As many of you may know, the regulations concerning data protection are about to change. One change is the odd fact that if I have someone's email address it doesn't mean that I have their permission to use it, ridiculous though that may seem. Members of the Walking Group may remember that some time ago I sent an email to all the members asking for their permission to use their addresses. Of the current forty-three names on my list I have had replies from only seventeen people. The problem should be solved in due course, as Paula the Membership Secretary is planning, at renewal time, to ask all members of the Centre to indicate if the Centre has their agreement that they may be contacted. However, in the meanwhile, it would be convenient for me if any of you who haven't replied  could let me know on that I have permission to contact you.

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.

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:




Next C&G NT Centre walk, Tuesday, 5 June, 2018

The next walking group walk will be on Tuesday, 5 June, 2018, in the Cockleford and Cowley area, led by Janet Smith.

Meet at The Green Dragon car park, postcode GL53 9NW. This pub is at Cockleford, which is off the A435 Cheltenham to Cirencester road.

Meet at 09:30 to 09:45 to order lunch, and to start walking at 10:00.

The walk will pass through Cowley and then towards Coberley, cross over the A435 (this road is generally not busy) to Upper Coberley and back to The Green Dragon crossing the A535 again, 4.6 miles. The route will depend on what the weather has been like, but most will be on tracks, minor roads and fields. There may be some steps and a bridge, there will be a few user-friendly stiles and a possibility of minor mud. The route is mostly flat with two or three gentle slopes. On a fine day views are pleasant.

Boots are recommended and walking poles may be helpful.

To book please contact Janet on 01242 230183 on or before Friday, 1 June, 2018.

Mobile on the day only, 07951 531723


Walk Report, 8 May, 2018

8 May was one of the days when it seemed that Spring had really sprung at last. On that morning ten people and one dog met in warm sunshine at the car-park of The Corner Cupboard Pub in Winchcombe for a walk led by Pat and Tony Norman. We set off through Winchcombe and out into fields for a walk past Sudeley Castle and then through more fields along  one side of the  Sudeley Valley. We stopped for our refreshment break with sweets provided by Pat and Tony in a lovely piece of woodland, which was refreshing after the warm sunlight. We then walked back along the other side of the valley and back into Winchcombe, where we all had an excellent lunch at The Corner Cupboard.

Many thanks for Pat and Tony for leading such an excellent walk.


Advance Notice

The July walk for the group will be on Tuesday, 17 June, in the Dumbleton area, led by Janet and Gordon Young. Details will be posted in due course.


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