Our stand was inundated at the Country Show with people very interested in finding out about information on walking routes, how to find walking clubs and guided walks. We had a fascinating mix of enquiries from holidaymakers, new people to the area and people looking for new routes into the hills.
On a more local level we publicised our efforts in linking up several short sections of footpath to gain better access around the town. WWaW obtained agreement with Taylor Wimpey for WWaW to improve a permissive path linking to The Dell. Currently, the matter is with Tewkesbury Borough Council who after a change of heart are now considering adopting the land.
WWaW won second prize for decorating a cycle wheel to show support for the Tour of Britain cycle race coming through the town on September 9th.
On Sunday August 13th with sunny skies it so happened that four ramblers groups from Stourbridge, Stratford, Gloucester and Cleeve all decided to begin a walk from Winchcombe.
About 80 people – and that’s aside from some random walkers who’d arrived for their own walks. Winchcombe is well placed on the walking map.
A circular walk following the Windrush Way along the Sudeley Valley to The Salt Way before returning via the Wardens Way with elevated views across the valley.
This linear walk was featured in 2016 on the ITV series “Best walks with a view’ presented by Julia Bradbury. A reasonably strenuous walk up to Belas Knap and Cleeve Common topograph with some great views. This walk has several sections of climbing and is best done in fine weather.