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, 9 October, 2018

The next N T Centre walk will be on Tuesday 9th October 2018 from Brockhampton led by Bob & Sue Allard.

Meet the Craven Arms, Brockhampton, Nr Cheltenham GL54 5XR at 9.45am to start walking at 10.00am.  

Take the A40 out of Cheltenham towards Oxford and follow this road and after passing the Reservoir going up the hill TURN left to Whittington.

TURN right at the junction in Whittington and follow the road until you see
Brockhampton and Sevenhampton on a sign TURN Left here and continue on this road until you come to a sign indicating Brockhampton  TURN right into the village (This junction is by the entrance to Brockhampton Park a block of flats).

The Craven Arms is situated on a small no through road  on the right. It's on the left side of this road, and is quite easy to miss. Parking is available at the Pub, meet at 9.45 to pre-order lunch.

The walk is mostly on footpaths, bridleways or fields with some small minor roads where care must be taken.   There are some uphill sections but ONLY one stile and  is approximately 5 miles in length.  Not an ideal walk for dogs as we are walking through some fields with cattle and sheep in and with road walking on narrow widths.

Would those interested to doing this walk please contact Bob and Sue Allard 
by phone on 01242 528985 by email:

Phone number on the day 07773946667


Walk Report, 4 September, 2018

September Walk; Naunton and the River Windrush

The first Tuesday in September saw thirteen centre members (and a dog) assemble at The Black Horse Naunton for a walk organised by Peter Walker but led by Peter Young and Janet Smith.

Naunton is one of those villages you see on calendars showing off the best features of the Cotswolds. It has the pretty River Windrush flowing through the valley in which it is situated. It is the ideal place for a walk.

The walk itself, although relatively short, involved sections of the Windrush Way, Wardens‘ Way,
Diamond Way and Gustav Holst long distance footpaths. The weather, which had been changeable earlier, brightened up as the walk progressed improving the views of the landscape.
There was sufficient time to visit St Andrews Church in the village where a kind resident let us in to have a look around the building. It appears to be a social hub of the village with coffee mornings, film shows and other events taking place as well as religious services. The present church dates largely
 from the 15th century, but it replaced a Saxon church on the same site. It has two 18th-century sundials one of which has below it a Latin inscription, Lux Umbra Dei, meaning "Light is the shadow of God."

It vies in interest with Naunton‘s dovecote which was erected in 1660. The group visited it on their
way back to The Black Horse for lunch. After their choice from a wide ranging lunch menu the group dispersed to look forward to the next walk in October

Bill Cronin


Advance Notices

The November walk will be from Kemerton on Tuesday, 20 November led by Mary White. Details will be posted here after the October walk.


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