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About our walks

Walking is an everyday activity that is good for our physical, mental, and social wellbeing.

Our walks are a great way to meet new people and to discover and explore our local coastline, parks, natural spaces, beaches and towns.

We offer regular guided walks across our local area, including some of the most picturesque locations such as:

  • Highcliffe Castle
  • Kings Park
  • Queens Park
  • Steamer Point Nature Reserve
  • Upton Country Park

Walks for all abilities

Our walks are between 30-60 minutes, free to join, and led by experienced trained volunteer walk leaders. Most walks are short in length, typically between one and two miles on firm level ground. Grades may vary.

  • Grade 1 – typically 30 minutes and suitable for walkers of all abilities on mostly flat surfaces.
  • Grade 2 – usually between 30 to 60 minutes and may include some moderate slopes, steps, stiles and uneven surfaces.
  • Grade 3 – suitable for people looking for more challenging walks, generally 45 to 90 minutes and may include steeper slopes, steps, stiles and uneven surfaces.

Walks in Bournemouth

The following walks are available in the Bournemouth area.

Walks in Bournemouth
DayWalk meeting pointTimeGrade

Tuesday

Wheelchair friendly

Boscombe Woodlands
off Christchurch Road,
BH7 6DW
10am 1

Thursday

Wheelchair friendly

Boscombe Woodlands
off Christchurch Road,
BH7 6DW
10am 1

Walks in Christchurch

The following walks are available in the Christchurch area.

Walks in Christchurch
DayWalk meeting pointTimeGrade
Monday

The Shelter at Highcliffe Clifftop
Next to Cliffhanger, Highcliffe
BH23 5JA

10.30am 3
Tuesday Saxon Cross
Saxon Square
Christchurch
BH23 1QA
10.30am 2

Wednesday

Wheelchair friendly

The Globe
266 Lymington Road
Highcliffe
BH23 5ET
9.30am 1
Thursday

Sandpiper Pub
Mudeford
97 Bure Lane
BH23 4DN

10.30am 3

Walks in Poole

The following walks are available in the Poole area.

Walks in Poole
DayWalk meeting pointTimeGrade
Monday

Ham Common
Car park
BH15 4LZ

1.15pm  2
Tuesday Castleman Trailway
Junction Sports
BH18 8AX
 10.30am  1
Wednesday Bourne Valley
Rossmore Library
Bh12 4HS
 10.30am  2

Thursday

Wheelchair friendly

Poole Park
The Ark cafe
BH15 2SF
 10.30am
Friday Upton Country Park
Bus shelter
BH17 7BJ
12pm 2

Sunday

Wheelchair friendly

Poole Park
The Ark cafe
BH15 2SF
2pm 1

Become a walk leader

Our walking scheme cannot exist without volunteers, if you would like to support us by becoming a walk leader please contact us for more information and training opportunities.