7 August 2019

National Countryside Week

This week marks annual awareness week for The Prince’s Countryside Fund. It runs from 29th of July to the 4th of August this year and is aimed at raising public knowledge of the countryside and celebrate the joys that it brings. The Prince’s Countryside Fund began in 2010 by Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales, with intentions of ‘improving the prospects of family farm businesses and the quality of rural life. This year there is no difference in these aims, but the week is furthermore looking to encourage people to get out and enjoy the countryside and show the how people have benefited from the Fund’s grant programme and other projects.

As part of this year’s theme which is all about the rural setting, The Prince’s Countryside Fund are publishing a Village Survival Guide to help those in rural areas tackle any challenges they face. Like previous years National Countryside Will receive national coverage as the Fund will appear on Countryfile Live at Blenheim Palace. This week is all about getting people involved in the countryside and raising as much money as possible. In 2018 a total of 3000 people walked a country mile raising £1500 in the process.

Here at Compass Holidays we also love to get people involved in the countryside and offer a range of tours that explore and make the most of the Cotswolds. The Cotswolds is famous for its natural beauty that spans across 800 square miles of the rural countryside. If it’s exploring the countryside by foot, you’re interested in then a Wander of the Wolds would be a perfect way to explore the many rustic villages tucked in the nooks of the Cotswolds. Delve into the Cotswold countryside where you can explore the Villages of Upper and Lower Slaughter where you can view the archaic cottages and a Vintage water mill that stands picturesque along the riverside.

Or if it’s cycle trip that’ll interest you more, we can offer a Cotswold Classic Cycling Holiday. This will allow you to dive through the hills of the Cotswolds while visiting villages such as Chipping Campden and Stow on the Wold. This tour will allow a chance to visit Sezincote house which demonstrates the amazing Mughal inspired architecture from the 19th century. Whatever you fancy our Cotswolds tours of the countryside will hopefully allow you to make the most of the countryside experience, which is what the National Countryside Week is all about. If you’re interested in this follow the link to check out our Cotswold tours: https://www.compass-holidays.com/destinations/uk/cotswolds .

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