Wotton-under-Edge to become Cotswold Gateway Town

The Town Council is delighted to announce that following the success of its bid for inclusion in the Cotswold Gateway Project, Wotton is set to become one of a number of gateway sites in the area.

As a gateway town, Wotton will offer visitors a selection of high-quality, waymarked, circular walking and cycling routes with which to explore the many attractions of the area.

Four new walking routes and four new cycling routes will be established in Wotton and the surrounding countryside as part of the project, which is being coordinated by the Cotswold Conservation Board and funded by the Rural Development Programme for England.

With all routes starting and finishing in Wotton it is hoped that the initiative will attract many new visitors to the town, its shops, eateries and other local attractions.

Work is expected to start in the near future on installing signage and path improvements where required, prior to the launch of the project later in the year.

The Town Council would like to thank all the individuals and local groups who contributed to the successful Gateway Project bid.

Information for landowners

Any landowners who would like further information about the routes (which will follow roads, existing public rights of way, permitted bridleways or other established footpaths) and the work taking place, are invited to contact the Town Council for details.

The planned walks and cycle routes are listed below:

Walking routes

1 – Wotton, Tyley Bottom, Ozleworth and Newark Park.

2 – Wotton, Brackenbury Ditches, Tyndale Monument, Westridge Woods.

3 – Wotton Hill, Coombe, Wortley.

4 – Wotton, Holywell and Coombe.

Cycling routes

1 – Wotton, North Nibley and beyond including off-road route.

2 – Wotton, North Nibley and Stinchcombe road route.

3 – Wotton, Ozleworth, Alderley, Kilcott, Tresham and Hillesley with off-road route.

4 – Wotton, Newark and Wortley, including off-road route.

If you would like any more information or to discuss the planned routes, please telephone 01453 843210 or email infoofficer@wotton-under-edge.com