Activity: St Catherine's Hill Pacer

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Pace: Medium

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Intensity: Medium

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Gradient: Medium

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Price: £6.00

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  • Distance: 3 Miles
  • Date: Wed 20th December
  • Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Location Name: St Catherine's Hill Christchurch
  • Address: Hurn Road Shops, Marlow Drive, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, BH23 2UJ, United Kingdom
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Main Instructor:

Chris Pole

Hosted By:

Chris Pole

Walk Description:

A walk with far reaching views from the top of the hill to  the Isle of Wight.

St Catherine's hill is a 35 hectare area of heathland and coniferous forest. It is part of a ridge between the Avon and Stour valleys. It is a nature reserve and SSSI. The hill is home to the Dartford warbler and sand lizard among a large number of important wildlife species. 

Humans hsve visited the hill since the Bronze age. The military have used the area since at least Roman times. It served as a training ground for troops during both world wars and was the site of a nuclear bunker during the Cold war.

This walk is a mixture of narrow paths, wide paths and there are areas of tree roots, the path along the top of the hill narrows for a short time.

There are a couple of hills to increase the intensity.

A very pretty walk. This walk will have several stops to admire the scenery.

Coffee after if wanted at The Bunker cafe.

Free parking.

Location Notes:

Please park opposite The Bunker cafe. Excellent coffee/cake/snacks . Toilets in cafe. Good butcher.