September Ramble, Brimpsfield

Thursday 28th September
Ramblers Group


led by John & Sally (see a copy of the poster here)

Meet outside Nailsworth Library at 9.30am for a drive to BRIMPSFIELD VILLAGE HALL (GL4 8LD approx).

John & Sally will take us on a 4.3 mile walk through woods and open fields, plus short distance along roads. One fairly steep climb, 12 stiles and several gates. Mud in places so walking boots recommended!

Lunch at The Royal George, Birdlip.
Menus on Library notice board, or can be seen here (mains and value sections)
Menu choices needed by Sunday Sept 24th, contact John on 01453 751772.

£1 per walker. Sorry no dogs.

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

John and Sally took 13 walkers for a 4.5 mile walk, starting from the Village Hall in the village of Brimpsfield. We were blessed with a beautiful warm, sunny morning, but the paths were very wet and slippery from rain over the last few days.
Walking through woodland and hidden valleys, we came to Caudle Green and then returned to our starting point before driving to The Royal George at Birdlip for our lunch.

August Ramble, Leckhampton

Thursday 24th August
Ramblers Group

National Star College, Leckhampton

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

Meet outside Nailsworth Library at 9.30am and drive to National Star College, Leckhampton (GL53 9QU).

A six mile walk taking in Leckhampton Hill, Charlton Kings Common, Seven Springs and returning via Coberley. Lovely views and only a few stiles. Lunch after at Star Bistro.

We can order on the morning of the walk but menu is attached and will be emailed around for previews

Further details if required from Mary 01453 832749.

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

Fifteen members drove to the National Star Centre at Ullenwood and Mary took us on a 6.8 mile walk across Charlton Kings Common, Leckhampton Hill and on to Seven Springs before returning via the pretty village of Coberley.

Although quite long, the walk was fairly easy with only a few stiles. The weather was warm and mainly dry, perfect for walking. 

We returned to the Star Centre for our meal.

July Ramble, Eastcombe

Thursday 27th July
Ramblers Group

Eastcombe – Toadsmoor – Lypiatt

led by Elspeth & Caroline (see a copy of the poster here)

Starting from The Lamb at Eastcombe, this is a 4-5 mile walk which takes us down through the Toadsmoor valley, before uphill paths through woods, fields and lanes bring us to the Lypiatts.

Several stiles and some overgrown paths.

Lunch at The Lamb, Eastcombe.
A copy of the menu is at the Library or can be seen on their website here.

Menu choices need to be in by Sunday 23rd July.

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

The 4.8 mile walk started at The Lamb Inn, Eastcombe and took us down through the Toadsmoor Valley and woods, before climbing up to open ground at Lypiatt with views over the Stroud Valleys and the Severn beyond.
More woodland paths took us back towards Eastcombe but unfortunately three of us got attacked by stinging insects resulting in Angela going to A&E.
Nevertheless, we enjoyed the walk and stayed dry which was a bonus.

July, Hauser & Wirth and Kilver Court Visit

Tuesday July 18th Outing
Hauser & Wirth and Kilver Court

“Hauser & Wirth Somerset is a pioneering world-class gallery and multi-purpose arts centre, which acts as a destination for experiencing art, architecture and the remarkable Somerset landscape through new and innovative exhibitions of contemporary art. A landscaped garden, designed for the gallery by internationally renowned landscape architect Piet Oudolf, includes a 1.5 acre perennial meadow, which sits behind the gallery buildings.”

We will be given a 90 minute guided tour of both gallery and garden. Lunch or a lighter Brunch is available in the restaurant (check the website for details here) but booking is essential. It is also possible to take a picnic but this must be eaten in their Education Room as picnics are not allowed in the grounds- coffee/tea can be purchased to eat there.

“Owned by Mulberry founder and English designer Roger Saul, Kilver Court Gardens and Garden Nursery are housed within the grounds of a regenerated textile mill in the heart of Somerset, which is home to the Kilver Court Designer Village and restaurants.”

Hidden in the heart of Somerset are Kilver Court gardens which are carefully maintained all year round for the public to enjoy. The 3.5 acre gardens are set against a 19th Century viaduct, providing an impressive architectural backdrop to the already stunning gardens. Highlights of our gardens include: a reproduction of George Whitelegg’s Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medal winning rockery, parterre, an organic vegetable garden, herbaceous borders and a mill pond.

In the new garden nursery Roger aims to provide a total experience for garden lovers. There will be an eclectic mix of the very best herbaceous, alpine and subtropical plants for sale which Roger has found by scouring the country and selecting from specialist plant suppliers and growers.  Many of these plants will also be featured in the garden’s newly restored borders and visitors can be inspired by plant combinations, colours and settings. Customers will also be able to browse the shop, stocked with garden tools, antiques and outdoor furniture.

Details of this trip can be seen on the notice board in the reception area at the library and you can add your name to the list in the Tourist Office or contact Heather if you would like to come. Timings and other information will be sent out nearer the date.

Please would all those signed up now pay for the trip. The cost is £20 to include entrance fees and coach travel. Payment may be made by sending a cheque to Marjorie or by Internet transfer – please contact Marjorie for details. Please make it clear if doing a bank transfer who the payment is coming from by writing your name in the reference box.

Contact details

Marjorie Condie – cheques payable to the Nailsworth Society Gardening group and sent to Springmount House, Inchbrook, Nailsworth, GL6 0NR
Email –
Tel – 01453 835648

June, Daglingworth House Garden Visit

For those that have signed up:

Cars will leave from outside the library at 1.45 pm.
You will be contacted later this week if we would like to take you up on your offer of transport,  otherwise lifts will be allocated on the day. If you wish to go straight to the garden please let me know so that we do not wait for you.
Please have £6 exactly ready for the entrance fee which Marjorie will collect in Nailsworth. There are no teas available at this garden but plenty of places in Cirencester and of course The Jolly Nice Café on the way home.

If you have not yet signed up and would like to go:

Please add your name to the list in the Tourist Office (a small black file at the back of the leaflet stand on the desk) or contact Heather (details below).

Heather Cunild – email :  or  tel : 01453 832553