Out and About
Corsham’s attractions include Springfield Community Campus with leisure and sports facilities, local library and free car park with charging points – see www.wiltshire.gov.uk/leisure-corsham. There is free wi-fi throughout the building, function rooms for hire and an exhibition space. The Stephanie Millward Swimming Pool, health suite and cafe are proving popular too.
The Pound Arts Centre offers a year round programme of performances, workshops, youth theatre and exhibitions – see www.poundarts.org.uk. There is always something interesting happening at The Pound: cinema, live music, workshops, exhibitions and classes. They also do a great job of handling the Corsham Walking Festival bookings.
Walkers are Welcome
In March 2014 Corsham was awarded Walkers are Welcome (WaW) status, joining the network of over 100 walk friendly towns in the UK. The scheme encourages and supports towns and villages in offering excellent walking facilities in their area. Find out more about WaW at www.walkersarewelcome.org.uk.
Walking in Corsham
Corsham is a wonderful place to walk all year round, set in rolling countryside with a network of ancient footpaths to explore. Find out more at www.corsham.gov.uk. The town has a very active walking community and several local walking groups meeting on different days to walk various distances – often finishing in a pub or cafe. There is a walk to suit almost everyone, so why not come and join us!
Local Walking Groups
Corsham Wanderers – meet monthly on a Sunday and walk 5 to 10 miles. Contact Pete Smith: firstname.lastname@example.org
St Bart’s Walking Group – meet monthly on a Friday and walk 5 to 8 miles. Contact Colin Craddock: email@example.com
Boxlea Women’s Institute – monthly women’s walking group. Contact Julia Tyte: firstname.lastname@example.org
Corsham Walking for Health – weekly mainly flat ‘Strider’ walks of about 1 hr 15 mins every Wednesday departing at 9:30 am from the atrium in Springfield Community Campus: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk.
Cotswold Voluntary Wardens – the monthly Tuesday Tramp – three hour walk around hilly Colerne Parish. Starts 10 am from Fox and Hounds pub – optional lunch is available. For other Cotswold Warden led walks in the area see www.escapetothecotswolds.org.uk.
For further information on local walking groups – click here.
Other Walking Festivals
Here are some of the many other walking festivals held in the southwest: