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Great Music in Stroud

26 Nov 2017

Don’t miss it! In case you haven’t heard, there is an amazing concert coming up with the 2016 BBC Young Musician of the Year, ‘cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason at the Subscription Rooms, Stroud on Sunday 25 February (the day after our Festive Lunch) at 7pm. Sheku is getting quite famous, having released a CD and playing…

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Christmas Tree Festival

24 Nov 2017

Di putting the final touches to our tree in the Community Tree Festival at St Laurence Church Stroud. Please pop in and have a look. The Festival is open for viewing from 10.00am to 4.30pm next Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. From 9.30am to 8.30pm next Friday, Goodwill Evening, and 9.30pm next Saturday. It will…

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Walk Guide Books given away at AGM – still a few left

19 Nov 2017

Mike and Anne E gave a good number to other members at the AGM to help leaders in sussing out new walks. There are still a few left which might be in Mike’s and Anne’s cars on walks – do ask to see them! Mike  

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Elgar tickets now available

02 Nov 2017

A great concert programme by the Stroud Symphony Orchestra including Elgar’s famous violin concerto, premiered by Yehudi Menuhin and recorded by Nigel Kennedy in his conventional younger days. Also brooding Sibelius and a lively Wagner opening overture! Tickets now available from Mike at the AGM or by post (see Group Newsletter) or from the Sub…

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The Walking Partnership -Third Place!

01 Nov 2017

Our chairman Richard Davis writes, “I have received notice from Ramblers Holidays that in the last six months we have earned £410 under payments which they make for the Walking Partnership. You will no doubt remember that  these payments are made when our group members go away with Ramblers Holidays. When notifying us of the…

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Gozo

29 Oct 2017

There are still rooms available for the holiday to Gozo (11 -18 March 2018).  If you are interested please ring Ann A on 07931 114439 or email holidays@southcotswoldramblers.org.uk

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Thank you from Dursley Walking Festival

20 Oct 2017

Thank you South Cotswold Ramblers Click on link above to read the Festival’s Thank You letter.

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Patrick’s Railway walk – assemble 9.50

16 Oct 2017

If you are doing Patrick and Angela’s Railway Ramble on Wed (18th) please assemble at 09:50 to allow time for buying tickets for the 10:10 train

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Message from John G

10 Oct 2017

John is concerned that some people have been getting very slack about walking with poles and that an accident will happen. He says: When walking with walking poles/sticks, always have them pointing down to the ground with the pointy bits facing down and NOT facing back so that the points are ready to wipe out…

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Ann A’s Bussage walk on 14th October likely to be strenuous

08 Oct 2017

Saturday’s walk from Bussage is more strenuous than moderate. There are 3 fairly long steep climbs, one at the end of the walk and one long, wet, muddy and slippery descent. I’m hoping if the weather stays dry it will improve a bit but it’s still likely to be bad.

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Evening walks next year, collector no longer needed

04 Oct 2017

I am very pleased to report that Karen 01453 545824 has agreed to obtain “volunteers” for leading Evening walks next Spring. Mike

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Guernsey Holiday Photos

02 Oct 2017

To see all our recent Guernsey Holiday Photos go to >Group >Group Holiday Photos >Guernsey September 2017.

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Long Stay Car Parking in Dursley during Dursley Walking Festival

01 Oct 2017

Rednock School have agreed that walkers can use their car park in Rednock Drive, (by the Community Centre, GL11 4BX,) on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th October 2017 only. Grid ref. ST 754986 There is often space for a few cars on Rednock Drive itself but please do not park beyond the entrance to the school car park and…

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Dursley Concert this Saturday

30 Sep 2017

As well as the Dursley Walking Festival from the 5th to the 8th October, there is another concert this Saturday 7th October at the Methodist Church at 5pm. I believe the Blackheath Piano Quartet played last year too. 5pm with soft drinks and canapes! Mike Blackheath Piano Quartet details here

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Dursley Walking Festival this week – read more!

30 Sep 2017

This coming Thursday 5th to Sunday 8th October. See the schedule of events of such amazing variety here

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Two for the price of one!

29 Sep 2017

Two leisurely walks next week. On Monday Patrick and Angela will be leading us on a 3.9 mile walk from Coaley Church. Then on Thursday Ann A will be repeating the very successful walk 3.5 mile walk from Tesco’s in Cam, as part of the Dursley Walking Festival!

