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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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Bernard’s second (and perhaps last) leisurely Monday walk from The Ship

28 Jul 2017

Don’t forget that Bernard has arranged one more leisurely walk (with meal afterwards) for this coming Monday 31 July from the Ship Inn at Brimscombe, this time starting the other way along the Golden Valley. Mike will lead the first part up the hill to Upper Hyde (very gently), meeting Bernard at the top for…

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Researching the Cotswold Landscape – can you help?

28 Jul 2017

Members, your opinions are being sought – perhaps you might like to complete the survey below. Thanks, Mike ============== Dear South Cotswolds Ramblers, As a large community and landscape focused organisation in the Cotswolds, I wondered if you would be able to help provide some input on a research project into the future management of…

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Songs from Stage and Screen

16 Jul 2017

Richard and Di invite you to their concert on Saturday 29 July, 7pm at the Tab. Tickets are priced at £5 per person with under 16s going free. There will also be tea and cake during the interval which is included in the ticket price.   Enquiries and tickets from Richard 01453 762373, also tickets…

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Question Time – Brian offers a lift

12 Jul 2017

There is a “QUESTION TIME” event at Redwood House, the Postgraduate Centre of Gloucester Hospital under the auspices of the Friends of GRH on the evening of Wednesday 19th July and I have two seats free in my car if others would like a lift. Dame Janet Trotter, Lord Lieutenant of the County, will chair the event and the distinguished…

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URGENT – Invitation to Walk to celebrate Joyce Longhurst this Sunday

08 Jul 2017

Reminder – South Cots Ramblers are invited to join Stroud Rambling Club on Sunday afternoon, July 9th, to celebrate Joyce Longhurst and her work for footpaths on what would have been her 100th Birthday. Meet at Stroud Leisure Centre lower car park at 2pm to car share or 2.15pm in the lay-by at the top…

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Parking on Wednesday 12 July for Ann’s Upper Framilode walk

07 Jul 2017

The landlord of the Ship Inn is happy for everyone to use the car park but asks that we park on the left hand side and double or even triple park to leave room for other customers.

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IMPORTANT. Please comment on the new Dursley Long Stay CP proposal.

06 Jul 2017

http://www.dursleytowncouncil.gov.uk/news/2017/06/proposed-new-long-stay-public-car-park If you think Dursley needs a new CP, please go on the Stroud District Council website (as detailed in the above link), and support the proposal as soon as possible. The application number is S.17/1357/FUL all comments must be received prior to the deadline of 18th July 2017. Why not do it NOW? PS Thursday 6 July –…

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Ramblers General Council Report

23 Jun 2017

A bit late, but it makes interesting reading. Click picture above to hear from Stuart Maconie and click below to read the report of proceedings of the meeting in April. Ramblers General Council 2017

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NEW Dursley Long Stay Car Park?

13 Jun 2017

Plans have been released by Dursley Town Council today, 13 June 2017, which will be welcomed by Ramblers. The Town Council are pleased to announce that we have an agreement in principal to purchase the Reliance House (former newspaper office) site in Long Street, Dursley. The Town Council’s aim is to use this prominent town…

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Saturday 24 June – Ann’s Leighterton walk

12 Jun 2017

Don’t wear shorts! We have cleared a lot of the worst bits but it is very overgrown and there are nettles in places. Also we had to climb over a 5-barred gate, so be prepared for that.

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A Night of Rhapsody – Saturday 24 June

08 Jun 2017

Enjoy a night of (musical) Rhapsody with the Stroud Symphony Orchestra. (click to listen to extracts) The violin soloist, Olivia Doflein, is coming from Holland to play for us. Mike G has a few tickets, or they will be obtainable from the Stroud Tourist Office or on the door.

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Cotswold Conservation Board survey – what makes the Cotswolds special?

08 Jun 2017

The Cotswolds Conservation Board has developed an online survey to find out what you think makes the Cotswolds special and what you would like to see happen in the future to manage inevitable change in the Cotswold landscape. Please help develop future policy for the conservation and enhancement of the Cotswolds by completing the survey.…

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Post-walk lunch on Monday June 5th

03 Jun 2017

I was sure when I arranged this Monday’s walk that lunch would be being served at the Ram Inn, but I have just found out today their kitchen is closed on Mondays! So sorry about that – only drinks available at the pub after the walk on June 5th. Sheila

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Old Flying Club Café now open

26 May 2017

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

24 May 2017

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 start walking). The BBC are filming Springwatch next week while we are there, but 2 sources at the NT and…

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Dursley Walkers are Welcome AGM and Ramblers Worldwide Holidays Illustrated Talk

16 May 2017

The Dursley Walkers are Welcome AGM will take place on Wednesday 24th May 2017 at 7pm at The Dursley Community Centre, Rednock Drive, Dursley, GL11 4BX. The short AGM will be followed by an illustrated talk from Ramblers Worldwide Holidays on the Walking Partnership and RWH. If you live in the Dursley and Cam area…

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Insurance for Guernsey holiday

13 May 2017

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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Very Last Walk Details Needed Very Soon

09 May 2017

Out of 56 planned walks for July to October, I have already received details of 55 of them. Well done leaders. 🙂 You’re probably well aware that the final date is only 3 days away, namely 25 May. Thanks for your help. Mike Updated 22 May 2017

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Memories of Denys for the newsletter

04 May 2017

I thought it would be a nice idea to put together some of our memories of Denys for the newsletter and would like people to send me any quirky/interesting things you remember, or photos, or just little snippets that paint a picture of him. You can either email them to me at sallydavis@hotmail.co.uk or hand…

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Newark Park – NT introduces parking fee of £3

27 Apr 2017

Steve and Rosemary’s walk on Wednesday 3 May is from Newark Park – you now need to either be a member of the National Trust or pay £3 to park there.

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Dr Denys Thompson’s Funeral is on Tuesday 2 May

19 Apr 2017

PS If coming please reply in the next 2-3 days to help Caroline. Thanks. Mike 21 April From the Stroud News and Journal:- THOMPSON Dr Denys Ridley – Died peacefully at Leckhampton Hospice on April 13th 2017 aged 75. Caroline, Nick, Annabelle, Dom and Jaime invite you to the funeral and celebration of his life…

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Daneway Portal New Kissing Gate

19 Apr 2017

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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Denys Thompson has died

14 Apr 2017

I have to inform you about the very sad news that Dr Denys died peacefully at the Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice on Wednesday 12 April. Caroline wants his fellow ramblers to know. The family will be arranging a service and wake after Easter, and would like friends to be there. We will post the…

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Come Bowling with Brian – Friday 12 May

12 Apr 2017

Brian R writes, “I play bowls at Nailsworth Mills Bowls Club, and on Friday 12 May we have an open evening for anyone who would like to try their hand at it and we would be very pleased to welcome you along from 6:30 pm.” See their website here and here. If you head for Nailsworth…

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