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.
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.
Local resident and video producer, Andrew Davies, has launched a 60-minute film follows the life of the town throughout the year and features 25 different stories of local people, organisations and events.
Andrew has sought to convey the behind-the-scenes stories as well, by interviewing the owners and organizers, including Lady Ashcombe at Sudeley Castle. The film brilliantly captures a year in the life of this vibrant community. Andrew has combined his experience as a professional video producer with his affection for his hometown to produce this delightful portrait of Winchcombe’s history, culture and people. The DVD is on sale at The Emporium and Café 6 in Winchcombe, or on-line at: www.winchcombevideo.co.uk
A new footpath has opened and walkers no longer have to walk through the paper mill. Hollingsworth and Vose has to be congratulated, through investing a considerable amount of money, they have created a new footpath to divert walkers away from the industrial setting of buildings to a pleasant walk through trees. The footpath now meanders above the buildings from the old settlement ponds to the driveway. Walking along the top of the bank gives you lovely views of Langley Hill.
The new footpath gives walkers a better route through the mill