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Celebrating the Cotswold Way!

Throughout 2020, we are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Cotswold Way.


2020 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Cotswold Way. 

In May 1970, the Ramblers and Cotswold Wardens celebrated their marking of the long distance path from Chipping Campden to Bath.  It was hoped that we could recreate these celebrations in May, working in partnership with Robert Welch, whose Chipping Campden shop is celebrating its’ 50th anniversary, John Lewis, and the Ramblers Association.  Sadly due to the current crisis these have been postponed until 2021, but this does not stop our online celebrations and we would really welcome any old photos that you may have of the Trail over the last 50 years that capture the essence of the route and the changes that we have seen.  Please email them to cotswoldway@cotswoldsaonb.org.uk

When restrictions are lifted we hope to restart the guided walks programme, including a series of Cotswold Way based walks so please check for details in the future at https://www.cotswoldsaonb.org.uk/ and http://cotswoldwayassociation.org.uk/

Access to the countryside will become increasingly important to local people and business’ in the future and there will be plenty of work to be completed along the Trail to make it as accessible as possible, so please consider supporting the 50th Anniversary of the Cotswold Way through the virgin money giving page at www.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/cotswayassoc50 to help improve the Cotswold Way for future generations.

Missing Cotswold Way Signs

Two of Wotton –Under-Edge’s Cotswold Way signs have gone missing!

The signs help visitors to Wotton-under-edge follow the correct route for the Cotswold way.

The signs belong to Wotton –under-edge town council and were placed under the Bradley street road sign at the end of July 2020.

The signs disappeared between July and November this year. Did anyone see someone unscrewing the signs? They were at a height of seven foot so would not have been easy to reach.

 

Many people from all over the world visit our beautiful region of outstanding natural beauty, to walk the Cotswold Way and it brings  a considerable number of tourists to the town .

If anyone can shed light on the missing signage please get in touch with

clerk@wotton-under-edge.com  or telephone 01453 843210