A very atmospheric walk down Alum Chine.
A chine is basically a ravine that leads down to the seafront. Alum chine can be found by going to bournemouth pier and walking right (west on the map) about three quartersr of a mile. It is signposted. Once you found it just walk up it, although to really enjoy it you must walk down it to the beach. This way though ,the entrance is very hard to find. It's off a road called Alumhurst Rd. Turn left down the road with a red letterbox at the end. I think it's Warren road. Go during the day for beautiful walk. Go at night for a truly ominous and unnerving journey to the beach. It's like your being walked down to the centre of the earth but once you get to the end of the walk you are so relieved because the sea is in front of you. Robert Louis Stevenson's house was there before it was bombed. The very house in which he wrote Jekyll and Hyde whilst dying of T.B