Thursday, June 9, 2011

25 June details

Start: at 11 o'clock on Saturday. "Officially" we end
at 6 pm, but there is no rush as we have the beach hut later than that.

Meet at beach hut no. 2319 near Bournemouth Pier.

Don't forget to bring a camera, and preferably one without a big zoom lens!

Paul Russell: 07528 227 941
Justin Sainsbury: 07900 260 360

Directions from train station:
If you come in on Platform 2, don't exit from there but cross the bridge to Platform 3/4 (one of the longest platforms in the world), and exit from that side. There should be a big Asda and coaches in front of you.

Directions from train station:

This is the quickest way, and will take about 30 minutes on foot. If you combine these directions with a Google Map print out, it should make sense.

Outside the station (with Asda in front of you), turn left. When you hit the junction, turn right. You are now on a wide road called Holdenhurst Road. You soon meet a roundabout which you have to cross via the subway. Take the second exit on the left marked "This exit for East Cliff, Landsdown campus.

Continue along Holdenhurst Road – admire the palm trees in the centre of the road. You pass a small Tesco, and Genie’s kebab and pizza place. You now come to a big roundabout (Landsdown roundabout).

Take the quiet looking Meyrick Road, which is sort of opposite (second turning on the left). It is clearly signposted. You are now travelling along Meyrick Road, which is full of big, detached hotels and residential buildings. Go straight ahead at the roundabout.

You will then hit East Overcliffe Drive, which runs along the cliff. If you look over the edge, you will see Bournemouth Pier to your right (to the left and further away is the little Boscombe Pier - ignore that for now). Walk in the direction of Bournemouth Pier (past the ice-cream kiosk) and at the first chance take a footpath down to the prom - the East Cliff Zig Zag. See if you can see the fox that lives near the cliff edge.

When on the prom, walk towards Bournemouth Pier. Go past the pier, past the restaurant (West Beach), past the amusements and you will come to the beach hut.

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