‘TAKE FIVE’ WALKINGTALKS

For now, because of the uncertainty of the Covid-19 regulations, I am only running pre-booked walks for groups of up to five people – with me, that will makes a group of six people – the walkers all knowing each other.

The cost of a walk is £35 for the group. (Payment can be cash on the day, a cheque made out to H. Miles on the day or BACs by arrangement). 

To arrange and book a walk please email … hattiepix@gmail.com … with a contact name and telephone number and, if you have a plan, the title of the walk you are interested in.

For a list of walks and talks see the walks and talks section of this site. The date and time of your walk needs to be arranged at a mutually convenient time and the meeting point can be discussed to suit you.  I’m happy to tailor walk routes to each group’s individual requirements.

I will wait a little before starting walk-up walks … but hope that I can restart them in June or July. I need to check out routes, cafés and loos!!

Walks after lockdown

Hello everybody … I so hope there will be some idea of when walks can begin again soon. I suspect it won’t be much before May or even June before we can get going in any meaningful way. I hope this finds you all well and that many of you will have had your first vaccination – I have had mine!

I look forward to seeing you all again when it is permitted for us to meet up. Best wishes to all of you and do stay safe, stay well and stay happy!! Hattie 🙂

Here’s a group of walkers on the Westbourne walk, pictured at Skerryvore, the site of Victorian author Robert Louis Stevenson’s house.

Happy New Year!! Tier 4, walks and 2021

Sadly Bournemouth has been moved into Tier 4 which means all my walks must now be suspended.

I do hope this finds you safe and well and that, despite it all, you are able to enjoy a festive ‘at home’ New Year’s Eve!! We have to hope that 2021 brings better things.

Thank you for some lovely messages received in the past weeks and to all of you who have braved coming out on one of my ‘Take Five’ walks.

I look forward to seeing you all on walks in the Spring when, hopefully, the vaccine programme will have kicked in properly and the result will be an easing of restrictions.

HAPPY NEW YEAR … all good wishes, Hattie 🙂

Our New Year’s Day ‘Quiz Walk’ on 1st January 2020 … that was such fun!!

Merry Christmas Everybody!!

I hope you are all safe and well and able to enjoy a festive Christmas. Some of you will recognise this photograph. It’s one I took a few years ago at the Bournemouth Oceanarium. Santa is giving Friday the turtle his favourite breakfast … lettuce!! Apparently lettuce may be in short supply in coming weeks – so Friday the turtle might end up being rationed!!!

For now I am still offering ‘Take Five’ walks for anyone interested … see the post below this one for details. But I suspect, in the current Covid climate, you will all prefer to remain in your family bubbles. You will find 24 of my Lockdown Histories on the walkingtalks Facebook page. Do take a look – they are all about Bournemouth history.

Please do take care!! Hattie 🙂

Father Christmas feeding Crusoe the turtle at Bournemouth Oceanarium. (Santa is actually aquarist Kris Pring.)

December walks …

Due to restrictions because of the Covid-19 pandemic, all walks for the rest of this year must be pre-booked for groups of up to five people. With me, that will make our group within the legal ‘safe six’ ruling. We also have to respect Tier 2 regulations that different households are not allowed to mix indoors.

The cost of a walk is £35 for the group. (Payment can be cash on the day, cheque made out to H. Miles on the day or BACs by arrangement). 

To arrange and book a walk please email … hattiepix@gmail.com … with a contact name and telephone number.

For a list of walks and talks see the walks and talks section of this site. The date of your walk needs to be arranged at a mutually convenient time and the meeting point can be discussed. 

Social distancing will be observed on the walks and please can everyone bring a mask, though it may not be necessary to always wear a mask – it is good to have one with you! Should you want to go indoors for refreshments at a café or restaurant after the walk, you can only be accompanied by members of your own household. Contact me at hattiepix@gmail.com

Walks, Facebook and more:

Find my latest Lockdown History on composer Sir Malcolm Arnold on the walkingtalks Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Walkingtalks-286321078222678

Scroll down through the Facebook page to find lockdown history posts on various Bournemouth linked subjects including: Harriet Samuel and her house overlooking Boscombe Chine; Hotel Miramar and Count Mensdorff; Benjamin Ferry and the Royal Bath Hotel; Bournemouth Town Hall and the Mont Dore Hotel; Guglielmo Marconi and his links to Court Royal; the 1936 Typhoid epidemic; Elisabeth Scott and the Pier Theatre … and many more!

Please contact me if you are interested in a ‘Take Five Walk’ – remember that Bournemouth has been placed in Tier Two, therefore I can only lead a group of up to six people, including myself. Should you want to go indoors for refreshments after the walk you can only be accompanied by members of your own household. Contact me at hattiepix@gmail.com

Autumn walkingtalks

Due to restrictions because of the Covid-19 pandemic, all walks for the rest of this year must be pre-booked for groups of up to five people. With me, that will make our group within the legal ‘safe six’ ruling.

The cost of a walk is £35 for the group. (Payment can be cash on the day, cheque made out to H. Miles on the day or BACs by arrangement).

To arrange and book a walk please email … hattiepix@gmail.com … with a contact name and telephone number.

For a list of walks and talks see the walks and talks section of this site. The date of your walk needs to be arranged at a mutually convenient time and the meeting point can be discussed.

Social distancing will be observed on the walks and please can everyone bring a mask, though it may not be necessary to always wear a mask – it is good to have one with you!

Walks news and lockdown history:

Hello everybody,

I’m busy planning walks and talks for the future and hope to see you all as soon as possible. Now restrictions are easing and public transport, cafés and loos are becoming more accessible I aim to start walking again in September … in the meantime, stay safe, stay well and be happy.

My ‘Walkingtalks lockdown history’ posts on the walkingtalks Facebook page are continuing. Do take a look and I hope you enjoy what I’m doing. This week’s subject (no20) is about Bournemouth’s Royal Exeter Hotel. The original manor house was built between 1810 and 1812 and was built as the home of Lewis Tregonwell, the man considered to be the founder of Bournemouth. Find my Facebook page here: 

https://www.facebook.com/Walkingtalks-286321078222678/

This is a photograph shows one of my walking groups in Boscombe Chine Gardens.

Hoping you’re all OK

Hello everybody,

We are living in such strange times and I hope you are all OK! I’m busy planning walks and talks for the future and hope to see you all as soon as this Coronavirus situation allows. I fear it will be sometime … in the meantime, stay safe, stay well and be happy.

I’ve started ‘Walkingtalks lockdown history’ posts on the walkingtalks Facebook page. Do take a look and I hope you enjoy what I’m doing. This week’s subject (no20) is about Bournemouth’s Royal Exeter Hotel. The original manor house was built between 1810 and 1812 and was built as the home of Lewis Tregonwell, the man considered to be the founder of Bournemouth. Find my Facebook page here:

https://www.facebook.com/Walkingtalks-286321078222678/

This is a photograph shows one of last year’s walk groups from the Shelley Theatre.

2020 walks information

Hello everybody,

I have decided for the time-being not to organise ‘no need to book, just turn up’ guided walks. It has been a difficult decision but as the profile of the majority my walkers is mainly over 60s and many are in their 70s and 80s I think caution is best. My aim is for you all to stay safe and well.

Thank you for your patience!!! Stay safe, stay well … and stay happy!! Hattie 🙂