4:11pm Thursday 29th August 2013
By SNJ Reporter
STROUDWATER Textile Trust is finishing this successful History Walks season with two walks exploring special features of the Nailsworth area.
The town has been called 'the waterwheel capital of the south west' and a short easy walk visits five wheels in Dunkirk and Egypt Mills to demonstrate the great variety of designs and the ingenuity involved in using them.
In the short distance between Dunkirk and Egypt there is a wealth of history, both past and natural to appreciate.
The walk in on Thursday, September 12.
Meet at 2pm at the Cycle Trail car park behind the Fire Station at Nailsworth; the walk will take about two and a half hours with a cost of three pounds.
The second walk on Sunday, 15 takes byways to the Longfords Mill.
Starting at the Nailsworth Library it largely avoids the one and a half miles of the Avening Road by scrambling up and down edges of the valley to discover the historic routes that were once well-trodden paths to mills through delightful and varied scenery.
This walk involves steep slopes and the possibility of wet feet but there is a beautiful mill at the end of it.
Meet at 2pm and as the walk is part of the Stroud Walking Festival it is free.
Please book on 01453 766273 or email@example.com for either walk.
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