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Discover what BeSocial@GL54 has to offer – and it could open the door to a whole new adventure in learning and leisure.
Whether you’d like to try gentle exercise, walking rugby, flower-arranging, poetry, art, belly dancing, or learn a new language – BeSocial@GL54 is the place to start.
Many of our courses are based at our centre in Langley Road, Winchcombe, which provides warm and friendly surroundings. The majority of our tutors are professionally qualified in their field and have been running classes for many years – so know how to get the best of out of their students!
Did you see the Julia Bradbury programme on ITV, 'Best Walks with a View'? Come and do it for yourself! It was part of the Cotswold Way from Winchcombe to Cleeve Hill, via Belas Knap and Postlip Hall. Everything you need can be obtained from Winchcombe Tourist Information Centre on the High Street; from a really good footpath map showing (amongst others) that very route - all for £2.20. We have great places to stay and eat and lots more information on places to visit and local walks. Treat yourself, spend a weekend in beautiful Winchcombe.
Winchcombe has a new Riverside Path, initiated by Winchcombe Walkers are Welcome group. The path offers a pleasant riverside stroll which can be enjoyed by walkers of all abilities. It is ideal for pushchairs, wheelchair users and older and less mobile people and is approximately a 1 mile circular route, just 3 minutes from the town.
A leaflet is available from the Tourist Information Centre as well as a RADAR key which disabled people can use to open the gate on the path.
Click leaflets for further details.
Winchcombe Library is more than just books; it offers events, clubs and advice services throughout the year for all ages. Read further for more details. Rhymetime time has changed to Saturday morning; now Dad can come too...!
The 2017 series of the increasingly popular Guided Town Walks start again on 9 April 2017.
They take place at 11 am and 2.30pm every Sunday from Easter until the end of October, starting at the TIC; they are for anyone, visitor or resident, who is interested in the fascinating history of Winchcombe – from ancient Saxon Borough to WW2 and beyond. The walks are short and easy, designed to be accessible to all, 1–1¼ hours, less than a mile, and all on pavements around the town centre.
Tourist Information Centre
01242 602925 Our winter opening hours from November 2015 are Saturday 10-4 and Sunday 10-3.
Please call in and see the full range of books we stock at Winchcombe Tourist Information Centre. You may find a new interest or rediscover the town and the surrounding area through the eyes of local authors. The latest addition to our collection is a bit more unusual, a series of three novels by Bill Page, all set in the fourth century Roman Cotswolds.
DROP IN SERVICE NOW AVAILABLE IN WINCHCOMBE
The Gloucester & District Citizens Advice Bureau are pleased to announce that a drop-in service will be available on the first Monday of each month from 10am to Noon at Abbey Fields Community Centre, Winchcombe, from the 1st September 2014.
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