Public Rights of Way in Bournemouth

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'B' series (West Cliff ward)


Number: B01
Designation: Public footpath
Length: 26m
Route: Durley Gardens [SZ 0799 9063] to West Cliff [SZ 0799 9061]
Map:
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
Commentary: Short path opening onto the cliff-top gardens of West Cliff.
SZ0790 : Bournemouth: the dead end of Durley Gardens by Chris Downer SZ0790 : Bournemouth: footpath B01 from Durley Gardens by Chris Downer SZ0790 : Bournemouth: footpath B01 to Durley Gardens by Chris Downer

Number: B02
Designation: Public footpath
Length: 53m
Route: Branksome Wood Road [SZ 0795 9169] to Upper Gardens [SZ 0792 9164]
Map:
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
Commentary: Path leading down to the edge of the Gardens.
SZ0791 : Bournemouth: footpath B02 from Branksome Wood Road by Chris Downer SZ0791 : Bournemouth: footpath B02 comes out opposite Baronsmede by Chris Downer SZ0791 : Bournemouth: footpath B02 nears the Gardens by Chris Downer SZ0791 : Bournemouth: footpath B02 arrives on the Gardens by Chris Downer SZ0791 : Bournemouth: looking up footpath B02 from the Gardens by Chris Downer
SZ0791 : Bournemouth: towards footpath B02 in the Gardens by Chris Downer(background)

Number: B03
Designation: Public footpath
Length: 142m
Route: West Cliff Road [SZ 0817 9076] to West Cliff [SZ 0820 9061]
Map:
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright 1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
Commentary: Path opening onto the cliff-top gardens of West Cliff.
SZ0890 : Bournemouth: footpath B03 to the West Cliff by Chris Downer SZ0890 : Bournemouth: sign for toilets on footpath B03 by Chris Downer SZ0890 : Bournemouth: footpath B03 and Avon House by Chris Downer SZ0890 : Bournemouth: footpath B03 comes out on the West Cliff by Chris Downer SZ0890 : Bournemouth: footpath B03 to West Cliff Road by Chris Downer(background)

Number: B04
Designation: Public footpath
Length: 35m
Route: West Cliff Gardens [SZ 0811 9064] to West Cliff [SZ 0811 9061]
Map:
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
Commentary: Short path opening onto the cliff-top gardens of West Cliff.
SZ0890 : Bournemouth: footpath B04 to the West Cliff by Chris Downer SZ0890 : Bournemouth: footpath B04 to West Cliff Gardens by Chris Downer SZ0890 : Bournemouth: the emergence of footpath B04 onto the West Cliff by Chris Downer(foreground)

Number: B05
Designation: Public footpath
Length: 95m
Route: Bourne Avenue [SZ 0844 9137] to B06 [SZ 0845 9144]
Map:
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
Commentary: Seamlessly joins path B06 to provide a single path from Bourne Avenue to St. Stephen's Road. Alongside the Town Hall and on its grounds.
SZ0891 : Bournemouth: footpath B05 reaches Bourne Avenue by Chris Downer SZ0891 : Bournemouth: footpath B05 leaves the Town Hall frontage car park by Chris Downer SZ0891 : Bournemouth: footpath B05 alongside Town Hall to St. Stephen’s Road by Chris Downer SZ0891 : Bournemouth: footpath B06 becomes footpath B05 by Chris Downer

Number: B06
Designation: Public footpath
Length: 24m
Route: St Stephen's Road [SZ 0845 9148] to B05 [SZ 0845 9144]
Map:
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
Commentary: Seamlessly joins path B05 to provide a single path from Bourne Avenue to St. Stephen's Road. Alongside the Town Hall and on its grounds.
SZ0891 : Bournemouth: footpath B06 from St. Stephen’s Road by Chris Downer SZ0891 : Bournemouth: looking down on footpath B06 and Braidley Road by Chris Downer SZ0891 : Bournemouth: footpath B06 alongside Braidley Road by Chris Downer

Number: B07
Designation: Public footpath
Length: 58m
Route: Bourne Avenue [SZ 0824 9144] to St Stephen's Road [SZ 0828 9149]
Map:
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
Commentary: Very steep path, could hardly be steeper without requiring steps.
SZ0891 : Bournemouth: footpath B07 and Sunbury Court by Chris Downer SZ0891 : Bournemouth: footpath B07 arrives on Bourne Avenue by Chris Downer SZ0891 : Bournemouth: footpath B07 approaches Bourne Avenue by Chris Downer SZ0891 : Bournemouth: midway down footpath B07 by Chris Downer SZ0891 : Bournemouth: footpath B07 to Bourne Avenue by Chris Downer

