Two new walk leaflets lead the way to Keynsham's history

Published on: 30 Jun 2017

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The final two leaflets in a series that opens walkers’ eyes to the history around them in the Keynsham and Saltford area have been published.

The series, produced by Keynsham and Saltford Local History Society, aims to encourage families to enjoy walks in the countryside while learning about local heritage at the same time.

Richard Dyson, from the society, said: “A great deal of work has gone in to these and we are very pleased with the result. Our area has a rich history but without a guide it is easy to overlook this; there are lots of stories in our buildings and fields.  We hope that these walks will give a little insight into the lives of previous generations in the area.”

The leaflets are in full colour and include a map, instructions and information on historical points of interest along the way.

The newest leaflets feature a route from Keynsham to Saltford along the Avon Valley, and from Chewton Keynsham to Compton Dando and Burnett. Both are circular, between five and six miles long and should take two and a half to three hours to complete.

Other walks in the series of four are from Keynsham to The Chequers, around Cleeve Woods and back via Willsbridge, and from Keynsham to Queen Charlton, via Stockwood Vale and returning through Chewton Keynsham.

The leaflets were partly funded by a grant from Keynsham Town Council and a donation from the Waitrose Community Matters scheme.

They are on sale at the town council offices in Temple Street from July 3. Copies will also be available at all the society’s events and will be published online at a later date.

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