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. While, with a few exceptions, dogs are allowed on these walks we have been told that the Trust's insurance does not cover dogs and their actions.

Peter Young.


Next C&G NT Centre walk, Tuesday, 20 November, 2018

Kemerton led by Mary & Tony White

Just under 6 miles flat walk taking in villages of  Kemerton Overbury & Aston on Carrant. Good views towards Bredon Hill. Pleasant walk along footpaths &  quiet country lanes with extensive views. 3 stiles.

Meet   to start walking at 10.00 outside St Nicholas Church Back Lane  Kemerton. 
The  map grid ref  is   SO94566 36796 &  postcode GL20 7HY   (there is a toilet inside church)

Roadside parking by wall near church  (there is also an area on the right before you get to the church)

Lunch afterwards at the Crown Inn Kemerton. They need to know numbers a week before.

If you would like to join this walk please let us  know by November 12th with your choice of food from the lunch menu.

Email  :  Phone :01452 533538 Mobile on the day : 07817007706


Walk Report, Brockhampton, 9 October, 2018

A memorable walk in October sunshine

The October walk, comprising twelve centre members, was led by Bob and Sue Allard on a bright sunny morning with clear blue skies. It offered, and provided, breath taking scenic views over the Cotswolds for the majority of the walk. Starting at The Craven Arms in Brockhampton, Bob prepared us by giving health and safety advice about the route. This included the announcement that there was one stile on the approximately five mile circular route.

Brockhampton is now the largest village in the Sevenhampton parish, an area with a history too extensive to detail in this report but fascinating nevertheless. A glance at the OS map for the area shows sites of deserted medieval villages, old salt ways and both disused and active quarries in all direction along our route. We walked a former salt way, now a bridle path, followed by field paths where cattle stared in a uninterested way at our band. Past cottages which could grace a Cotswold calendar and a finely mown grassy footpath by a ford and along the banks of the River Coln (and that one stile!). 

A brief visit to Saint Andrew's church followed, where the campanologists amongst us noted only three bells in the tower (but a lot of old table top tombs in the churchyard). Finally a short walk to return to the pub for lunch! 

A delightful few hours on a beautiful day..

Bill Cronin


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.

I have a walk arranged in Cheltenham on 4 December, but thereafter I will be looking for offers to lead walks in 2019. Please come forward, walk leaders!



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