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 ninety. 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.


Walk report, Maisemore, Tuesday 15 October

On Tuesday, 15 October twelve of us and one dog gathered at The White Hart, Maisemore, for a walk led by Mary and Tony White. Most of us had never walked here before, and the walk was a real find. We set off along the Severn before turning inland after about two miles, though meadows, climbing about 200 feet to a point where we had splendid views over the Severn Vale to Gloucester and the Cotswolds. The descent back to Maisemore was gradual, with more evolving views. Lunch at the pub was excellent. At lunchtime this pub is a normal pub, albeit staffed by Nepalis; in the evening it becomes a Nepali/Gurkha restaurant, with an intriguing menu which may well be worth investigating sometime.

Many thanks to Mary and Tony for such an excellent outing.

Peter Young


Next walk. Tuesday, 10 December, 2019, Cheltenham

The next C&G NTC walk will be in Tuesday  10 December, an urban walk through Cheltenham's parks led by me.

Meet at The Royal Oak, The Burgage, Prestbury, GL53 3DL where we should be able to order lunch before starting walking at 10:00. The route will be along part of the Racecourse perimeter path, down Albert Road to Pittville Park, the Honeybourne Line path, the Chelt Walk, some town walking back to Pittville Park and then retracing our steps. Easy walking, the total distance is 6.5 miles. However, there are possibilities for those who don't want to walk the full distance to return from the Town Centre  along Prestbury road, either walking or by bus, or from near Waitrose by bus. Directions will be given to any who wish to make use of these short cuts.

If you would like to walk, please contact me before Monday, 8 December on 01242 520459. Mobile on the day only, 07971 918849.

PS: Before I joined this group the group used not to walk in January, and I suggest that we don't walk then. Offers to lead a walk in February, preferably not the first week, will be gratefully received.

Best wishes,



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