Sunday, 17 March 2019
Start time: 10:20
(Estimated finish time: 16:15)
Moderate 10.5 miles / 16.9 km
A seaside walk takes us from Pokesdown station down to Boscombe Pier, then along the beach/promenade to Hengistbury Head and on to Mudeford Spit. The final section sees us follow the waterway back to Tuckton bridge and a loop through Christchurch before ending at Christchurch station.
TRAIN. Take the 09:37 from Southampton Central to Pokesdown arriving 10:20. Alternatively drive to Christchurch and pick up the same train at 10:17. There is no parking at Pokesdown!
Outside Pokesdown (for Boscombe) Station.
Driving... Please park at CHRISTCHURCH station and catch the 10:17 train one stop to Pokesdown.
Grid reference: SZ124923
Nearest postcode: BH7 6DL
Start time: 10:20
Christchurch Railway Station car park (free on Sundays).
Grid reference: SZ152931
Nearest postcode: BH23 2FJ
This is a linear walk
Drinks in Christchurch towards the end of the walk if time allows before catching...
RETURN TRAIN: 16:14 from Christchurch
(it may be possible to catch the 15:14 but this can't be guaranteed)
Please bring drink and refreshments for a picnic on the beach! We can only hope for a repeat of the weather from 2 years ago when we had February sunshine, a lunchtime paddle and ice cream stop !!
Suitability: Dog friendly, No car needed
Surroundings: River, canal, City, town, Coast
Facilities: Refreshments, Toilet, Parking
Designation: Nature designation (SSSIs, Nature Reserves etc), Conservation Area
Give us a try!
This is one of hundreds of Ramblers group walks for all ages and abilities every week - all led by our experienced walk leaders.
You’re welcome to join us on any of our walks to see if the Ramblers is for you. Then, once you’ve enjoyed the views, fun, exhilaration and good company, it’s just a case of becoming a member.
Do make sure you're fit enough and have the right footwear and clothing for the walk you want to do, though. You can contact the group or leader if in doubt.