Improvements to the Railway Path

Improvements complete for path linking Swindon to Marlborough You may have noticed quite a bit of work on the path recently, undertaken by Sustrans: there’s some new surface, new benches and signing and quite a lot of tree management. We hope this makes the path easier and more enjoyable. There’s an article about it in… read more

Get hunting!

Dear Supporter When you are next out on a walk, get involved with Plantlife’s Great British Wildflower Hunt. It’s so simple and a great introduction to wild flowers around us. Register quickly here then next time you are out, login and see what you can find. It’s great fun for all the family! Whether you… read more

Christmas at STEAM is Coming

(30 November and 1 December, 10am – 5pm) STEAM – Museum of the Great Western Railway will be turned into a Christmas wonderland in two weeks’ time. Visitors will have the chance to buy festive treats and discover unique gift ideas thanks to 50 artisan market stalls displayed among the GWR story-telling exhibits and legendary… read more

What’s on at Avebury this Christmas

This year our wonderful volunteer sewing group have made the most beautiful ornaments which are decorating Avebury Manor – all in the theme of ‘Christmas carols’. Our highlight event of the season is Music, Lights and Merriment – with a Christmas Fair in the museum, the Devizes Town Band, wooden reindeer making and festive food… read more

Information Boards on the Railway Path

The Friends of the Railway Path are delighted to have all 3 of the information boards installed along the Railway Path. One tells the story of Chiseldon Camp, the military camp active from 1914 until 1962. A second shows the flowers and butterflies that can be found in the cutting near Whitefield Farm. The third… read more

Holy Cross Christmas Fair

Christmas craft, gift and cake fair at Holy Cross Church Hall 16th November at 2pm to 4pm. Refreshments including mulled wine and mince pies, tea, coffee and cakes. Lots of wonderful craft stalls and yummy cakes for sale. Grand raffle with amazing prizes and a fantastic, festive tombola. See the poster for more details.

Beat the Street Swindon enters final few weeks

Swindon’s six-week long Beat the Street challenge has reached a grand total of 187,000 miles as the game enters its ‘Go Active’ week. Beat the Street is a free walking and cycling game taking place across the town and some villages until 6 November with prizes of sports, fitness and book vouchers for the teams… read more