Important COVID-19 update
Although it has been decided not to restart an official programme yet, I’m happy to report that the informal ‘Walking groups for 6’ that our membership secretary, Lynne, has compiled, is proving very popular with 50+ people now on the contact list. If you wish to be included please contact her stating your preference for walks up to 5 miles, up to 8, up to 12 or 12+ miles. These are not official club walks, but a good way for people to stay in contact.
The AGM on November 9th is cancelled, but an Annual Report from the committee will be made available to members.
All best wishes, stay safe and well,
Cheltenham Rambling Club Chair
Tuesday 29 December
The 'Walking groups for six' initiative (see message above), has enabled the club to have limited group walks within government COVID regulations, such as this one at Bredon Hill (thanks to leader, Sue). This walk was just before the county moved to Tier 4 and the scheme has had to be suspended for the time being.
A few weeks ago, coinciding with the beginning of lockdown, a 2' cube box of assorted lego was kindly 'dumped' on us by one of the kids who didnt want to store
it anymore. No instructions! So between chores I have set about trying to find build instructions on the web, based only on the odd identifiable bit. So far I have managed to find plans for, and
assemble a large UFO, Hagrids hut (from Harry Potter), armada flagship, bandits hideout, Xabductor, sonic stinger, shark pen, underwater explorer sub, spaceman, prospector, diver and swordfish. I
still have a football field, temple of anubis, some assorted space and underwater vehicles to find which is proving difficult!
Greet, Gretton and Trains - 21 July 19
We were very pleased to see the new footbridge, previously a very difficult descent from a stile, we managed to all fit on ( 20 plus 2 dogs), civilised tea stop at Greet station and exceptionally tall broad beans (see left), fortunately I counted them all out so no one lost.
Paradise to Purgatory - 13 July 19
I'm not sure if the bus driver had ever had so many passengers wanting to get a ticket to Paradise (the site of an old dis-used pub); but that was where we began this fine ramble. There were a lot of ups and downs as would be expected in the Stroud valleys, but luckily weather not too hot. The reward was a marvellous lunch stop on Swifts Hill, with butterflies all around and looking down at the buzzards gliding over the tree-tops. A great summer walk. Thank you, David and Liz.
Llandudno - 24-27 May 19
Our weekend in Llandudno started with a brisk walk up and around The Great Orme, with splendid views all around. A great introduction to the Snowdonia hill-walking to come, but also with fine sea views. North Wales at its' best.
A great club weekend - thank you Jenny and Carol.
One of our members, Guy, has a blog covering some of his own favourite walks and walking experiences. He features an overview of walks such as The Ross Round, The Palladian Way and The Cape to Cape walk: Guy's rambling guide to walks in England, Scotland and Wales
Bad weather: Some walks may have to be cancelled because of difficult weather conditions. Our Walks Programme Secretary, Paul, is currently keeping members informed of any
alterations to the programme.
It is always a good idea to check your e-mail before going on a walk in case of a cancellation or a last minute change in the walk detail.
News page essentials (links to documents)
Health and safety: Please be aware, that with rambling, as with many outdoor activities - there is a small health and safety risk. Please read the health and safety guidance, particularly if walking with the club for the first time.
Cheltenham Rambling Club has recently joined The Walking Partnership. This new partnership, supported by Ramblers Worldwide Holidays, provides direct financial contributions to local walking groups to help with organising group walks, encouraging people to get out walking, helping to clear and improve footpaths, providing equipment to help walkers etc. Over the past 65 years, Ramblers Worldwide Holidays has given many millions of pounds to assist walking charities and conservation projects in Britain and the countries they visit on their worldwide holidays. Remember when you book to quote the name of our group, and we will then receive a contribution of £10 per person on UK holidays, £20 per person on short haul holidays, and £30 per person on long haul holidays. (important: please quote the club name at the time of booking - this cannot be done after the holiday). This extra funding could really make a difference to us!
The Cheltenham Rambling Club was founded in 1942 and is affiliated to the Ramblers Association. It is a friendly club and always welcomes new members.
Become a member to benefit from the club programme walks, social events and to be in touch with the latest information.
Contact Lynne, our Membership Secretary, at firstname.lastname@example.org
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