Kingswood Ramblers

Avon Area

Welcome to Kingswood Ramblers

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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. 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 September 2018

Leaders' Training Courses

Ramblers Head Office is hoping to arrange training courses locally for existing and potential leaders. They will be designed to improve walk planning, map reading and generally boost a new leader's confidence.
When more details are received they will be posted on the website and Facebook page.
You will be advised by email if we have your email address.

Ramblers Bench

We have recently donated funds allocated from Ramblers Head Office to Siston Parish Council to install a bench on the Community Forest Path. 
The bench has now been installed - see the photos on the News page of the website and on our Facebook page.

Summer Get-together

This members' event was well supported despite the weather. See a full report in Avon Area News.

 

HELP PROTECT OUR PATHS

Whether you're a walker, nature lover or wild swimmer, you will understand the value and importance of our countryside paths for enabling us all to access the outdoors and do the things we love.

Our paths are one of Britain’s most precious assets, but they need your help to stay open.

Help us protect paths for the future >

As we prepare to leave the EU, the government is developing a new set of rules for how the countryside* will be managed long into the future, as part of the Agriculture Bill. The bill was published this week and we’re pleased to announce that it recognises the importance of public access to the countryside.

This is a big step on the way to ensuring that the bill protects our ability, and the ability of future generations, to access and enjoy the countryside. But we need the continued support of MPs as it makes its way through parliament, and we’d love you to help us by writing to your MP.
 

Write to your MP and join thousands of people across the country who are standing up for our paths ►

Become a path protector by writing to your MP and join us in calling for an Agriculture Bill that protects and enhances public rights of way.

Footpath Work

The monthly clearance of local footpaths is continuing with about a dozen volunteers available for this work. 
Recently we have increased our involvement with South Gloucestershire Council and now regularly assist their Footpath Officer in replacing broken stiles with kissing gates. 
We have a team of 5 who help with this work. We supply the tools and gloves so if you would like to know more please contact John Davis on 07745 118226.
We look forward to you joining the team.

In Case of Emergency ICE cards

These are waterproof cards that can be filled in with personal emergency contact details and medical information. Walk leaders will have these and we encourage you to complete one and keep it in an accessible place - such as the top pocket of your rucksack - so that the walk leader or emergency services can then use the ICE card to quickly access the information. Whenever you are out it is useful to have this information handy.

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.

For the latest copy of Avon Area News see http://www.avon-ramblers.org.uk/

 

 

 

 

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

Saturday, December 15, 2018