Wolsingham - Part 3Wolsingham boasts of over 150 walks which have all been waymarked by an enthusiastic group of walkers Wolsingham Wayfarers. The Wayfarers welcome anyone interested in walking to join them on their regular walks all of which are well advertised .The interested rambler can experience real tranquility by discovering the Elephant Trees, searching for the Ant Hills or meandering past the Sills and over Jack Walker Bridge. One of the most popular walks is a circular tour round Tunstall Reservoir about 2 miles to the north of the town . The reservoir which was first brought into use in 1880 is stocked with Rainbow Trout.
Wolsingham Agricultural Society holds its annual show on the first weekend in September. It is said to be the oldest show in the country and this year recorded a record attendance of 35,000 on its first day.The Town has a very active Parish Council which is proud of its centrally situated Recreation Field containing one of the best children’s play areas in the district in addition to a recently constructed bowling green. pavilion and football pitch.
Numerous activities are being arranged to celebrate the Millennium and a full programme of events during the year 2000 is being prepared by the Millennium Committee which itself is creating a record of Wolsingham in the form of a book……..JUST US 2000 . It will contain photographs and details of every household in the Parish.. On completion the book will be lodged in the archives with only one additional copy which will be on display in the Town Hall adjacent to the stained glass window that has been specially commissioned.
The Parish of Wolsingham also includes the small village of Thornley