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.

Thursdays 22nd June and 29th June and then July 20th and 27th

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.

Chine Hotel

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

History & Horrors: a Boscombe Journey

‘History & Horrors: a Boscombe Journey’ is a guided walk with Hattie Miles. It will take you around the Boscombe precinct area to discover some of its past and hidden secrets. It will also tell you about stories and characters created by famous authors with local connections.

Thursday 10th November starting at 11am.  Meet outside the pop-up Heritage Museum near the entrance to the Sovereign Centre by the pedestrian precinct (opposite Holland & Barrett).

These free walks are part of the Shelley Frankenstein Festival 2016. They last approximately 75 minutes.

Be prepared: the route is mainly flat and is largely within the precinct, Sovereign Centre and Royal Arcade. I would recommend wearing flat, comfortable footwear and dressing appropriately for the weather. There are good bus services to Boscombe Centre and plenty of reasonably priced carparks nearby.

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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): hattiepix@gmail.com

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.

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WESTBOURNE WALKING TALK today Sunday 28th September, 4pm

Join former Daily Echo photographer Hattie Miles on a Westbourne Walking Talk Westbourne is an area packed with interest. Whether you are a resident or a visitor you are sure to enjoy this walk which will show you some of the area’s hidden secrets and tell you about famous people connected to the area. You will find out about writers, actors, musicians, a scientist, a British prime minister and much more.

Hattie Miles ready for a walking talk round Westbourne

Hattie Miles ready for a walking talk round Westbourne

Westbourne Walking talks will take place on: Sundays 21st and 28th September at 4.00pm Price: £6.00 (over sixties and students £5.00) Meet in the arcade outside Lavish Life Café/Cinema No need to book, just turn up. Please arrive in time to start promptly. Walks will take approximately one-and-a-half to one-and-three-quarter hours. For more information see: walkingtalks.wordpress.com or contact Hattie Miles on hattiepix@gmail.com (group bookings on alternative days can be arranged) Be prepared:  This is a gentle, mainly flat walk, but I would recommend wearing comfortable shoes and dressing appropriately for the weather.  Public loos in Westbourne are situated in the main car park on Millburn Road – we do NOT walk past them!

Great walk with ETC International College students

Etc walking talkThank you all the enthusiastic ETC International College students who joined my walking talk yesterday.  It was such a lovely sunny afternoon to walk down to the beach and talk about Bournemouth’s interesting history and some quirky things about town.  Best bits included finding out about the Beatles, Bournemouth Rock and the Zipwire.  Look out for information about more ETC walks at <walkingtalks.wordpress.com>

Sunny Wednesdays for Westbourne Walking Talk (more on Sundays 21st and 28th)

Westbourne is proving to be a great venue for a walking talk.  Thank you to all the enthusiastic walkers who came alongWalkers 17.9.2014A2 today and last Wednesday.  We had a really good time!  Here are todays participants at the site of Robert Louis Stevenson’s house, before setting off on the last part of the walk and finishing in the arcade with coffee and cakes.  Don’t forget there are walks on Sundays 21st and 28th September, starting at 4pm, meeting outside Lavish Life in Westbourne Arcade.  See details below: Join former Daily Echo photographer Hattie Miles on a Westbourne Walking Talk Westbourne is an area packed with interest. Whether you are a resident or a visitor you are sure to enjoy this walk which will show you some of the area’s hidden secrets and tell you about famous people connected to the area. You will find out about writers, actors, musicians, a scientist, a British prime minister and much more. Westbourne Walking talks will take place on: Sundays 21st and 28th September at 4.00pm Price: £6.00 (over sixties and students £5.00) Meet in the arcade outside Lavish Life Café/Cinema. No need to book, just turn up.  Please arrive in time to start promptly. Walks will take approximately one-and-a-half to one-and-three-quarter hoursFor more information see walkingtalks.wordpress.com, Walkingtalks on Facebook or contact Hattie Miles on hattiepix@gmail.com (group bookings on alternative days can be arranged) Be prepared:  This is a gentle, mainly flat walk, but I would recommend wearing comfortable shoes and dressing appropriately for the weather.  Public loos in Westbourne are situated in the main car park on Millburn Road – we do NOT walk past them!