Programme

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Walks

Cotswold Way 7: Somerset Monument - Cold Ashton

Cotswold Way 7: Somerset Monument - Cold Ashton

Early start. Saturday 19 Aug 2017 @ 08:00

24 km (15 miles), Point To Point, Moderate.

Cotswold Highlights 7: Old Sodbury to Cold Ashton

Cotswold Highlights 7: Old Sodbury to Cold Ashton

Early start. Saturday 19 Aug 2017 @ 08:00

14.5 km (9 miles), Point To Point, Moderate.

Mathon from the Wyche

Mathon from the Wyche

Thursday 24 Aug 2017 @ 10:00

12 km (7.5 miles), Loop, Moderate.

Teme Valley

Teme Valley

Saturday 26 Aug 2017 @ 10:00

16 km (10 miles), Loop, Moderate.

Blakedown

Blakedown

Thursday 31 Aug 2017 @ 10:00

10.5 km (6.5 miles), Loop, Moderate.

Feckenham

Feckenham

Saturday 02 Sep 2017 @ 10:00

16 km (10 miles), Loop, Moderate.

Hanbury

Hanbury

Tuesday 05 Sep 2017 @ 10:00

9 km (5.5 miles), Loop, Moderate.

Tenbury Wells

Tenbury Wells

Saturday 09 Sep 2017 @ 10:00

17.5 km (11 miles), Lollipop, Moderate.

In Nelson's footsteps, Naval Temple ,  Monmouth

In Nelson's footsteps, Naval Temple , Monmouth

Saturday 16 Sep 2017 @ 10:00

13 km (8 miles), Loop, Moderate.

Bewdley

Bewdley

Saturday 23 Sep 2017 @ 10:00

13 km (8 miles), Loop, Moderate.

Broadway to Stanton (draft)

Thursday 28 Sep 2017

Knightwick

Knightwick

Tuesday 03 Oct 2017 @ 10:00

9 km (5.5 miles), Loop, Leisurely.

Cotswold Way 8: Cold Ashton - Bath

Cotswold Way 8: Cold Ashton - Bath

Early start. Saturday 07 Oct 2017 @ 08:00

16 km (10 miles), Point To Point, Moderate.

Cotswold Highlights 8: Bath Skyline Walk

Early start. Saturday 07 Oct 2017 @ 08:00

9.5 km (6 miles), Point To Point, Moderate.

Dumbleton

Dumbleton

Saturday 21 Oct 2017 @ 10:00

16 km (10 miles), Loop, Moderate.

Wart Hill Wander

Wart Hill Wander

Saturday 28 Oct 2017 @ 10:00

17.5 km (11 miles), Loop, Moderate.

Cleeve Common

Cleeve Common

Saturday 04 Nov 2017 @ 10:00

13 km (8 miles), Loop, Moderate.

Old Hills Callow End

Old Hills Callow End

Tuesday 07 Nov 2017 @ 10:00

9 km (5.5 miles), Loop, Moderate.

AGM Walk

AGM Walk

Saturday 11 Nov 2017 @ 10:00

13 km (8 miles), Loop, Moderate.

Dovedale Peak Districk Walking Holiday (draft)

Friday 17 Nov 2017

MHDFS Carol Service at Severn Stoke (draft)

Saturday 16 Dec 2017

Cotswold Way and Cotswold Highlights

Sunday 25 Jun 2017 - Saturday 07 Oct 2017

Booking is now open for the final four dates.

To avoid disappointment BOOK and PAY early to guarantee your place on the coach. Members who have done the majority of the first four walks will automatically have their place booked on the coach.

To book your place please send your name, dates and the walk to Heather Fraser (on contact list). For Payment - June & July £12, August & October £15 per person per walk to the treasurer, Marian Carr (on contact list). Please quote reference surname/cway when paying directly into the Worcester bank account.  

