Welcome to Kingswood Ramblers
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 offer a full programme of walks both in our local area and further afield. See our Walks page for full details, where you will also find advice on what to wear and carry on a walk. You would be very welcome to try two or three walks before deciding whether to join the Ramblers. You can join via the box on the right.
We also work with South Gloucestershire Council on footpath clearance and protecting paths.
News October 2016
Group AGM and quiz Wednesday 2nd November 7.30pm at Warmley Community Centre, Deanery Road, Warmley
Please support your group - come along and give us your views and ideas then take part in the quiz.
At present we do not have a Chairman or Footpath Secretary. If you feel that you could take on either of these positions please contact any committee member or come along on the night.
Southwold Group have asked us to advertise their upcoming Barn Dance:
Southwold Rambers Barn Dance
Saturday 19th November 7.30-11.00
at Chipping Sodbury Town Hall tickets £10 which includes buffet supper
Raffle proceeds to Cancer Research UK
Tickets available from Ann Dickson 07522 116509
Walking Group for Visiually Impaired Walkers
Kathryn Benjamin from Brunel Plus group is involved in setting up a Ramblers-affilitated walking group for visually impaired walkers to walk with sighted people, some of whom will act as guides.
They are looking for walk leaders and guides to support the programme. They're aiming to offer a walk a week, ranging from a 3 mile stroll to more challenging hikes. They hope to coincide the launch with the Bristol Walking Festival next May.
20th Anniversary Buffet
Twenty of us had a very enjoyable walk followed by a buffet and skittles at the Beaufort Hunt. Thanks to John Harris, Julia King and Roger Jones for making this a very enjoyable day. Photos of the event can be seen on the 'Photos' page.
South Gloucestershire Show
Over the two days of the show the Ramblers' stand was manned by members of Kingswood, Southwold and Severnside groups. As well as spreading the walking gospel those attending were able to see the rest of the show which included, amongst other things, dancing sheep.
Over the past few years we have kept a number of local footpaths clear of nettles and brambles. There is a lot of satisfaction in starting with a footpath that is impassable and ending with one that is totally free of obstructions.We meet at Warmley Station at 9.30am to travel to the area that we are clearing. We aim to finish by 12noon. We always need extra helpers. Please bring boots and a thorn proof pair of gloves.
If you are interested contact John Davis on 0117 9090535 for more details.
There are photos of recent footpath clearances on the 'News' page.
The next dates are: Saturday 8th October and Saturday 3rd December.
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