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THE MONARCH’S WAY – A MISSING LINK
Members who have come along on one or more of the six legs of the Monarch’s Way so far accomplished will know that we have been following Charles’s escape in the company of Jane Lane. They were heading for Abbots Leigh, situated above the River Avon just outside Bristol, from where Charles hoped to take a ship to France. So far, we have followed their route as far as Cirencester. Beyond Cirencester the route proceeds on to Tetbury and then makes its way down to the River Avon at Keynsham. I have looked at devising a route for the Cirencester/Tetbury leg using public transport, mini-bus hire or car shuffles but all would involve very long travel times. Beyond Tetbury you enter land unknown to public transport and are even further from Cheltenham, of course. Reluctantly, I have therefore decided to omit the Cirencester/Tetbury stretch and pick the route up again at Keynsham, which is accessible from Cheltenham by train in a more reasonable time. Two legs along the Avon from Keynsham will get us to Abbots Leigh, so at least we will arrive at Jane’s destination, although Charles had to continue for many a hundred mile before escaping across the sea.
The Cheltenham Rambling Club Annual General Meeting was held on 25 November, 2019.
There were no motions put forward for this AGM. Minutes from the 2019 AGM (including Ramblers Association and club website reports) are available for download below:
Message from the programme secretary.
It has been suggested that we create a buddy bank of walkers who are prepared to help potential new leaders who may not be confident to put themselves forward to lead a walk, accompanying them on walk overs and generally helping with the preparation needed to lead a walk. If you are interested in taking part in this, please email me. (Paul).
Coach Holiday Weekend: Friday 17th – Monday 20th April 2020
Our destination is the 88 bed Trouville Hotel situated in the centre of Sandown’s seafront on the south-eastern coast of the Isle of Wight, so that its lounge and bars provide stunning views of the bay. For the Scottish dancers (and others) the hotel offers the island’s largest hotel ballroom with 1500 square metres of maple sprung dance floor. A function room has up to 4 lanes of short mat bowls, and indoor pursuits such as table tennis and a pool table. The town centre lies immediately behind the hotel. The rest of the island, being compact, is readily accessible, and provides excellent walking both around its coastal path or inland on its grassy downs. Island attractions include Queen Victoria’s Osborne House, Carisbrooke Castle and (wait for it!) a steam railway (Liz and David).
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