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Stonehouse Walking Festival 2021

01 Sep 2021

Stonehouse Walking Festival is scheduled to take place from Friday 10th to Sunday 19th September. The Festival includes a wide variety of walks for all abilities. This includes day hikes for fitter walkers through to walks suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs . All the walks are free guided group walks. There are some very interesting…

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Horsfall House walk on Sunday 5 September

25 Aug 2021

Several of the South Cotswold Ramblers will be doing the Horsfall House charity walk from Minchinhampton on Sunday 5th September, but if you would like to join us on the walk (or would like to do the shorter walk, which requires organising transport back to the start) you can contact Sally on 07818 425088 and…

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Just one more leader needed – Could it be YOU?

15 Aug 2021

Our Walks Programme is nearly there and will cover September and October. BUT we have just one gap – an opportunity for YOU? Wednesday 8th September (or the Tuesday or Thursday of that week). It would be most appreciated, so just let us know here. https://www.southcotswoldramblers.org.uk/wp/offer-a-walk-date-here/ Thanks Mike Led Walks Co-ordinator

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Horsfall House Charity Walk 5th September 2021

13 Aug 2021

A4 Charity Walk Poster 2021

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Minchinhampton charity walk on Sunday, September 5th 2021

13 Aug 2021

Horsfall House, Minchinhampton charity walk on Sunday, September 5th 2021. Entry by voluntary donation, 10 or 3-4 miles. Includes Gatcombe Woods and Avening Court – not normally open. Information on how to register on their website.’

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Leaders – we will need your walk details very soon

11 Aug 2021

Thank you to all our leaders who have made Group Walk Offers for September and October – only one gap! If you can fill that gap members would be very pleased. The Walks Programme is due to start in 3 weeks time, at the beginning of September. We therefore will all need your walk details…

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Celebrating over 50 years of the Cotswold Way 11-19th Sept 2021

11 Aug 2021

Various Gloucestershire groups, including South Cotswold, are joining the Cotswold Wardens to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Cotswold Way. The wardens are organising a daily relay from Bath to Chipping Camden, leaving Bath on 11 Sept. and finishing at Chipping Camden on Sunday 19th Sept. South Cotswold have walks on 15 Sept and 18…

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Nearly there – one more leader needed

06 Aug 2021

A big thank you to many leaders for offers of walks for our Programme for September and October, This is nearly full. However Olivia has struck a blank with one date. We just need one more leader for early next month. Please consider offering us a morning out in a favourite area of yours. Possible…

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21 July walk postponed to avoid 30 degree temperatures!

18 Jul 2021

NOTE This Wednesday’s lakeside walk led by Janet has been postponed for 3 weeks until Wednesday 11 August to avoid very high temperatures this week.

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Pioneers of Vaccination

15 Jul 2021

Everyone has heard of Edward Jenner of Berkeley, but have you heard of Benjamin Jesty of Dorset?He predated Jenner by many years. READ MORE

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Painswick walk – Wednesday 14 July – road closure only between Coopers Hill and Cranham Corner

11 Jul 2021
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Walks in the future

10 Jul 2021

Further to Ann’s message yesterday, we are now ready to accept your offers to lead our walks. For walks in July and most of August please offer them on our front page as we have been doing recently and they will be published online. Thanks, Mike Led Walks Coordinator  

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Both our walks this week start at 9.30 (Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th)

05 Jul 2021
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Temporary diversions on multi-user path (cycle track)

22 Jun 2021

Temporary diversions are being made on the multi-user path between Nailsworth and Woodchester. The main path over the Newman Hender bridge near Gydynap Lane was shut yesterday (21 June) and will be closed for around 7 days to allow Gloucestershire County Council engineers to bore for samples in preparation for improvements to the bridge. There…

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Current Group Walk Guidelines

22 Jun 2021

The maximum number of walkers allowed on our walks used to be 30 and the leader could choose a lower limit. BUT NOW There is now no need to reserve a place. Just turn up on the day. Walkers’ contact details will be taken and kept for Track and Trace purposes. Please keep the touching…

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Sponsored Walk

06 May 2021

Hello all, Di and I are doing an 11 mile sponsored walk on the 15th May, to raise money for Christian Aid, starting from the Tab, over Selsley, then following the Cotswold Way via Ryeford and Randwick Woods back through Whiteshill to the start. If you feel able to support our efforts on behalf of…

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There are already walks on the website, on the Home page, below the picture

