Throughout 2020, we are celebrating 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 email@example.com
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.
The sun is coming out – so get walking on your favourite National Trail – or explore a new one!
After all of the recent storms many of the Trails have had problems – and in any case who but the hardiest walker would want to have been outside?? But the weather is improving as we move towards Spring so the Trail officers have been out making sure that routes are passable and safe (or there are appropriate diversions in place). So please be aware of the fact that you need to make sure you are appropriately dressed and allow time to take account of any temporary diversions. We want you to enjoy these iconic routes and the special places through which they pass – so get those galoshes out and plan your next walk!