The Centre has now adopted the GDPR's "Legitimate Interest" basis as the reason for being able to contact members, so I am now thankful that I am now not supposed to ask specific permission from the walkers in order to email them. All I need to do now is to assure members that their addresses will only be used for Centre purposes, that my list of email addresses is in a password-protected file, and that anyone has the right to have their address removed from the list

Peter Young, Walks Group convener



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. We also ask that people who cancel at the last moment for any other reason than an emergency should join us for lunch, as the pub will have been told the numbers to expect.

It will be good to hear 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:


Walking boots are recommended for these walks, and many of us use a walking pole or poles


A note about insurance.

As is mentioned elsewhere on this site, Centre Members are covered for Centre activities by the Centre's insurance until they reach the age of eighty. I have now had guidance that, if a member of the Trust join a walk before they join the Centre, they will not be covered by this insurance. I have advised walk leaders that they should ask any new walkers if they are members of the Centre, and, if they aren't, they should be advised to check  that they are covered by their own insurance.

Peter Young.


Next C&G NT Centre walk, Tuesday, 29 January, 2019

Croome Park

Tuesday 29th January 2019 Croome Court, Worcestershire

This walk will take place at the park at Croome, a National Trust Property, just over the County boundary in Worcestershire.

The walk is in the region of 3 miles. Our guides will be Pat and Catherine Griffin who have been stewards at Croome for over 15 years and regularly take walking groups around the grounds with over 30 groups and 750 walkers so far in 2018.

Please meet in the RAF Canteen at 10.15 am for a walk start at 10.30am.Depending on weather/under foot conditions, Pat and Catherine will plan the most appropriate route. Lunch will be at the main restaurant (RAF canteen). The house, museum and shop will be open for you to visit in the afternoon.

Croome is near High Green, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR8 9DW.The walk has been organised by Bill Cronin. If you wish to attend either email Bill, or telephoning 01452 610871. Please bring your National Trust Card to allow entry. Mobile on the day 07799316212


Walk Report, Charlton Kings and Cheltenham, 4 December, 2018

Under a initially cold but clear and sunny sky the walkers met at The Royal Charlton Kings and with Peter Young as our guide, walked over 5.5 miles.  It seemed that out leader wasn't fully awake at this stage, as he seemed to be having trouble counting the walkers, but he eventually concluded that there were fifteen of us, of whom nine were planning to stay for lunch.

The route was mostly through a series of urban footpaths, green open spaces and some roadside pavements from Charlton Kings, via Cox‘s Meadow and Sandford the mid point, Pittville Park. 

 A few could not resist a coffee at the cafeteria at Pittville Park and then a traditional short rest outside The Pump Room.  Our leader thought he was awake by now, but he had to be reminded of his duty to supply sweets for the walkers; here is a photo of the distribution of these sweets.

Suitably invigorated the group returned via All Saints Road and partly retraced the outward route with variations,(to keep us interested) back to The Royal where those that stayed enjoyed lunch in this busy dining room.

Bill Cronin, edited by A N Other


Advance Notices

Janet Young has arranged that walking group's winter lunch will be on Tuesday, 26 February at The House In The Tree, Boddington, Cheltenham, GL51 0TQ, whose website is here. Further details will be posted in due course and will be mailed out in January.

So far I have potential offers for walks in February and April, 2019. More offers will be welcome.



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