06 Apr 2021

Also click on the Click here to see ALL OUR FUTURE WALKS SO FAR below OUR ROLLING WALKS PROGRAMME. This takes you to our walks on the main Ramblers website where, for some reason we are investigating, our walks appear before they do on our own website!  Click on BOOKING REQUIRED to find details of…

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WALK ALERT

01 Apr 2021

The group is starting Covid Safe led walks again from Monday 12 April with a limit of 10 people, and we are now appealing for more leaders. Walks will be published on the front page of our website as soon as they are fixed (a rolling programme), and also on Ramblers website Walksfinder, so keep…

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Information on Group Walks restarting will be coming out in a newsletter shortly

27 Mar 2021

Last night (Friday 26 March) South Cotswold Ramblers Committee had a Zoom discussion to work out the way forward, following the new guidance from Ramblers Head Office. Over the next few days we will be putting together a newsletter to update you, so await this! Sally

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Fielding & Platt Ltd – part of Gloucester’s history

21 Mar 2021

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers Gloucester Area is hosting an online talk on local company Fielding & Platt Ltd on 14 April. Fielding & Platt Ltd occupied the area where Gloucester Quays is for over 100 years. For more details and booking – http://nearyou.imeche.org/near-you/UK/Western/Gloucester-Area/event-detail?id=18599 Lawrence

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Progressive Energy

25 Feb 2021

On March 10, The local Institution of Mechanical Engineers is hosting an online talk by Chris Manson-Whitton, Director of Stonehouse based Progressive Energy. Chris is going to speak on his company’s plans for the production, storage and distribution of hydrogen which will be used as a replacement for natural gas.  All are invited.  For more…

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In the Clink

09 Feb 2021

Eagled eyed members will have notice that Ramblers in London have moved office, see below, from Camelford House to The Ramblers, 1 Clink Street, 3rd Floor, London SE1 9DG.Read about Clink Street here and the Museum here.

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Ramblers’ Zoom Meetings this week

13 Jan 2021

Our Group AGM is on this Thursday 14th January at 7:30pm South Cotswold Ramblers are inviting members to the scheduled Zoom meeting. See below for link. No cake unfortunately. Look forward to seeing lots of you. Mike Garner Membership Secretary Topic: South Cots Zoom AGM Time: Thursday January 14, 2021 07:30 PM Join Zoom Meeting…

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ZOOM AGM – TONIGHT Friday 8th is the Practice Session – How to take part

08 Jan 2021

It is intended to hold a virtual AGM this year using Zoom to be held at 7.30pm on Thursday 14 January, 2021. The invitation, link and joining data will be posted on the SCR web site a couple of days before the AGM. Those unfamiliar with Zoom may like to refer to the article below…

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SERIOUS LOCK DOWN ADVICE

06 Jan 2021

Everyone PLEASE be careful because people are going crazy from being locked down at home! I was just talking about this with the microwave and the toaster while drinking my tea, and we all agreed that things are getting bad. I didn’t mention any of this to the washing machine, because she puts a different…

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Winter Walks on BBC iPlayer – Ravenscar to Robin Hood’s Bay

04 Jan 2021

Members who went on Ann’s group walking holiday staying at Ravenscar in September 2018 should enjoy seeing the programme on BBC iPlayer. A coastal walk is the setting for Poet Laureate Simon Armitage’s ramble along Yorkshire’s enchanting and historic frontier with the North Sea. Starting in Ravenscar, Simon Armitage takes the old Cinder Track –…

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Ann’s walk on Wednesday 30 December is now FULL

27 Dec 2020

STOP PRESS – NOW FULL! I’ve just got back from walking over Wednesday’s walk and it is going to be challenging although doable. The first quarter of the walk is muddy, wet ( big puddles) and slippery in places although it is uphill or on the flat, the rest isn’t so bad. Wear wellies if…

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Walk places all booked on next Wed 30 December

24 Dec 2020

Ann’s walk next Wednesday is now full! https://www.ramblers.org.uk/go-walking/find-a-walk-or-route/walk-detail.aspx?walkID=4097966&preview=y

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December walks photos

17 Dec 2020

These are on the Photos menu >2020 > March and December 2020.

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16th December’s walk

16 Dec 2020

11 of us have returned from our first led walk this morning since last March. There should have been 15 of us but the weather was a tad inclement. We had no issues at all and I asked for feedback when we got back to the cars. There were two people who felt that 15…

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