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Every Convenience – Cranham walk – 31st July

15 Jun 2019

In addition to being able to use the loos at the scout centre where we will be able to park for a £1 donation, at coffee time, planned for St Mary’s Birdlip, the church warden has offered to unlock the loo there for us between 11-12 and kindly pointed out a cold water tap and…

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Come and meet other Ramblers at the Stroud Symphony Orchestra concert – 22 June

15 Jun 2019

There are usually 30 or more Ramblers that attend each SSO concert. The next one is on Saturday coming, 22 June. Park in the hospital car park and walk uphill to Holy Trinity Church. Concert starts at 7:30pm but get there early for a good seat. Tickets £12.00 (concessions £10.00) on the door. Tchaikovsky Capriccio…

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Wed 19 June – Ann’s Falfield walk

11 Jun 2019

Ann is warning everyone that there is some very long grass and vegetation on this walk, as well as some ropey stiles. If you are going to eat at The Huntsman Inn after the walk, the menu is on their website.

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Thank you walk leaders!

25 May 2019

We are very pleased to report that details for all 54 walks for the next programme have been received, have been processed and checked and are ready for the walks programme to be published in June. Today was the final date, and EVERYONE met the deadline!! Well done. Mike and Ron

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Walkers – please note change of Richard’s mobile number

23 May 2019

Change of mobile number – Please note Richard & Diana’s new permanent mobile number on day 07579 219065 if you are likely to need it in future.

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Walking holiday – Spring 2020

15 May 2019

Ann A is planning a walking holiday to Catalonia in Spain for Spring 2020. Details will be in the next newsletter which will come out in June. However, if you want to look at the holiday in advance, you will find it on the Preferred Travel Services website. The holiday is called Catalonia – Trails…

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Climbing England’s Everest

14 May 2019

In 12 days, climb 29,000 feet (the equivalent of Mt Everest) in England! I’ve done quite a few of the hills, but all of them in 12 days! Amazing. Climbing England’s Everest M

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Ticks!

28 Apr 2019

Sue J picked up a tick on last Wednesday’s walk so it’s probably a good time for a reminder, as people hopefully soon will no longer be wrapped up in layers of clothes. Plenty of advice online about how to avoid getting ticks and what to do if you do!

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Dursley Long Street Car Park News

11 Apr 2019

Dursley Long Street Car Park date of opening Now forecast for end of May 2019! (news from Sue). See photo of test run and latest news here

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John G’s RECIPE for delicious Mincemeat and Marzipan Cake!

01 Apr 2019

By popular request after John’s walk from Avening on 27 March 2019 CLICK HERE JohnGM&MCake

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Ramblers London New Telephone Numbers

18 Jan 2019

If you ever need to phone Ramblers in London, please note their new numbers: London: 020 3961 3300 You can also contact the membership services team (020 3961 3232) and volunteer support (020 3961 3180) directly. If you spot an old number on our website please let us know. Thanks Mike

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999 or 112 for Emergency Calls – which is better in wild places?

07 Jan 2019

Watch this short video on how best to use the (relatively) new 112 number, especially if you are in a remote area. Don’t be put off by the fact that it is on Youtube. This is actually very useful. Click HERE

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Mike is getting help with the walks programme

09 Dec 2018

Mike is very pleased that several members of our group have offered to help him with compiling walks programmes after his appeal at the AGM. Angela has now finished work on the March to June programme, and Ron has arranged to help with the next one, walks due to be submitted in April/May. Ann A…

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The Walking Partnership

08 Nov 2018

8 November 2018 – Richard writes, “We have just received another £430 to us under the Walking Partnership. This includes £130 from the Ravenscar Holiday towards Group funds from Ramblers Holidays as a result of members going away with them. Excellent.” South Cotswold Ramblers Group receive funding every time you book a holiday with Ramblers Walking…

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Holiday to St. Ives – September 2019 – changes

02 Nov 2018

Message from Ann Next September’s holiday to St Ives has now changed and we are no longer going with Ramblers Holidays as they could not offer the dates we wanted. For those who have already committed to the holiday I have booked holiday lodges at St Ives Holiday Park from Sept 14th for 7 nights,…

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Brian K – update 19 October

19 Oct 2018

Latest news – “Brian is now in Sandfields Care Home. It’s in St Georges Road, Cheltenham and is close to Waitrose. He is settling in and getting to know the staff and residents. It has a nice café on the ground floor and a garden. Please visit him.” — We have heard from Christine T…

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Please take your banana skins (and orange peel) home!

25 Jun 2018

Walkers: eat bananas – but take your skins home Not being native to the UK, they take about two years to biodegrade. This applies to orange peel too! I have climbed Ladhar Bheinn, one of Scotland’s finest peaks. The view was glorious. And I threw a banana skin at it. I have stood on the magnificent…

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Please keep an eye on the backmarker

22 Jun 2018

A big thank you to all members who act as backmarkers on our walks. Occasionally leaders forget to keep an eye on them, especially when entering a wood. Sometimes the backmarker needs to hang back as a walker is having a comfort stop and then the backmarker wonders where the group have gone! Please keep…

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GDPR and Walks’ Leaders

01 Jun 2018

Thank you to all the walks leaders who have sent/emailed the Publishing Volunteer Details form to Mike. He is also grateful for those who don’t mind their photos appearing on Walks>Leaders’ Photos for sending him a Photo Consent Form. Just  a few to go….. Mike  

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Is Ramblers using your correct email address?

01 May 2018

GDPR News – All your contact details are your personal information, including your email address. To check your record and indeed update it if necessary it is quite straightforward: Go to www.ramblers.org.uk If you have already registered online with Ramblers, enter your login details (email address and password) and then check your record. If not…

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Leaders’ Photos

23 Apr 2018

In case you hadn’t heard, we now have a gallery of our walks’ leaders photographs under the Walks heading, so that new walkers can see the leader of the walk they are thinking of trying. Still a few gaps, so leaders please ask Mike, Richard or Sally to take your photo. There is also a…

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A reminder to walkers

10 Dec 2017

Please can you stay behind the leader unless the leader tells you otherwise. It makes it very difficult for leaders to set a comfortable pace for everyone, and particularly when we have a large group. Mike Walks Coordinator

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Offers to be Parish Footpath Checkers

25 Feb 2017

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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Suspect a stroke – act FAST and call 999

14 Oct 2016

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!

12 Oct 2016

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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