Walks in Bournemouth
Bournemouth Lower Gardens are situated in lovely surroundings just a couple of minutes walk from the beach and main square. Located within the gardens you’ll see the Bournemouth Eye. The huge tethered helium balloon ride enables visitors to view Bournemouth from a height of 150 meters. The gondola can take up to 28 people, with disabled access and has unspoilt 360 panoramic views. The gardens also have a small stream flowing through them called the River Bourne. The River flows from Coy Pond in Poole into the English Channel. Visitors visiting around the months of May / June can often be treated to seeing families of ducklings. Other attractions within the gardens include the ever-popular mini golf course. This 18-hole small course is opposite the Bandstand and is a great way to pass an hour. The Bandstand and small green area is used throughout the year to host many events. Live music is a popular feature of the Town and the Bandsand is used almost on a weekly basis during the main summer holiday months for various performances. Continuing your walk will lead you to the historic Bournemouth Pier and the stunning blue flag beaches.
Bournemouth Central Gardens are situated behind the Obscura Cafe just off the main square. As you begin your walk you will see the Bournemouth War Memorial, which was built back in 1921. This stone construction tribute has two sculptured lions guarding its entrance. Also located within the gardens is a large play area for children. This great kids park has a small sandpit, swings, two climbing frames and a zip glide. Bournemouth Tennis Club is next to the park and has indoor and outdoor courts available to use with prior booking.
Bournemouth Upper Gardens are set is some wonderful surrounding. There is an impressive castle shaped water tower, picnic areas and many species of plans and trees. As you continue your walk you will arrive at the small picturesque area of Coy Pond. The walking conditions are all flat and suitable for wheelchairs or buggies. In times of excessive rain there are paths that can be subject to flooding but alternative routes are available to avoid the affected areas.