 

Cotswold Way

 

  1. 25/02 Chipping Campden - Stanway 12 miles Heather & Josie
  2. 25/03 Stanway - Cleeve Hill 12 miles  Derek H.
  3. 29/04 Cleeve Hill - Crickley Hill 13.5 miles Kath & Trevor
  4. 20/05 Crickley Hill - Edge 11 miles Ann & Kate
  5. 24/06 Edge - Dursley 15 miles Cliff & Jane 
  6. 29/07 Dursley - Lower Kilcott 13 miles Lyndon & Caryl
  7. 19/08 Lower Kilcott - Cold Ashton 15 miles Rod & Jenny
  8. 07/10 Cold Ashton - Bath 10 miles Heather & Josie

 

Cotswold Highlights

  1. 25/02 Fish Hill - Stanway 8 miles Dave & Sandra
  2. 25/03 Stanway - Winchcombe 7 miles Doug R.
  3. 29/04 Dowdeswell Res - Crickley Hill 8 miles Jane Vi
  4. 20/05 Air Balloon - Painswick 9 miles Derek H.
  5. 24/06 Harefield Hill - Long Barrow 8 miles Helen & Martyn
  6. 29/07 Dursley - Wooton under Edge 7 miles Leader Required
  7. 19/08 Comb's End - Cold Ashton 8 miles Leader required
  8. 07/10 Bath Skyline Walk 6 miles  Jane Vi or Day out to Bath sightseeing and shopping  

 

Click on the links for walk details. 

The meeting point for the Coach is the Worcester Countryside Centre, Wildwood Drive, Worcester WR5 2LG at 8.00am this early start is to take into account the travelling time.

If you would like to lead a section please contact Heather Fraser (via the contact us page, Cotswold Way 2017) asap.

Cotswold Way

PIE & QUIZ & FIREWORKS NIGHT

Monday 28 Aug 2017

King Charles Pub, 29 New Street Worcester, WR1 2DP 1900 hours for a 1930 Meal Menu at - http://www.thekingcharleshouse.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/KC2-Menu-10.1.pdf  SEE LINKS

Please Select your Choice of Pie (Gluten Free Available), Mash & Peas or Select from the other options - Confirm to Alan T your menu choice before Thursday August 24th Payment - Please pay on the Night  

Pies £9.50, Other see Menu List & £1 pp for the quiz to cover the Prizes  

2200 - Worcester City Free Fireworks

CLOSING DATE Thursday August 24th.

Pie & Quiz Night

Worcester Ramblers Committee Meeting

Wednesday 13 Sep 2017

19:00 at Perdiswell Young People's Leisure Club Perdiswell Park, Droitwich Road Worcester, WR3 7SN

Corsica Holiday (14 nights)

Sunday 17 Sep 2017 - Sunday 01 Oct 2017

Corsica Holiday Schedule

 

  • Sunday 17th September 2017, Depart from Manchester to Bastia, 6 Nights Half Board Ile Rousse - 5 mins to the white sandy beach & close to the town centre
  • 3 Nights B&B Corte - In the mountains, Evening meals in local restaurants will be arranged or you can go and eat where you'd like.
  • 4 Nights B&B Porto - A sea side resort, Evenings as Corte; there is a great restaurant on the beach that is owned by a fisherman's family where they serve freshly caught fish - if you like fish this is a must.
  • 1 Night Bastia - We will catch the small gauge train from Ajaccio over to Bastia it goes through the mountains.

I still expect the holiday including UK Airport transfers plus Corsica transfers from & to the Airport & the coach's to and from all the walks to be about £1000 pp in a Twin, Double or Shared room. 

We will lead all the walks. They will be scenic and suitable for everyone.

Please confirm your room requirements

  • Double, Twin or Shared Room
  • Booking now closed - cancellation list only

Click the link to see a Corsica photo gallery from the recce.

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Cumbrian Way Trail

Monday 09 Oct 2017 - Monday 16 Oct 2017

Expressions of Interest Requested

 

A number of us have decided to undertake the sixth long distance linear walk, this year along the Cumbria Way. A summary of the walk and its draft schedule can be viewed by clicking on Details then Documents.

We are in the late stages of planning this adventure and would like to give you visibility so that you can reserve the dates on your calendar. 13 members have already expressed interest with 4 definitely signed up so far. It is essential that anyone wishing to participate contacts Cliff D. in advance to register.

