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CPRE Gloucestershire Stone Stiles Project

CPRE Gloucestershire Stone Stiles Project

Can you help?

For centuries stone stiles have allowed pedestrian access across the countryside and as such indicated ancient pathways which predate land enclosure. Now they are threatened and rapidly disappearing. They understandably are seen by some as impeding walkers rather than protecting ancient rights of way. Their whereabouts are important historical landmarks, and can point to where farmsteads, barns, and villages, long since vanished, existed.

Before they are lost Peter Wilson, an active member and volunteer of CPRE Gloucestershire, with the support of Cotteswold Naturalists Field Club (CNFC), is seeking to create a record of all surviving Gloucestershire stiles. What he would welcome is that members, when out walking, take photos of stone stiles, record their locations, and send him the photos and location details.

For more information on how to help please click the link below to visit our website or download a stone stile recording form.

All forms with photos should be sent to:

Any questions about the project do get in touch with Peter on the above email.

Posted: Tue, 25 Aug 2020 13:11 by Joanna Noles

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