Local schoolchildren hand-deliver bespoke walking maps — to get Monmouthshire residents active this summer

Pupils of Offa’s Mead Academy in Sedbury hand-delivered printed copies of brand new walking map they designed for residents of Wyedean Fields ― a Barratt Homes development in Sedbury.

Created in partnership with Barratt Developments South Wales, the map features key points of interest and a scenic walking route between Wyedean Fields and Brunel Quarter in Chepstow.

The map was developed during National Walking Month (May), with twenty ‘Little Troopers’ from the school ― all children of Armed Forces personnel ― completing a cross-county walk with Barratt Developments representatives, to collate points of interest.

Key landmarks pinpointed by the pupils include Chepstow Castle ― which boasts the oldest castle doors in Europe ― and the preserved slipway at Brunel Quarter, which was once used for launching and landing boats.

Plus, the map marks the beginning of the Wales Coast Path ― allowing residents to see and enjoy the first of 870 uninterrupted miles of coastal views.

It is hoped the bespoke map will encourage residents to keep fit and healthy this summer, while encouraging them to engage with the past and present of the local area.

Richard Lawson, Sales Director for Barratt and David Wilson Homes South Wales said: “Chepstow and the surrounding area has a wealth of history to be discovered ― not least the shipbuilding past of our Brunel Quarter development ― so it’s been a pleasure to watch local children engage with the area’s past and present so enthusiastically.

“Not only do we aim to provide the best quality homes for families in the area, but we also want to get to know our homeowners, all while helping them feel connected with their new community.”

Corinna Tannian, a homeowner at Wyedean Fields, said: “We’ve spent the majority of the first year in our new home stuck indoors due to lockdown measures, so it’s wonderful to finally be getting out and about again.

“The past year has really demonstrated the importance of our tight-knit Wyedean Fields community in supporting one another, and so we can’t wait to get to know the wider community and its people ― all while keeping fit and healthy thanks to walking routes such as this one.”

To access your own copy of the map, please visit the site sales office at Wyedean Fields or Brunel Quarter.