Walk or run for GWT on 9 July

Tuesday 20th June 2017

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North Cotswold Rotary Club and Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust are challenging local people to walk or run their way through the glorious countryside surroundings of Greystones Farm in Bourton-on-the-Water on 9 July.

Greystones Farm, managed by the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust, boasts a wealth of wildlife an outstanding archaeological history and a 6000-year heritage of farming with nature in mind. On Sunday 9 July the venue will host the first-ever Greystones Walk or Run - a 10km cross-country run and a 5km or 10km walk.

Money raised from entry fees will go towards the conservation work, educational facilities and visitor experience developments at Greystones Farm, with the option of raising money for a charity of your choice via sponsorship. You can combine a fun day out involving healthy exercise in clean country air, and support a worthy cause at the same time.

Will Masefield, Community Action Team Leader at the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust, said:

“We’re so excited to be hosting this fun event and we’re hugely grateful to North Cotswold Rotary Club for making it happen. The proceeds will go towards the exciting new facilities at Greystones Farm, showcasing the wildlife, farming heritage and archaeological importance of the site, making it accessible and engaging for all. And what better way to spend a summer’s day than taking in the beautiful sights of Greystones Farm and the local area.”

Details of how to register can be found at www.NorthCotswoldsRotary.org.uk. You can also download a sponsorship form to raise money for your chosen charity. The cost of entry is £7.50 for adults, with children aged 16 and under going free.

The 10k run will start promptly at 10am at Greystones Farm, and the 5k walk will commence at 11am. Registration will open at 9am. There is no parking at Greystones Farm, but public parking is available in nearby Station Road. Early arrival is advised to secure a parking space and marshals will be on-hand to direct participants. Help the team make the day a success by registering in advance, or turn up nice and early on the day to complete your registration. Dogs are welcome on the walk, but Greystones is a working farm and so all dogs must be on a lead. Light refreshments, including delicious homemade cakes, will be on sale afterwards, and there are lots of cafes in Bourton, so why not make it a fun day out with family and friends.


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