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 September, 2018

The next NT Centre walk will be on Tuesday, 4 September from Naunton, led by Peter Walker.

Meet at the Black Horse, Naunton,  GL54 3AD at 09:45 to start walking at 10:00.  The village is on the left side of the B4068 from Cheltenham to Stow. Don't take the first turn (downhill)  into the village but continue  to the bridge over the river Windrush  where there is a second turn giving easier access.The pub is about half way through the village. Parking at the pub is restricted so most people park along the other  side of the road.  Meet at about 9.45 the preorder lunch. 

Bookings for the walk to Peter Walker at 01242 515527 by the end of August please

Advance notice: The October walk will be on Tuesday, 9 October, led by Sue and Bob Allard The route and venue will be announced later.


Walk Report, 14 August, 2018

On Tuesday 14th August members of the Cheltenham and Gloucestershire NT Centre gathered at the attractive Bell Inn at Selsey to pre order their
lunch from a varied menu.

Our walk leaders Bill and Janet Cronin took us first to All Saints Church where we admired the stained glass windows which were commissioned from a company William Morris had founded, whose members included Bourne-Jones,
Rossetti, Madox Browne, Webb and William Morris.

It was a perfect day for a walk, warm and sunny with good visibility. From the church we walked up to the common and admired the views, over to the River Severn in one direction and Rodborough common in the opposite  direction.

We passed by a long barrow at the summit of which bonfires were lit to celebrate important occasions and further on passed the Selsey Millennium Stone which has a large metal disc at the top showing the direction to points of interest.

Our thanks go to Bill and Janet for organising such a lovely walk, and especially to Bill for being so informative on the way round.

Janet Smith.


Advance Notices

I now have walk leaders for the rest of 2018, with many thanks to all who have volunteered. I also have a volunteer to arrange the winter lunch for the group.


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