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Corsham Walking Festival 2017


A very warm welcome to the 60+ people who are receiving this newsletter for the first time as a result of signing up for the Corsham Walking Festival.  Circulation now stands at over 470.  I hope you find the contents useful - you can of course unsubscribe at any time by using the link at the end of the email.

With a week to go to the start of the Festival, we are thrilled to announce that 11 walks are sold out completely and nearly 80% of all available tickets have been sold.  All we need is the right weather and this promises to be our most successful Festival yet!


The Pound has been operating a waiting list for some of the fully booked walks - however it is unlikely that any more tickets will be returned.  If you still want to take part in the Festival there are currently a limited number of places available on the following walks:
  • SAT4 - Mindfulness walk to Corsham Court encouraging us to reconnect to ourselves and allowing our minds to settle.
  • SAT6 - A walk on the less travelled paths around Neston including Neston Ridge with views towards Westbury.
  • SAT7 - Children's Treasure Hunt to encourage young people to discover Corsham High Street and Corsham Park.
  • SAT8/SUN7 - Corsham Quest.  A bit of fun for all the family to test their powers of observation around Corsham.
  • SUN3 - A walk around the Box Hill area including a one hour talk on the history of the local mines.
  • SUN6 - A fully accessible walk accompanied by an expert to introduce you to Corsham's History.
There is still time (just) to book a place for the Quiz and Buffet supper on the Saturday evening.  We need to confirm numbers by next Wednesday so don't delay!  Special dietary needs can be catered for - please notify when making the booking.

To find out more more details and to make a booking please go to our website.

Even if you are not booked on a walk, we would love to see you at our Festival HQ in the exhibition area of the Springfield Campus.  We will have a range of walking related displays - including our plans for the development of The Corsham Cloverleaf.  Come along and see how you can get involved.

Walking Opportunities


The Corsham area provides walking opportunities all year round - whether self guided or with a local group.  The Corsham Bookshop and the Tourist Information Centre in Corsham High Street both have a small selection of booklets of local walks available for purchase and in addition there are a number of on line resources.

If you would like to walk with a local group then details can be found on the Visit Corsham website or downloaded here.  You are sure to receive a warm welcome.  If you do not walk regularly with the relevant group, it is advisable to contact them beforehand so they are aware of likely numbers on the walk.

JUNE
Sunday 4th June - The Bath Skyline - Cotswold Voluntary Wardens (Avon Valley District)
Sunday 4th June -
Ridgeway Roundabout - Long Distance Walking Association
Sunday 4th June - Three Counties in one walk - West Wilts Ramblers
Tuesday 6th June - Tuesday Tramp - Cotswold Voluntary Wardens (Avon Valley District)
Wednesday 7th June - Corsham Strider Walk
Wednesday 7th June - Box, Slaughterford & Colerne - West Wilts Ramblers
Wednesday 7th June - Amble Ramble - Upton Scudamore - West Wilts Ramblers
Friday 9th - Sunday 11th June - Corsham Walking Festival
Saturday 10th June -
Up to Kelston Clump from Saltford - Cotswold Voluntary Wardens (Avon Valley District)
Sunday 11th June - Cumberwell, Lower Wraxall, South Wraxall - Bradford on Avon WAW
Sunday 11th June - Job's Mill, Sutton Veny & Imber Range Perimeter Path - West Wilts Ramblers
Wednesday 14th June - Corsham Strider Walk

