Our Stories in Living History

There are three aspects to this project,Stories, Walks and Geocaches

Stories.

There are a wealth of stories from these villages about village life, agriculture, life during the war, church life....

 Please follow this  link to listen to audio recordings of people talking about life in the villages or download them to play on your phone or tablet.

You can hear Peter reminiscing about leaving school to farm, Jean telling of how sunlight on a grave helped identify an ancestor’s resting place, of a prisoner of war living in Death’s Dingle.....

 

 

 

 

Walks

This is a fabulous area for walking. Fourteen walks have been prepared. That is two from each church, one longer and one shorter.

Walk leaflets will shortly be in the churches and they are downloadable from this site as pdf files.

For those of you with gps receivers, or whose phones work with gps (many modern phones do) the walks are downloadable as gdb files. Load it onto your gps receiver or phone and then you will know that you are on exactly the correct path! Or you can download the gdb files and look at the walks in Google Earth.

Follow the link to download the walk you want

Eastham long  A walk of about 5.4 miles through farmland, Death's Dingle and the river Teme. Download pdf     Download gdb

 Eastham short About 1.5 miles through farmland Download pdf    Downoad gdb

Hanley Childe Long  Roughly 5 miles through farmland, the High Wood and over a brook   Download pdf  Download gdb

Hanley Childe short A very pleasant walk just over a mile through farmland and over Witches' bridge Download pdf Download gdb

Hanley William short Two mile through farmland to a waterfall Download pdf   Download gdb

Hanley William long Three miles through farmland, woodland and pool round Haney Dingle with its unique flora and fauna Download pdf  Download gdb

Kyre long Around five miles through farmland, woodland, Kyre pool Download pdf  Download gdb

Kyre short  A mile round the Capability Brown grounds of Kyre Park House Download pdf  Download gdb

Rochford long About six miles through farmland, moat Download pdf  Download gdb

Rochford short A gentle walk around a mile mostly on lanes Download pdf  Download gdb

Stanford long Past Stanford Court & through farmland, Dingle and woodland Download pdf  Download gdb

Stanford short A pleasant stroll through farmland past Stanford Court Download pdf  Download gdb

Stoke Bliss long Justover five miles with stunning ridge views and through a Site of Special Scientific Interest Download pdf  Download gdb

Stoke Bliss short Not so far, but still with views and a SSSI Download pdf  Download gdb

 

Geocaches

Geocacheing is a world wide hobby involving  finding hidden caches using gps technology - either a special gps receiver or many modern phones can be used. For more information about geocacheing please visit  www.geocaching.com .

All the churches have geocaches with visitors from as far away as South Africa. For individual geocaches please follow

Rochford

Stanford

Hanley William

Kyre

Stoke Bliss

Hanley Childe

Eastham

 

Please enjoy the link to the Our Stories in Living History Facebook page

 

 

 

This project is supported by the Rural Development Programme for England, for which Defra is the Managing Authority, part financed by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas. For more information follow this link.