A Sunday afternoon stroll around the village of Stonesfield, once a centre for the production of the characteristic Cotswold roofing slates. Suitable for families but some short steep and uneven sections difficult for buggies and wheelchairs.
Stonesfield was once a thriving centre for the production of limestone roofing slates which are a historic and typical feature of the Cotswold AONB. We will see how the slates were used in this hilltop village, visit sites associated with their mining and production and look at why the industry declined.
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 18, 2019|
|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|