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Wallingford & District Walk the World

Wallingford & District Walk the World

In aid of Save the Children
Open Gardens

Open Gardens

23 May 2021 - Details coming soon.

Village Fete

10 July 2021 - Further details to follow.

Local News

Save the Children Plant Sale

Save the Children Plant Sale

Good news.   The annual Save the Children Plant Sale will go ahead in The Square from 10 am to 12 noon on Saturday 22nd May.
This Week's Takeaways

This Week's Takeaways

Takeaway at the Red Lion Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (with limited collection times...)
Brightwell cum Sotwell WI Meeting

Brightwell cum Sotwell WI Meeting

Brightwell cum Sotwell WI meeting on Tuesday 11th May 7.30 by zoom.   All welcome.

How does your garden grow?     Garden advice.  


About our village

You may be a visitor, wanting to know more about the village with the weirdest name in South Oxfordshire or you may be a resident.   In either case, we hope you will find something here to interest you.

Brightwell-cum-Sotwell is a village of picture postcard prettiness.   Nestling in a hollow below Wittenham Clumps, it has at its heart the CAMRA award-winning Red Lion pub.   Dotted along the narrow streets are picturesque black and white thatched cottages.   There is a school and pre-school, four churches, and a village hall with a thriving volunteer-run village shop adjacent.   The parish stretches to the edge of Wallingford, but the village values its separate identity.

In estate agents' jargon, this is a sought after village, but it is much more than a pretty face. People have lived and worked here for over a thousand years. Where our forebears tilled the land, we are now more likely to toil over computers. However, farming still has an important part to play in shaping the landscape, and we remain firmly in touch with our rural roots.

This is an area that has attracted artists, musicians, scientists and visionaries. Visitors come from all over the world to Mount Vernon, home of the celebrated Bach Flower Remedies. Wild flowers grown in the garden of Mount Vernon are still used to make the mother tincture of these homeopathic treatments, and their creator, Dr Edward Bach, is buried in St James's churchyard in Sotwell.

Feel free to send us your pictures, news and dates for the calendar. If you would like to advertise or create a web page for your organisation, we would also love to hear from you. Just click on the Contact link at the top, or get involved through the Facebook page.