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A new memorial bench to Cyril Trenfield

Those familiar with the Cotswold Way near Dyrham will have seen the memorial bench to Cyril Trenfield who, along with Tony Drake, created the Cotswold Way over 50 years ago.  Sadly the bench had rotted in the damp shaded ground, but the good news is that CWA has funded a replacement bench which has been recently erected by the Cotswold Voluntary Wardens a bit further up the trail with fine views across the Severn valley and Hinton Hill Fort.

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Leckhampton Hill Project Completed

As you’ll see from the before and after photographs below, the project on Leckhampton Hill above Cheltenham was completed in September 2021 with the generous support of the HF Holidays Pathways Fund. The result is ALL users now have access to the hill’s escarpment. Practically, the project involved re-ramping, smoothing and grading a 2-3 metre wide path on both sides of a gate virtually impassable by a wheelchair or pushchair. Logistically, it meant having to deliver to the site some 150 tonnes of limestone dust and Cotswold stone.

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