South Cotswold Ramblers

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Help needed – do you walk on Wednesdays? Could this be you?

14 Sep 2018

Our extensive walks programme is due in large part to our dedicated walks collectors. A few of them have retired in recent years, including Enid and Anne E, and we are most grateful to them. You can guess what is coming next! We now need a Wednesday walker to phone around or ask on walks…

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Leaders, we need your walk details

14 Sep 2018

Nearly 30 out of our 41 walks details have now been worked out, submitted and most have been processed, thank you very much leaders! We need the other few by 25 September. Thank you for your help. The dates and progress are shown on our Walk Planning page. Mike

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Colin’s walk from Arlingham Sat 20 October

08 Sep 2018

Ann A 01453 839089 has kindly volunteered to lead Colin’s Farmland and River Walk Moderate 5m on Sat 20 October.

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Ram Inn – Wednesday 19 September – no food or drinks

08 Sep 2018

Brian reports that the kitchens of the Ram Inn are being refurbished so lunch cannot be provided after his and Sheelagh’s walk. Originally the owner had said that drinks would be available but in fact neither drinks nor food will be available. We can however use the car park.  

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Culver Hill closed from 10 September

08 Sep 2018

Culver Hill (which runs from Minchinhampton Common near Tom Long’s Post to the A46 at South Woodchester via Amberley) will be closed from 10 September to 16th November.

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Dursley Long Stay CP – latest news!

30 Aug 2018

Read the latest news from Dursley Town Council here https://www.dursleytowncouncil.gov.uk/news/2018/08/press-release-long-stay-car-park-update-august-2018

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Dursley Walking Festival programme now available

29 Aug 2018

Karen wishes to let people know that the programme for Dursley Walking Festival 2018 is now available. Printed copies will be available within the next few days in Tourist Information centres and other outlets throughout Stroud District. The programme is also available online http://dursleywalkfest.btck.co.uk/ The number and range of walks this year is better than…

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Message from Elena

21 Aug 2018

A lot of S. Cots talked to Elena on Saturday and admired her pictures. She sent this message saying a Big Thank you to John and if anyone wants to see her pictures, they are on www.artgallery.co.uk/artist/elena_Haines  

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Don’t forget, Dr Denys Thompson’s son is doing a charity swim in his memory

19 Aug 2018

Dom Thompson (some of you will remember him coming for part of our Brecon holiday) is going to swim 21 Lakes in the UK to raise money for Sue Ryder (their hospice in Leckhampton looked after Denys before he died) in memory of his dad. If you would like to support him, Google Dom Thompson…

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Meningitis Now Five Valleys Walk

08 Aug 2018

Meningitis Now Five Valleys Walk Date: Sunday 30th September 2018 Cost:  Early Bird Ticket Prices, available to purchase online now: Adult £10, Child £5 (under 5s free), Group £30 (up to 4 people) Where: Across Stroud Valleys, Gloucestershire We would love for you to join us for our flagship Five Valleys Walk in 2018. This sponsored walk…

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Mountain Warehouse has moved into the old Millets shop in Stroud High Street

30 Jul 2018
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Group Walks in Hot Weather

27 Jul 2018

We have today received a message from Ramblers Central Office. Richard, Group Chairman, writes, “I think it should go on the message board although with the walks I have been on recently we are for once one step ahead of CO. My long walk was mostly in woods anyway, on Wednesday Jill and Sue altered…

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Please take your banana skins (and orange peel) home!

25 Jun 2018

Walkers: eat bananas – but take your skins home Not being native to the UK, they take about two years to biodegrade. This applies to orange peel too! I have climbed Ladhar Bheinn, one of Scotland’s finest peaks. The view was glorious. And I threw a banana skin at it. I have stood on the magnificent…

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Please keep an eye on the backmarker

22 Jun 2018

A big thank you to all members who act as backmarkers on our walks. Occasionally leaders forget to keep an eye on them, especially when entering a wood. Sometimes the backmarker needs to hang back as a walker is having a comfort stop and then the backmarker wonders where the group have gone! Please keep…

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Data Protection – Important Message from Richard

