What we're about

There are two types of walks.

*this is for those who like to read lots of details.

Easy Walker & Sister of Easy Walker.

EASY WALKER

These walks are held on the first Saturday of every month. For people who prefer walks which are not overly long – 4 to 7 miles, and many on level ground where possible (although a few do have hills – which will be indicated in the Details boxes for each walk), and the walks end up at interesting and pleasant restaurants/cafes – for an optional meal afterwards.

I state the approximate distance of each walk so that you know what you're committing yourself to.

Start time 11:30 AM

SiSTER OF EASY WALKER

For those who like very short walks – 1 to 3 miles – with just an optional coffee afterwards – although from experience almost everybody comes for the coffee or whatever afterwards. These utilise small areas of interest that would be too short for a longer walk – which people may never see otherwise – and sometimes areas of special interest or curiosity – that are well worth visiting.

the approximate distance of the walk is stated for each walk.

start time 11:30 AM

Telephone number = John 07904402223

You can call me in regard to any questions you have – whatever they are.

*I am unable to take calls directly – so please leave a message and say it is about Easy Walker or Sister of Easy Walker – and I will call you back at the next opportunity. You can also text me, of course.

As I said – it is very important to say it's about Easy Walker or Sister of Easy Walker – apart from the fact that I may not be able to call you back at the time – I do not call back the very many calls that I can't identify.



Prior to 2021 – Easy Walker walks have been located at Highcliffe, Christchurch, Bournemouth, Parkstone, Poole, Broadstone and Upton, but since the lockdown – and as of now (April 2021) – these main larger walks – Easy Walker – are primarily held at Hengistbury Head – with 9 different routes (some following 30% the same route – and the rest 70% quite different). And with one route – actually making 10 routes in all (but which half of it is not on Hengistbury Head) – takes us over to Mudeford via the ferry (£2 the last time I used it) to follow a winding curious route – and via another ferry (£1 the last time I used it) back to the Tuckton Tea Gardens – and this is the longest route of 7 miles & with stops – and where on this the longest route – we stop for a halfway round ' tea or snack ' – and then come back to the Tuckton Tea Gardens. It takes three hours – starting at 11:30 AM and finishing at 2:30 PM – and longer of course if we stay chatting at The Tuckton Tea Gardens – which most everybody does.

Prior to 2021 – Sister of Easy Walker – were also located all over as was Easy Walker – and are still located in different places now – but there are not so many walks held – just one a month now.

DATES AND START TIMES OF WALKS for Easy Walker and also Sister of Easy Walker

Easy Walker – 1st Saturday of month – start at 11:30 AM

Sister of Easy Walker – is often on the 2nd Tuesday of the month – although this is not written in stone – it can vary – for those that used to come on them in the past – these always used to start at 10:30 AM – but they now also start at 11:30 AM – the same as Easy Walker.

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PAPERBACK WRITER - I’m also organiser for Paperback Writer – if anyone is interested in that.

PAPERBACK WRITER IS SUSPENDED TILL FURTHER NOTICE

* IF SOMEONE FELT THAT THEY WERE MOVING TOWARDS PUBLICATION, OR WHATEVER - I COULD MEETUP ON A ONE TO ONE TO ASSIST WITH ‘WRITING STYLE etc.’ before it is made public - which I have done on other occasions

At Canford Cliffs Library

held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Paperback Writer meetings are not being held at the moment – they may or may not be resumed in 2021. I have closed the personalised website that was for it – I have also discontinued the domain name – but it is still there to see on Meetup.

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HENGISTBURY HEAD – NOVEMBER WALK going ahead

Tuckton Tea Gardens

Start time 11.30 am

plesase arrive at 11.15 am for 11.30 start
and allow extra time for finding parking spaces

[If you can't make it in time for the walk or for whatever reason – can always turn up to meet us around 1.30 p.m. at the Tea Gardens]

WE MEET BY THE BOAT HIRE KIOSK – close to the river

THE BOAT HIRE KIOSK – can be seen in the PROFILE PICTURE (foreground to the right - The TUCKTON TEA GARDENS cafe is in the background)

These walks are at an easy calm pace, some history will at times be given on the various routes – and we also stop a few times to chat and view scenery

HAVING A TEA/COFFEE AND SNACK IS PART AND PARCEL OF THE THEME OF THIS EVENT

HELPLINE – John Jolliffe -[masked]
I cannot answer calls directly – please leave a message stating Easy Walker – and I will call you back (or text me also stating Easy Walker)

