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Christmas Tree Festival at Worcester Cathedral

The Worcester Ramblers tree has been installed in the cathedral as part of the Christmas Tree Festival which runs from 8th December until 3rd January. We hope that you have time to visit and that everyone enjoys looking at the variety of walking themed objects that have been made by members of the group.

 

Special thanks go to all of those who have been involved in the tree's creation and who have put in time,  effort and variety of skills to produce our display.

Fil Williams will be visiting the Cathedral occasionally during the festival to top up our publicity leaflets but if, whilst you are there, group members notice the leaflet holder is empty, would they please notify her.

Merry Christmas everyone.

Our Christmas Tree

TRAIL NEWS

TRAIL NEWS 

Your chosen trail for 2019 - The Gloucestershire Way (100 miles) will  start from Chepstow Castle in Wales and finish at Tewkesbury. There are 9 sections between March to October, each walk will be between 9-12 miles with one section 13 miles. Bus transport meeting point will be at the Countryside Centre at 8:30am with an estimate return about 5:15pm. Booking details will follow in the New Year. 

2020 - YOU DECIDE   

For those members who were not able to attend the AGM on the 3rd November you still have the opportunity to choose your preferred trail for 2020 from the following options. 

OPTION 1  Heart of England Way (101 miles) - 8 sections of between 10-13 miles with one short section of 8 miles and one long section of 15 miles. Walk through the Midlands of England; the walk starts from Milford Common on Cannock Chase and finishes at Bourton on the Water in the Cotswolds. We pass through the counties of Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Gloucestershire. 

OPTION 2  Diamond Way (66 miles) - a imaginative and scenic route created to celebrate the 60th Jubilee in 1995 in the Cotswolds. Stretches from Northleach in the south to Chipping Campden in the north, Guiting Power in the west to Bourton on the Water in the east.

OPTION 3  Wychavon Way (40 miles) - A repeat of the trail done in 2014 over 4 sections. Starting at Droitwich Spa and ending in Broadway, passing through the Lenches, Fladbury, Wyre Piddle, Pershore and Bredon Hill.  

OPTION 4 Worcestershire Way (31 miles) - Over 3 sections starting along the River Severn in the Georgian town of Bewdley and finishing in the Victorian spa town of Great Malvern. We visit the hills of Abberley, Ankerdine and the Malverns

Please identify your preference 1st, 2nd 3rd and send to Heather Fraser (see contact link)  

Vote closes on 31st December 2018.   

Map

Volunteers Required

We currently require volunteers to fill the following committee and supporting roles. In addition to the brief details given below more information may be found on the web site by clicking on the Volunteer Zone tab or feel free to talk to the current incumbents or committee members. As a volunteer you can make the role your own so please do not feel constrained by how the role is currently done. 

Chair Person

The core tasks are:

  • organising with the aid of the Group Secretary committee meetings (every 2 months) and the Annual General Meeting,
  • representing the Worcester Group at Ramblers Area committee meetings (quarterly),
  • identifying and approaching potential volunteers for vacant Group roles,
  • and communicating key information to our members.

Events Coordinator

The core tasks are:

Coordinating and scheduling the programme of events throughout the year,

  • Canvassing existing members to identify what kind of social events would be of interest,
  • Identifying members who would be willing to organise such events,
  • Supporting members who are organising such events,
  • Publicising the programme on the Group website.

Web Master

The core tasks are:

  • User training and advice,
  • Maintenance a list of website enhancements and problems,
  • Resolving domain and server problems with the web hosting service,
  • Provision of website content.

How these tasks are undertaken depends upon the level of technical expertise of the webmaster and how much time you wish to commit. Some tasks may be split between someone undertaking the committee role and a technical individual undertaking the implementation. If required training and a full hand over are offered.

Facebook Administrator

Facebook is an important means to reach new members. Without this role our presence on facebook will cease. Administration of the Worcester Ramblers facebook page includes posting walks, events and reviewing posts made by members. 

Working Party Member

Would you like to volunteer for a work party but concerned you might not be up for the job?  If you can use any of the following you are qualified; secateurs, shears, slashers, loppers, hammer, drill, spade, saw or screwdriver.

Training may be given via the Council for other tools such as Strimmers and Brushcutters.

We do a fair amount of clearance work, however; we also fit a lot of different styles of gates; pedestrian, kissing, bridleway and radar plus installation of ditch crossings, bridges and finally steps as seen extensively at Southstone Rock and Yeldon.

The work parties normally meet on the first Monday of the month. We start at 10.00 hrs and go on till around 14.00 - 15.00 hrs. The size of the work party can vary but normally around six volunteers is ideal. You don’t have to stay the whole day if you don’t want to. 

Leaflet Distribution

Distribution of Worcester Ramblers leaflets in the Worcester Area. A list of locations is available, and this occasional task may be completed in a time that suits you.

 

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