Wednesday 14th June - Mind the Quicksand - Evening Walk - Long Distance Walking Association
Wednesday 14th June - Country Walk around Warminster - West Wilts Ramblers
Wednesday 14th June - King Arthur's Camelot - West Wilts Ramblers
Thursday 15th June -
Jon's mid-summer mystery amble - Long Distance Walking Association
Saturday 17th June -
Doynton to Hanging Hill - Cotswold Voluntary Wardens (Avon Valley District)
Sunday 18th June -
Air crash investigation - Long Distance Walking Association
Sunday 18th June - Chippenham, Sutton Benger & Kington Langley - West Wilts Ramblers
Wednesday 21st June - Corsham Strider Walk
Wednesday 21st June -
A Short Walk on the Longest Day! - Cotswold Voluntary Wardens (Avon Valley District)
Wednesday 21st June - Maiden Bradley - West Wilts Ramblers
Saturday 24th June -
Cold Ashton to St Catherine's - Cotswold Voluntary Wardens (Avon Valley District)
Sunday 25th June - Bradford on Avon - West Wilts Ramblers
Sunday 25th June - Cotswold Way, Uley Bury and Cam Long Down - North West Wilts Ramblers
Sunday 25th June - The Cotswolds and part of the Cotswold Way - North West Wilts Ramblers
Tuesday 27th June - tba - Bradford on Avon WAW
Wednesday 28th June - Corsham Strider Walk

Wednesday 28th June - White Sheet Hill & Ansty - West Wilts Ramblers

JULY
Saturday 1st July - A local walk from Box - North West Wilts Ramblers
Sunday 2nd July - Mincing around Malmesbury - Long Distance Walking Association

Sunday 2nd July - Valleys and Quarries around Nunney - West Wilts Ramblers
Tuesday 4th July - Tuesday Tramp - Cotswold Voluntary Wardens

Wednesday 5th July - Corsham Strider Walk
Wednesday 5th July - Monkton Farleigh, South Wraxall and Kingsdown - West Wilts Ramblers
Friday 5th July - tba - St Bartholomew's Walking Group
Sunday 9th July - Bath via 2 Tunnels - Bradford on Avon WAW
Sunday 9th July - Canals, Rivers and Woods from Bradford on Avon - North West Wilts Ramblers
Sunday 9th July - Mere, West Wilts Downs and Stourhead - West Wilts Ramblers
Wednesday 12th July - Corsham Strider Walk
Wednesday 12th July - Pewsey and Martinsell Hill - West Wilts Ramblers
Wednesday 12th July - Amble Ramble - Nunney - West Wilts Ramblers
Sunday 16th July - 'Lavender Walk' - Corsham Wanderers.  
Starts from the Rose & Crown PH at Hinton Charterhouse, Nr Bath BA2 7SN at 10am. The ramble is approx.10 miles and visits the lavender farm at Faulkland.  By kind permission of the pub, parking is allowed in the upper car park. Please bring a picnic lunch. Optional post-walk refreshments in the pub. Corsham walkers can meet in the Co-op car park, Newlands Road at 9.15am to car share.
Sunday 16th July - Westbury White Horse - West Wilts Ramblers
Wednesday 19th July - Corsham Strider Walk
Wednesday 19th July -
Ancient Wiltshire - Evening Walk - Long Distance Walking Association
Wednesday 19th July - High Littleton - West Wilts Ramblers
Thursday 20th July -
Downsaround Around - Long Distance Walking Association
Sunday 23rd July - Bordering on the Beautiful - Long Distance Walking Association
Sunday 23rd July - A local walk to Reybridge and back - North West Wilts Ramblers
Sunday 23rd July - Hill Walking above Vale of Pewsey - West Wilts Ramblers

Tuesday 25th July - tba - Bradford on Avon WAW
Tuesday 25th July - Evening Walk and BBQ - West Wilts Ramblers

Wednesday 26th July - Corsham Strider Walk
Sunday 30th July - Buckland Dinham - West Wilts Ramblers


The North and West of the Corsham Area fall within the Cotswold AONB and the Cotswold Voluntary Wardens offer an extensive programme of guided walks.  Some of their walks have been included above - for a full list see their website.

If there are other local walking groups you would like to see included in the newsletter please forward their details.

Walkers Are Welcome


The Walkers Are Welcome newsletter for May is attached with news from around the Walkers are Welcome network.  It includes a call for volunteers to become involved in the running of the National WAW network and suggestions on how to use the Parliamentary elections to press for linking post Brexit countryside payments to improving access.  There is a also a particularly shocking article on the consequences of littering and how we can all contribute to improving the environment.

Hope to see you over the Festival weekend.

Kevin Wilson
Corsham Walkers Are Welcome
chair@corshamwalkingfestival.org.uk


          
                                 

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