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Event Reports from South Midlands Group


Cold Aston, Gloucs, 11th Feb 2018.

11 Feb 2018 | South Midlands Group

South Midlands group returned to the Cotswolds today for an excellant 6.5 mile walk starting from Cold Aston, Gloucs.

Many thanks to John for discovering this walk and sharing it with us.

Cold Aston certainly lived up to its name today, but a little winter sunshine and spectacular views kept spirits high. Sixteen walkers, plus Frankie the dog, thoroughly enjoyed a very social and convivial walk.

Although cold, the weather remained dry for most of the walk, with only one passing snow storm which arrived with ...
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Swerford, Oxon, 14th Jan 2018.

14 Jan 2018 | South Midlands Group

Our programme for 2018 started today with a relatively easy 6 mile walk in North Oxfordshire, just outside the Cotswold aonb.

Despite the absence of some of our regular walkers, who had sucumbed to various 'man flu's' and chest infections, a healthy bunch of 14 guys, plus 1 lady and 1 dog, met for a ramble from Swerford.

Today's walk leader, the lovely Andrew, started the walk with a short history lesson, giving fascinating facts and figures of the origins of Swerford Castle, whilst standing upon the grassy mound that is all that is left of it today....
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Chipping Norton Xmas lunch.

17 Dec 2017 | South Midlands Group

It's not often that a South Midlands event starts a bit later than scheduled, so today was definitely a record when we held our annual Christmas celebrations a whole week later than initially intended.

Having awoken last Sunday to a heavy blanket of snow accross the whole region, it was a relief to see clear roads this morning and for a hastily rescheduled walk and Christmas lunch, to finally be able to go ahead.

Although the sunshine didn't manage to join us, we weren't going to be deterred by a little light drizzle, and 12 stoic walkers set off from the heart of Chipping Norton for a short 3....
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Welford on Avon, 12th Nov 2017.

13 Nov 2017 | South Midlands Group

At the end of the last report on a South Mids walk their excellent group coordinator Mark Parker denied that he was dictatorial, as the pantomime season approaches I have to say “oh yes he is”. But to be honest he only wants the best for his group. So I was told to do a walk near Stratford upon Avon. The first two routes I reccied were rejected by Mark. 1. Bidford. Being too near the Avon that might flood. 2. Hampton Lucy. Not having a pub stop/toilets at lunch time. At which point a new criteria of avoiding war memorials at 11....
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