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Please make sure that you are fit enough to undertake the walk you intend to join. If you’re unsure of your fitness level, try a short and easy walk first: it’s much better to find a walk a little too slow and easy than to make yourself miserable and exhausted. Most Ramblers’ walks are off-road in rural areas. Please have suitable footwear and clothing for the walk you intend to join, and bring some food and drink, even if the walk includes a pub or café break. Leaders may refuse to accept participants who in their opinion are inadequately equipped or unfit. When in doubt, contact the organisers or the walk leader in advance. For your own and others’ safety please read and abide by any advice and guidelines issued by the organisers, and the instructions of the walk leader. Though walking is inherently one of the safest outdoor activities, no activity is completely without risk and it is your responsibility to behave sensibly and to minimize the potential for accidents.
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Sunday October 22, 2017 at 10:00 am 11.0 Miles OL14 Grid Ref: SO635033
End of summer ramble 2017
Meet: Lydney Bus Station - Car Parking Newerne Street/ Albert Street
We shall catch the 10:05am Bus to Coleford - Angel Hotel then proceed to ramble back via Clearwell, Ellwood, Bream, Kidnalls.
Long ramble
Picnic Lunch
Ronnie (01594 845225)
Thursday October 26, 2017 at 10:00 am 7.5 Miles Exp 168 Grid Ref: ST845972
Cotswold Views and Royal Abode
Meet: Tiltups End, on verge near pub (on A46, 2 miles south of Nailsworth.)
Through villages once at the heart of the wool trade: Avening, Nailsworth and Horsley. Joint walk with Ian W (01594 860904) Leader John Sheraton (01594 531096)
Moderate with some climbs.
Picnic lunch
John S (01594 531096)
Sunday October 29, 2017 at 10:00 am 8.0 Miles OL14 Grid Ref: SO606153
Hills and Dales and Forest peak.
Meet: Lydbrook Band car park, 100 meters from minor road up to Worrall Hill
Walk onto old Lydney to Lydbrook railway line then climb gradually through woodland to Hawsley, followed by Pludds, followed by Ruardean Hill then descending to Serridge Woods etc.
Gradual climbs and easy walking thereafter.
Coffee stop and Lunch
Ian (01594 860904)
Thursday November 2, 2017 at 10:00 am 11.0 Miles OL14 Grid Ref: SO569129
The Highmeadow Trail
Meet: Car park at Christchurch campsite, Braceland Drive
A circular forest walk with stunning views hopefully with Autumn colours, a ferry crossing (£1.20 fee payable) and footbridge over the Wye.
A demanding walk with some steep ascents and descents, may be muddy in places.
Coffee and picnic lunch.
Margaret (01594 530752)
Sunday November 5, 2017 at 10:00 am 8.5 Miles OS189 Grid Ref: SO456203
Castle, forests and Monnow Valley
Meet: Skenfrith Castle free car park
Late autumn walk along the Monnow Valley with a medieval church and castle, and with the chance of a drink at The Bell, a 17th century coaching inn at the end of the walk. Warm drink and picnic lunch
Moderate
Jenny (07455 257262)
Wednesday November 8, 2017 at 10:00 am 10.0 Miles OL14 Grid Ref: SO613079
Parkend to Noxon Wood
Meet: By cricket ground opposite Parkend Memorial Hall
Starting with a fairly steep climb up to Nags Head nature reserve and through woods to Little Drybrook and Noxon Woods where you can see scowles, ancient iron workings. Return by the Gloucestershire Way then across woodland to Parkend. Forest track and footpath, likely to be muddy in places in November.
Easy /Moderate
Bring coffee and packed lunch. Cafes in village at finish.
Ann L (01594 562578)
Friday November 10, 2017 at 7:30 pm 0.0 Miles Grid Ref: SO638071
39th Annual General Meeting
Meet: Yorkley Community Centre
Join us for our 39th Annual General Meeting from 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Bring some food for our usual "bring and share" supper after the meeting. Tea/coffee/juice will be provided.
JackieH (01594 564417)
Sunday November 12, 2017 at 10:00 am 10.5 Miles OL14 Grid Ref: SO569129
A voyage of discovery
Meet: CP RHS road to Bracelands, opposite Forest Holidays office
This is a fun walk, with lots to see. We'll see the Longstone Pinnacle – a freestanding rock pillar, walk on the circular earthworks of the Doward Hill Fort, see King Arthur’s cave, walk on top of seven sisters, negotiate a wobbly bridge, go past rapids, and climb Symonds Yat.
Three steepish ascents/descents, but much of the walk is level-ish
Packed lunch. Cafe at start and at Symonds Yat.
Lynn and Philip (01291 689954)
Tuesday November 14, 2017 at 10:00 am 7.0 Miles OL14 Grid Ref: SO524029
Wood, Walls and Water
Meet: Whitestone car park/ picnic site
Walk following ancient woodland pathways. Good Wye Valley views with hopefully some Autumn colour.
Some steep descending steps near beginning of walk.
Coffee and picnic lunch.
Margaret (01594 530752)
Sunday November 19, 2017 at 10:00 am 8.5 Miles OL14 Grid Ref: SO578340
A walk through ancient Herefordshire
Meet: Fownhope Recreation Ground
From the tiny Herefordshire village of Fownhope, we will walk to one of the most impressive iron age settlements of around 500BC, scenic views, ancient churches and valley meadows.
Moderate walk at a relaxing pace
Picnic lunch
Jenny (07455 257262)
Thursday November 23, 2017 at 10:00 am 5.8 Miles EXP 190 Grid Ref: SO982411
Bredon Hill
Meet: The gate to church @ Elmley Castle
Walk to Bredon Hill, ascend hill, and walk around the top, taking in Parson's Folly. Hopefully good views to the Black Mountains.
Moderate, but with long climb up the hill
Coffee break & picnic lunch
Bruce (01242 464027)
Sunday November 26, 2017 at 10:00 am 8.0 Miles 190 Grid Ref: SO781414
St. Wulstan's Nature Reserve
Meet: St Wulstan's Nature Reserve
Walk to Little Malvern Priory, then on to the lower slopes of the Malvern Hills to the Wyche Cutting, the golf course, Malvern Common and back to the Nature reserve.
Moderate
Coffee stop and BPL.
Gill (01594 836856)
Tuesday November 28, 2017 at 10:00 am 10.0 Miles OS154 Grid Ref: ST486884
Part of Wales Coast Path from Caldicot
Meet: Caldicot Castle Country Park entrance from Church Road park near castle
Joining coast path by second Severn Bridge walk to Rogiet, up through Slade Wood to Caerwent returning along cycle route 4.
Moderate
Coffee and Packed Lunch
Chris (01594 841247)
Friday December 1, 2017 at 9:00 am 6.0 Miles OL14 Grid Ref: SO581126
Pre Christmas walk and festive lunch
Meet: Five Acres Campus by Leisure Centre NOTE EARLIER TIME
A Forest walk with 3 course Christmas Dinner at 12.30pm prepared by the catering students. To book a place, please give a deposit of £10 to Pete Robbins or Jackie Huck by November 1st, balance payable December 1st. Cost around £17 including tip. Menu available on walks or ring 07455257262 Vegetarian option
Moderate
Coffee break
JackieH (01594 564417)
Saturday December 2, 2017 at 10:00 am 6.4 Miles OL14 Grid Ref: SO627095
Cheesy chips ramble 2017
Meet: New Fancy View Car Park
A morning ramble around the forest taking in Cannop Ponds and Cyril Hart's arboretum, followed by cheesy chips at the Rising Sun Moseley Green.
Easy
Coffee stop only
Ronnie (01594 845225)
Tuesday December 5, 2017 at 10:00 am 7.0 Miles OL14 Grid Ref: SO614080
Cake walk - Parkend
Meet: Parkend by the Cricket Club
A walk to Stony Green and Yorkley. Cake optional.
Easy
Picnic Lunch
Ronnie (01594 845225)
Sunday December 10, 2017 at 10:00 am 8.0 Miles OL14 Grid Ref: SO548157
Rocking round the caves
Meet: Follow Williams sign and turn right immediately before Doward Park Camp site
A wander through woodland nature reserves and lots of caves so bring a head torch if you want to explore. There will be some new rocky view points and perhaps a short stretch of the River Wye.
Moderate
picnic lunch
Jenny (07455 257262)
Tuesday December 12, 2017 at 9:30 am 8.0 Miles OL14 Grid Ref: ST558993
Wye Valley and Severn Estuary Views
Meet: Tidenham Chase car park (The Park)
A wonderful autumn walk above the Wye Valley forests through meadows and woodland with panoramic views over the rivers Wye and Severn. Slightly undulating but no steep climbs. NOTE EARLIER TIME AS DAYLIGHT LIMITED
Moderate
Morning coffee and picnic lunch
Jenny (07455 257262)
Sunday December 17, 2017 at 10:00 am 8.0 Miles OL14 Grid Ref: SO624125
Pre-xmas ramble - Beechenhurst Trail
Meet: Woodlands Car Park near Speech House
Walk the whole of the Beechenhurst Trail.
