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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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Forest walk replacement Sat 28 September

18 Aug 2019

Patrick and Angela have had to replace the advertised walk as the route has been damaged and is impassible – please tell any regular walkers not on line about the change. Here is the new walk: Sat 28 Sep Fancy That! Moderate 6.2m Start 10:00 Est finish 14:15 Mallards Pike, Moseley Green, Oakenhill Wood, Parkend.…

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John G has rescheduled his Chavenage Walk for Bank Holiday Monday 26 August

10 Aug 2019

Have no fear, the walk stopped by the wind on 10 August will now be led by John G on Monday 26 August at 10am.

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Dursley Long Street Car Park now open

28 Jul 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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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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Stonehouse Cotswold Outdoor Walking Festival – September

29 Jun 2019

Advance notice that the brand new Stonehouse Walking Festival takes place from Friday 13th to Sunday 22nd September 2019. The small town of Stonehouse lies alongside the Cotswold Way and the restored Stroudwater canal, surrounded by scenic, rolling, open countryside, and more challenging hills within a day’s walk. The programme ranges from a 10 mile…

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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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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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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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