PROWD – Public Rights of Way Defenders

The new kissing gates in Frocester have been installed, thanks to the Ramblers Holidays Charitable Trust generous donation, also the hard work of installing them, by the Cotswold Wardens. Thanks also to Sarah Macaulay-Lowe our County Footpaths Officer for all her help in co-ordinating supplies and liasing with the Wardens and Landowners.

Our very own Eastington Walking Group walked one of these lovely circular routes on Sunday 20th May in glorious Sunshine.

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Starting from ‘ The Badger ‘ at 1300 they walked to Cress Green, then down to the Bath Road near Osbourne House. Mike Payne, from Elmtree Farm very kindly cleared a fallen tree that had blocked the bridge over Wicksters Brook.(EEA66/EFR7) The walkers continued over the fields,…… and through the new gates (!!) until they re-crossed Wickers Brook and eventually arrived back at ‘ The Cross ‘… which is conveniently next to ‘ The Kings Head ‘ !!!!! Most of the walkers took the opportunity to have a refreshing drink and a chat in the lovely cool and shady rear garden. Well done to all you walkers,……. it was a very hot day.

The next walk with the Eastington Walking Group, will be on 17th June, starting at 1300 at ‘ the Badger ‘. They will be walking the longest of the routes shown on the map,which will take in Five Acre Grove, then onto ‘The Ocean’ bridge on the Canal by Stonehouse Court, then back along the Canal to ‘Pike Lock ‘. Then,…. back to the ‘Badger’ for a well deserved drink !!!

As can be seen on the map, there are at least FIVE paths back to Eastington, so, if you want a shorter walk, its easy to do. !!
Please make an effort to take part,… you can walk as much, or as little, as you you want, in friendly company, and…….. you can take your dog along !!!!!

I’m hoping that in the near future, we can install a couple of new gates at two places on the A38 which will give better and safer access to Fromebridge, and Cambridge.

Please contact me if you have any ‘ footpath ‘ issues. 824452 or,

Best wishes for a healthy walking season, Bill Edwards