Pottery theme for Swinton’s first heritage walk tomorrow

By Gareth Dennison | 30/07/2019

Pottery theme for Swinton’s first heritage walk tomorrow
Walking keeps you active

THE first in a series of walks will offer the chance to see inside an important part of Swinton’s pottery-making history.

The walk, called the Rockingham Explorer, will visit the famous Waterloo Kiln tomorrow (Wednesday, July 31).

It is part of a series of walks in Swinton and Kilnhurst aimed at helping people learn about local heritage and environment while increasing physical activity and reducing social isolation.

They are open to all and will be no more than two to three miles’ distance.

Cllr Ken Wyatt, who has organised the walks with ward colleagues Cllrs Victoria Cusworth and Stuart Sansome, said: “Swinton and Kilnhurst have some very pleasant, accessible walking routes right on our doorstep. 

“The area is designated a priority for the Active Dearne project and we want to help with this worthwhile work.

“All ages are encouraged to join the walks, and tots in buggies and well-behaved dogs are welcome.”

The first walk leaves the King’s Head pub, Rockingham Road, at 10.30am and will finish at the same spot, with the option of staying for a drink and meal together as a group afterwards.