Opening of the new Pitton circular walk

A good crowd of Pitton residents, friends and dogs turned out for the opening of the new Pitton circular walk on Sunday October 11th. Organised by Brian Cudby, volunteers from the village and the South Wiltshire Paths group, the new walk takes about 2 hours. More details may be found here

The press release from the South Wiltshire Paths Group is here:

Last Sunday was a big day for Pitton walkers. A lovely sunny day brought the village out to the opening of the new Circular Walk over existing rights of ways across the Clarendon Estate. The route passed through woodland, glades and farmland and lasted about two hours. Many stopped off to view the Clarendon Palace ruin before returning to the start at their village pub The Silver Plough for welcome rest and refreshment.

The walk was formally opened by Wiltshire Councillor Chris Devine who praised the efforts of all concerned and pledged his full support for such worthwhile SWPG projects around his constituency.

Nigel Walsh, lead volunteer for South Wilts Paths Group described the Pitton Walk as the very first of many planned for the area. The South Wilts Paths Group worked with Pitton Paths Group, led by villager Brian Cudby and with much appreciated co-operation and support from the Clarendon Estate, to set up, document, waymark and publicise the walk.

Where local parishes within the Southern Area Board express an interest in looking after a circular path around their parish SWPG with support from the Wiltshire Council Rights of Way department can offer help, expertise and advice. Those interested please contact info@southwiltspathsgroup.co.uk

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