WALX Activity: Delph Woods/ Dunyeats Heath Evening Pacer

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Pace: Very Low

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Intensity: Medium

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Gradient: Low

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Nordic WALX

Price: £6.00

Quick Info:

  • Distance: 3 Miles
  • Date: Thu 25th August
  • Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Address: Fairview Drive, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, BH18 9AP, United Kingdom
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Main Instructor:

WALX Dorset

Hosted By:

Andrea Salmon

Walk Description:

This is a fast paced Nordic walk

Delph Woods is a 24 acre site.We will park in a residential area. From here, we cross the bridge by Broadstone Golf Club, and walk up the trail way which is wide and flat.

In Delph Woods, we walk along the unsurfaced woodland paths, alongside Blackwater Stream. We may pass the cricket pitch, and see the large pond. It can be muddy areas after wet weather.

The word 'Delph' is derived from an Old English word for mining and quarrying and it was probably one of the places from which local people extracted gravel for building purposes. The pond, now a drinking place for woodland animals including foxes and Roe deer, is probably a remnant of a gravel pit.

There is a magnificent 200 year old common Oak standing 80 feet high with a circumference of just over 13 feet. However other estimates from the girth circumference are 281 years. Planting year: 1729

From the woods, we go up an incline ( sandy, stoney path, some gorse, nettles present, occasional cows) to Dunyeats Heath and then circle back down to the woods, to continue the wooded walk.

Insect repellent is recommended 

 Parking: Continue to the far end of Fairview Drive. We will meet by the junction of Fairview Drive and St Andrew's Road.Free parking on residential street