Programme

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Worcester Ramblers Committee Meeting

Wednesday 25 Oct 2017

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

Members Briefing - 2017 Annual General Meeting

Saturday 11 Nov 2017

Members Briefing

The Worcester Group is holding its 29th annual general meeting on Saturday 11th November. Details of the agenda, location and timings can be accessed by clicking on 2017 Summary Agenda in the Documents tab.

Officers' summary reports will be sent to those on our Group email list in advance of the meeting and also posted on this page. This is to save time at the AGM itself by giving you sight of them beforehand. Item 3 on the agenda will be focused on a question and answer session based upon these summary reports.

As you may also be aware, our Group's constitution requires that all members of your committee retire annually. Notice of the election of officers to the Worcester Group Committee (2017) can be accessed by clicking on Status of Election of Officers in the Documents tab. This notice effectively describes the status of all individual posts as at the date of the AGM.

You will note that there are vacancies for our Chairman, our Group Secretary and one of the supporting roles within the Publicity Officer responsibilities. Successful execution of each of these roles is critical to the development and governance of our Group and to our overall public visibility. It should be possible to undertake any of these roles within your existing time commitments so please do volunteer even if your offer of help is limited to a one-year term.

Confirmed nominations for any of the posts should be sent to Cliff Dimond (chairman) before Friday 27th October by clicking on Cliff D in the Coordinators tab or via the 'Help/Contact Us/Chairman' page on our website. If more than one person is nominated for a particular post, a vote will be taken by members attending the AGM. Role descriptions can be accessed by clicking in the Links tab.

We would also very much like your nominations for individuals who have made 'exceptional contributions to the Group' over the past year (item 5 on the agenda). Please send these nominations with reasons to Cliff Dimond (chairman) as soon as possible by clicking on Cliff D in the Coordinators tab or via the 'Help/Contact Us/Chairman' page on our website.

Finally, we would greatly appreciate contributions to the cold buffet on the day and Pauline Guest has kindly agreed to coordinate this. Clicking on Buffet Support in the Documents tab provides further information on this.  Pauline may be contacted by clicking on Stan & Pauline in the Coordinators tab or via the 'Help/Contact Us/AGM Buffet Coordinator' page on our website. 

Your participation at the AGM is very important as it offers committee members an objective assessment of our Group's development and also helps provide direction for priorities for the forthcoming year. It could also be quite interesting!

You have the personal assurance of current committee members that there will be no 'press ganging' of attendees to fill vacant roles so please do not feel inhibited to attend on November 11th.

Your Group has had a successful year, however it can only continue to improve if it gets full support from its membership.  Here is your opportunity to make a contribution!

 

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  

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Worcestershire Area Ramblers AGM

Saturday 25 Nov 2017

Christmas Dinner

Saturday 02 Dec 2017

I am pleased to confirm that this years Christmas Dinner will be on Sat Dec 2nd at the Bell Inn Martley Road Lower Broadheath, Worcester WR2 6QG - 1400 Hours.   Choice of 3 walks:   Long Walk Approx 9 Miles starting 0930 - Leader Alan T Short Walk Starting Approx 6 Miles at 1000 - Leader TBA Self Guided Walk from the Car park to the Pub from 1345   There will be a FREE Draw & a Gift for everyone.   Please see menu attached:   Two Courses either a Starter & Main or a Main & Dessert at £13.00pp Three Courses for £17.00 Tea or Coffee from £2.30  Mince Pie £1.00   Please Confirm to Alan T that you wish to attend & your Menu Choice   Please transfer the full cost to the usual Ramblers Bank Account, Cheques with Menu choice can be given to me or sent to me at 46 Whinfield Road, Claines, Worcester, WR3 7HF.   CLOSING DATE SUNDAY NOV 12th
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Christmas Day 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 Thursday 20 Sep 2018 - Thursday 04 Oct 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

NEWQUAY

Sunday 28 Oct 2018 - Thursday 01 Nov 2018

We were lucky enough to get into the Group Holiday Show at the NEC on Thursday & make some good contacts for future Group Holidays, we had just come back on Tuesday from a Coach Holiday to Newquay & met the Groups Director of the Company at the show, I have been able to negotiate a Group deal with him for Next Oct to Newquay:   5 Days 4 Nights En suite Room. Full Breakfast of your choice including Fruit Juice, Cereals, Yogurt, Fruit, Evening Meal ( 3 Course plus Tea & Coffee) & Return Coach transfer from Worcester.   Hotel is the Barrowfield Newquay: See Website Photos   80 Rooms, Indoor Heated Swimming Pool with Hot Tub, Bar & Dance Floor, Coffee Shop, Lounge, Lift, Snooker & Games Rooms plus TV Lounge, Free Wi Fi in Public Areas 2 Mins from Sea, Tesco's & Bus Stops 8 Mins from Town Centre, 7 Mins to Wetherspoons   The Holiday will include:   At least 3 Led walks suitable for All, Possibly a Harder walk or 2 Coach Travel to & From Newquay & to & from the Walks (where applicable) Live Entertainment Each Night  A treat or 2!!   Total Cost is £159 pp - Single Supplement £10 pp (PLEASE NOTE I ONLY HAVE A FEW SINGLE ROOMS - Book early to be allocated a Single - Please share where possible.   NON Walkers/Partners are Very welcome as there is plenty to see & do & the Buses run very regularly.   DEPOSIT £30 pp Balance to be paid June 2018 - Please pay to Worcester Ramblers Account with your Ref Surname/Torq - Cheques made out to Worcester Ramblers & sent to  Alan Terry 46 Whinfield Road Worcester WR3 7HF.   Please e-mail me to book your place & I will confirm your Booking.   CLOSING DATE IS FRIDAY NOV 3rd 2017     PLEASE NOTE ALL DEPOSITS & BALANCES ARE NON REFUNDABLE ONCE THEY HAVE BEEN PAID OUT.

 

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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 Saturday 21 Sep 2019 - Saturday 05 Oct 2019

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

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