Members' Message Board, please check regularly.

Change of start place

25 Jun 2022

Malcolm’s walk on July 9th will now start from the garden centre on the Avening road out of Nailsworth. Please park at the end where you enter the car park.

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Walks July to September

21 Jun 2022

You can now access these. Follow the instructions Ros attached to the email sent out on 20th June. There is an option on the list of our walks on the Ramblers head office site to show 10, 20 or 50 walks. If you leave it at 10 and click Print table you will only get…

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New simpler Risk Assessment form

18 Jun 2022

Leaders do need to complete the simple Risk Assessment form that Ramblers head office has issued. This can be found on the Leaders menu  on our website. There is a PDF version and a Word version. Sally

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Footpath Officer

13 Jun 2022

We are still in need of a footpath officer to represent the group. You do not necessarily  need to be a regular walker, if anyone is interested please ring me on 07931114439 to discuss further.

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Monday walks in danger!

01 Jun 2022

Mike G writes, UPDATE – HOORAY! ALL DATES FILLED – THIS TIME! Please would all Monday walkers (including potential leaders) think about a walk for a future programme NOW and have a chat with us to get some help to avoid a panic situation next time we are asking for leaders. Our popular Monday gentle…

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South Cotswold Ramblers holiday 2023

25 May 2022

Would anyone like to organise a Walking holiday for next year now that Covid restrictions are over? A chance to choose somewhere you’ve always wanted to go to, choose the format of the holiday you like and the season, enjoy good company and food? If anyone feels they might be interested in doing this, or…

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New OS Maps

18 May 2022

Having been confronted with the changed OS layout last week, I recorded and saved a walk, but couldn’t find it afterwards in My Routes or Favourite Routes as before, but today I found it in My Profile/My activities. Lawrence has told me that you click on the 3 dots at the top of the screen…

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Stroud Leisure Centre and Tetbury Goods yard -problem as a starting place – Leaders please note

08 Feb 2022

Parkruns in Stratford Park and Tetbury Goods Yard are taking place and it is almost impossible to park as all spaces are taken by runners on a Saturday.  Leaders might want to avoid these as a starting place on Saturdays, though they are still fine for other days. Sally

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Emergency Contact

03 Nov 2021

Walk leaders if you need to cancel a walk at the last minute for whatever reason e.g. weather conditions, illness etc. rather than using the contact page on the website which may not be picked up straight away you can ring either Ann  on 07931114439, Sally on 07818425088 or Mike. We can then put a…

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Leaders – no need to keep a register of walkers for Track and Trace

26 Sep 2021

You do still have to do a simple Risk Assessment. You can find blank forms on the Leaders menu on our website.

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We now have a Facebook page!

06 Aug 2021

We now have a Facebook Page thanks to Sue J. Click on Read more below and you can find the link https://www.facebook.com/groups/302569751378935/ You can also get to it by clicking on the Facebook icon.  

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Latest Update from Ramblers UK

19 Jul 2021
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Pathwatch and Report – It

08 May 2021

Have you discovered Pathwatch yet? If you know of any path problem, you can report it on PATHWATCH APP FOR APPLE OR ANDROIDwhile you are out walking here in Gloucestershire or anywhere in GB.At home you can report a problem via the internet right now (give it a go by clicking “Report a problem online…

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If you have not received a link to your newsletter or a paper copy, which gives info on walks restarting, let the membership secretary know

05 Apr 2021

Our South Cotswold Ramblers newsletter and the Area newsletter were emailed out on April 1st. Paper copies which had to be printed and posted out should have arrived shortly afterwards. If you have not received one or the other, please let the membership secretary know by emailing membership@southcotswoldramblers.org.uk Both newsletters can be found on our…

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Group changes and Newsletter

09 Feb 2021

At our AGM (via Zoom) on 14th January there were some changes of officers. Ann A is now Chair, Sally Vice Chair and Ros is Membership Secretary. Brian W is continuing as Treasurer, Andrew as Secretary and Malcolm as Footpath Secretary. Mike is continuing as Walks Co-ordinator (when walks are permitted) and Richard is remaining…

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Don’t Lose Your Way – Can you help?

23 Jan 2021

As you may be aware, in Feb 2020 the Ramblers Association launched the “Don’t Lose Your Way“ initiative. This was to identify and make sure that historical paths that were not necessarily on the map were not lost. Area Vice Chair Charlie Morris has been involved with this and now has a record of all…

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Emergency calls on your mobile in wild places – 999 or 112?

06 Jan 2021

Watch this short video on how best to use the 112 number, especially if you plan to walk in a remote area: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPZv_8dABfU&feature=player_embedded Don’t be put off by the fact that it is on YouTube. This is actually very useful.

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Ramblers’ advice on walking near livestock

17 Oct 2020

https://www.ramblers.org.uk/advice/safety/walking-near-livestock.aspx

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Walking all around, up along, down along Robinswood Hill

26 Sep 2020

The new café at the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust at Robinswood Hill Country Park has just opened for take away. This makes this location a good start point for walks. Robinswood Hill Country Park CP (free). Reservoir Rd. Gloucester (GL4 6SX) L162/E179 SO837158 https://tinyurl.com/mapRobinswoodCountryPark Lawrence

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Sending photos and large files the easy way using WeTransfer

05 Jul 2020

It’s been amazing the number of photos that have been sent to me to go on the website, and also the number of different people who have got interested in doing this. The photos have appeared in all sorts of formats and sizes, and hopefully have encouraged South Cots to learn new skills. After unsuccessful…

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Miserden School Parking

03 Jul 2020

Lawrence has been to Miserden recently and noted that the sign at the entrance to the CP by the school has been recently changed to “School Car Park – No Parking Mon – Fri”. This means that the car park should not be used for mid-week walks, at least in term time. (Jill and Sue…

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Think FAST

31 Oct 2019

Act FAST and call 999  

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Our Footpath Support Group needs help – could it be you?

24 Oct 2019

Our Group was set up in the 1970’s as a Footpath Group and walks started years later. However the work of volunteers is still very much needed in keeping an eye on our wonderful path network. We need more help, having only 5 volunteers on the committee! If you don’t fancy meetings (just 4 a…

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what3words

12 Sep 2019

What is what3words? what3words is a really simple way to talk about location. We have assigned each 3m square in the world a unique 3 word address that will never change. For example ///filled.count.soap marks the exact entrance to what3words’ London headquarters. 3 word addresses are easy to say and share, and are as accurate…

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10% Discount now at Go Outdoors too

12 Jul 2019

Hi South Cotswold Ramblers, It’s Jacob from GO Outdoors, did you know we’ve teamed up with Blacks, Millets and Ultimate Outdoors to give you the biggest range, widest choice and the best value? As a member of the Ramblers your entitled to an extra discount of at least 10% in store and online. This further…

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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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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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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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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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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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