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, 4 December

Charlton Kings and Cheltenham's parks

The December 2018 walk will be on 4 December, led by Peter Young. Meet at The Royal, Horsefair Road, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, GL53 8JH to start walking at 10:00.

The route will be through Charlton Kings Open Space, Cox's Meadow, Sandford Park to Pittville Park, with a coffee stop at The Pump Room. Return via All Saints' Road and then partly retracing the outward route with variations. About 5½ miles, all flat, no stiles. The Royal will require lunch orders in advance, so please look at their menu at before contacting Peter. If you didn't sign up for this walk at the walk on 20 November please contact Peter on 01242 520459 or before Sunday, 2 December if you would like to join the walk. 


Walk Report  Kemerton, 9 20 November, 20 November, 2018

20 November dawned grey and cold, thought there were gleams of sunshine appeared while we drove to Kemerton. Here, twelve intrepid and warmly attired walkers assembled for an excellent walk led by Tony and Mary White, and it was good to meet two walkers who were on their first walk with the Group.

First we walked by road to Overbury and paid a brief visit to St Faith's Church, an imposing building, and then stopped for our refreshment break at the benches at Overbury Cricket Club, well known to my son-in-law. From here we walked in a broad rectangle along roads and field paths to Ashton-on-Carrant and then turned North across huge fields, two of them with fine crops of turnips, to the outskirts of Kemerton after walking nearly six miles. Here eleven of us gathered at The Crown  for a warming and convivial lunch. We had been lucky with the weather as, as soon as we got in the car for the drive home, the rain started.

Many thanks to Tony and Mary for an excellent walk.

Peter Young.


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 no offers from walk leaders for 2019. Please come forward, walk leaders!



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