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).

“Darker Side of the East Cliff”

On some Thursday evenings through the summer a special “Darker Side of the East Cliff”  one hour  circular walk with Hattie Miles will start, at approximately 8pm, following Summer Jazz night events at the Hotel Miramar. You will hear the extraordinary story of a murder that took place in 1935 not far from the hotel. Be prepared for some ghosts stories and intrigue too.

Walks will take place on 22nd June, 20th July and 27th July … all starting at approximately 8pm after the Jazz.  Meet on the terrace at Hotel Miramar.

Price: £5

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 the Miramar jazz evening  before the walk and get refreshments there before or after.  

For more information see: walkingtalks.wordpress.com or contact Hatte Miles on hattiepix@gmail.com (groupbookings on alternative days can be arranged).  Continue reading

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.

New dates will be posted soon!

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).

Group bookings on alternative dates can be arranged.Miramar

HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!

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Thank you, everyone who has supported my walks this year. It’s always a pleasure when you come along. Here’s a photograph I took of Father Christmas listening intently to one young visitor to his grotto on Southbourne Green. Next year, I hope to do a Southbourne walk and introduce you to some of its fascinating history.
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Do look out for a possible New Years Day walkingtalk. I’ll see what the weather forecast is like and post details at short notice …

HAVE A VERY, VERY HAPPY  CHRISTMAS!

Good wishes to you all,

Hattie 🙂

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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.

Thursday 15th September: 2pm start.

Thursday 29th September: 2pm start.

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.

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WONDERFUL WESTBOURNE:

Westbourne is an area packed with interest. Whether you are a resident or visitor you are sure to enjoy this walkingtalk that will show you some of the area’s hidden secrets and tell you about famous people connected to it. You will find out about writers, actors, pop stars, scientists, a prime minister and much more. New dates for this walk will be posted soon.

Price £6 (£5 for over sixties and students).  The walk takes approximately one-and-a-half hours.

For more information see: walkingtalks.wordpress.com or contact Hattie Miles on hattiepix@gmail.com (group bookings on alternative days can be arranged)

Before and after the walk there are various restaurants, pubs and cafes nearby. If you fancy fish and chips afterwards Chez Fred will be open for eat in or take-away.

Be prepared:  This is a gentle, mainly flat walk, but I would recommend wearing comfortable shoes and dressing appropriately for the weather. There is plenty of free on-street parking close to Westbourne and also pay car parks. The bus services to Westbourne are generally good. Public loos in Westbourne are situated in the main car park on Millburn Road – we do NOT walk past them!

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Walkingtalkers in Westbourne arcade last year.

 

Romance and Scandal in Bournemouth

Join Hattie Miles for a tantalisingly themed ‘Romance and Scandal’ circular guided walk. You’ll discover some heart-warming love stories and some juicy scandals on this enjoyable circular guided walk which takes you through Bournemouth’s beautiful central gardens.  Walks last approximately one-and-three-quarter-hours.

New dates for walks from Platform 19 cafe will be announced soon … (the cafe is open from 8.30am for breakfast and refreshments before the walk and you can enjoy lunch or other refreshments afterwards)

Price: £6.00 (over sixties and students £5.00) No need to book, just turn up!

This walkingtalks is a circular guided walk that last approximately one-and-a-half hours.  Be prepared: this is a moderate walk that includes some slops and a few steps. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the weather.

Platform 19 is a friendly, quirky café that opened last year. It is a perfect place for walkingtalkers to meet (their chocolate brownies are divine!). You are welcome to have refreshments before and/or after the walk. There is a pay car park opposite and free on-road parking nearby. There are also a number of bus-stops close by.