Public Rights of Way in Bournemouth

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'K' series - K27 to K35


Number: K27
Designation: Public footpath
Length: 85m
Route: Littledown Drive [SZ 1147 9348] to Queen's Park [SZ 1146 9355]
Map:
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
Commentary: Subway under A338, and approach ramp on south side (approach steps form path K28; northern side has no access paths as it emerges at natural ground level).
SZ1193 : Littledown: footpath K27 from Littledown Drive by Chris Downer SZ1193 : Littledown: the subway and approach form footpath K27 by Chris Downer
SZ1193 : Littledown: subway to Queen’s Park by Chris Downer
This is one of two subways under, and one footbridge over, the A338 Wessex Way designated as public rights of way. These clearly cannot have pre-existed the building of the main road in 1973, so it is not obvious why three of them have been designated as such while others have not.


SZ1193 : Queen’s Park: the subway comes out on the park by Chris Downer SZ1193 : Queen’s Park: subway under Wessex Way by Chris Downer
Also visible here, from the stepped subway access (see K28):
SZ1193 : Littledown: steps to the subway by Chris Downer

Number: K28
Designation: Public footpath
Length: 29m
Route: Wessex Way [SZ 1151 9354] to K27 [SZ 1149 9352]
Map:
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
Commentary: Short path, northeastern end connecting bus stop on A338 with Littledown Drive; then forming steps to subway. (Subway and ramped approach are path K27.)
SZ1193 : Littledown: footpath K28 from Wessex Way by Chris Downer SZ1193 : Littledown: footpath K28 approaches the subway steps by Chris Downer SZ1193 : Littledown: steps to the subway by Chris Downer

Number: K29
Designation: Public footpath
Length: 82m
Route: Bradpole Road [SZ 1125 9437] to Craigmoor Avenue [SZ 1130 9443]
Map:
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
Commentary: Passageway linking these parallel roads; crosses rear driveway en route.
SZ1194 : Strouden: footpath K29 reaches Bradpole Road by Chris Downer SZ1194 : Strouden: footpath K29 crosses a rear driveway by Chris Downer SZ1194 : Strouden: footpath K29 heads for Craigmoor Avenue by Chris Downer SZ1194 : Strouden: footpath K29 emerges onto Craigmoor Avenue by Chris Downer
Sign for path seen here:
SZ1194 : Strouden: the start of footpaths K29 and K31 by Chris Downer

Number: K30
Designation: Public footpath
Length: 59m
Route: Normanhurst Avenue [SZ 1111 9417] to Wordsworth Avenue [SZ 1111 9423]
Map:
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
Commentary: Short path through edge of woods, arriving with path K18 at Wordsworth Avenue.
SZ1194 : Strouden: footpath K30 from Normanhurst Avenue by Chris Downer SZ1194 : Strouden: footpath K30 arrives on Normanhurst Avenue by Chris Downer SZ1194 : Strouden: into the woods on footpath K30 by Chris Downer SZ1194 : Strouden: footpath K30 arrives on footpath K18 by Chris Downer(arriving on K18)
SZ1194 : Strouden: northern end of footpath K30 by Chris Downer(looking from K18)
Arrives on Wordsworth Avenue in tandem with path K18:
SZ1194 : Strouden: Wordsworth Avenue from footpath K18 by Chris Downer SZ1194 : Strouden: into the woods from Wordsworth Avenue by Chris Downer SZ1194 : Strouden: sign for footpaths K18 and K30 by Chris Downer

Number: K31
Designation: Public footpath
Length: 129m
Route: 163 Craigmoor Avenue [SZ 1130 9443] to 21 Vanguard Road [SZ 1140 9434]
Map:
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright 1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
Commentary: Path alongside high odd numbers of Craigmoor Avenue. Almost parallel to K32 on the evens side.
SZ1194 : Strouden: the start of footpaths K29 and K31 by Chris Downer SZ1194 : Strouden: footpath K31 emerges onto Craigmoor Avenue by Chris Downer SZ1194 : Strouden: footpath K31 passes some houses without a road by Chris Downer SZ1194 : Strouden: footpath K31 from Vanguard Road by Chris Downer

Number: K32
Designation: Public footpath
Length: 76m
Route: 134 Craigmoor Avenue [SZ 1137 9443] to 9 Vanguard Road [SZ 1144 9440]
Map:
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright 1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
Commentary: Path alongside high even numbers of Craigmoor Avenue. Almost parallel to K31 on the odds side.
SZ1194 : Strouden: entering footpath K32 from Craigmoor Avenue by Chris Downer SZ1194 : Strouden: footpath K32 is signposted by Chris Downer SZ1194 : Strouden: footpath K32 heads for Craigmoor Avenue by Chris Downer SZ1194 : Strouden: footpath K32 heads for Vanguard Road by Chris Downer SZ1194 : Strouden: footpath K32 approaches Vanguard Road by Chris Downer SZ1194 : Strouden: footpath K32 from Vanguard Road by Chris Downer

