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Oct 15

October 2016 GRNews


The latest copy of GRNews (walks updated for January). Above a sign showing us the road ahead.


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GRNews 2016 October

Sep 03

Walk about Britain in Gloucestershire 2-11 Sept


Ramblers is holding a Walk about Britain Festival from 2nd -13th September.

Why not try one of our local walks over on the GRWalks page?

There is a walk along the Severn and a walk over the Severn Suspension Bridge! Walks in all parts of the county. A few walks suitable for dogs. Short 2 mile evening walk, morning walks up to 5 miles, longer walks 7- 8 miles and day 10 mile walks

If you register at ramblers site or are already registered you can log the miles you walk over the 9 days.
You can win a badge – there are many but the Cotswold Way badge is worth 102 miles 🙂


For shorter walks find one of our local Walking for Health walks
Walk about With family and friends

Jul 07

Thames Path 20 years!


20th Anniversary Thames Path Baton Walks Saturday 9th July to Sunday 24th July 2016

The Thames Path is a National Trail, first proposed in 1948 and inaugurated 24th July 1996.
Like many of Britain’s National Trails, its existence is due in large part to the efforts of the Ramblers, and particularly David Sharp, who led the successful campaign to establish the Thames Path. The path follows the length of the River Thames from its source near Kemble in Gloucestershire to the Thames Barrier at Charlton. It is about 184 miles (296 km) long

The Ramblers is celebrating the 20th anniversary with a sequence of walks along the route passing a baton from one to the next. GWG is taking part in walks 1 and 2

Jun 16

June 2016 GRNews

Saturday 4th June and Ramblers young and old from Gloucestershire, neighbouring counties and as far away as Reading, Birmingham and Bristol meet at the Warehouse Gloucester. Ramblers Central Office came out in strength from London to run a series of seminars and workshops on successful short walks, leading walks, challenges on walks, being a Treasurer, rightsof way introduction and specialist areas, how to use ramblers website and social media. At the end of the event members said it was great to have joined in, picked up useful information and met colleagues in other groups. Thanks to all at Central Office for making an enjoyable day.


May 13

Gloucestershire Way 20 years 1996 – 2016

It’s 20 years since the inaugural walks of the Gloucestershire Way in 1996 in a joint venture between Tewkesbury Walking Club and Cleeve Ramblers Group.

The route was set up partly due to an initiative at the time, to create regional or County routes and so with the support of Gloucestershire County Council Rights of Way team, Gerry and Kate Stewart put together a route,

Gerry (a long standing footpath advocate) wrote a book to cover the walk, created the Waymark (with its distinctive logo) and runs a website Countryside Matters.

Many of our Groups have since organised walks along the route such as South Cotswold Group in 2011



Sunday May 29th sees Gerry and Kate rerunning the inaugural walks with one from Conderton to Winchcombe on Sunday May 29th
Meet 9:30 at Back Lane Car park Winchcombe to catch the bus to Conderton. Tickets £5 in advance from Gerry 01242 620598.
A few places still available

More information on the route available at the Long Distance Walkers Association.

Do you know where is this fuzzy name plate?

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