Hello everybody, my name is Graeme, my family and I have lived in Charlbury for over 50 years. I have recently set up a boutique glamping site of 10 bell tents in the woods bordering Spelsbury Road. I am keen for this site to be as environmentally friendly as possible and to this end have installed composting toilets and solar power. We have placed the tents within the wood, rather than on the field, so as not to distract from the beautiful landscape and to make the site as unobtrusive as possible. Whilst preparing for this I have spent many months managing the woodland which was in a poor state and requiring a lot of attention. I plan to continue to do this over the coming months and years. To enable this I have re-established and improved an existing entry to the wood from Spelsbury road. This is for forestry and agriculture vehicles so they don't have to always use the access from the field, that is shared with the footpaths. These vehicles are large and we will need to access both sides of the wood. I have tried to ensure the re-established entrance does not detract from the area and have thus used local stone over the pre-existing hardcore to make it more attractive. This entrance will not be used as part of the glamping site.
I enjoy the fact that so many people, myself included, get to use the two well marked footpaths that go through the field that borders the woodland. I politely ask that as far as possible walkers remain on these footpaths.
Having been part of the community for such a long time I am keen to add to it and put down even deeper roots for my young family so they can experience what I did growing up here. I hope the site, rather than detracting from the area, will help support the local economy and introduce people to the wonderful community of Charlbury and its surroundings.
GRAEME WIDDOWS · Fri 13 Aug 2021, 09:58 · Link