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Download a Real Town tour of Winchcombe

For visitors looking for a mobile app to accompany them around historic Winchcombe then look no further than a Real Town Tour. You can download the free app and access a map, walking companion and tour guide of your favorite places rolled into one mobile package.

Down load the app and then view Gloucestershire Market Towns where you will find Winchcombe.

Temporary path closure through churchyard

Work will start on repairing the driveway at the west end of St Peter’s Church on 18th April for approx 4 weeks and during this period, the permissive footpath will be closed for the whole period during which the works will be taking place.  

The works will take place over two separate time periods. The first phase will have a tarmac compound put in place. Approximately 4 weeks later, the second phase will have a top surface added.

Between these two phases, the permissive footpath will be open to pedestrians. 

 

Walking Festival Update

If you have not already booked for the popular Winchcombe Walking Festival then watch out as the walk to Postlip Hall is fully booked and others are filling up. Bookings are coming in from far and wide including overseas.

Some walk leaders are already out walking over the routes making notes and seeing the first signs of spring. What better way to see the countryside in it’s ‘new spring clothes’ than come on a guided walk.  Picture of deer encountered on a recent recent walk by walk leaders near Brockhampton. 

Improvements to Winchcombe Way and other paths

The first of ten new gates has been installed by the Cotswold Voluntary Wardens Winchcombe work party. Walkers will be pleased to know the steps over a drystone wall near the Salt Way have gone.

We are now waiting for the Rights of Way department to give us permission to replace the other nine stiles situated on the Winchcombe Way section – on Dunns Hill and a section to St Kenelm’s Well. Hopefully permits to dig a hole can be obtained from PROW soon. Thank you to the Wardens for helping to improve access to the countryside and the tenant farmer.