June dates for 2017 walkingtalks

Thursday evening 22nd June: 8pm’ish start, “Dark Side of the East Cliff” guided walk after the Hotel Miramar’s Thursday Summer Jazz event.

“Hidden Histories of Boscombe Chine” from The Chine Hotel. Thursday mornings 22nd June and 29th June starting at 10.30am.

Scroll down for full details of these walks!

Photographs of the “Take your Mind of the General Election Guided Walk”  Thursday 8th June and the brand new “Darker Side of Bournemouth” guided walk Monday 5th June are on the Walkingtalks Facebook page …

“Hidden Secrets of Bournemouth” from Hotel Miramar: (new dates will be posted soon)

For all walks group bookings on alternative dates can be arranged.

Also why not try out the two self-guided circular Bournemouth walks from the Hotter Shop in Old Christchurch RoadVisit http://www.hotter.com/blog/walk-with-hotter-and-discover-bournemouth/  and http://www.hotter.com/blog/discover-bournemouth-with-hotter I would be interested to hear what you think about them.

Language of Colour walk to celebrate Autumn

Join Hattie Miles for a guided walk to celebrate Autumn – enjoy the colours of the season as we walk through Bournemouth’s beautiful Central Gardens. Hear a few appropriate readings and discover 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.

Thursday 13th and Saturday 15th of October, starting at 11.00am.

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!

Before or after the walk you can enjoy refreshments at the café if you would like to. As well as good coffee and teas they do an array of yummy things for breakfast and lunch including a traditional ‘full English’, soup, open sandwiches, jacket potatoes and some tempting cakes and biscuits.

NB: 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.


A carpet of Autumn leaves in Bournemouth’s Central Gardens


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.

“Romance and Scandal in Bournemouth” walkingtalks

Join Hattie Miles for an tantalisingly themed ‘Romance and Scandal’ circular walkingtalk. You’ll discover some heart-warming love stories and some juicy scandals on this enjoyable circular guided walk.  Walks last approximately one-and-three-quarter-hours.

Thursday 12th May, 11am start from Platform 19 cafe, Queen’s Road, Westbourne, BH2 6BA … Price: £6.00 (over sixties and students £5.00) 

Walkingtalks are circular guided walks which last approximately one-and-three-quarter hours.  Please dress appropriately for the weather …