If you are interested in joining us for all or part of the Way and would like further, more detailed information, please contact Cliff D. You will then be added to the walk information circulation list.

It is essential that we know well in advance if somebody is planning to join us in order to plan car sharing or in case there are any subsequent adjustments.

There is plenty of information on the Cumbria Way via Google.

Cumbria Map

Worcester Ramblers Committee Meeting

Wednesday 25 Oct 2017

19:00 at Perdiswell Young People's Leisure Club Perdiswell Park, Droitwich Road Worcester, WR3 7SN

Annual General Meeting 2017

Saturday 11 Nov 2017 - Sunday 12 Nov 2017

Venue

To be decided.

Morning

Two different led walks based from AGM venue (details will feature within our walks programme)

Afternoon

  1. 14.00 Buffet and AGM including:
  2. Apologies for absence
  3. Minutes of AGM 2016 plus actions and matters arising
  4. Question and answer session based upon Officers’ Summary Reports (previously circulated to the membership)
  5. Election of Officers
  6. Acknowledgements / Presentations
  7. ‘Brainstorming’ session on specific topics
  8. Open discussion around priorities for 2017 / 18
  9. Any other business
  10. 16.30 Meeting ends

This is your Group and your input and participation would greatly be welcomed.

Walking Weekend - Dovedale

Friday 17 Nov 2017 - Monday 20 Nov 2017

Derbyshire Dales: The Peveril of the Peak

I am pleased to confirm that HF Dovedale Country House, Peveril of the Peak, Wintercroft Ln, Ashbourne DE6 2AW is Confirmed for 3 Nights Full Board from Friday Nov 17th until Monday Nov 20th. See Details, Links for details.

Standard Double or Twin, Standard Single - Please Share where Possible - NO Single Supplement Premium Rooms - Extra £10 pp per Night.

Free Welcome Drink & Free Last Evening Farewell Drink plus a treat or 2!!

TOTAL NON REFUNDABLE SPECIAL COST £134 pp FULL BOARD

IMPORTANT - Please be aware that once I have Allocated the Room & Paid HF Holidays,  Refunds are not available.

Please confirm your place by e-mail to Alan T & pay your total holiday cost including any room upgrade requirement. For details of how to pay contact Alan or Marian.

CLOSING DATE IS TUES JULY 25th  

Peveril of the Peak Peveril of the Peak

Worcestershire Area Ramblers AGM

Saturday 25 Nov 2017

Christmas Dinner

Saturday 02 Dec 2017

Details to follow.

CHRISTMAS DINNER

Monday 25 Dec 2017

John G &  few others are organising a Christmas Day Dinner for anyone that does not want to cook or be on their own on the big day & would like Company.   The Venue will be Worcester Area The Cost will depend on Numbers ect & Pub/Restaurant chosen.   If you are Interested & would like more Information please let Alan T know, once we have everyone's Expression of Interest We will forward full information.  

THE CLOSING DATE IS THURSDAY AUG 31st ( It has to be this Early or we will not get in anywhere - Get your Christmas Thinking Hats on)

Brixham - 5 days 4 nights - FULLY BOOKED

Monday 23 Apr 2018 - Friday 27 Apr 2018

FULLY BOOKED 

We have been offered a really good deal if the Group would like to go & it can be booked by 12th May.

The Site is Park Holidays Chalets Brixham, a 15 - 20 minute walk into town - 0.9 miles

Riviera bay enjoys stunning views out to sea and boasts some of our best facilities, the perfect combination for a traditional family holiday park.

'West is best" as they say and Riviera Bay is our most westerly park. Fantastic facilities including a great indoor pool, large entertainment venue, and popular restaurant help to make Riviera Bay the first choice for family fun holidays. And of course, you'll want to get out and explore the many attractions when you stay in this area. The mild climate means t-shirts and shorts for most of the season (sorry, no ""knobbly knees"" competitions)  our entertainment is bang up to date, and well worth the trip just for the live shows alone!

There's far too many places to go and attractions to visit, but that's where we come in. Tell us what you love to do - and our teams on the park will recommend some great days out. 

