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 ninety. 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.


The next Walking Group walk, Tuesday, 2 July

The next NT Centre walk will be at Cranham let by Sue and Bob Allard on Tuesday, 2 July. We will meet at 9.45am on Cranham Common close to Cranham Primary School (GL4 8HS) and parking will be on the edge of the common.   The walk offers some wonderful views of the Cotswold countryside and lovely woods.  There are some uphill and downhill climbs which we will take slowly.  The walk is about four and a half miles in length.  We are going to have lunch at the Royal William Cranham  on the A46 for those who wish to join us and we would ask that everyone who wants to have lunch pre-books their menu choices DIRECTLY with the Royal William mentioning you are part of the National Trust Lunch.  Their web site is: where you will find the menu to choose from.  Their telephone number  is 01452 813650  . Their email address is:  The best approach to Cranham Common is off the A46 at Cranham Corner taking the right fork leading to Cranham village and then taking the third turning to the right onto Cranham Common. 

Anyone interested in joining this walk, and who didn't sign up at the walk on 11 June, please contact Bob and Sue on 01242 528985 .  Mobile on Day is  0773946667


Walk report, The Kilkeney and Linover Wood, 11 June

The weather on the night of 10 June was almost continuous rain, and the morning dawned dank and cloudy. Nevertheless eight hardy walkers and Dylan the dog gathered in the car-park of the Kilkeney Inn for a walk led by Pat and Tony Norman. By some sort of a miracle the rain held off till it started drizzling after lunch. The walk took us carefully and safely over the busy A436 and towards Foxcote, turning off right onto a lane in racing horse territory, familiar to some of us from other walks. We then crossed beautiful and occasionally muddy territory to Pegglesworth Home Farm from where we crossed the A436 again into Linover Wood. This ancient wood is owned by the Woodland Trust, and is always a pleasant place to visit.

On the other side of the wood we passed through fields and the yard of a farm whose name I haven't been able to discover. Here was more mud, some of it of a sinking-in variety, but we all managed to cross this without anyone getting stuck or falling over

So back to The Kilkeney, where Jules, Kevin and their team produced a lunch well up to their high standards.

A very enjoyable walk in spite of the weather, many thanks, Pat and Tony.

Peter Young.

Photo to come


Winter Lunch

The walking group lunch was a great success, and a good chat and a good meal was enjoyed by all. Many thanks to Janet Young for organising this event.


Advance news

I now have promises of walks up till August 2019, which is excellent. Offers from walk leaders for the rest of the year will be welcome!

Peter Young


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