2016 is the 41st annual Cropthorne Wakabout
Sunday 1st May : 12noon to 5:30pm
Monday 2nd May : 11am to 5:30pm
Post Code for Sat Nav : WR10 3LU (Main Street, Cropthorne)
THANK YOU FOR COMING TO OUR VILLAGE
Thank you for coming to our Walkabout. We think it’s a wonderful way to bring our community together and welcome all our visitors to this lovely village.
Last year’s 40th Cropthorne Walkabout was a great success. As well as having lots of youngsters helping and taking part, we also had many new residents joining in to make the days so pleasant for everyone.
We had superb weather again and our profits reflected this at over £14,000. Approximately half of this went to the Church for maintenance and general funds including the security of the Bell Tower against an invasion of pigeons! The remainder was divided between Scouting, Guiding, the W.I., schools at Cropthorne and Charlton, Holland House, the Village Hall and new equipment for the publication of our local, 5 parish magazine Five Alive.
Let’s hope it’s good weather for all of us again this year.
Have fun and enjoy the days.
Cropthorne Walkabout Management Committee
Thousands come every year to see and experience this ancient village with its black and white thatched houses, its history, its spectacular views and gardens. As well as the gardens, Walkabout attractions include cafés, a bar, a dog show, children's activities, live music and lots of events.
Overlooking Shakespeare’s River Avon, Cropthorne’s ancient orchards sweep down to the river and offer clear, unbroken views across the vale to the Malvern Hills in the distance. It is featured in the Domesday Book, and its church dates back to the 12th century. It has many unique examples of timber-framed thatched cottages unchanged since the 16th and 17th centuries.
For two days each year, the residents welcome visitors by opening many of the most spectacular and striking private gardens. Over the last forty years, this village walkabout has firmly established itself as a favourite attraction not only amongst gardeners, but also for all those interested in a great family day out soaking up the charm and history of rural England.
ITS A GREAT DAY OUT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
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