South Cotswold Ramblers

 

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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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Sad news about George Lodge

07 Apr 2017

We have just heard the sad news that George Lodge, a stalwart member of Stroud Rambling Club, died yesterday, 6 April. I expect many of you knew him. Update 10 April. George’s funeral will be on Tuesday 25th April at 11.30am at St Matthew’s Church, Cainscross. Please note that parking is tight at the church.…

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The Five Valleys Walk for Meningitis Now

07 Apr 2017

  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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Stuart Maconie named as our new president

02 Apr 2017

Broadcaster, writer and journalist Stuart Maconie has been named as Ramblers new president. Read more here

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National Trust parking charge at Haresfield Beacon topograph

26 Mar 2017

Richard reports, “Walked from Cripplegate CP today. Nice new machines in place. £1 for one hour, £3 all day for non-members. Not many people buying tickets but those who do pass their tickets on where there is time left. Not to sure about the pricing policy. One hour not much good for walking, All day…

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Members transport Denys for his appointments once again

20 Mar 2017

Denys has now been moved into the Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice. He and Caroline have been extremely grateful for the transport to his radiotherapy sessions given by group members. Update 2 April Brian did contact members with cars large enough to take a folding wheelchair to kindly run Denys into Cheltenham for revised radiotherapy…

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Safeguarding Policy – Children on Walks

15 Mar 2017

Safeguarding Policy – Children on Walks Ramblers have now given all Groups guidance about children on Group Walks. It is very rare that we do see children on our walks, but leaders need to be aware of the new guidance in case anyone under 18 turns up on your walk. See Leaders – News and…

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Ramblers General Council Motions

05 Mar 2017

Updated 10 April Each year Area delegates attend General Council. This year they met at Southampton on 1 and 2 April. We have heard that all motions (below) were passed. Download the motions HERE. They included: 3. Staff Support for Areas and Groups 4. Ploughing and cropping 5. Protection of Rights of Way post-Brexit 6.…

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First Aid Apps

19 Feb 2017

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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Personal Notice from Denys

09 Feb 2017

Some of you have been aware of my non-appearance on recent walks. What started as a pain in the left hip has now has now been confirmed as malignant spread from the original bladder cancer into the ileum bone of the pelvis. I’m expecting to start radiotherapy soon. In the meantime, thank you for all…

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