Please note that Riviera Bay occupies a stunning cliff top location with lovely views over St Mary’s Bay. A pebbly beach is accessible from the park via a coastal path however the gradient is steep and not suitable for the elderly or infirm.

The Site is Situated so that we can walk directly onto the Coastal Path - The walks are likely to be from the below list & may be 2 walks a day subject to The Group.

  • Walk 1) 7 Miles on  Dartmoor from Hayter - Suitable for All
  • Walk 2) 8 Miles from the Site to Berry Head - Suitable for all a few Hills
  • Walk 2b) 9 Miles - From Site to Kingswear - HARD Walk - Coastal Path big ups & Downs - linear 
  • Walk 3)  11 Miles Kingswear to Kingswear Via 2 Ferrys
  • Walk 3b) 6 Miles Kingswear to Agatha Christie's Greenway House & Gardens now National Trust - Ferry to Dartmouth - time around Dartmouth - Ferry to Kingswear - Suitable for all
  • Walk 4) 6.5 Miles Greenway Circular Walk with Picnic Lunch at Greenway House - Suitable to all

The Cost

This is variable from £100 - £125 according to the Chalet Type:

SINGLE/TWIN - 1 Twin Bedroom Chalet Sleeps 4 both Bronze & Silver

DOUBLE & TWIN - 1 Double Bedroom & 1 Twin Bedroom Sleeps 6 Both Bronze & Silver

Settees pull out to make a Double Bed hence the Sleeps 4 or 6

Includes Linen

Includes Club House Passes

Please Confirm to Alan T:

  • If you would like to come
  • The type of Chalet
  • Your Sharer if Sharing

Please pay BEFORE FRIDAY MAY 12th your £30 Non refundable (once you are allocated a Chalet) Deposit to Worcester Ramblers Account.

I will then Allocate you a Chalet & will be able to confirm the Final Cost.

Any questions please ask Alan.

Brixham

Andalucia

Provisional Dates Tuesday 08 May 2018 - Monday 21 May 2018

Date in May to be confirmed - Andalucia - 2 Weeks - Almost Full Board

Whitby Walking Week

Saturday 07 Jul 2018 - Saturday 14 Jul 2018

A chance to walk the coast, valleys and moors of north Yorkshire. The proposed programme will include both linear and circular walks all of which will be at least 9 miles and hilly. We will walk coastal sections of the Cleveland Way, the Esk Valley and the North Yorkshire moors.

For those wishing to make their own arrangements and not walk every day here are a few suggestions. In Whitby bucket & spade on the beach, fossil hunting, Whitby Abbey, Dracula, museum and steam railway. Further afield Rievaulx Abbey & Terrace, Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Water Garden, Pickering Castle, Scarborough Castle and York.

Transport

Make your own way to Whitby. Once there, the coastal and Esk valley walks will use public transport, however; other walks will require a car.

Accommodation

Make your own arrangements at one of Whitby’s many holiday cottages, campsites, B&B and hotels. Please do your research as some cottage owners have an elastic view of location and on street parking in Whitby means no parking!

Interested?

Please register your interest by contacting Rod.

Whitby

Poland

Provisional Dates Saturday 01 Sep 2018 - Friday 14 Sep 2018

SEPT 2018 - Date to be confirmed - POLAND - 2 Weeks - Hotel - (Possible to do 1 week in Poland & 1 Week in Slovakia) Walking the Tatra Mountains & Tatra National Park - Walks to suit all COST - Expected to be £1000 pp to include All Travel, Flights, Coach Hire, Hotel & some meals & drinks

North Island New Zealand

Provisional Dates Friday 01 Mar 2019 - Thursday 28 Mar 2019

FEB/MARCH 2019 - CIRCA 4 WEEKS - NORTH ISLAND NEW ZEALAND With STOP OVER ON RETURN (poss Langkwai)

Bulgaria

Provisional Dates Sunday 01 Sep 2019 - Saturday 14 Sep 2019

SEPT 2019 - Date to be confirmed - 2 Weeks - BULGARIA - HOTEL

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