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New Self-Guided Walks from Cirencester Ramblers

Cirencester Ramblers have produced a series of leaflets describing self-guided walks from the town and have recently added three new walks plus supplementary leaflets to enable access for all.

In order to make walks accessible to as many people as possible supplementary leaflets have been produced for the shortest walk which is only 2.5 miles and takes in the Amphitheatre and Cirencester Park. One new leaflet provides information for people with mobility difficulties. This route has been developed with practical guidance from a wheelchair user who is also a member of the Disabled Ramblers. This describes a step free route suitable for wheelchairs or child buggies. A second leaflet has been developed for people with visual impairment and this has been tested by Cirencester members of Guide Dogs for the Blind with their dogs.  The leaflets for people with visual impairment are available in large print and are compatible with a screen reader.

The new leaflets include a long walk from the town to take in Thames Head, a section of the Thames Path National Trail and returns to town via the RAU grounds. This route at almost ten miles would make a very pleasant days walk at an easy pace with plenty of opportunities to sit and enjoy a picnic. Two shorter routes take walkers around Siddington and Preston. The leaflets include clear mapping and turn by turn guidance. We have also included a gpx file for all the routes and when downloaded onto your mobile phone will show the path on the map and your position on the route.  The full colour leaflets also include photos and interesting ‘did you know’ features you will see on the walk. These leaflets are available for free to download from the Cirencester Ramblers website https://www.cirencesterramblers.org.uk/walking/self-guided-walks.html  or copies are available for a small charge from Corinium Museum or the Town Council at Bingham House.

Cirencester Ramblers are continuing to develop further leaflets and if you have any queries or comments, please contact footpaths@cirencesterramblers.org.uk .

Richard Holmes – Cirencester Ramblers Footpath Secretary

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