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Cotswold Events - May 2013
The Westonbirt National Arboretum Trail Race 10k Run
Monday 8 June at 7.30pm
A midsummer run set in the beautiful Westonbirt National Arboretum near Tetbury.This 10k race is mainly through stunning woodland and is organised by Cirencester Athletics Club An ideal spectator course. finishing prizes for all that complete the course and many other awards. Contact David Edelsten on 01285 720421. Entry fees - inc car parking fee £8.00 - UKA affiliated clubs, £10.00 - unaffiliated. No entries on the day and entry limited to 600.
Friday 31st May, 2013
Dover's Hill, above Chipping Campden and overlooking the Vale of Evesham, is a beautiful plateau commanding extensive views from the plains of the Avon and the Severn to the foothills of the Welsh mountains.
Tetbury Woolsack Races
Running up a steep hill carrying a large sack of wool may not seem the most relaxing way to spend a Bank Holiday afternoon, but every year in Tetbury dozens of men and women do just that.
Woolsack Day has been an annual event in Tetbury for centuries, and is the final legacy of the town's once-lucrative wool trade.
It is thought that the event began (as is often the way with these things) when some local men, perhaps slightly inebriated, decided to impress the ladies with their strength and athleticism.
Campden Music Festival
May 5th - 18th
Chipping Campden is rightly described as 'The Jewel of the Cotswolds'. St. James' church is the most glorious building in this 'Jewel' and the setting for our seventh annual Music Festival.
Badminton Horse Trials
6th - 10th May
Three-days of thrilling equestrian action will be taking place at the Badminton Horse Trials 2009, in Gloucestershire once again this spring. It is the premier horse trials event in the UK.