Dursley Mini Hare Trail
Posted: Wed, 30 May 2018 15:48 by John Kay
We now have eight Cotswold Hares located in Dursley as part of Cotswold AONB's 2018 Hare Trail; making a fun mini trial in the local area.
Our most recent addition "Cotswold Hare" can be viewed at Hunters, Estate Agent. Mr Richard Mace, Director commented "We are pleased to sponsor the Cotswold AONB Hare Trail as this combines a fun activity for children with the proceeds go to good causes in the area. This will help raise awareness of our beautiful surroundings and contribute to the upkeep and preservation of the lovely countryside surrounding our Town".
The Cotswolds Conservation Board are delighted to team up with the Hare Trail organisers, including Dursley Town Council to help conserve, enhance, explore and enjoy the special qualities of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), whilst encouraging everyone from art aficionados and nature lovers to social media snappers to visit new attractions, hidden hills and valleys, quiet corners and busy market towns along the trail.
Three "five-foot" tall hares are located at the Town Hall, Ashens Plains campsite and The Pulse leisure centre. Other sculptures are located at The Priory, Heritage Centre, Kingshill House, Dursley Library and Hunters.
Ms Julie Orchard, representing Ashens Plain campsite said the event was "a perfect opportunity to participate in something fun, for a good cause, bringing people into the area to show off our countryside."
Dursley Mini Trail
The Town Council will be hosting a "Mayor & Hare" event at 10am on Friday the 1st June 2018 at the Town Hall, Market Place, Dursley and launch the Dursley Mini Trial.
The Dursley Mini Trail will be officially opened with under 16's able to enter the trial and receive a mayoral certificate for finding all the hares located in Dursley. More details including the application form are available on the Dursley Town Council website or at the Town Council office: https://www.dursleytowncouncil.gov.uk/how-to-get-your-mayoral-certific.html