The walk has been developed for Foresters’ Forest by Bream residents Geoff Davis, Bryan Nelmes, Paul Stephens-Wood and Debbie James.
The full route covers 6½ miles and can be walked all at once or can easily be walked in shorter sections using public footpaths, pavements, quiet roads and Forestry England land.
Points of interest have been identified by 'waymark' signs that tie in with the walk’s printed booklet. Both the walk booklet and the Bream Heritage Walk website provide a route map and plenty of informative details about the places of interest you will see as you explore. The website also features some audio recitals and a GPX route download.
The free walk leaflets are gradually being made available in small shops and Post Offices in the area and, again, you can view the Bream Heritage Website here: bhwalk.uk
Geoff Davis who leads the project says:
“With so many distractions in modern life, many people have not had chance to explore the streets, footpaths, fields and forests on their very doorsteps. The walk aids such exploration by directing walkers between 55 waymark locations. At each location the booklet tells you a little about what you are about to see. The website provides more detail for those who would like it and we hope that some walkers will be inspired by what they see to find out more about our beautiful area.”
Pictured: Left photo - Geoff Davis on the Oakwood tramroad; Right photo: Bryan Nelmes (left) & Paul Stephens-Wood (right) at Oakwood Mill
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