All Saints Church, Church Lane, West Parley.

There are some lovely walks along the Stour Valley way from here. Turn right out of Stour Park and the charming tiny church of All Saints is found at the very bottom of the lane next to the river Stour (5 minutes walk from here).

It is supposed that the church stood where it in in Saxon times and replaced by the present building in the 12thcentury using materials from the original building.

The nave is 12th century with the chancel probably dating from the 14th century. The present turret dates from the late 19th century. It was damaged by storms in 1984 when the wood was replaced with plastic cladding and the bell mountings repaired. The porch was restored in 1900.

Services 8.00am – A quiet reflective service of Holy Communion.

1st and 3rd Sundays in the month –  Book of common prayer (traditional).

Bournemouth Int. Airport

Bournemouth International Airport is conveniently located just a 5 minute drive or 30 minute walk from Stour Park. If you choose to stay with us before jetting off on your travels we would be happy to discuss discount parking and transfer options. 

You can now reach a wide range of destinations from Bournemouth including; Malaga, Venice, Edinburgh, and Geneva.

More information available here.

Hengistbury Head 

A view from Hengistbury Head looking out over Christchurch.

There is plenty of parking available, and plenty to do;
Take the land train down to the beach huts of Mudeford Spit where you can see the Stour meet the sea, or you can walk. There's a lovely cafe offering light refreshments and hot drinks.

Head up the slope of the headland for fantastic views all the way across to Poole and the Purbecks, and the Isle of Wight.

Or enjoy a quick round of golf on the Par 3 course - visitors welcome.

The Curlew

One of our favourite local pubs and perfectly located just at the top of the lane.

They have a large garden at the front, ideal on a sunny day for a quick pint and a packet of crisps. Or on a cold winters Sunday why not head inside to enjoy something from their delicious menu.

Find more info and their opening hours here.

Or call The Curlew on: 01202 594811

They also offer UBER EATS and TAKE AWAY.

 

Christchurch

The Priory at Christchurch dates back to 1094 and is steeped in history, sitting near to the ruins of Christchurch Castle which was built in the 12th century. 

The Quay has views across to Hengistbury Head and beyond on a clear day and the town boasts a wide selection of shops for all your needs, as well a great selection of bars and restaurants to enjoy some great local food.

Just a 15 minute drive from Stour Park it makes a great place for a day out, with lots to see and do. One of our favourite spots is The Boathouse.

 

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