Saturday, September 10, 2011

Free entry at Wilton Windmill this weekend

Wilton Windmill, which overlooks the Kennet & Avon Canal near Crofton, is holding a free Heritage Open Day on Saturday 10th September from 1.30pm to 4.30pm.

Children can enjoy traditional games or try to outrun the lassoing skills of Carlos Adriazola from Argentina.

Works from the windmill’s popular Artists Painting Days will be on sale with displays from a Schools Art Competition — and you can enjoy homemade refreshments and pick up windmill bread and flour made using grain from local wheat fields!

Launch of Wilton Windmill Spy Mission
Themed walk company, Treasure Trails, have created a spy trail centred on Wilton Windmill which they are launching at the Heritage Open Day.

You could be one of the first to solve the trail and save Wilton Windmill from the sinister Dr B Low. 

More information: 

Wilton Windmill is located just off the A338 between Burbage and Hungerford

Treasure Trails
Written to provide short, fun walks, Treasure Trails cover the whole country and offer a new way to discover more about the towns, villages and countryside along the Kennet & Avon Canal from West Berkshire through Wiltshire to Somerset. 

These self-guided mystery themed walks make for a fun affordable outdoor activity suitable for adults and children alike. Clues are usually based on monuments, buildings and other structures; some are easy to find whilst others are a bit more tricky!

If you really are stuck at a particular clue then all it takes is a quick text to the Text Clue Support and the answer will be back with you in moments. But it really is worth resisting the temptation to rely on the text support. For one thing, you can only use the text support three times, but much more important is the buzz you get when you do finally work it out!

If your only interaction with the villages and towns alongside the K&A is the canalside pub, then these Treasure Trails will open your eyes to a wealth of interesting features that you are missing. But these are not only for people who are new to the area. You might think you know a place that is only three miles from home. Think again, If you only drive through it or boat through it then these trails will draw you to parts you may not have seen before and you will be amazed and delighted by what you discover.

There are currently six Trails along the K&A  at Bath and Hungerford as well as four in Wiltshire around Pewsey, Great Bedwyn and two in Bradford on Avon with a new Spy Trail based at  Wilton Windmill being launched at their Heritage Open Day on Saturday 10th September. A Trail for Devizes is in the pipeline. 

Trails can be downloaded from the web for £5 or you can pay £6 for a printed Trail booklet. The Trails lend themselves to group outings and you can have them tailored for office outings, birthdays, hen parties and other special occasions — and there are quantity discounts for group outings.

For more information go to:

Or look out for them at the Wilton Windmill Heritage Open Day.

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