The Language of Colour … a walkingtalk for Autumn

If you’ve missed these walks and would like to do one, I can do booked walks for groups of ten or more (up to mid November):

Join Hattie Miles for a walkingtalk to celebrate Autumn – enjoy the colours of the season, hear a few appropriate readings and find out how the English language has embraced descriptions of our country’s multitude of hues. You will also find out about some of Bournemouth’s collection of unusual trees, learn a little about the area’s history and hear tales about its connections with famous residents and visitors.

Wednesdays 7th and 21st of October, 10.45am start,

and Saturday 17th October, 10.45am start.

We meet outside Platform 19 Café, 19 Queen’s Road, Westbourne. BH2 6BA

Price £6 (£5 over sixties and students). These circular walks last approximately one-and-three-quarter hours.  No need to book, just turn up!

After the walk you can enjoy refreshments at the café if you would like to. They do an array of yummy things for lunch including soup, open sandwiches and jacket potatoes. The café opens for breakfast at 8.00am, so should you want to treat yourself before the walk, or just have a coffee, you will be most welcome.

There is a large council pay car park almost opposite Platform 19 and there is some on-street parking nearby. There are bus stops on Queen’s Road and Poole Road, just a short walk from the café.

Be prepared: this walk will include some slopes and some narrow paths, which can be a bit muddy. We also walk along some boardwalks which are narrow and can be a bit slippy. I would recommend wearing flat, comfortable footwear and dressing appropriately for the weather.


“Hidden Secrets of Bournemouth” walkingtalks in October

If you’ve missed these walks and would like to do one, I can do booked walkingtalks for groups of ten or more (up to mid November):

Join Hattie Miles for a circular walkingtalk from the Hotel Miramar, Bournemouth.  You will find out about the area’s history, famous residents and visitors, and some of the town’s hidden secrets.
*5th, 12th, 19th and 26th October: Monday morning walkingtalks all starting at 10.30am
*11th October: a Sunday afternoon walkingtalk starting at 3.45pm.
Price: £6.00 (over sixties and students £5.00).These walkingtalks last approximately one-and-three-quarter hours.  Meet in the hotel reception ready to start promptly.There’s no need to book – just turn up! Walkingtalkers can park in the Hotel Miramar’s carpark (Grove Road). Just let reception know you are there!  Meet Hattie in hotel reception.Be prepared: this walk will include a sloping zigzag path down to Bournemouth promenade and some steps with a good rail. I would recommend wearing comfortable shoes and dressing appropriately for the weather. For more information see: or contact Hattie Miles on (group bookings on alternative days can be arranged) 

“Hidden Secrets” walkingtalkers in St Peter’s churchyard.