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Healthy Walks in Poole

Healthy Walks in Poole

Get out in the fresh air and get fit with the Borough of Poole Healthy Walks program. The walks are among a number of schemes which Leisure Services are introducing to help promote and develop a healthy lifestyle.

A number of different walks are on offer across the Borough of Poole. Currently walks of up to 3km are being led every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturdays. Walks are run from numerous locations and are all set at an easy to moderate level. All walks are led by experienced trained volunteer Walk Leaders and offer a great social opportunity to keep fit and have fun!

Weekday walks

Every Tuesday: Trail Blazer 10.30am start. A 1 hour walk along the Broadstone Trailway and into Delph Woods. This is a circular walk that is suitable for beginners of reasonable good health.
Meeting Point By gateway to the Castleman Trail in the car park next to Broadstone Leisure Centre.

Every Thursday: Poole Park 10.00am start. 2km exercise trail - A circular walk around Poole Park Lake taking in the scenery with a chance to try out the outdoor fitness equipment.
Meeting Point Outside the entrance to Central Park Cafe (near to the miniature railway).

Every Friday: Upton Country Park 12.00pm start. A 2-3km lunchtime walk around the park taking in some of the fantastic scenery over looking Poole Town and Holes Bay.
Meeting Point in the main car park opposite the bus shelter.

Saturday Walks

Please note all Saturday Walks start at 10.00am.

1st Saturday of the month Poole Park meet outside cafe, near miniature railway. 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 cafe, near miniature railway. Walk Level Easy 2km

Walks are supported by Leisure services and Poole Primary Care Trust. 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 e-mail: leisure@poole.gov.uk.

To find out more about the Borough of Poole Healthy Walks program see:

Healthy_Walks_in_Poole_leaflet.pdf (1.4 MB)

If you can not make one of the above walks, why not try one of the following walks from walks4softies.

Turlin Moor

Turlin Moor which is about 2 miles from Poole Town centre has a recreation ground, nature reserve and housing estate. The nature reserve is essentially a coastal habitat with elements of saltmarsh, reed bed and grassland adjoining the recreation grounds. Turlin Moor is popular for dog walking, bird-watching, fishing and boat-mooring. The walks4softies walks here are along the shore of Lytchett Bay, and to the viewpoint in Rockley Park

View of Turlin Moor
View of Upton Park Upton Park

Upton Country Park covers approximately 100 acres of attractive gardens, parkland and woodland on the shores of Poole Harbour. The park was built by Poole Merchants and passed through many families until it was opened to the public in 1976. The Park is now owned and managed by Poole Borough Council. The main walks4softies walk here is around the park.

Rossmore Leisure Centre

Rossmore Leisure Centre is a multi purpose sports and leisure facility providing a wide range of activities for the local community, schools and visitors to Poole. Facilities at the centre include a 25 metre swimming pool, 2 multi purpose sports halls (five-a-side football, badminton, basketball, volleyball, netball and cricket) and a children's soft play area. The walks4softies walk here follows a route through part of the Bourne Valley Nature Reserve.

View of Rossmore Leisure Centre
View of Broadstone Broadstone

Broadstone is a thriving village to the north of Poole, it has many shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs to enjoy. The name Broadstone probably originates from a number of "broad stones" that were laid across the Blackwater stream for people to cross over without wetting their feet. The walks4softies walk here goes through Delph Woods and follows the Blackwater stream for a while.

Why not try some of the many other walks near Poole on walks4softies.

Supported by:

Borough of Poole

Walking the way to Health

Poole Primary Care Trust

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