The CWA is pleased to announce that we are one of the community groups supported by Waitrose in Cheltenham. If you shop there this month don’t forget to ask for your green disc and put it in the CWA bin so that we can get a generous donation from Waitrose. We hope that Waitrose in Chipping Sodbury will operate a similar scheme in the next few months.
Just before Christmas, a small team of Cotswold Wardens used the successful model adopted in Broadway to improve the drainage of three muddy and flooded kissing gates on the Cotswold Way near Old Sodbury. The locations are shown here
Kissing gates undoubtedly improve access on the Cotswold Way but their constant use often makes them wet and muddy so the CWA has embarked on a trial project to improve the surface around a few kissing gates. The first project has been completed on a gate where the trail crosses West End Lane, SW of Broadway using eco plastic grid, geo-textile and gravel. The location is point A as shown here.
The CWA has recently coordinated the construction of a bridge and gate over a particularly muddy section of the Diamond Way south of Daylesford (point A as shown here). The work was jointly funded by the North Cotswold Walkers, the North Cotswold Ramblers and the CWA, and was carried out by the Cotswold Voluntary Wardens. The Diamond Way is one of the named long distance trails which link with the Cotswold Way and is supported by the CWA. Other supported trails can be found on Other Trails