South Cotswold Ramblers

 

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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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Know Maurice? He’d love a call or a text!

31 Dec 2016

Walkers who remember Maurice from Berkeley, now in Sheffield, might like to give him a short call or greet him with a text message on 07912 552075. He rang Mike recently, and is still in the home. His sister looks after his dog, and brings him in regularly.

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Janet Davis is retiring – who’s she? you may ask

25 Dec 2016

Many members attended the unveiling ceremony of Tony Drake’s memorial in Hambutts Field, Painswick in May 2013. Janet was the lady from London who had worked with Tony since the 1980’s on all sorts of legal footpath matters. She is now retiring and will be much missed. See our new page Tony Drake – who…

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Forthcoming Events

14 Apr 2016

Bishop’s Castle Walking Festival in the Shropshire hills 13 – 17 May 2017 Bishop’s Castle is a small market town surrounded by the wonderful Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, near the Welsh border and off the beaten track. It is a welcoming place and a walker’s paradise. Our eighteenth walking festival offers a great…

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