The programme of walks in various areas of our lovely countryside continues. Walks are normally on a Tuesday and average 4 to 5 miles with an optional pub lunch to follow. Occasionally, circumstances mean that they have to be on another weekday, but doing this is kept to a minimum. 

Peter Walker has done a valiant job of organising these walks but has now stepped down. All the walkers would like to thank him for all his efforts. Peter Young has now taken on this task and hopes to be able to keep up the high standards which have been set.

He can be contacted on 01242 520459 or

Please let him know if you would like your email address added to the group’s distribution list.

The information about the next walk will usually be  posted after the date of the previous walk, though some advance information might also be posted,

Booking with the leader for the day of the walk will make sure that the pub has enough spaces to cater for those who want to stay for lunch.

I shall look forward to hearing from lots of people who would like to walk, and even more to hearing from people who would like to lead walks.  Peter Young



     The walking group now has a Health and Safety guidance document, which can be accessed here:




C & G NT Centre Walk - Tuesday,10 April, 2018, now cancelled

Linda has reluctantly made the decision to cancel the Centre walk on Tuesday, 10 April. This is because of the nature of the mud on the steep slopes on this walk which she considers to be dangerous. I'm sure that, sad though it is, this is the right decision.

Also, remarkably few people had expressed and interest in walking that day, which must have been disheartening to Linda. I hope everyone noticed that the cut-off date for expressing an interest was a lot earlier than usual, because of the pub's requirements.


Next C&G NT Centre walk, Tuesday, 8 May, 2018

On Tuesday 8th May Pat and Tony Norman will lead a walk from The Corner Cupboard, Winchcombe (GL54 5LX) to Spoonley along the Sudeley valley. This is a fairly level walk of about 4½ miles mainly on tracks, paths and across fields. Unless we have a sustained dry period there is likely to be some mud. Meet at 9.45 to pre-order lunch. There is a small car park behind the pub. To access it, coming from Cheltenham, turn left immediately before The Corner Cupboard into Malthouse Lane. If you would like to join us please phone 01242 260138 by Friday 4th May. (Mobile on the day only 07527 041326)


Walk Report, 20 March, 2018

John and Audrey Spencer led a walk which was very different from a usual walking group walk, but which was both interesting and enjoyable. Their original intention was to walk the "Whittle and Wildflowers" walk in Brockworth,  which combines aspects of the history of the area of the Gloster Aircraft Company and the development of the jet engine by Sir Frank Whittle with the Hucclecote wild flower meadows and areas of countryside. However, mud and snow put paid to that idea, with one of the stiles being one foot under water, so the revised plan was to walk the Whittle bit and to omit the meadows and countryside.

In spite of a not-too-good weather forecast fifteen hardy walkers and one dog gathered at The Whittle Inn on the morning of the walk, being rewarded by much better weather than anticipated; we even saw some blue sky and sunshine. The walk was all on pavements and footpaths, and your correspondent, who had never been in this area before, saw many interesting things to do with the aircraft company and Sir Frank, whose recorded voice even spoke to us from a giant trumpet close to the pub. Although a lot of the walk was through industrial landscape, we did walk alongside the meadows, and there was a lot of interest elsewhere.

Back at the pub we all had an excellent lunch, with good service from the pub‘s staff, with a lot of us making use of the "Two meals for £8.99" offer. One wonders how pubs manage to make money on such offers, but no doubt they have done their sums.

Many thanks to Audrey and John for an interesting morning.


Advance notice

I now have an offer for a walk in June. Details will be posted here nearer the time


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