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Self-guided walks for the Curious...

Explore Bournemouth town centre with two self-guided heritage walks with a treasure Hunt theme. Discover Bournemouth's "hidden treasures" whilst having a fun day out with family and friends!
Bournemouth is one of Britain's best loved seaside towns with seven miles of golden sands, and a landmark pier with rides, attractions, a café and a theatre. Nonetheless, there is a lot more to Bournemouth than just that, with three delightful Gardens stretching up through the centre of the town for two miles, an exhilarating big wheel, glorious buildings, superb shops, and walks along the cliffs with stunning views across the sea.


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Curious About... Bournemouth

  • An exploration of Bournemouth's town centre with two self-guided heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Completing the treasure hunt keeps everyone actively engaged, and urges you to look up, down and every which-way - so you won't miss out on any of the town's treasures.
    Explore, Discover, and Enjoy!
  • Most clues are chosen for their historical value, so you'll learn about the diverse culture, significant people and extraordinary events which have influenced Bournemouth in becoming what it is today.
  • This is an outdoor, unsupervised activity - so you can go at a pace which suits you, whilst keeping you healthy!
  • A Curious About walk is a fun and social activity for all the family and friends. Different people can take on different roles - follow the map, identify picture clues, read directions, etc - it's ideal for children from the age of 6, and if you can walk/wheelchair it, you're young enough!
  • The two walks have been designed so that the second one follows on from where the first one ends. Do both, or have a breather and do the second one another day! They both start and finish in the heart of the town - so buses, trains and car parks are easily available to get you there and back.

1. West Cliff to Gardens - 1.5 miles / 2.4 kms
From the top of a path which zig-zags steeply down West Cliff to the beach, take the easier option and stroll past West Cliff lift and a famous conference centre to the front of Bournemouth’s fabulous pier. Next it’s up through beautiful gardens beside the River Bourne, past areas where you can play or rest, before circling around stunning churches and the Town Hall, to end in yet more delightful, gorgeous and historic gardens.
1.5 hoursNot Suitable

2. Town Centre to The Sea - 1 mile / 1.6 kms
From Bournemouth Square make your way up the town’s most interesting shopping street before passing a church made famous by Mary Shelley - author of Frankenstein! Next it’s through an unusual arcade to a walk through pine trees, with an outdoor aviary, and the renowned Pavilion. Finally, end your walk down by the sea, with fresh air, sandcastles, beach huts, deckchairs, fish & chips and lots of fun!
1 hourOK but diversion maybe needed

Each booklet has a page dedicated to the history of the town and 2 pages summarising each walk with suggestions on what to visit along the way. Walk 1 has 21 clues & walk 2 has 14 - both with detailed directions to follow. There are interesting stories about important people, places & events along the way; detailed instructions on how to find a clue if you're stuck; and a comprehensive map with the routes marked on.
Buy a booklet by clicking on the Add to Basket button, then either checkout, or continue shopping. Checkout takes you through payments via a quick & secure process managed by a third-party company called SendOwl. At the end of the payment process SendOwl will email you a confirmation email (inc download link if relevant).

You have 14 days to complete your download, and up to 3 attempts are permitted. If you buy the print-at-home version you will need to print it on normal A4 paper and the email you receive, with the download link, explains how best to fold the pages to make it into an A5 booklet. If you buy the download to mobile version you will need pdf reading software on your phone or tablet, eg using the Adobe Acrobat App (free).

Printed Copy
The booklet has a flexible cover, which has been professionally printed. The inside pages are printed to order, to ensure that they are as up-to-date as possible. We post booklets out 1st class Royal Mail, usually the same, or next working day. A small postage & packing charge is added.

"Thanks for a great day out in Bournemouth. We never realised before how beautiful the Gardens are that run right through the middle of the town."

Latest Revision : June 2022


Places you'll pass along the way - tap an image for more detail