PRESS RELEASE - 2nd May 2012
WINDLESHAM WALKS GO ON LINE
Thirty years ago the Windlesham Society set up a footpaths and bridleways
sub-committee with the aim of producing a series of leaflets describing
walks in the parish which covered all the public rights of way in Windlesham,
Lightwater and Bagshot. The publication costs of the 18 walks in the series
were met by Windlesham Parish Council. They proved very popular with the
public and were updated and re-printed over the next 15 years to take
account of changes in land use, new development etc.
Now the walks have again been revised by former parish councillor and
retired journalist June Green, who was a member of the sub-committee,
and they are being published on the parish council's website so that they
can be downloaded and enjoyed by residents.
The walks are all circular and range in length from just over a mile to
four and a half miles. They are illustrated with maps and colour photographs,
and in addition to a clear description of the route to follow, they contain
historical and other details of interest relating to the area.
June said: "I know many people enjoyed using the original walks leaflets;
now there are many newcomers to the area who might not be aware of the
rich rights of way heritage we have in Windlesham parish. All the walks
are easy to follow and not too strenuous, and most can be tackled by all
members of the family. I hope a new generation of walkers will download
them from the website and set off to explore the area."
Tim Price, Clerk to the Windlesham Parish Council, is very pleased that
the leaflets are available again. He said: “ The Windlesham Walks
were always very popular and the revised leaflets have been produced to
a very high standard with colour photographs. They are much more easily
obtained now that they can be printed directly from the website. It would
be interesting to hear from people who use them”.
The first four walks are now available online and can be accessed by going
and clicking on the "Windlesham Walks" tab on the main menu.
Other walks will be added as they are completed.
For further information contact Tim Price,
clerk to Windlesham Parish Council, 01276 471675 or June Green, 01276