Number: B08
Designation: Public footpath
Length: 21m
Route: Braidley Road [SZ 0847 9147] to St Stephen's Road [SZ 0849 9148]
Map:
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
Commentary: Steps alongside road bridge.
SZ0891 : Bournemouth: footpath B08 from Braidley Road by Chris Downer SZ0891 : Bournemouth: footpath B08 approaches Braidley Road by Chris Downer SZ0891 : Bournemouth: footpath B08 reaches St. Stephen’s Road by Chris Downer SZ0891 : Bournemouth: steps to Braidley Road on footpath B08 by Chris Downer SZ0891 : Bournemouth: footpath B08 from St. Stephen’s Road by Chris Downer

Number: B11
Designation: Public footpath
Length: 122m
Route: Braidley Road [SZ 0847 9160] to Durrant Road [SZ 0838 9157]
Map:
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright 1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
Commentary: Route created (or realigned) when the by-pass was built in 1973.
SZ0891 : Bournemouth: footpath B11 from Braidley Road by Chris Downer SZ0891 : Bournemouth: footpaths B11 and B12 under the viaduct by Chris Downer(crossing diagonally)
SZ0891 : Bournemouth: footpath B11 reaches Braidley Road by Chris Downer
This footpath was created when the Wessex Way was built, in 1973. It comes from the dead end of Durrant Road - whose end is only dead because of the dual carriageway. It comes down the slope here under the huge viaduct to meet Braidley Road at the bottom.


SZ0891 : Bournemouth: footpaths B11 and B13 meet by Chris Downer(to right; left is B13)
SZ0891 : Bournemouth: footpath B11 heads for the viaduct by Chris Downer SZ0891 : Bournemouth: footpath B11 to Durrant Road by Chris Downer SZ0891 : Bournemouth: footpath B11 reaches Durrant Road by Chris Downer SZ0891 : Bournemouth: footpath B11 from Durrant Road by Chris Downer
SZ0891 : Bournemouth: the dead end of Durrant Road by Chris Downer(heading right, background)

Number: B12
Designation: Public footpath
Length: 24m
Route: Braidley Road [SZ 0848 9159] to B11 [SZ 0847 9160]
Map:
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
Commentary: Just a short spur cutting the corner off at the bottom end of B11.
SZ0891 : Bournemouth: footpath B12 is just this little path on the left by Chris Downer(to left) SZ0891 : Bournemouth: footpath B12 and some graffiti by Chris Downer

Number: B13
Designation: Public footpath
Length: 76m
Route: Central Drive [SZ 0838 9160] to B11 [SZ 0844 9159]
Map:
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
Commentary: Route created (or realigned) when the by-pass was built in 1973.
SZ0891 : Bournemouth: footpath B13 from Central Drive by Chris Downer SZ0891 : Bournemouth: footpath B13 from Central Drive to Braidley Road by Chris Downer SZ0891 : Bournemouth: looking up towards footpath B13 by Chris Downer(coming down and following edge of wall)
SZ0891 : Bournemouth: footpath B13 approaches footpath B11 by Chris Downer SZ0891 : Bournemouth: footpaths B11 and B13 meet by Chris Downer(to left; right is B11)

Number: B14
Designation: Public footpath
Length: 60m
Route: St Stephen's Road [SZ 0822 9154] to Bourne Avenue [SZ 0817 9152]
Map:
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
Commentary: Route of the old St. Stephen's Road, before it was cut off to allow the by-pass to be built in 1973.
SZ0891 : Bournemouth: footpath B14 heads for Bourne Avenue by Chris Downer SZ0891 : Bournemouth: reaching the top of the steps on footpath B14 by Chris Downer SZ0891 : Bournemouth: cleared trees around path B14 by Chris Downer SZ0891 : Bournemouth: vegetation has grown alongside footpath B14 by Chris Downer SZ0891 : Bournemouth: footpath B14 from Bourne Avenue by Chris Downer
The third and fourth photos are from the same spot, but 2 years 9 months apart.)

