Kingswood Ramblers

Avon Area

Welcome to Kingswood Ramblers

Cotswold Way

We are part of the Ramblers, the charity that helps everyone, everywhere, enjoy walking and protects the places we all love to walk. Kingswood Group is one of the groups in the Avon Area of the Ramblers.
We are an active and friendly group with an all year round programme of walks both in our local area and further afield. Sunday walks range between 6 and 10 miles. We have shorter Wednesday evening walks from April to September as well as some shorter morning weekday walks. See our Walks page for full details, where you will also find advice on what to wear and carry on a walk. If you think you'd enjoy walking with us please feel free to come out with us a couple of times to try us out before deciding to join the Ramblers Association.

Latest News October 2017

Update from Ramblers Chief Executive Officer

Here is a link to an update from Ramblers CEO containing information on various Ramblers campaigns, information for walk leaders and volunteers:

Update from Ramblers CEO

Fred Peddle

We have recently heard of the death of Fred Peddle aged 91. Fred and his wife Dorothy, who died some years ago, were at the group's inaugural meeting. He was our first chairman and also led a number of walks. Our condolences go out to his family.

SOS Snip Our Stiles

We know that some members are doing this already - but have you been on a walk, either with a group or by yourself and come across an overgrown stile? If this happens you either battle through it or take a different path. If a stile is overgrown and not used the path up to it will also become overgrown and not used.
To remedy this we are asking you to take a pair of secateurs with you on your walks and spend a few minutes cutting back the overgrowth. You'll be amazed how quickly a stile can be made more accessible.
For more information about the footpath work that the group does see below or contact John Davis 07745 118226 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Ideal for Christmas

Looking for the perfect gift for someone who loves walking or is keen to get started? Ramblers gift membership could be the answer as members benefit from: a choice of over 45000 group led walks each year; full access to Ramblers' Routes online library; quaterly editions of Walk magazine; fantastic offers from our partners, including 15% off at Cotswold Outdoor and an extra 10% off at Go Outdoors; access to our extensive map library. 
For more information visit www.ramblers.org.uk and click on 'become a member' then scroll to 'gift membership'.

Latest Avon Area News:

Here is the latest copy of Avon Area News, it is also available on the Avon Area website. There is a potential for significant cost savings if members access this online rather than via post.

Avon Area News October 2017

Walk Updates

If we don't have your email address you will not receive details of amendments to the programme or notice of events unless you check the website. So that you can be kept informed please send an email with the subject 'keeping in touch' to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Footpath Clearance

We now have a team of eleven and meet on a Saturday morning on a regular basis, usually monthly, to maintain our local paths. We always need extra help as not everyone is available each month.
We meet at Warmley Station car park at 9.30 am and aim to finish by 12 noon. If you want to join us please contact John Davis 0117 9090535.

 

 

 

Join the Ramblers

As a Ramblers Member you can ralogo200x157
  • be part of Britain’s biggest walking charity
  • join a community of over 110,000 members
  • enjoy a wide range of membership benefits
  • choose from 38,000 led walks a year across England, Scotland and Wales
  • help us continue our charitable work to protect Britain’s footpaths and promote walking

Support your walking group

We receive funding every time you take a holiday with Ramblers Worldwide Holidays. Click image for more information:

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Cotswold Outdoor

As a Ramblers Member, there's now a 15% discount available at Cotswold Outdoor. They have stores in Bristol and Bath.
The discount is also available online.

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Kingswood Ramblers Facebook page

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We encourage members to 'like' our page, post comments and photos of walks in Visitor Posts

Walks Information

Unless otherwise stated we meet at Warmley Station car park to lift share to the start of the walk.

The time stated is the time we leave the car park so allow time for directions/car share.

If you wish to bring a dog it is essential that you check with the leader first as it may not be possible due, for instance, to lambing time or fields with cattle.

For more information contact the leader. In adverse weather conditions check the website or phone the leader to check the walk is going ahead.

What you need to wear and bring with you:

  • walking boots and socks
  • waterproofs and warm clothing in winter
  • packed lunch - we sometimes stop at a pub for a drink only
  • snacks and drinks for morning coffee stop
  • plenty of water
  • sunhat and suncream in Summer
  • rucksack to carry it all in!

Walking Tip:

if you have boots on but need to put on your waterproof overtrousers just put a plastic carrier bag over your boot then the overtrousers will slide on easily

Shop at Tesco?

You can now join the Ramblers by using £11 Tesco Clubcard Vouchers to swap for your first years membership. Click on the Clubcard Logo for details.

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Monday, November 20, 2017