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Spring Concert – including Elgar’s Enigma Variations

15 Feb 2019

Book soon for the spring Stroud Symphony Orchestra concert. It is likely to be another sell-out with very attractive English music. See the Group Newsletter for how to book. Mike will also have tickets on walks in March.

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The right walks… but not necessarily in the right order!

12 Feb 2019

Reminds me of Eric Morecambe with the famous sketch with Andre Previn (or was it Andre Preview) playing the Grieg piano concerto! (writes Mike) See BBC clip All the May walks on the new programme are correct, but not necessarily in the right order when I emailed it to members. Whoops! On the Mainly May…

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Dursley Long Stay Car Park News

29 Jan 2019

Town Council Long Stay Car Park Update At the end of November 2018, the Civil Engineering contractor, Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd, started work to construct the town’s new long stay car park. The Car Park is due to be completed and opened by the end of February 2019. This is easily the most ambitious project…

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Would you like to lead a walk on Sat 5 Oct for Dursley Walking Festival?

23 Jan 2019

Walks Leaders Would you like to lead a walk for Dursley Walking Festival? We usually provide a couple of walks for this event. The Festival runs from Wed 2 to Sun 6 October, so a Wednesday walk on 2 October and a Saturday walk for 5 October would be great. Please contact Mike if you…

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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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Now Closed Again – Culver Hill water main work to last until mid April 2019

07 Jan 2019

UPDATE Culver Hill has now closed again – Culver Hill (which runs from Minchinhampton Common near Tom Long’s Post to the A46 at South Woodchester via Amberley) is now closed again, this time from the reservoir to the Amberley Inn. This started on Monday 7th January and will last about 14 weeks, residents of Amberley…

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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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Dursley long stay car park now being constructed!

26 Nov 2018

Dursley Town Council has confirmed that work is starting on the Long Street car park this week, 26 -30 November 2018 (stopping for Christmas and New Year) and the forecast opening date is during February 2019. No charges are being imposed. If any leader wants to start a group walk there on the next programme…

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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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Holiday Photos

24 Sep 2018

Members of the Group holidaying in North Yorkshire near Whitby are back. Quite an eventful holiday, as shown in the photos on our website. To see the photos, click Group then Group Holiday Photos.

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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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Holiday to Amalfi coast – Spring 2019

22 May 2018

Message from Ann: I have arranged (by request) a walking holiday on the Amalfi coast next spring with Exodus from 23rd to 30th March. 11 people have signed up. If you are interested could you please let me know ASAP as this is their most popular holiday. It costs £1379 with no single supplement, I’ve…

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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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