**PLEASE NOTE the official Tea Rooms postcode (which is seen on the internet) shows the boat trailer entrance – THIS IS NOT FOR US, as we cannot park there

the POST CODE for our purposes - is THE HOUSE OPPOSITE across the road from The Tuckton Tea Gardens - which is 6 Wick Lane – postcode BH6 4JT
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Time 2hrs
Distance approx 5 miles

Afterwards we can go back to The Tuckton Tea Gardens



So, we start at Tuckton Tea Gardens, just off The Tuckton Roundabout

The Tea Gardens is at a lower level than Wick Lane – and is not immediately visible from Wick Lane - but there is a sign board near the roadside

DIRECTION FROM WICK LANE & where we MEET UP:

See 4 PHOTOS in the photo gallery for precise location. In the photos - one can see the sign board by the side of the road for Tuckton Tea Gardens, which is quite close to where the man with the white sweatshirt is walking.

There are in fact 2 photos with the man in the white sweat shirt, one where he is approaching the entrance down to the tea gardens, and the other where he has reached the entrance.

The 3rd photo is a map

The 4th photo shows the Boat Hire Hut where we MEET UP

The photos and map have captions underneath and are identified respectively as ,

‘Location Photos 1 & 2, 'Map view' & 'BOAT HIRE HUT (where we MEET)'

You have to *click on each photo - one by one - to see the captions.

PARKING

WE CAN PARK for free IN ANY OF THE ROADS OFF WICK LANE - just opposite The Tea Gardens, or any of the ROADS FURTHER OUT
Brightlands Ave, Broadlands Ave, Wickemeads Rd, Springfield Ave, and if necessary many spaces further afield *Please give yourself time by arriving early

TOILETS
at Tuckton Tea Rooms - and 150 yards into journey at the car park - and at Visitor Centre (1.5 miles into the walk).

JJ

HENGISTBURY HEAD – SATURDAY - December 4, 2021

Tuckton Tea Gardens

Start time 11.30 am

plesase arrive at 11.15 am for 11.30 start
and allow extra time for finding parking spaces

[If you can't make it in time for the walk or for whatever reason – can always turn up to meet us around 1.30 p.m. at the Tea Gardens]

WE MEET BY THE BOAT HIRE KIOSK – close to the river

THE BOAT HIRE KIOSK – can be seen in the PROFILE PICTURE (foreground to the right - The TUCKTON TEA GARDENS cafe is in the background)

These walks are at an easy calm pace, some history will at times be given on the various routes – and we also stop a few times to chat and view scenery

HAVING A TEA/COFFEE AND SNACK IS PART AND PARCEL OF THE THEME OF THIS EVENT

HELPLINE – John Jolliffe -[masked]
I cannot answer calls directly – please leave a message stating Easy Walker – and I will call you back (or text me also stating Easy Walker)

**PLEASE NOTE the official Tea Rooms postcode (which is seen on the internet) shows the boat trailer entrance – THIS IS NOT FOR US, as we cannot park there

the POST CODE for our purposes - is THE HOUSE OPPOSITE across the road from The Tuckton Tea Gardens - which is 6 Wick Lane – postcode BH6 4JT
..............

Time 2hrs
Distance approx 5 miles

Afterwards we can go back to The Tuckton Tea Gardens



So, we start at Tuckton Tea Gardens, just off The Tuckton Roundabout

The Tea Gardens is at a lower level than Wick Lane – and is not immediately visible from Wick Lane - but there is a sign board near the roadside

DIRECTION FROM WICK LANE & where we MEET UP:

See 4 PHOTOS in the photo gallery for precise location. In the photos - one can see the sign board by the side of the road for Tuckton Tea Gardens, which is quite close to where the man with the white sweatshirt is walking.

There are in fact 2 photos with the man in the white sweat shirt, one where he is approaching the entrance down to the tea gardens, and the other where he has reached the entrance.

The 3rd photo is a map

The 4th photo shows the Boat Hire Hut where we MEET UP

The photos and map have captions underneath and are identified respectively as ,

‘Location Photos 1 & 2, 'Map view' & 'BOAT HIRE HUT (where we MEET)'

You have to *click on each photo - one by one - to see the captions.

PARKING

WE CAN PARK for free IN ANY OF THE ROADS OFF WICK LANE - just opposite The Tea Gardens, or any of the ROADS FURTHER OUT
Brightlands Ave, Broadlands Ave, Wickemeads Rd, Springfield Ave, and if necessary many spaces further afield *Please give yourself time by arriving early

TOILETS
at Tuckton Tea Rooms - and 150 yards into journey at the car park - and at Visitor Centre (1.5 miles into the walk).

JJ

HENGISTBURY HEAD 2022 – the walks restart in April

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Start time 11.30 am

HENGISTBURY HEAD 2022 – the walks restart in April

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Start time 11.30 am

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