Number: B15
Designation: Public footpath
Length: 122m
Route: 4 Wimborne Road, Richmond Hill Roundabout [SZ 0871 9158] to Bodorgan Road [SZ 0863 9160]
Map:
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright 1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
Commentary: Route of the old Bodorgan Road, before it was cut off to allow the by-pass to be built in 1973.
SZ0891 : Bournemouth: footpath B15 leaves Richmond Hill Roundabout by Chris Downer SZ0891 : Bournemouth: start of footpath B15 by Chris Downer SZ0891 : Bournemouth: footpath B15 leaves the driveway by Chris Downer SZ0891 : Bournemouth: footpath B15 linking Wimborne and Bodorgan Roads by Chris Downer SZ0891 : Bournemouth: footpath B15 reaches Bodorgan Road by Chris Downer SZ0891 : Bournemouth: the end of Bodorgan Road by Chris Downer

Number: B16
Designation: Public footpath
Length: 122m
Route: Braidley Road [SZ 0851 9170] to Bodorgan Road [SZ 0861 9164]
Map:
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
Commentary: Steepish passageway from Braidley Road
SZ0891 : Bournemouth: footpath B16 to Bodorgan Road by Chris Downer SZ0891 : Bournemouth: footpath B16 reaches Braidley Road by Chris Downer SZ0891 : Bournemouth: footpath B16 heads down to Braidley Road by Chris Downer
forming a Y-shape with path B17 (which goes off to the left here):
SZ0891 : Bournemouth: footpath B16 turns left by Chris Downer(foreground and left; B17 is right)
SZ0891 : Bournemouth: footpaths B16 and B17 diverge by Chris Downer(foreground and right; B17 is left)
SZ0891 : Bournemouth: footpath B17 reaches footpath B16 by Chris Downer(ahead-left and ahead-right; foreground is B17)
Continuing as passageway to Bodorgan Road.
SZ0891 : Bournemouth: footpath B16 between Braidley and Bodorgan Roads by Chris Downer SZ0891 : Bournemouth: the top of footpath B16 by Chris Downer

Number: B17
Designation: Public footpath
Length: 31m
Route: Braidley Road [SZ 0850 9163] to B16 [SZ 0852 9166]
Map:
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
Commentary: Essentially cutting the corner at the bottom of B16, where the latter splays - the two routes form a Y-shape.
SZ0891 : Bournemouth: footpath B17 from Braidley Road by Chris Downer SZ0891 : Bournemouth: footpath B17 reaches Braidley Road by Chris Downer SZ0891 : Bournemouth: footpath B17 heads for Braidley Road by Chris Downer SZ0891 : Bournemouth: looking down footpath B17 by Chris Downer
Seen here meeting path B16:
SZ0891 : Bournemouth: footpath B17 reaches footpath B16 by Chris Downer(path B16 heads left and right)
SZ0891 : Bournemouth: footpaths B16 and B17 diverge by Chris Downer(to left; path B16 is foreground and right)
SZ0891 : Bournemouth: footpath B16 turns left by Chris Downer(to right; path B16 is foreground and left)

Number: B18
Designation: Public footpath
Length: 35m
Route: Bradburne Road [SZ 0814 9134] to Central Gardens [SZ 0817 9133]
Map:
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
Commentary: Short path with steps, leading to an offshoot of the Gardens.
SZ0891 : Bournemouth: footpath B18 from Bradburne Road by Chris Downer SZ0891 : Bournemouth: steps on footpath B18 by Chris Downer SZ0891 : Bournemouth: footpath B18 to Bradburne Road by Chris Downer

Number: B19
Designation: Public footpath
Length: 29m
Route: Crescent Road [SZ 0810 9144] to Central Gardens [SZ 0812 9146]
Map:
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
Commentary: Very short path to the Gardens.
SZ0891 : Bournemouth: footpath B19 by Chris Downer SZ0891 : Bournemouth: footpath B19 from the Central Gardens by Chris Downer

Number: B20
Designation: Public footpath
Length: 209m
Route: Exeter Road [SZ 0853 9099] to Tregonwell Road [SZ 0837 9090]
Map:
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright 1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
Commentary: Varied path, alongside grass area
SZ0890 : Bournemouth: footpath B20 from Exeter Road by Chris Downer SZ0890 : Bournemouth: the eastern end of footpath B20 by Chris Downer
crossing a public car park
SZ0890 : Bournemouth: footpath B20 reaches the car park by Chris Downer SZ0890 : Bournemouth: footpath B20 crosses the car park by Chris Downer
before climbing through wooded area.
SZ0890 : Bournemouth: steps from the car park on footpath B20 by Chris Downer SZ0890 : Bournemouth: under the trees on footpath B20 by Chris Downer SZ0890 : Bournemouth: topmost steps on footpath B20 by Chris Downer SZ0890 : Bournemouth: footpath B20 from Tregonwell Road by Chris Downer

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