New walk dates will be posted soon.

Fantastic turnout at the BNSS for my “Hidden Secrets of Bournemouth” talk! Thank you everyone who came … and thank you Ian Julian and Grenham Ireland for all your help!!

New walk dates will be posted very soon!! Let’s hope we get some dry days!!

Extra chairs were needed for my “Hidden Secrets of Bournemouth” talk … amazing!!

Hidden Secrets talk: this Saturday, 15th June, 2.30pm

Don’t miss Hattie Miles“Hidden Secrets of Bournemouth” illustrated talk at the Bournemouth Natural Science Society, 39 Christchurch Road, BH1 3NS, this Saturday 15th June, starting at 2.30pm. You will find out about Bournemouth’s VC heroes, connections with royalty, Miss World’s secret, the story of a slave and more.

Afterwards you can enjoy tea and cake surrounded by some of the extraordinary museum collection.

Do come along, the talk is free!

If you’ve not been to the Bournemouth Natural Science Society, this Saturday is a good opportunity to introduce you to this fascinating museum.

Be prepared: this illustrated talk lasts approximately one hour. There is parking at the BNSS and bus stops on Christchurch Road are nearby. On street parking is just a short walk away.

Hidden Histories of Boscombe Chine

Whether you’re 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. You will also discover the fascinating history of the Chine Hotel. 

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

Friday morning 31st May starting at 11am … No need to book, just turn up!

Price: £6 (over sixties & students £5). The walk lasts approximately one-and-three-quarter to two 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 overflow carpark in Wharncliffe Road if spaces are available, but please let reception know you are there. There is on-street parking nearby. Drummond, Knyverton and Knoll roads are usually good too. The hotel is a ten minutes walk from bus routes on Christchurch Road. Refreshments are available at the Chine Hotel before and/or after the walk. 

The Chine Hotel c1951 from an advertisement in the Bournemouth town guide.

Two walks for Bank Holiday Monday

There are photographs from these walks on the walkingtalks Facebook page.

There are two walks on Bank Holiday Monday, 27th May … In the morning “Hidden Histories of Boscombe Chine” starts at 11am from the Chine Hotel in Boscombe Spar Road. In the evening “The Darker Side of the East Cliff” sets off at 7pm from Hotel Miramar on East Overcliff Drive.

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 a ghost story and some intrigue too …

Bank Holiday Monday evening 27th May starting at 7pm … Meet at Hotel Miramar, East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth, BH1 3AL (find Hattie in reception or on the terrace).

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

What happened to Frances Mawson Rattenbury and his wife Alma? Discover on this walk!

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 90 minutes.

Hidden Histories of Boscombe Chine

Whether you’re 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. You will also discover the fascinating history of the Chine Hotel.

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

Bank Holiday Monday morning 27th May, starting at 11.00am … and Friday morning 31st May starting at 11am No need to book, just turn up!

Price: £6 (over sixties & students £5). The walk lasts approximately one-and-three-quarter to two 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 overflow carpark in Wharncliffe Road if spaces are available, but please let reception know you are there. There is on-street parking nearby. Drummond, Knyverton and Knoll roads are usually good too. The hotel is a ten minutes walk from bus routes on Christchurch Road. Refreshments are available at the Chine Hotel before and/or after the walk. 

The Chine Hotel c1951 from an advertisement in the Bournemouth town guide.