Moderate
Picnic lunch
Ronnie (01594 845225)
Wednesday December 27, 2017 at 10:00 am 8.0 Miles OL14 Grid Ref: SO659169
Post Xmas ramble -Plump Hill
Meet: South Merring Meend parking area, opposite the Wilderness turning on the A4136.
A ramble from the past taking St.Anthony's Well and Heywood plantation.
Moderate
Picnic Lunch
Ronnie (01594 845225)
Sunday December 31, 2017 at 10:00 am 8.0 Miles OL14 Grid Ref: SO581157
Walk near Wye and rocks
Meet: English Bicknor School Car Park
Walk down Common Grove, below Coldwell Rocks, around to Symonds Yat East. Up to Log Cabin and toilets and back along above Coldwell Rocks to car park.
Some Moderate Climbs
Coffee stop and Picnic Lunch
Ian (01594 860904)
Monday January 1, 2018 at 10:30 am 5.5 Miles OL14 Grid Ref: SO650128
Happy Nerw Year's Ramble
Meet: Linear Park Car Park
Start the New Year with an easy ramble in search of the Cube.
Easy
Coffee stop only
Ronnie (01594 845225)
Thursday January 4, 2018 at 10:00 am 8.5 Miles Exp 168 Grid Ref: SO794013
Cotswold views and a Gothic mansion
Meet: Coaley Peak viewpoint car park, off B4066 Stroud-Dursley road.
Pen Hill, Selsley Common and Woodchester Park, with its unfinished 19th century mansion. Joint walk with Ian (01594 860904).
Moderate, with some climbs
Picnic lunch.
John S (01594 531096)
Sunday January 7, 2018 at 10:00 am 8.0 Miles OL14 Grid Ref: SO536099
Stones and viewpoints
Meet: Redbrook carpark, south of playing field
Ascent to the Kymin, through Highmeadow Woods to the Staunton stones, and return through Upper Redbrook. Joint walk with Maurice (01594 835371).
A fairly hilly walk on footpaths and forest tracks.
Picnic lunch
John S (01594 531096)
Sunday January 7, 2018 at 12:00 pm 0.0 Miles Grid Ref: SO000000
REMINDER
Meet:
Only one month the next walks programme closes, so get your walks in NOW.
Ian (01594 860904)
Thursday January 11, 2018 at 10:00 am 9.0 Miles OL 141 Grid Ref: ST450396
The Starlings of Avalon
Meet: RSPB Ham Wall £3ish charge and free for RSPB members
This is a walk in wildlife reserves and nearby, including the ‘Sweet Trail’ a Neolithic track. You may see egrets and marsh harriers and if you are lucky some shyer residents. If the weather is OK we will extend the walk for up to a mile to see the starlings (hopefully) murmurating. Headtorches. No dogs.
Top end of ‘Easy’ because there are some boggy bits, and some stiles.
BPL. Toilets at start, and hot drinks sometimes available
Lynn and Philip (01291 689954)
Sunday January 14, 2018 at 10:00 am 8.0 Miles OL14 Grid Ref: SO577105
Winter Walk from Coleford
Meet: Coleford Main Car Park
A ramble from Coleford in search of Cannop Ponds.
Moderate
Picnic Lunch
Ronnie (01594 845225)
Thursday January 18, 2018 at 10:00 am 8.0 Miles OL14 Grid Ref: SO649127
Forest Walk
Meet: Car Park at Cinderford Bridge end of Linear Park
Walking the old railway lines on the Linear Park, past the brickworks and site of proposed New College development, following forest tracks to Beechenhurst then wending our way back to the car park.
Generally moderate, only short climbs.
Coffee Stop and Picnic Lunch (at Beechenhurst)
Ian (01594 860904)
Tuesday January 23, 2018 at 9:30 am 9.0 Miles OL190 Grid Ref: SO759369
Exploration of the Southern Malverns
Meet: Hollybush Car Park (free)
To Ragged Stone and up and over Chase End Hill then following the valley through to British Camp. Up to Herefordshire Beacon before taking the Three Choirs Way back to Hollybush. The exact route may be varied subject to conditions underfoot and/or the weather. NB: NOTE EARLIER START TIME
Three ascents all taken at a sensible pace
Coffee and BPL
JackieH (01594 564417)
Sunday January 28, 2018 at 10:00 am 8.5 Miles OL14 Grid Ref: SO635034
A walk around Lydney
Meet: Albert Street Car Park, Lydney
From Lydney's main car park around Lydney taking in the Saw Mill and Docks.
