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Bonchurch discovery

The Bonchurch Discovery Walk

About The Walk

Join one of Sue's sell out walks and discover some of the

hidden histories of Bonchurch. 

Bonchurch was 'the place' before Ventnor was developed.

Around 1838, a few years after the Rev.White married the local heiress,

the tiny village suddenly became populated with 'cottage orné' villas attracting

artists, musicians, actors, poets and writers.

We shall discover some of these wonderful characters as we meander around the village stopping outside key residence to hear more of their stories.

As we soak up the atmosphere of the village Sue bring the stories to life with illustrations and photographs pointing out hidden treasures with tales of the local people and village ghosts.

You will also hear of Kings, Queen Camilla, and two famous TV doctors who have links to Bonchurch.

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The Walk

The walk starts at the first bend at the top of Bonchurch Shute. There is a bench and notice board.

We shall be walking down hill past the Bonchurch Inn and into the Pitts. There are some slight detours along the way walking along short steep rubbly and uneven paths.

At the end of the Pitts we will walk down the 101 steps and back towards the village pond.

The walk returns along the main village road before strolling by the 11th Century Church and down to the shore.

Important. Please read the 'Walking Information' here 


I am looking forward to discussing your walk. Please get in touch by email.

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