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Highcliffe Castle open again

Highcliffe Castle is now open again following the winter closure. The hours are Sunday to Thursday 10:30am–5pm. Friday and Saturday opening times can vary if there is  a wedding. Admission £2.50. Coast walkers can pass through the grounds free from 7am … Continue reading

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Cherry Tree Walk blossom

There is a little blossom at the west end of Cherry Tree Walk on the West Cliff. Lots of buds are on other trees although some half way along, where there is high ground, have been hit by the recent … Continue reading

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England Coast Path: Christchurch Bay proposals

The England Coast Path proposals for Highcliffe to Calshot have now been published. The ECP is a government initiative to create a continuous coastal path round England. The Natural England report for Highcliffe to Calshot states that its recommendations generally … Continue reading

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Studland & Boscombe have ‘top beaches’

The coast path in Dorset has two of the top 30 beaches says The Times. Studland Bay is number 12 with its “gently shelving bathing waters and views of Old Harry Rocks and across to the Isle of Wight”. More … Continue reading

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Highcliffe Castle Path could reopen

  A committee recommendation to reopen the Christchurch Coastal Path at Highcliffe Castle is going before the Christchurch Council on Tuesday. It is expected that the full council will approve an allocation of funds which would see the short but … Continue reading

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More movement at Canford Cliffs

Poole Council has detected movement on the cliff just west of Canford Cliffs Chine. Minor falls were reported early last year and as a result markers were placed on the cliff below Cliff Drive. Now there is fencing on the … Continue reading

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Bournemouth Coast Path on New Year’s Day 2018

The first day of 2018 saw people walking on the Bournemouth Coast Path. It was not too cold and there was even some sunshine.

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Highcliffe Castle closing for winter

This weekend Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 October is the last one for visiting Highcliffe Castle until March next year. During the winter there will be restoration and building work to allow for more of the castle to be open … Continue reading

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Russell-Cotes free admission weekend

As part of the Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival there is free admission to The Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum this weekend. Open free Saturday 14 October and Sunday 15 Oct 2017, 10am to 5pm. This is a rare … Continue reading

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John Liddell exhibition

The Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum on the coast path near the start of the East Cliff is a good stop for food and a rest. The building is the former clifftop home of Sir Merton Russell-Cotes and his wife … Continue reading

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