Moderate
Picnic Lunch
Ronnie (01594 845225)
Tuesday January 30, 2018 at 10:00 am 7.4 Miles OL14 Grid Ref: SO628096
Forest ramble
Meet: New Fancy View CP
Walk down to Cannop ponds and back via Speech House Lake and Mallards Pike
bring picnic lunch
Peter (01600 711558)
Saturday February 3, 2018 at 9:30 am 10.0 Miles OL13 Grid Ref: SO155196
Winter Walk over Tor-y-Foel
Meet: Llangynidr public car park (free with public toilets)
Starting over fields and along canal tow path before our ascent to the summit of Tor-y-Foel. Picking up the tramway above Talybont Reservoir before taking the Usk Valley Walk, returning back to Llangynidr along the canal. Lovely views weather permitting. In adverse weather a lower route following the Beacons Way Wa
One steep ascend otherwise undulating over fields, tracks and tow path
Coffee and BPL
JackieH (01594 564417)
Sunday February 4, 2018 at 12:00 pm 0.0 Miles Grid Ref: SO000000
REMINDER
Meet:
Closure of the walks programme, so last chance to put a walk on.
Ian (01594 860904)
Thursday February 8, 2018 at 10:00 am 8.0 Miles OL14 Grid Ref: SO526192
Explore Llangrove and Welsh Newton areas
Meet: Llangrove Village hall CP
We descend the valley to Lewstone with its cider press, continuing to the pretty village of Ganarew. Ascend the ridge towards Welsh Newton Common, descending to Welsh Newton and its historic church returning to Llangrove by means of the old Monmouth road.
Some hill climbs
Picnic Lunch
Alan & Barbara (01989 770976)
Sunday February 11, 2018 at 1:30 pm 4.5 Miles OL14 Grid Ref: SO691119
Short afternoon ramble, Newnham
Meet: Clock Tower Newnham
The ramble to Blaize Bailey and return before it's dark.
Moderate
Tea Stop at the view point
Ronnie (01594 845225)
Wednesday February 14, 2018 at 10:00 am 8.5 Miles OL14 Grid Ref: SO714196
A romantic ramble - Huntley
Meet: Huntley Church
Be on good behaviour near the school - we leave them to learn has we head for May Hill via Ley Park, Little London and Dursley Cross.
Moderate
Picnic Lunch
Ronnie (01594 845225)
Sunday February 18, 2018 at 9:30 am 9.0 Miles OL13 Grid Ref: SO379168
Early spring meander in Monmouthshire
Meet: White Castle, park close to hedge on right
Meadows, ancient woodland, streams, bridges and stiles on this early spring walk with some of the iconic 'Three Castles' mixed in.
Moderate
warm drink and picnic lunch
Jenny (07455 257262)
Thursday February 22, 2018 at 10:00 am 10.5 Miles 172 Grid Ref: ST558718
A Bristol Bonanaza
Meet: Mansion House car park near Ashton Court Mansion. Postcode BS41 9JN.
This walk will be an opportunity to escape from our usual mud, and maybe see aspects of the city you haven’t seen before. A red deer park, street art, naval history, the merchants’ quarter, Cathedral, wonderful views from the top of Cabot tower, a walk through colourful houses, the Observatory and Suspension Bridge.
Three short steep climbs, and an optional ascent of a tower
Picnic lunch. Toilets and cafe at start/end.
Lynn and Philip (01291 689954)
Sunday February 25, 2018 at 10:00 am 10.5 Miles OL14 Grid Ref: SO664186
Wysis Way 5 circular ramble
Meet: Mitcheldean Main Car Park behind the Library
Walk along the Wysis Way up and over the Wilderness then we leave the way at Steam Mills and loop all the way to Longhope picking up the Way at the Nags Head to face the climb up and over heart break hill (a bit north east of it). Completing the circuit by walking back into Mitcheldean.
Hard
Picnic Lunch
Ronnie (01594 845225)
Tuesday February 27, 2018 at 10:00 am 6.5 Miles OL14 Grid Ref: SO662115
Short Winter Walk
Meet: Top car park Soudley Ponds
Walking down along the ponds over Bradley Hill to Blakeney Hill, over to Two Bridges, returning by Foundry wood
Moderate
Coffee stop. Lunch back at Soudley Ponds
Chris (01594 841247)

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