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Poole coc kle Trail

LOCALITY: Poole, Dorset
DISTANCE: Less than 1 mile (1.61km)
FACILITIES: Circular route, Parking, Suitable for wheelchairs, Toilets, Pub, Cafe

GRADIENT: Mostly flat
OS MAP: Shaftesbury & Cranborne Chase

Walk description:

This trail is a walk around Poole�s old Town, past places of historic interest.

Details about the walk and a Map, can be obtained from the Tourist information Centre at Poole Quay. Also it can be downloaded from their Website.

The walk begins at the end of Orchard Street, at Poole Quay. From here, with the waterway on your left you need to walk all the way along to Thames Street. This is along a pink paved pavement, which is slightly uneven in places.

When you get to Thames Street turn right along an uneven grey cobbled path. You need to walk along the left side of the Street, as the pavement on the right is too narrow. The path from her is a mixture of grey cobbled and pink paved pavement.

You will then come to St James Church on your right. Keep to the path to the left side of the church. This part of the walk may be more difficult for wheelchair users as the pavements have raised kerbs.

When you have walked past the church, turn right down the lane, until you come to church Street. Turn left here and walk along Church Street, which leads into Market Street.

Walk to the end of Market Street until you come to New Orchard. Turn right along New Orchard along a tarmac path. When you get to the traffic lights turn right and walk along High street. You will now be walking along a pink cobbled pavement again.

Walk all the way to the end of the High Street until you come to Poole Museum.. Follow the road around to the left, and you will arrive back at Poole Quay.

Additional notes:

For this walk you need to have the lealet from the Tourist Information Centre or from their website. Otherwise you won't have the information about the histortic points of interest along the route.

The walk is short and is suitable for buggies. Wheelchair users will find it slightly harder if they are unable to get up and down kerbs.

There are toilets and eating facilities along the Quay.

13/03/2009 | Walk posted by cathy nettley

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