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Monday’s leisurely walk from Tunnel House Inn

14 Sep 2017

Regarding walking through Hailey Wood, there is a notice asking that people make sure there boots etc are clean and not bringing in the fungus that causes ash die-back. Unfortunately it looks to me as if there is lot of ash die-back in the wood already but still important to follow this request. About food…

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Ray’s 8.5m walk on Saturday 30 September from Marshfield

14 Sep 2017

Ray writes, “I did the walkover for this walk yesterday (13 September), and there are two tricky descents, one grassy and quite slippy when wet, the other stony with some loose gravel.  Could you please advise on the Messageboard that walkers should bring poles if they have them.  I have a few spare poles which…

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Water on Warm Days

03 Sep 2017

(Republished from 2014, but just as relevant.) Just a reminder that with rising (we hope) temperatures it is very important that you drink plenty of water on walks and I don’t think many of us do. I have just visited Spain where the temperatures were only three or four degrees higher than here and a…

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6th September walk from Sheepscombe

01 Sep 2017

The Butcher’s Arms will open at approximately 9.45.a.m. to take lunch orders for those staying for lunch after the walk. Jill.

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Why not come on the final Wysis Way walk on Saturday 9 September?

29 Aug 2017

If you like hills, you are very welcome on the last  Wysis Way walk from the middle of the Forest of Dean, through spectacular Highmeadow Woods and up to the Kymin, with amazing views over the Wye Valley and beyond, then down to the River Wye at Monmouth, Cymru. Richard, Mike and Graham have just…

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Maps are a Funny Thing!

24 Aug 2017

Hello South Cotswold Ramblers I thought you might all be interested in performances of my solo, comedy show at the Stroud Theatre Festival. They’re on Friday 29th Sep at 6.30 pm and Sunday 1st Oct at 6.00 pm at the Stroud Subscription Rooms. It’s based around a virtual walk that starts and ends in Tetbury.…

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Malta – Gozo group holiday

22 Aug 2017

Ann A has sent an email message to all members regarding a possible group walking holiday next March. Please Contact Us if you have not received it. Some Info – Gozo is the second largest of the Maltese Archipelago and means Joy in Castilian. Measuring only 14km by 7km its magical atmosphere enraptures thousands of…

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Shurdington Road roadworks – Thursday 17 August

16 Aug 2017

There are roadworks on the Shurdington Road near the Badgeworth junction with 4-way traffic lights. This is causing big traffic jams and will affect people travelling to Enid’s evening walk tomorrow (Thursday 17th) from the Bell at Shurdington. Allow a lot of extra time for your journey.

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Walk from Miserden Wednesday 23 August

16 Aug 2017

The Carpenters Arms is now open. www.thecarps-miserden.co.uk There is a sandwich menu for lunch in addition to the main menu. If you want lunch on the 23rd August please pre order before the walk. Only use the pub car park if you are eating in the pub. The walk on the 23rd August is nearer…

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Malverns walk – Saturday 26 August – parking

15 Aug 2017

Enid and I walked over our Malvern walk today. The parking is now £4. Parking tickets at all the Malvern car parks are interchangeable. While the car park at British Camp is all new and digitised and says clearly that it accepts new £1 coins, the West of England Quarry Car park looks unchanged. We…

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Leaders, Olivia awaits

13 Aug 2017

Leaders, apologies for the error in quoting Olivia’s phone number. Some poor bloke has probably been trying to fend off all your offers of Wednesday walk dates 🙂 Her correct number is 01453 751716 and she still needs quite a few offers. Thanks Mike

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Guernsey Group Holiday Info

08 Aug 2017

Ann writes, “We should get all this information a few weeks before the holiday but thought it would be handy to know beforehand. The baggage allowance is 20kgs hold luggage and 10kgs cabin bag. * The cabin bag can be no more than  48cm x 36cm x 20cm, max weight 10kgs  and according to the…

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Carpenters Arms Miserden open and fully refurbished

04 Aug 2017

Heather and Mike visited the re-opened pub today, and were very pleased with the pub, the food and the staff. The nut roast was made from scratch and the vegetables were mainly grown in the pub garden. Delicious! Good coffee and a bonus was being able to buy jam home made in Miserden. The whole…

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Dursley new Long Stay Car Park proposal – thank you!

02 Aug 2017

Thank you to everyone who has written in support of this proposal! Nearly all comments are supportive, not just from walkers but residents, so the prospects look reasonable. South Cotswold Ramblers campaigned to retain the old long stay CP a couple of years ago, and many members wrote in. Although we did not succeed then,…

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