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Cutsdean’s Dewponds and Tures on the Cotswold Hills

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The upland parish of Cutsdean, source of the River Windrush, has retained an air of seclusion as undisturbed as anywhere in the Cotswolds. A peculiar feature of Cutsdean is its Dewponds and Tures designed to solve the most intractable problem of the Cotswold uplands – lack of drinking water for the flocks of sheep. Read the rest of this entry »

David Cameron sees conservation work in action in the Cotswolds

Features by Adam No Comments »

The leader of the Conservative Party, David Cameron MP has shown a keen interest in work that is being undertaken to help conserve the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Mr.Cameron made a visit on Friday 24th October to an AONB conservation training site in his constituency of Witney.
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National awards presented at Cotswold drystone walling competition

Features by Adam No Comments »

Prestigious awards donated by His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales were awarded last weekend at this year’s Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Drystone Walling Competition. Read the rest of this entry »

National awards to be presented at Cotswold drystone walling competition

Events, Features by Adam No Comments »

Prestigious awards donated by His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales will be up for grabs at this year’s Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Drystone Walling Competition.
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Rural skills courses provide perfect team building opportunity

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Businesses looking for team building opportunities for staff are being offered the opportunity to book tailor-made rural skills courses in the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
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The Cotswold Voluntary Wardens celebrate 40th Anniversary

Features by Adam No Comments »

A 300 strong band of volunteers will take part in an event this weekend to celebrate their 40th anniversary. The Cotswold Voluntary Wardens were established in 1968 and have spent the past four decades working to conserve the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

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‘Walks on wheels’ project launched on Badminton Estate

Features, Places by Adam No Comments »

A brand new publication has been launched that helps people using wheelchairs, power scooters and buggies to enjoy walking routes across the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). ‘Walks on Wheels’ is a collection of 15 walks descriptions and maps, which help people to explore quiet country paths, villages and market towns in the area. Read the rest of this entry »

A new chapter for the Cotswold Way National Trail

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A year on from its launch in the summer of 2007, the Cotswold Way National Trail now has a new host body and project team. Natural England has appointed the Cotswolds Conservation Board to host the Cotswold Way, under an initial one year agreement and the trail offices have relocated to the board’s headquarters at Northleach in Gloucestershire. Read the rest of this entry »

Family friendly walks at half term in the Cotswolds

Features by Adam No Comments »

Million year old fossils, strange fungi and the secrets of a Cotswold farm are all waiting to be discovered during the May half term break.

The Cotswolds Conservation Board is providing a programme of ten short family strolls across the AONB, which are designed to provide families with the opportunity to get out and about over the school holidays. Read the rest of this entry »

A new plan for the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

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A new plan has been published setting out policies and goals for the management of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, (AONB). The AONB covers 790 square miles and is the second largest protected landscape in England, stretching from south Warwickshire and Worcestershire in the north, through Gloucestershire and parts of west Oxfordshire, down to west Wiltshire and the area surrounding Bath in the south. Read the rest of this entry »

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