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, 13 August


Meet at the Eliot Arms, Silver street, South Cerney. GL7 5UA. Parking in front and at rear of pub.

Walk will start at 1000 hrs.

The walk is about 5 miles long, flat, along canal tow paths, lakes and what was a railway line. A couple of user friendly stiles.

Please contact me (Janet) on or before Friday 9th August if you want to come on the walk and check out the enclosed menu and let either Peter or me know your requests if you plan to have lunch there. See below for the menu.

My phone number is 01242 230183

Peter's contact details are 01242 520459 or  by email

Mobile number on the day 07951 531723


Walk report, Cranham, 2 July

On Friday July 2nd.nine of us enjoyed a delightful walk in the Cranham area. Having parked on the common, near the school, we set off and were soon in the woods which was lovely and cool on a warm summers day.

Having completed the four and a half miles, up hill and down dale, and enjoyed so many magnificent views, we returned to our cars and travelled to the Royal William for lunch.

The leisurely pace was much appreciated by us all and the climb well worth it.

Our thanks go to Sue and Bob Allard for arranging such a lovely walk for us all to enjoy.

Audrey Spencer.


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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