The Green Time Queens Pageant Walk is taking place in Bonchurch
- Sunday 24th July 2022
- 10am to 1pm
- Meeting point: Bonchurch Village Pond
Free Parking is vilble in the surrounding road such as Bonchurch Shute, Trinity Road or St Boniface Road.
Please allow 15 minutes to walk to Bonchurch Pond from where you have parked.
At the start of this walk you will learn about the famous people who have lived in Bonchurch Village. Then walk on into the Landslip which is a large area of woods and jumbled paths between Luccombe and Bonchurch village. It features remarkable land forms such as cliffs, boulders and tree canopies. Plenty of photo opportunities.
We will stop at the Wishing Seat also known as the Wishing Stone. This is a large moss-covered rock by the path and tradition has it that if you sit on the Wishing Seat and make a wish it will come true.
The walk continues to the Smugglers Haven Tea Gardens with stunning sea views and free refreshments. Afterwards we will walk through the Devil's Chimney to the beautiful Monks Bay. The final part of the walk takes us past the attractive water stream which falls to Monks Bay and Old St Boniface Church back to Bonchurch Pond.
Please wear trainers or either walking shoes or boots as summer footwear is not allowed on this walk. Please wear clothing suitable to the weather and sun-cream, and bring plenty of fluids to drink on the way. There will be free refreshments for all when we stop at the Smugglers Haven Tea Gardens.
This walk is open to children accompanied by parents, young people and adults, with no upper age limit. Dogs are also very welcome but must be kept on a lead at all times.
3.5 miles round trip, 8,000 steps, 325 kcal