Landscapes of Wool & Water

Tuesday 10th September 7.15pm
Fromebridge Mill
Whitminster
Gloucester GL2 7PB

An illustrated talk by Val Kirby.The movement of water has shaped the landscapes of the Stroud Valleys throughout geological time.  The production of wool is more recent but still has a history many centuries long.

Wool and water came together in the industrial revolution with the building of many water mills.  Then from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries the Cotswold Canals brought supplies and materials into the valleys and took finished goods away.

Val Kirby is passionate about the dynamic connections between water, land and the way people use them.  A retired landscape architect, with many years experience in analysing, planning for and teaching about landscapes, Val will talk about the Cotswold landscape from its origins in the Jurassic geological period, many millions of years ago, to the present day.

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To Vineyards & Beyond

Friday 13th September 6pm
Stonehouse Walking Festival Launch
Meeting at Stonehouse High Street Car Park GL10 2NG Book your place on 07907815343

Discover canal heritage, destination experiences and a sampling of Woodchester Valley Wine!

The Stonehouse Walking Festival launch walk takes you towards the railway station, down to the canal and Cotswold Way, with a chance to taste the ‘Woodchester Valley Wines’. Returning along the canal to Bridgend and into Stonehouse via Regent Street.

1 hour circular walk starting at Stonehouse High Street Car Park. Distance 2 miles, graded easy.
Please book your place by phoning the Walks team on 07907815343.

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Raft Race

Sunday 15 September
Wallbridge Lock Stroud 10am- 2pm

The exciting Stroud Charity Raft Race Returns for 2019 raising money for The Door and The Cotswold Canal Trust.

Pop the date in your diary and keep your eyes on the link below for more details soon!

More about the Raft Race here

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Sunday Canal Walk

Every Sunday Meet 12pm
Walking for Good Health
Meet near to Waitrose car park at midday. Start time for the walk is 12.30pm FREE For more information CLICK HERE

A slow walk, time to reflect, listen and discuss, or to simply stroll along the canal in companionable silences. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

There are 4 routes which end at the same point next to the Waitrose starting point. This makes sure that anyone who is struggling for any reason (or who simply doesn’t want to do one of the longer walks) always has an “opt-out” route.

The first walk is approximately 1000 steps, the next 2 variations are approximately 2000 and 4000 steps and the last is approximately 6000 steps.

There’s even a quick shortcut route if you’d prefer to head straight to the canal side Upper Lock Cafe.

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Canal Walk

Friday 20th September 6pm – 7.30pm
Stonehouse Walking Festival
Meeting at Stonehouse High Street Car Park GL10 2NG More details on 07907815343

This is a flat walk except for steps at the railway station bridge. The walk continues along the path beside the railway to join the Cotswold Way and down to the canal at Ryeford, returning along the canal and through St. Cyr’s churchyard.

Distance 2 miles. Duration 1-1.5miles. Graded easy.

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