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Walks around West Parley

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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

Christmas Jumble Sale

Sun 8th Dec, 2.30pm - 4.30pm, Ferndown Village Hall, BH22 9ET, raising vital funds for Staffie and Stray Rescue. . .more

Coffee Mornings Suspended

The weekly Wednesday coffee mornings which were started by the Parish Council and PoPPS at the Council’s premises at 275 Christchurch Road, have been suspended whilst repairs are undertaken at the building. We hope to reinstate these as soon as possible.

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, informative, and has just been updated with lots of new historical information. . more

Parley Health Walks

Initially started by WPPC and EDDC, our weekly Health Walk is one of the most well attended in the eastern area of Dorset. Organised by Volunteer leaders, they take place every Wednesday at 10am from the West Parley Community Sports and Social Club at 275 Christchurch Road (BH22 8SQ). Our car park allows parking provision for upto 100 cars and you can be walking in healthland within minutes. Lets get healthy and have some fun. . . more

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

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Next Meetings

Planning committee
Wed 4th December 2019, 7.30pm
MS Centre, Church Lane

Parish Council
Wed 20th November 2019, 7.30pm
MS Centre, Church Lane

Agendas / Minutes


Parish Council update for June 2017
previous newsletters:

Neighbourhood Watch newsletter for September 2019 -

Dorset Catchment Partnerships newsletter for Summer 2019

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