It wouldn’t be a Christmas break without a wholesome winter walk in Poole. Browse our list of the top locations in Poole to go on a walk with friends and family, run free or walk your furry friends this winter.

Upton Country Park

Upton Country Park in Poole has over 140 acres of beautiful award-winning gardens to explore, stunning open parkland, woodland and shoreline, with stunning Georgian Grade II* listed Upton House as the centrepiece. There's something for everyone to enjoy, so come along and see the tranquil pathways with breathtaking views of Holes Bay and Poole Harbour.

Sandbanks Peninsula

Wrap up warm and embrace the sea air with 5km of stunning coastline to be explored at Sandbanks beach. Walk along the golden sands with views towards Bournemouth, Old Harry Rocks and the Isle of Wight or enjoy a stroll along the promenade with views of Poole Bay on the other side of the peninsula. Sandbanks offers a range of reputable hotels and restaurants for you to visit!

Poole Old Town

For those who prefer wandering through Poole Old Town, there are trails to follow throughout to help you learn more about Poole's rich history of smuggling, ghouls and fishing. Follow the Poole Trail for a walk full of multimedia insights using your smartphone or trace Poole's heritage with Poole Cockle Trail. This will also lead to your next walking destination... 

Poole Quay

Poole Quay is a great place to walk through the Poole Christmas Maritime Light Festival, offering a festive twist on your usual wintery walks. Follow the light trail from Poole Quay, through the High Street, and onto Falkland Square with its array of beautiful lights.

Heathland Trails

Internationally recognised as natural habitats for protected creatures, the Heathland trails guide you around. Choose from Upton Heath to the west, with gently rolling pathways and great views across Poole bay or further inland, explore Canford Heath, with views that stretch to Corfe Castle and the Purbecks. A fascinating wintery walk (or cycle) for nature lovers!

Wrap up warm this winter and enjoy the beauty of Poole on your festive walks. Remember to come back in two days to read our next blog!




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