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Event Reports from Western Midlands Group

 

TITHE Isn't Everything - Nr Gloucester - 1st Oct 2017

9 Oct 2017 | South Midlands, South Wales, West Wales, Western Midlands, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire & North Somerset Groups

ASHLEWORTH - Near Gloucester 1st October 2017 ........what a pleasure it was to see walkers from Wales, S.Mids, W.Mids and Oxford groups as well as the local Glos / Bristol group.....accompanied by some four legged friends. Our moderate 7 mile circular riverside walk, led by Jon and Max, was free of rain and took in some local churches, the impressive tithe barn at Ashleworth and ended up in the very quirky and snug Boat Inn .....think some of em are still there !!! ........ a very nice Autumn stroll out
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Wild Camping on Dartmoor 30th June – 2nd July 2017

8 Jul 2017 | Devon, London, Western Midlands, Adventure Out Groups

The wooden footbridge over the East Okement River was the only man-made object visible from our Friday night camping spot. Although we were only an hour’s walk from the centre of Okehampton, the steep-sided valley gave a feeling of remoteness and seclusion from the outside world. As darkness settled over the moors and pastures, the sheep fell silent and the only sound was water.

This trip, which had been long in the planning, brought together GOC members from London, the West Midlands and Devon. We were a small but select group – just four people in fact – but it was definitely a case of less being more....
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Canal Treats ...... near Cheltenham

7 Jun 2017 | South Midlands, Western Midlands, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire & North Somerset Groups

A lovely group of old friends, and new faces joined up near Cheltenham for a generally dry circular last weekend, by the Glos & Wilts group.

With five group coordinators, three dogs and a trustee ..... it made for a lively walk !!

Following the line of the old canal, the group swung round through fields and pasture, returning back for CAKE !! one to remember our 43 years since our founding in 1974.

A particular big thanks to those that came over from Oxon and Avon ...... Jon S.
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Women only walking weekend at Chepstow

30 Apr 2016 | Berkshire & Mid Thames, Cambridge, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, East Kent, East Midlands, Essex, Hertfordshire, Home Counties Midweek, Lake District, Lincoln, London, Milton Keynes & Buckinghamshire, Norfolk, North East, North Wales, Oxford, Scotland, Solent, Somerset, South Midlands, South Wales, Suffolk, Surrey, Sussex, Transpennine, West Kent, West Wales, Western Midlands, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire & North Somerset Groups

This was a GOC first--a women only walking weekend.

Women are under represented in the Club so to try and encourage more women to get involved in their local groups, the trustees had approved a limited number of women only events, to try and address this issue.

The aim is to get a nucleus of women walking with all the groups, which can only benefit everyone involved with the Club.

I limited the number to 30 for the whole event.This was mainly because finding a venue that could cater for this amount of people for the planned Saturday evening meal, was difficult....
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