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Perambulating in style!

Group Of Young Friends Hiking In the CountrysideA combination of Heritage Lottery Funding and support from the Big Warsop and Rotary Club ROLO community chest has made it possible for Warsop Footpaths & Countryside Group to establish the Warsop 1816 to 2016 project to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the 1816 Perambulation of the Manor of Warsop.

The project group has organised a number of activities during 2016, including:

  • Walks around Warsop’s boundary.
  • A celebration on Hanger Hill held in collaboration with the Friends of Thynghowe and the Forestry Commission.
  • Workshops to research the stories of the Warsop people who took part in the 1816 perambulation.
  • The publication of a book and a walking leaflet.
  • Resources and activities for local schools.
  • Displays and events around Warsop.

On 23 April, the Warsop Footpaths & Countryside Group will join the Friends of Thynghowe on their annual walk to Thynghowe. They intend to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the 1816 perambulation of the Manor of Warsop in style, including a revival of the ‘ancient custom’ of the walkers consuming bread, cheese and ale on Hanger Hill.

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This will be a 3 to 4 mile walk that will take up to four hours to complete, as it will take in some of the historical features along the route. Once the walkers reach Thynghowe, they will celebrate with an assembly and ‘ancient’ perambulation customs.

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