South Cotswold Ramblers

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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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Starting place – Saturday 30 June Prestbury walk

19 Jun 2018

The sign to the Free car park on the main road through Prestbury is completely obscured by trees so turn into the road by the war memorial and you will see signs.

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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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Ravenscar holiday – single rooms

22 May 2018

Ramblers Holidays told Ann that the hotel would not let us have any double rooms for sole occupancy so we are limited to the 7 single rooms and THESE HAVE NOW ALL BEEN TAKEN. There are, however, twin rooms available £845 per person, half board and two walk options, from Sept 16th to 23rd. The…

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Group Holiday Survey

17 May 2018

Ann would like some feedback as to why there are fewer people choosing our walking holidays than in the past. She would find it helpful if people would answer the 5 questions in the survey. There will be paper copies in the next newsletter but it is easy if you click the link Ann’s Holiday…

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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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Please take your banana skins home!

25 Feb 2018

Walkers: eat bananas – but take your skins home They take two years to biodegrade 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 Aonach Eagach ridge and gazed down on Loch Achtriochtan. And I threw a…

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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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