Winchcombe Walkers are Welcome are pleased to announce a new water bottle filler in Winchcombe.
Situated on the Cotswold Way, outside Vale and Hills butchers in Winchcombe High Street. The fountain has been delayed by the lockdown restrictions but with brilliant support from local businesses Vale and Hills, Forgeability and Gary Wills Gas Services the water is now flowing. Funding for the project came from Winchcombe Walkers are Welcome and Winchcombe Country Show. Regular cleaning will be provided by Toby’s staff at Vale and Hills butchers.
1st July 2021 saw the completion of the restoration of a 400m+ section of the dry stone wall that runs parallel with the Cotswold Way at Hanging Hill (GR: ST 71243 70161).
Cotswolds National Landscape’s team of Voluntary Wardens from Avon Valley District have been working on this project for about 3 years putting in over 6000 hours of work.
Before they started the wall was overgrown for much of its length and inaccessible to walkers. So, the Wardens cleared the field side of the wall, and the farmer cleared the other side of the wall allowing the walling team access.
The result is that now walkers along the Cotswold Way have fantastic views out over the escarpment towards Bristol, the Severn Estuary and the Black Mountains in the far distance.
Capturing the moment for the National press was Russell Sach so keep an eye out for photos hopefully in Cotswold Life and who knows the Times!
A significant undertaking that could not have been achieved without the dedication of our volunteers.
We are pleased to report that the popular public footpath across the River Frome in Ebley, near Stroud, which had been badly damaged by flooding last year, has now been repaired and is reopen, and the diversion for the Cotswold Way has been removed.
Throughout 2020/2021, we are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Cotswold Way.
Two of Wotton –Under-Edge’s Cotswold Way signs have gone missing!