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Wiltshire County Councils adult education centre at Urchfont Manor has, over the past 50 years, developed a reputation for offering an excellent choice of study programmes from day courses, weekend and mid week breaks to summer schools and study tours.

Jim has been a regular contributor to their programme for the past 5 years and his recent courses include :-

Urchfont Manor2010 Walks

Continuing the theme of ‘Where Wiltshire Meets adjoining counties’ this years walks cover the border area with Gloucestershire and Berkshire.

Cricklade and the Infant Thames - Wild Flowers and Waterways – Saturday 24 April.

The Infant Thames and North Meadow, a 108 acre meadow internationally important for its extensive collection of wild flowers including the rare Snakes Head Fritillary combine to produce a fascinating walk. We also link up with former important rail and canal links which contributed to our industrial heritage.

Kennet Country – Saturday 18 September.

A 10 mile linear walk from the idyllic village of Chilton Foliat to Cunetio ( Mildenhall ) the settlement at the junction of two important Roman Roads. We follow the banks of the River Kennet past Littlecote House with its Orpheus Mosaic discovered in 1727, the Bishopric of Ramsbury together with its Manor House and Park, and the village of Axford.

To book these walks contact Urchfont Manor or telephone 01380 840495.