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Walks around West Parley


for a larger map please click here.

To see all the Rights Of Way covering West Parley and the types of paths they are eg foot / bridle etc please click here.
If you use a footpath and identify any problems, please report to Dorset County Council here.

We live in a wonderful place with access to some superb countryside. Here are some walks that have been tried and tested by local residents. If you have a great walk we have missed please get in touch.

Walks and maps can be found by clicking below, or on the main map icons. They are mostly flat, but some of the paths and fields can be muddy in wet conditions. Good walking practice: wear strong footwear, and carry a small backpack with some waterproof clothing, extra warm layer, sunhat, water and a mobile phone. A walking stick can be handy too!

The walks are based on Ordnance Survey maps OL22 - New Forest, OL15 - Purbeck and South Dorset (both scale 1:25000), and Landranger 195 Bournemouth and Purbeck (1:50000) for the bits west of Longham.

The West Parley Walks. (click on the walk title)

1 and 2. Longham Lakes - round the smaller lake (approx 1 mile) or round both lakes (approx 2 miles)

3. along the River Stour to Longham - returning via the Angel Inn to West Parley (approx 5 miles)

4. along the River Stour to Hampreston - returning via the Angel Inn to West Parley (approx 6 miles)

5. along the River Stour to Canford School - returning via Knighton and Bear Cross to West Parley (approx 10 miles)

6. along the River Stour to Throop Mill - returning via the Parley Court Farm to West Parley (approx 8 miles)

7. around Parley Common - from Memorial Hall via Barrack Road and Lone Pine Drive (approx 2-3 miles)

8. Parley Common to Tricketts Cross - via Barrack Road, Ferndown Golf Course, Lone Pine Drive (approx 5 miles)

9. Parley Cross to Tricketts Cross - via Chapel Lane, Palmers Ford, Parley Common, Lone Pine Drive (approx 7 miles)

Whats On

Residents oppose scrapyard plans

Residents in a quiet road in West Parley are urging ramblers, horse riders and cyclists to join them in opposing a planning application for a scrapyard in their road.

The planning application was submitted to East Dorset District Council in the Summer and attracted numerous objections from residents and horse riders but was withdrawn. Full details of the application are on the dorsetforyou web site – Dorset County Council Ref 3/17/2480. The County Council have asked that previous objectors resubmit their objections to them under the new application number. . more

Coffee Morning

every Wednesday from 10am - 12 noon at the Parley Sports and Social Club. All residents and friends will be made very welcome.

West Parley Official Guide

The new Parish Guide is ready. . have a look!
You might also want this local map.

Heritage Walk

learn all about West Parley's history as you walk, it is well researched and informative. . more

Parley Health Walks

every Wednesday 10am from the Parley Sports and Social Club, followed by coffee and biscuits! Lets get healthy and have some fun.

There's plenty going on in West Parley - click here for the latest.

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Next Meetings

Planning committee:
Wed 1st November 2017, 7.30pm
MS Centre, Church Lane

Parish Council:
Wed 15th November 2017, 7.30pm
MS Centre, Church Lane

Agendas / Minutes

Newsletters

Parish Council update for June 2017
previous newsletters:

Neighbourhood Watch newsletter for June 2017

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