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Possible delays on A46 at Pitchcombe

14 Oct 2019

From Lawrence: There is a 3 way temporary traffic light at Pitchcombe on the A46 where it joins the A4173 between Painswick and Stroud causing significant delays at times. Suggest you approach the Shortwood (Cripplegate) Car Park either from Whiteshill or from Gloucester. This is apparently continuing into January 2020.

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Would you like to receive South Cotswold Ramblers’ communications?

12 Oct 2019

Updated message Mike, Group Membership Secretary writes, “I was on a Group walk quite recently and met a member who lives in our district but does not receive communications from South Cotswold Ramblers. I was a bit puzzled and he said he would contact me via our website so we could sort it out. I…

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URGENT – Holiday September 2020

02 Oct 2019

Message from Ann Having just returned from a successful holiday in St Ives I have been asked by a number of people if I would consider doing the same thing next year. I am proposing a week’s holiday to another John Fowler site at Killigarth near Polperro on 12/9/20, I know this is a long…

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

30 Sep 2019

By popular request after John’s walk from Avening on 27 March 2019 — Another request 30 September 2019!! CLICK HERE JohnGM&MCake

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A417 Update – including news of garden bridge

29 Sep 2019

See the latest designs for the A417 Missing Link scheme, including a garden bridge from Crickley Hill taking the Cotswold and Gloucestershire Ways safely across the roads. Read about it here Report in the Citizen/Echo (including fly-through video after noisy advert!)  

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Thank you leaders 🙂

24 Sep 2019

Ron and Mike congratulate our walk leaders in sending in details for the next programme. All details in and checked one day before the deadline!    

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Nailsworth to Woodchester section of the cycleway UPDATE

18 Sep 2019

A quick update on the surface upgrade scheme on the Nailsworth to Woodchester section of the cycleway. The contractor will be commencing operations on site on Monday 23rd September and the works are programmed to last for around six weeks. The contractor has also provided a method statement and requested sections of the route be…

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News about Cheryl with photo!

17 Sep 2019

Good news. Monday walkers saw Cheryl and John (and Hugo, their dog) at the start of Monday’s walk on Minchinhampton Common. She is not up to Group walking yet, but it was good to see them. Mike Jane (our backmarker) says goodbye to Cheryl, John and Hugo, off on their own walk. Good to see…

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Ramblers’ Volunteer Roadshow – Saturday 26 October

12 Sep 2019

Gloucestershire Volunteer Roadshow – Saturday 26th October The day is absolutely free for members and volunteers to attend and provides an opportunity to learn new skills or brush up your knowledge in workshops such as Rights of Way, navigation, walk leadership, welcoming new members and treasurer training. It’s also a great opportunity to meet with other…

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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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Stroud Leisure Centre problem as a starting place – Leaders please note

08 Sep 2019

On Alex’s walk this Saturday (7/9/19) which started from Stroud Leisure Centre it was almost impossible to park as there was a Parkrun in Stratford Park and virtually all the parking spaces were taken by runners. 2 South Cots who resorted to parking on the grass verge were given parking tickets. Parkrun’s website says that…

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Dursley Long Street Car Park now open

20 Aug 2019

The long awaited Long Street Car Park opened recently. Click here to read more. Perhaps a leader or two could give it a go and lead from there in the next programme (November to February). Date offers to be collected in August by John G (Saturdays), Olivia (Wednesdays) and Margaret (Mondays). See dates

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The Cambrian Way and Tony Drake

19 Aug 2019

August 2019 – Exciting news about the Cambrian Way being waymarked and a new Cicerone guidebook being published in 2019. We in Gloucestershire are very interested as it is the creation of Tony Drake back in the 1960’s. Read more about Tony here. Overall route map – longer than the Pennine Way with more climbing…

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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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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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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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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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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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