes at Hotel Miramar.

The Darker Side of The West Cliff

Join Hattie Miles for a glimpse of the darker side of Bournemouth … you’ll hear about historic murders and shipwrecks. There’ll be lots of intrigue as well as a couple of ghosts in the mix.  New dates will be posted soon. This guided walk lasts approximately one-and-three-quarter hours.  For more information see: walkingtalks.wordpress.com or contact Hatte Miles on hattiepix@gmail.com (groupbookings on alternative days can be arranged).

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.

Thursdays 20th and 27th July, both starting at 10.30am

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