Residents of Nether Stowey and members of Nether Stowey Parish Council gathered together on 29th August in the centre of the village to celebrate the launch of two new amenities for Nether Stowey.
Stowey Walking and Stowey Green Spaces have worked together to create a new interpretation board for the village gaol giving information to visitors about great places to visit in and around the village and giving walkers in particular a warm welcome to the village and the Quantock Hills.
Lynne Abbott from Stowey Walking thanked Terence Sackett who designed the eye-catching interpretation board and Nigel and Janet Phillips for funding the project. Judith Grieg explained to everyone the aspirations of Stowey Green Spaces to turn the village goal into a small information point showing what the village has to offer to visitors.
The day also marked the launch of a new trail, the Castles and Coast Way linking Nether Stowey with the neighbouring village of Stogursey and on to the England Coast Path at Shurton. The new trail also links up with the Coleridge Way in Nether Stowey and a new sign-post on The Cross in the centre of the village will indicate the route for the Castles and Coast Way, the Coleridge Way and Coleridge Cottage where Samuel Taylor Coleridge lived.
Lynne Abbott thanked Somerset County Council Rights of Way Team for designing the new route and EDF Energy for their funding contribution and said she hoped that the new trail would attract more walkers to the area and encourage walking generally in and around the Quantocks.