Category Archives: Ramblers

April Ramble, Brookend – Purton – Sharpness

Thursday 24th April
Ramblers Group

Brookend – Purton – Sharpness

led by Angela & Jane (see a copy of the poster here)

We will drive to the Lammastide Inn, Brookend, (GL13 9SF) from where we will begin our 5½ mile ramble. Good views of the Severn as we descend into Purton, where we will visit the little Church of St. John. Then we take the towpath alongside the canal, with a detour to see the Purton Hulks on the riverbank and the sight of the old Severn Railway bridge. Leaving the canal by the Marina at Sharpness, we make our way back across bridges and fields. Easy walking with just a couple of inclines, and about 12 stiles.

Lunch at The Lammastide Inn. We can order food before we start off on our walk, but they require numbers so please advise Angela on 832911 if you are coming.

More information and photos can be found on our facebook page.

18 members enjoyed a 5.5 mile ramble from the hamlet of Brookend, across fields to Purton where we visited the little church of St. John the Evangelist, before walking alongside the Gloucester – Sharpness Canal.  We saw the Purton Hulks and the remains of the old Severn Railway Bridge which was destroyed in October 1960.  We crossed back over the canal at Sharpness Marina and returned to The Lammastide Inn for our lunch.

March Ramble, Coates – Tarlton

Thursday 23rd March
Ramblers Group

Coates – Tarlton

led by Mary Saunders (see a copy of the poster here)

A fairly comfortable ramble both in distance and terrain. We will go over the railway to Coates Church and meander through the woodland eventually picking up the path towards Tarlton and back down the slope to the pub.
Lunch after at The Tunnel House, menu choices to be made at the pub before setting off. (There is a website for a preview but menus were not up-to-date).

More information and photos can be found on our facebook page.

After a wet start to the morning, we were lucky that the rain had stopped and the sun came out during the morning.  We walked 4.5 miles from Tunnel House, near Coates, across fields and along muddy woodland paths eventually picking up part of the Macmillan Way until we reached the village of Tarlton.  We had a look inside the tiny little church there, before returning across the fields to the pub which provided some excellent food.

February Ramble, Woodchester – Selsley

Thursday 23rd February
Ramblers Group

Woodchester – Selsley

led by Allison Hope (see a copy of the poster here)

Our February ramble was a 5 mile walk starting in North Woodchester.  We walked through fields and woodland leading up on Selsley Common, where the strong winds from ‘Storm Doris’ made the going quite difficult, until we descended again through the Vineyards leading down to Woodchester Park and South Woodchester.  From there we returned to our starting point and then drove back to the Britannia Inn, Nailsworth for our lunch.

More information and photos can be found on our facebook page.

November Ramble

Thursday 24th November
Ramblers Group

Beverston – Chavenage
led by Mike & Isabel (view poster here)

Meet outside Nailsworth Library at 9.30am, lifts available.

A short drive to The Tipputs Inn from where Mike and Isabel will take us for a 5 mile walk to Beverston Castle and return via Chavenage.
We will walk part of the MacMillan Way as well as crossing farmland and open fields.
The route is mainly on the level, with 5 or 6 stiles.

Lunch at The Tipputs Inn.

We will choose from their menu on the morning of the walk but please advise Mike (832739) or Isabel (833290) if you are coming as final numbers needed by Monday 24th November please. No boots to be worn inside pub.

£1 per walker, sorry no dogs.

More information and photos can be found on our facebook page.

This 7.2 mile ramble was led by Mike and Isobel, and the route took us from the Tipputs Inn, across fields to Beverston where we saw the castle and church. We returned via Chavenage, and we were lucky to have a dry if breezy morning which was perfect for our walk.
The next ramble will be in February next year.

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October Ramble

Thursday 27th October
Ramblers Group

Wotton-under-Edge – Wortley
led by Allison Hope (view poster here)

Meet outside Nailsworth Library at 9.30am, lifts available.

A 4½ mile walk starting at The Royal Oak in Haw Street. We will join the Cotswold Way, and after 3+ miles reach  Wortley from where we will walk across fields back to Wotton. There is one steep climb near the start, but we will be rewarded with lovely views from the top. From then the walk is  mainly level or downhill. 3 easy stiles

Lunch at The Royal Oak, Wotton-U-Edge.
Please choose from their lunch/OAP menu  (free tea/coffee for OAPs)
Please contact Allison with your order by Monday 24th October either by email  or ‘phone 01453 451867.

£1 per walker, sorry no dogs.

More information and photos can be found on our facebook page.

On a dry, mild but misty morning, 16 members drove to Wotton-under-Edge for a 5 mile ramble.  We walked down through the town and out in the direction of Coombe where we joined the Cotswold Way.  One very steep climb led us up to the hilltops above the hamlet of Wortley, and then downhill through wooded paths and open fields before returning to the town and our lunch at The Royal Oak.

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