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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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Walking the coast is popular

The Bournemouth-based The National Coastal Tourism Academy latest report finds that coastal walking is popular. The survey for Perceptions of the English Coast: Identifying Opportunities for Domestic Non-Visitors reveals that “The most popular activity was walking”. The summary says: “Coastal … Continue reading

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Bournemouth Air Festival

Bournemouth’s annual air show on the coast starts on Thursday 31 August and runs to Sunday. The big attraction is always the Red Arrows which can be seen on Thursday 6pm, Friday 3.30pm and Saturday at noon. Expect large crowds … Continue reading

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Eustace Nash exhibition at Russell-Cotes

A room at the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery is this month devoted to the Bournemouth artist and illustrator Eustace Nash (1886 –1969) who knew the coast well. With his friend and fellow artist Leslie Ward (188-1978) he explored Bournemouth, Poole Harbour … Continue reading

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Buses back at Hengistbury Head

A 1950 double decker Bournemouth Corporation Bus, an early Yellow Bus, is running from Bournemouth Station (Travel Interchange) to Hengistbury Head on two August Sundays. On Sundays 13 and 27 August the bus will leave Bournemouth Station at 09.58am, 11.28am, 1.28pm … Continue reading

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