03 Jun 2018

As most members are aware, over the last few years we have encouraged you to accept email communication. This makes it much easier for volunteers who are involved in the distribution of Newsletters and Walks Programmes as it relieves us of the need to print off letters, stuff envelopes and post them. It also saves…

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GDPR and Walks’ Leaders

01 Jun 2018

Thank you to all the walks leaders who have sent/emailed the Publishing Volunteer Details form to Mike. He is also grateful for those who don’t mind their photos appearing on Walks>Leaders’ Photos for sending him a Photo Consent Form. Just  a few to go….. Mike  

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Proposed holiday to Amalfi coast – Spring 2019

22 May 2018

Message from Ann: I have arranged (by request) a walking holiday on the Amalfi coast next spring with Exodus from 23rd to 30th March. 11 people have signed up. If you are interested could you please let me know ASAP as this is their most popular holiday. It costs £1379 with no single supplement, I’ve…

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The Walking Partnership

09 May 2018

9 May 2018 – Richard writes, “We have just received another £100 towards Group funds from Ramblers Holidays as a result of members going away with them. Keep up the good work.” South Cotswold Ramblers Group receive funding every time you book a holiday with Ramblers Walking Holidays. Click the link below for more information Don’t forget…

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Is Ramblers using your correct email address?

01 May 2018

A message from Mike Garner, South Cotswold Group membership secretary: Because of new Data Protection legislation, I am no longer allowed to update your email address on Ramblers’ records. All your contact details are your personal information, including your email address. To check your record and indeed update it if necessary it is quite straightforward:…

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Leaders’ Photos

23 Apr 2018

In case you hadn’t heard, we now have a gallery of our walks’ leaders photographs under the Walks heading, so that new walkers can see the leader of the walk they are thinking of trying. Still a few gaps, so leaders please ask Mike, Richard or Sally to take your photo. There is also a…

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Photos and memories of Maurice Dyett

08 Apr 2018

As you may be aware, Maurice led many walks, often with David. Here are some links to photos from some of his walks for our group. Please have fun looking through them and choosing a good photo. Each set will open a new window. Close it to see the list again and select the next…

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Remembering Maurice Dyett

04 Apr 2018

David and Maurice near Dartmouth 2007 Mike writes: Many members will remember Maurice, who lived in Berkeley, and led over 50 walks for the Group starting in about 2004. Sadly he suffered a stroke. He then stayed in a Nursing Home at Breadstone for a while before moving back to Sheffield to be near his…

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A reminder to walkers

10 Dec 2017

Please can you stay behind the leader unless the leader tells you otherwise. It makes it very difficult for leaders to set a comfortable pace for everyone, and particularly when we have a large group. Mike Walks Coordinator

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Old Flying Club cafe in Nympsfield

27 Sep 2017

                Now called the Old Flying Club, the café has been completely refitted and is being run by new manager Karri Chambers. The restaurant has been a welcome stop for cyclists and walkers for years. “We hope to create a place where the public can come to relax…

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Good news about Dursley parking

19 Sep 2017

The Town Council has received planning permission for a new long stay car park from Stroud District Council.

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If you’re walking past do pop in for coffee!

19 Mar 2017

Dear Walkers & Ramblers, The Bird Park at Prinknash has just opened a new Visitor Centre and we have a fantastic new tea room which you can come into without removing your boots! There are huge balconies overlooking the Reindeer Enclosure, lakes and the park itself. There are smart toilets and we are really quick…

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Offers to be Parish Footpath Checkers

25 Feb 2017

Following Richard’s appeal in the the last newsletter for members to check all rights of way in a particular parish, we are now starting to get offers for several parishes and would be pleased to hear from more members. There are 60 parishes from Coberley and Cowley to Westonbirt and Shipton Moyne, and from Arlingham…

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Suspect a stroke – act FAST and call 999

14 Oct 2016

Face weakness Arm weakness Speech problems Time to call 999 See https://www.stroke.org.uk/

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Ramblers Holidays will pay the S Cots money – if you ask!

12 Oct 2016

Each newsletter Ramblers Holidays pays the group and we are very grateful as it helps towards paper newsletter production. Follow this link for news of their Adagio holidays. Don’t forget to tell them you belong to South Cotswold Ramblers if you book for a Ramblers or Adagio holiday, as it can be worth £10, £20 or…

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