A Sunday afternoon stroll around the village of Stonesfield; once a centre for production of the characteristic Cotswold roofing slates. We will see how the slates were used in this hill top village, visit mining sites and consider the decline. Please park thoughtfully where you are able to.
Stonesfield was once a thriving centre for production of limestone roofing slates which are a historic and typical feature of the Cotswolds AONB.
This walk is organised by Cotswold Voluntary Wardens, the voluntary arm of the Cotswolds Conservation Board. These walks offer an interesting and often entertaining way of exploring our wonderful Cotswold countryside and landscape. All walks by the Voluntary Wardens are FREE OF CHARGE however donations are welcome and help us to take care of the countryside.
PLEASE: always remember to wear appropriate footwear because some walks may be steep and muddy in places. Dogs are not allowed on walks, except guide dogs and hearing dogs. It is advisable to check the website or call the Cotswolds Conservation Board (01451 862000) beforehand for details of any changes, particularly during bad weather.
|Date: Sun August 12, 2018|
|Time: 02:30 PM|
|Duration: 1.5 hours|
|Distance: 2 miles|
|OS Grid Ref: SP394171|
|Map Ref: H4|
|Starting Point: Stonesfield, carefully near the Post Office|
|Stile Free: No|
|Leader: Tony Graeme|
|Organiser: Cotswold Voluntary Wardens|