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Old Flying Club Café now open

Just off the Cotswold Way, https://www.facebook.com/The-Old-Flying-Club-1368017546574457/ The Old Flying Club Café is open 9-4, 7 days a week. Serving drinks, light lunches, cakes and snacks the venue is walker and cyclist friendly and has a car park. Anyone who wanted to use this for an end of walk lunch would be able to use the…

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Sherborne Park walk – Wednesday 31 May

The National Trust (surprise, surprise) have introduced a parking meter at Sherborne Park, so if you are a member, bring your car sticker and membership cards. If not, it is £4. (Don’t pay until we leave!). The BBC are filming Springwatch next week while we are there, but 2 sources at the NT and 1…

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Insurance for Guernsey holiday

Ann says that when taking out insurance for Guernsey (which you will need as there is no NHS or EHIC medical cover), you will not be covered if you take out UK only insurance – you need cover for Europe.

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Daneway Portal New Kissing Gate

The South Cotswold Ramblers have financed a new kissing gate next to the Daneway Portal of the Thames and Severn Canal near Sapperton. Ramblers have long queued by the slope, waiting for short legged ramblers to struggle over the high fence. The route then continues up the field to Sapperton Church and is part of…

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The Five Valleys Walk for Meningitis Now

  So here we are again – the next Five Valleys Walk will be on Sunday 24 September 2017. SAVE THE DATE! This 21 mile sponsored walk through the stunning Cotswold countryside has something for everyone, so why not lace up your boots and join us for another spectacular day out on the hills.

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The Wysis Way series of five walks 2017

All welcome – each walk is very attractive in its own right, so no need to do the lot, unless you want to! The third, fourth and fifth (last) instalments take place on the second Saturdays in July, August and September. Our walk across Gloucestershire will eventually reach Wales and the river Wye at Monmouth. This is…

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Bisley Tea Room now open

Hi Ramblers, We have opened a tearoom in Bisley shop selling teas and coffees to drink in situ or take away. We also serve cakes and hot food and would be grateful if ou could pass this information on to you members. Thank you, Tom 01452 771203

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

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

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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First Aid Apps

Been on a First Aid course? Feeling rusty? Got a smartphone or tablet? On a First Aid course, a friend discovered First Aid apps for smart phones. They are amazing – there are three you might want to consider (or install them all, they are small): – St Johns Ambulance – Red Cross – British Heart…

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Suspect a stroke – act FAST and call 999

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!

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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