Poole Healthy Walks

About Us

A number of different walks are on offer across the Borough of Poole.

Walks are run from numerous locations and graded accordingly. All walks are led by experienced trained volunteer Walk Leaders and offer a great social opportunity to keep fit and have fun!

Our Walks

Walk name Route options available Length (hours)
Baiter
Baiter
1:00
Bourne Valley Nature Reserve
Bourne Valley Nature Reserve
0:50
Broadstone Castleman Trailway
Broadstone Castleman Trailway
1:00
Broadstone Trail Blazer
Broadstone Trail Blazer
1:00
Canford Heath Monthly Walk
Canford Heath Monthly Walk
1:00
Hamworthy Common
Hamworthy Common
0:45
Poole Park
Poole Park
1:00
Poole Park (Saturday)
Poole Park
1:00
Talbot Heath Educational Walk
Talbot Heath Educational Walk
1:00
Upton Country Park (Friday)
Upton Country Park
1:00
Upton Country Park (Saturday)
Upton Country Park (Saturday)
1:00
Upton Heath
Upton Heath
1:15

Every Monday: Hamworthy Common - 1.15pm - Meeting Point - Rockley Park Viewpoint 

A 45 minute walk that comences at Rockly Park Viewpoint and encompasses Hamworthy Common before arching down to Lake Pier and then completing a circular loop. 

Every 1st Monday of the Month: Talbot Heath Educational Walk - 10.30am - Meeting Point - Sainbury's Talbot Heath Store Entrance

A monthly nature, health walk on Talbot Heath. This walk is of moderate intensity and takes place on uneven ground with some inclines. 

Every 3rd Monday of the month: Canford Heath Nature Walk - 10.00am - Meeting Point - Knowlton Road

A monthly nature health walk on Canford Heath. Up to 2.5 miles in length, the walk is of moderate intensity and takes place on uneven ground with some slight inclines. This walk often takes approximately two hours. 

Every Tuesday: Trail Blazer - 10.30am - Meeting Point - Junction Leisure Centre Car Park

A 1 hour walk along the Broadstone Trailway and into Delph Woods. This is a circular walk that is suitable for beginners. 

Every Wednesday: Bourne Valley Nature Reserve - 10.30am - Meeting Point - Rossmore Library 

A circular walk that commences at Rossmore Library before heading towards Bourne Valley Nature Reserve and completing a loop. 

Every Thursday: Poole Park - 10.30am - Meeting Point - Ark Cafe 

A circular walk around Poole Park Lake taking in the scenary.

1st Friday of the month: Upton Heath - 11.30am - Meeting Point - Upton Country Park Bus Stop 

An extended walk that lasts for up to 90 minutes in duration which starts and ends in Upton Country Park and encompasses Upton Heath. 

Every Friday: Upton Country Park - 12.00pm - Meeting Point - Upton Country Park Bus Stop 

A 2/3km lunchtime walk around the park taking in some of the fantastic scenery overlooking Poole Town and Holes Bay. 

Saturday Walks - all start at 10.00am

1st Saturday of the month Poole Park. Meet outside Ark Cafe Walk Level - easy 2km.

2nd Saturday of the month Upton Country Park. Meet in car park. Walk Level - easy to moderate 2-3km.

3rd Saturday of the month Baiter. Meet outside Poole Pottery shop. Walk Level - easy to moderate 2-3km.

4th Saturday of the month Broadstone. Meet in car park next to leisure centre. Walk Level - easy to moderate 2-3km.

5th Saturday of the month Poole Park. Meet outside Ark Cafe. Walk Level - easy 2km.

All walks are FREE and are suitable for people of all ages and ability. They will go ahead in all weather conditions. All walkers are advised to wear the appropriate clothing and footwear.

More walks are being planned all the time. Information about any new walks can be obtained from the Recreation Development Team on (01202) 261312 or email recreation.development@poole.gov.uk or see the walk programme on this page. Also available is an interactive map for all our walks, together with a facility to calculate the amount of calories in each walk at http://walks4softies.co.uk.

 

November 2017

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
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31
1
2
3
4
5
 
 
Bourne Valley Nature Reserve
10:00
 
Talbot Heath Educational Walk
10:30
 
Poole Park
10:30
 
Upton Heath
11:30
 
Upton Country Park (Friday)
12:00
 
Poole Park (Saturday)
10:00
 
Upton Country Park (Saturday)
10:00
 
 
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Hamworthy Common
13:15
 
Broadstone Trail Blazer
10:00
 
Broadstone Trail Blazer
10:30
 
Bourne Valley Nature Reserve
10:00
 
Poole Park
10:30
 
Upton Heath
11:30
 
Upton Country Park (Friday)
12:00
 
 
 
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
Hamworthy Common
13:15
 
Broadstone Trail Blazer
10:00
 
Broadstone Trail Blazer
10:30
 
Bourne Valley Nature Reserve
10:00
 
Poole Park
10:30
 
Upton Heath
11:30
 
Upton Country Park (Friday)
12:00
 
Upton Country Park (Saturday)
10:00
 
Baiter
10:00
 
 
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
Hamworthy Common
13:15
 
Broadstone Trail Blazer
10:30
 
Bourne Valley Nature Reserve
10:00
 
Poole Park
10:30
 
Upton Heath
11:30
 
Upton Country Park (Friday)
12:00
 
Broadstone Castleman Trailway
10:00
 
 
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
Hamworthy Common
13:15
 
Broadstone Trail Blazer
10:30
 
Bourne Valley Nature Reserve
10:00
 
Poole Park
10:30
 
 
 
 

Contacts

Chris Dear
Recreation Development Officer
01202 261312
c.dear@poole.gov.uk
  

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