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Cutsdean’s Dewponds and Tures on the Cotswold Hills

Features, Places by Tony No Comments »

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 »

Cotswold serves hedgerow notice on landowner

Places by Adam No Comments »

A Cotswold estate has been told to replant a 200m length of hedgerow it removed because it failed to tell the District Council of its plans.

Cotswold District Council served its first-ever Hedgerow Replacement Notice on the Miserden estate following the incident near Duntisbourne Leer. Read the rest of this entry »

Moreton-in-Marsh Show 2008 HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Events, Features, Food and Produce by Tony No Comments »

Saturday 6th September 10.30am – 18.00pm, Moreton-in-Marsh Showground, Batsford Road, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire GL56 0AB.
STOP PRESS MORETON SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Sadly the weather has beaten us and the 

2008 Moreton Show has been cancelled Read the rest of this entry »

The Hidcote Maize Maze is back and this year it’s a Giant Dragon

Events, Features, Food and Produce, Places by Tony No Comments »

Thursday 24th July to Sunday 7th September - Hidcote Manor Farm, Hidcote Bartrim, Glos.
Hidcote Manor Farm is proud to present the opening of this year’s Maize Maze. This years theme is “scary” and the maze is in the shape of a giant dragon over 200 metres tall.
The most fun you will have getting lost in the countryside. Read the rest of this entry »

Open Farm Sunday – An Opportunity to Feed your Senses

Events, Food and Produce by Tony No Comments »

On Sunday 1st June, hundreds of farmers across the country will be opening their gates to the public. Open Farm Sunday, organised by Linking Environment and Farming (LEAF) offers a fantastic opportunity for everyone, young and old, to enjoy the living , vibrant countryside. Read the rest of this entry »

Cotswold MP spots an opportunity to fight for local pig farmers

Features, Food and Produce by Tony No Comments »

Cotswold MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown has lent his voice to the cause of local, independent pig farmers fighting to protect their product’s pedigree against unfair competition from large scale retailers. Read the rest of this entry »

A Place in my Country – In Search of a Rural Dream – by Ian Walthew

Events, Features by Tony No Comments »

Thursday 1st May 2008 Cotswold Author Ian Walthew’s highly acclaimed first book is being re-issued in paperback.
A Place in My Country is part memoir, dealing with issues of personal identity, sense of place, loss and memory, but equally it is about a small Cotswold village in the early 21st Century.

“Funny, touching and ultimately very moving..a beautiful, unsentimental account of a personal loss that is reflected in the rapidly changing texture of life in rural England” Sunday Telegraph

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Gloucestershire Root, Fruit and Grain Society is looking for some Competitors

Features, Food and Produce by Tony No Comments »

The Gloucestershire Root, Fruit and Grain Society (GRFGS) has just issued its Annual Schedule of Competitions for 2008. The object of the Society is to encourage the improvement of all forms of agricultural practices and products and the 2008 Competitions are a Farm Championship, Livestock Championship, Arable Championship, Forage Championship and Special Awards. Read the rest of this entry »

Cotswold Farm Walks invite you to take “A Dawn Chorus” walk

Events, Features by Tony No Comments »

Saturday 3rd May 04.00-04.30 Manor Farm, Bourton-on-the-Hill, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire GL56 9AQ.

Ornithologist Arthur Ball will identify bird song at a beautiful site in the Cotswolds Read the rest of this entry »

North Cotswold Hunt Point-to-Point – Easter Monday 2008

Events, Features, Places by Tony No Comments »

Monday 24th March - First Race 1.00 pm – Paxford, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire GL55 6XS

This Annual Event is held on the Bank Farm,Paxford Course, which opened in 1997, and features permanent buildings with changing rooms for jockeys and a weighing room. Car Parking is plentiful and the viewing is excellent. It is a very good day out with some excellent racing.
(Please note the earlier start time of the first race due to the clocks having not yet gone back)
 
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