Green Spaces Walk

Saturday 1 June
9.30am-1.30pm
Stratford Park, Stroud

Circular walk along the Long Ground, canal and Capel’s Mill to Park Gardens and back. Meet local eco experts along the way. Mostly accessible, but quite a long walk.

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Bug Bioblitz

Saturday 30 May
10am-1pm
Fromebridge Mill

A wildlife discovery day along the canal and River Frome. Find out what lives in the water and along the banks and take part in activities including a nature walk, dragonfly hunt, canal dipping and moth ID session. Join Anna Tarbet and local experts at Fromebridge Mill where you  can park for free. Great for families, all welcome.

Please do get in touch if there is anything you’d like to ask or of you have any specific requirements that we might need to know about in advance. There is an unmade path and the ground is fairly flat but uneven. Dress for the weather – sunscreen or wellies! Meet at 9:45am.

Find out more here

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Canal Trail

Saturday 4 – Sunday 5 May
11.00am – 4.00pm

A free day out for everyone on the canal between Stroud and Stonehouse. Join the trail at Stroud Train Station Community Hub (Cheapside), pick up a map to find storytellers, canal characters, boating, local history and wildlife buffs, art and fun activities all the way to Stonehouse. Bring a picnic or enjoy local food stalls along the way! Jump on the train to get there and back from Stonehouse to Stroud.

To view a map of the event click here.
For train times check: thetrainline.com

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Visit A Mill

Saturday 11 – Sunday 12 May
Gigg Weaving Shed GL6 0JF 10am-12pm
Dunkirk Mill GL5 5HH 2pm-4pm

Gigg Mill is typical of many that previously existed in the valleys, small and unpretentious but with a story going back to the C.16th. Built on the Horsley brook at a spot where the stream plunges down in to the Nailsworth Valley. In the early 1900s power was still provided by a 17 foot diameter waterwheel.

Dunkirk Mill tells a history embracing the Industrial Revolution, the engineers that changed the processes, and the family that experienced the boom years and final decline. A wonderful opportunity to see a see a massive working water wheel directly powering a rare piece of historic textile machinery.

Find out more about the mills, locations and accessibility at each mill here:  www.stroud-textile.org.uk
Twitter @StrdwtrTexTrust

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