Hidden Secrets of Bournemouth (8th, 13th and 15th May)

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 mornings  8th May and 15th May starting at 11am … and Sunday afternoon 13th May starting at 4pm.  (No need to book, just turn up!)

Price: £6.00 (over sixties and students £5.00)  There’s 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 hattiepix@gmail.com (groupbookings on alternative days can be arranged).

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Hotel Miramar

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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.

New dates for this walk from Hotel Miramar will be announced soon.

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-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.

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.

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Discovering the town’s history on the “Hidden Secrets of Bournemouth” walkingtalk

Walkingtalks … welcome to 2016 …

Look out for news of up and coming walkingtalks.  Hattie is busy researching new walks and will also include popular walks from last year in the 2016 programme.

HIDDEN SECRETS OF BOURNEMOUTH …  find out about the area’s history, famous residents and visitors and some of the town’s hidden secrets. This is a favourite walkingtalk from Hotel Miramar and it will return in the Spring.

HIDDEN SECRETS OF WESTBOURNE … Westbourne is full of history and has been home to many famous people. This popular walkingtalk will return in the Spring.

HIGHCLIFFE: from Slop Pond to High Society … this new circular walkingtalk will take you along the beautiful coast path between the Cliffhanger Restaurant & Highcliffe Castle.

ROMANCE AND SCANDAL IN BOURNEMOUTH … this entertaining and informative walkingtalk includes love stories, tragedies and some scandalous revelations.

THE DARKER SIDE OF BOURNEMOUTH … this new walkingtalk will tell you about murder, mystery, a ship-wreck and more …

WORLD  WAR  ONE  AND  TWO  BOURNEMOUTH … the town has a fascinating war history … these occasional walkingtalks are always enjoyed.

Look out for new walkingtalks in Southbourne, Highcliffe and Boscombe …

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Bournemouth photographed by Hattie Miles with thanks to the Aerial photography School and Andrew Plant at Bournemouth Flying Club

CHRISTMAS THEMED WESTBOURNE WALKINGTALK

Join Hattie Miles for a festive guided walk in Westbourne on Thursday 10th December and Saturday  12th December -10.45am start.

Come along and you will learn that Westbourne’s expansion has many parallels with the development of our traditional Christmas celebrations.  You will also discover some of the area’s hidden secrets and find out about the famous people connected to the area. The walk will be interesting and lots of fun.

Meet in Westbourne arcade, close to the Seamoor Road entrance, ready for a 10.45am start.  

Price £6 (£5 for over sixties and students). No need to book – just turn up!

Walks take about one-and-a-half hours and finish in time for lunchtime refreshments and Christmas shopping.

Be prepared:  This is a gentle, mainly flat walk, but I would recommend wearing comfortable shoes and dressing appropriately for the weather.

 

October walkingtalks … thank you!

Thank you everyone who came on my “Hidden Secrets of Bournemouth, “Language of Colour” and “Wonderful Westbourne” walkingtalks during October.  Without you the walks would not be so much fun!!  For November and December I have various Christmas themed walks and hope some of you will come along for those.  Good wishes and keep walking 🙂

“Christmas themed Westbourne” walkingtalks in December

Details of walkingtalks during Westbourne’s Christmas Festival will be posted very soon … They’ll be good!! … Saturdays 5th and 12th and Thursday 10th December all starting at 10.45am

You can book this or the popular “Wonderful Westbourne” walkingtalk on a day convenient for you … for groups of ten or more contact Hattie on hattiepix@gmail.com

Walkingtalkers in Westbourne arcade earlier this year.

Walkingtalkers in Westbourne arcade earlier this year.

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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