HF Holidays





Links to Other Local Walking Groups


                Swanage Walking for Health - http://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/swanage


                CAPROW (Canford and Purbeck Rights Of Way) - http://www.caprow.org.uk/





GRID REFs – Show the starting points of the walks

CAR SHARE – To share cars & ensure walkers without cars can get to the walks, we meet at the lay-by in Northbrook Road opposite Day’s Park (SZ 026 799). We suggest passengers make a contribution towards petrol costs, in proportion to the distance travelled. Please bring a change of shoes, or covers for your shoes to avoid getting other people’s cars dirty.

PUT – Indicates ‘pick-up time’ when cars will leave the lay-by.

BUS TIMES – Are departure times. Unless otherwise stated, all bus information is for “More” buses, and start from Swanage Bus & Rail Station. Confirm times when latest bus timetable is printed. Concessionary bus passes are not valid for use on services before 09:30 Mon-Fri  [N.B. valid all day on Saturdays].

MEMBERS traveling by bus from the Wareham direction for walks starting from Corfe should contact the walk leader beforehand to let the leader know they could be late arriving for the start.

WALKS DETAILS & POOR WEATHER Walk leaders should be contacted if further information is needed about their walks. In inclement weather please check your e-mail for late cancellation even on the morning of the walk. For those members not on e-mail please call the walk leader if unsure whether the walk will take place. Please note that walk leaders have the right to decide whether to start a walk or not and to abandon or alter walks if they believe it is warranted by the conditions.

WARNING – All sporting & leisure activities have inherent hazards associated with them & walking is no exception. In spite of the safety of members being the paramount concern, accidents can occur. It is important that each member appreciates they are responsible for their own safety and need to identify hazards and take all reasonable steps to eliminate or minimize the potential for an accident to arise. Personal accident insurance is not covered by the SWWG group insurance. It is the responsibility of each individual member to decide whether or not they need to provide their own personal accident cover.

Web-site       http://www.swanagewalkinggroup.co.uk

Subscriptions are £5.00 per person (children & dogs free). See any Committee member for details.




Wareham Car Share


Fiona Keeling organises a car share from Wareham. If you are interested please e-mail Fiona at fionaak@hotmail.com and she will send you full details of how it works with times etc. Please bring a change of shoes, or covers for your shoes to avoid getting other people’s cars dirty.




Emergency/Useful Phone Numbers


The following is a list of emergency and indeed non-emergency phone numbers, which it might be useful for all walk leaders and others to keep in their address books or to preload into their mobile phones. This time I have added the numbers of some local taxi firms. This could prove useful if, as happened on a recent walk, a member is unable to continue on foot and needs a lift back to their car or nearest town.


In an emergency, obviously telephone 999.

For non-emergency calls to the Police telephone 101.

If you venture into French telecom area then try +44 20 7230 1212

National Trust (Purbeck Office) 01929 450002

Coastguard 01305 760439 (Dial 999 in an emergency)

RSPB Arne 01929 553360

Durlston Country Park 01929 424443

Weld/Lulworth Estate 01929 400352

Dorset Countryside Rangers (Rangers, Rights of Way, Coastal Team) 01305 224463

Swanage Associated Taxis 01929 421122 or 01929 425350

Swanage and Purbeck Taxis 07969 927424

Bill’s Taxis (Swanage) 07549 776736

Wareham and Purbeck Taxi Service 01929 480485

A&C Taxis 01929 556758


Please let one of the committee know if there are any other useful numbers that could be added to this list.


Steve Williams