On Sunday 26th September 2021 at 1:00pm Kate Ashbrook, General Secretary of the Open Spaces Society, will formally open the trail and start the walk from the south end of Queens Walk by the Embankment tram stop.
This walk goes through all the Recreation Grounds allotted to the townsfolk when their commonable Fields and Meadows were enclosed to give more space for desperately needed housing. No other town in Britain has anything like it.
Much of this ground was laid out as Walks, recognising that cricket and other team games and events need catering for, and play-space, but that the regular Sunday walks of the family were just as important for the Town’s health.
The walk has now been made into a Town Trail marked with information boards to help follow the 5 mile route.