About Walk: Highnam, Vaughan Williams and Hubert Parry

Highnam Court

Highnam Court

Join Gloucester Chair Allen Prior on his first public fundraising walk forming part of the challenge he has set himself to walk 150 miles for RVW150 to raise money in support of plans to celebrate the anniversary at the 2023 festival. Read a message from Allen about his walking challenge here.

The first walk will centre on the birthplace of Sir Hubert Parry, whom Vaughan Williams virtually idolised on arriving at the Royal College of Music as a student where Parry taught him composition.

On the return route, we will be taken on a guided tour of some of the gardens at Highnam Court and will have a brief talk about the work done by the current owner to renovate and improve the house and grounds. Highnam Court was Hubert Parry’s home. This wonderful diversion adds just over a mile to the walk.

We ask all participants to read our general guidance before coming.

Highnam specific information.