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 September 24, 2017 at 10:00 am 12.0 Miles OL13 Grid Ref: SO238164
Sugar Loaf
Meet: Glangrwyney Village Hall (£2 parking fee)
Follow the Grwyne Fawr valley skirting the foot of the Sugar Loaf before ascending via Cwm Bwch. Sustained climb to the top of Sugar Loaf, taken at a pace to suit all, back via woods and country lanes.
Coffee and BPL
JackieH (01594 564417)
Tuesday September 26, 2017 at 10:00 am 10.0 Miles OL14 Grid Ref: SO642069
Oldcroft (Jackie's backyard)
Meet: Outside Nags Head, Oldcroft Road (no parking on gravel area opposite pub)
To Mallards Pike passed Danby Lodge then making our way to Bradley Hill via Blakeney Greenway, dropping to Furness Bottom then up to Viney Woodside before crossing fields (fine views across the Estuary weather permitting) on our way back to Oldcroft. One gradual and one (shortish) steep ascent.
Moderate walking on forest paths and trails with some country lanes
Coffee and BPL
JackieH (01594 564417)
Sunday October 1, 2017 at 10:00 am 8.0 Miles OL14 Grid Ref: SO595145
A walk with friends in the country
Meet: Carterspiece-just off Eastbach road on track to Carterspiece Farm.
Walk through woodland, along old railway lines, fields and country roads.
Mainly easy walking, some short moderate climbs.
Coffee stop and Lunch
Ian (01594 860904)
Thursday October 5, 2017 at 10:00 am 8.5 Miles OL12 Grid Ref: SO040072
Limestone country near Merthyr
Meet: Cyfarthfa Castle (off A465); car park by entrance gate (below lake).
Gurnos Tramroad, Taf Fechan Nature Reserve, Pontsarn, and Morlais Hill; includes two viaducts and the oldest cast-iron railway bridge in the world. Joint walk with Maurice (01594 531096).
Picnic lunch
John S (01594 531096)
Sunday October 8, 2017 at 10:00 am 10.5 Miles OL14 Grid Ref: SO513057
An early autumn Trelleck trek
Meet: Unsigned (bridle way) car park
Left at Lion Inn towards Maryland , along Greenway Lane, right onto Beacon Road and car park 100 yards on left. Wonderful views, ancient woodlands, Cleddon Falls, forest streams and standing stones.
Moderate with ascents at a leisurely pace
Picnic lunch
Jenny (07455 257262)
Thursday October 12, 2017 at 10:00 am 5.0 Miles OL 14 Grid Ref: SO655180
Masts and Ponies
Meet: Parking area at bend of Mitcheldean / Drybrook road (known as top of Stenders)
Plump Hill; Merring Meend;Edgehills and Haywood Plantations.
Coffee break .
Susan (01594 843389)
Sunday October 15, 2017 at 10:00 am 9.0 Miles OL14 Grid Ref: SO624125
Wysis Way Circular ramble no 4
Meet: Woodlands Car Park, near Speech House
To Woorgreen Lake, then on to Linear Park and then to pick up the Wysis Way at Steam Mills, then following the Way to Speculation before returning to the Woodlands.
Picnic Lunch
Ronnie (01594 845225)
Thursday October 19, 2017 at 10:00 am 7.8 Miles EXP189 Grid Ref: SO466225
Garway Hill
Meet: east side of Garway common (turn left coming from Broad Oak)
Garway Court, Demesne Farm and White Rocks to Garway Hill. Back via Garway Church
bring picnic lunch
Peter (01600 711558)
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)

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