“Bournemouth: Crime and the Underworld” is a guided walk with Hattie Miles that will tell you about historic crimes relating to the town. Many come to Bournemouth for a taste of the peaceful life but there is a darker side. There are links to notorious murders, enterprising conmen, the Great Train Robbery and even the infamous Kray Brother’s gang.
Walk date: Tuesday morning 26th June starting at 11am from the Pavilion Theatre steps on Westover Road, BH1 2BU.
Price £6 (£5 over sixties & students) … no need to book, just turn up!
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. The walk will last approximately 90 minutes. In this warm weather I recommend that you bring a bottle of water to drink. I suggest travelling to Bournemouth on the bus as town centre parking is expensive, but if you do decide to come by car there is pay parking available around the town including a carpark at the Pavilion itself. There are several cafés close to our starting point if you want refreshments before the walk … we will end at the Pavilion where the Terrace Café is a good stopping point overlooking Bournemouth’s historic gardens.
Bournemouth pier, Bournemouth International Centre and Neville Heath all feature in this walk
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.
Sunday 24th June starting at 5pm (meet in reception or on the terrace)
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. The walk lasts approximately 75 minutes.
Francis Mawson Rattenbury’s grave and Alma, his wife.
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. Tuesday morning 19th June starting at 10.30am. (photographs from this walk are on the walkingtalks Facebook page).
Price: £6.00 (over sixties and students £5.00) … no need to book, just turn up. This guided walk lasts 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 and you may want to bring some water to drink on the way. 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 email@example.com (groupbookings on alternative days can be arranged).
Hotel Miramar looking lovely with it’s summer bedding just planted