Number: K33
Designation: Public footpath
Length: 55m
Route: 187 Craigmoor Avenue [SZ 1138 9437] to 146 Craigmoor Avenue [SZ 1141 9441]
Map:
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
Commentary: Short passageway linking the two parallel paths K31 and K32
SZ1194 : Strouden: footpath K33 from its southern end by Chris Downer SZ1194 : Strouden: footpath K33 from its northern end by Chris Downer

Number: K34
Designation: Public footpath
Length: 71m
Route: Leydene Close [SZ 1177 9421] to Craigmoor Close [SZ 1174 9426]
Map:
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
Commentary: Passageway linking two similar dead ends. Corner midway along, where footpath M50 meets.
SZ1194 : Strouden: footpath K34 from Leydene Close by Chris Downer SZ1194 : Strouden: footpath K34 reaches Leydene Close by Chris Downer SZ1194 : Strouden: junction of footpaths K34 and K50 by Chris Downer(path K50 bears left)
SZ1194 : Strouden: footpath K34 approaches Craigmoor Close by Chris Downer SZ1194 : Strouden: footpath K34 from Craigmoor Close by Chris Downer

Number: K35
Designation: Byway open to all traffic (560m); public bridleway (189m)
Length: 749m
Route: Byway: Valley Road - Throop Road [SZ 1173 9538] to Yeomans Way [SZ 1148 9489];
Bridleway: Yeomans Way [SZ 1155 9487] to Woodbury Avenue [SZ 1152 9472]
Map:
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright 1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
Commentary:
The route starts as a tarmacked lane, as the byway open to all traffic:
SZ1195 : Throop: northern end of Valley Road by Chris Downer SZ1195 : Throop: Valley Road reaches Throop Road by Chris Downer SZ1195 : Throop: Valley Road heads south by Chris Downer SZ1195 : Throop: electric cables over Valley Road by Chris Downer SZ1195 : Throop: a cyclist on Valley Road by Chris Downer SZ1195 : Throop: uneven surface on Valley Road by Chris Downer SZ1195 : Throop: passing The Dell on Valley Road by Chris Downer
And becomes gravel:
SZ1195 : Throop: Valley Road heads south from The Dell by Chris Downer SZ1195 : Throop: a secluded bungalow in Valley Road by Chris Downer
And then a narrow path on its way to Yeomans Way:
SZ1195 : Throop: Valley Road becomes a path by Chris Downer SZ1195 : Throop: from path to track on Valley Road by Chris Downer SZ1194 : Strouden: the path from Valley Road by Chris Downer SZ1194 : Strouden: Valley Road path alongside the bus depot by Chris Downer SZ1194 : Strouden: Valley Road path nears Yeomans Way by Chris Downer SZ1194 : Strouden: between metal fences on Valley Road path by Chris Downer SZ1194 : Strouden: Valley Road path emerges onto Yeomans Way by Chris Downer
SZ1194 : Strouden: Valley Road has had to be diverted by Chris Downer
Here, we see the path emerge onto Yeomans Way through foliage far-left. The original route of Valley Road was to continue its dead-straight course to Woodbury Avenue, but the Hampshire Centre shopping complex built in the 1960s meant that it had to be diverted.

Today, the Hampshire Centre has been replaced by Castlepoint and the exact diversion route has been tweaked to hug Castlepoint's eastern edge.

There is a break in the route here - we need to walk along Yeomans Way towards the roundabout in the background, where the route resumes as a public bridleway to Woodbury Avenue.


The bridleway has a modern surface, almost certainly laid when Castlepoint was built in 2005:
SZ1194 : Strouden: bridleway K35 from Yeomans Way by Chris Downer SZ1194 : Strouden: bridleway K35 meets Yeomans Way by Chris Downer SZ1194 : Strouden: passing some industrial units on bridleway K35 by Chris Downer SZ1194 : Strouden: bridleway K35 passes the B&Q delivery yard by Chris Downer SZ1194 : Strouden: bridleway K35 along the back of B&Q by Chris Downer SZ1194 : Strouden: bridleway K35 heads for Yeomans Way by Chris Downer SZ1194 : Strouden: bridleway K35 nears Woodbury Avenue by Chris Downer SZ1194 : Strouden: bridleway K35 in the shadow of B&Q by Chris Downer SZ1194 : Strouden: bridleway K35 reaches Woodbury Avenue by Chris Downer SZ1194 : Strouden: southern end of bridleway K35 by Chris Downer SZ1194 : Strouden: bridleway K35 from Woodbury Avenue by Chris Downer

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