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Event Reports


GLOUCESTER - 'A Day to Remember'

14 Nov 2018 | South Midlands Group

We were all thrilled to be joined by a cross group of 25 GOC'ers; ladies, gentlemen, three Group Coordinators, a Board member and a black labrador ...... friends, old and new.

We commemorated Remembrance Sunday at 11.00 with the congregation of Twigworth Church, near Gloucester, next to the war memorial, and then at the graveside of Ivor Gurney, the war poet, we heard one of his better known works; 'To His Love', then each dedicated a small remembrance. After this, moving moment, we rambled across the meadows ...
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Keighley Three Woods Walk

13 Nov 2018 | Transpennine Group

“There’s quite a lot of up to start with. But once we’re up we’re up!”

Kind words of encouragement from our walk leader Alex as our little group of seven set out from a wet and misty Keighley (at 10.00am sharp!!!!!).

Thirty minutes of climbing steeply onto the tops above Riddlesden and our first wood, a pine plantation towards Bucking Hill, was in the middle of being cleared and its charred burned remains looked like something out of the apocalypse and quite eerie in the mist....
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Green Chains from Falconwood- Sat 10 November

12 Nov 2018 | London Group

The Green Chain Walk has several strands as it crosses outer S.E London and today 11 regular members did a total of about 9 miles through Avery Hill, Southwood Park and Fairy Hill Park (No fairies seen---or were there?!) to The Tarn Bird Sanctuary which has a delightful lake presently covered in green algae and some inquisitive Canada Geese. The smaller Egyptian variety wisely stayed in the lake. We stopped for a warming Thermos coffee then proceeded along a few roads to Marvel and Alstead Woods with delightful Autumn colours and a sandwich lunch in a convenient park with scattered benches....
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10 November 2018: Streatley & Sundon to Harlington

11 Nov 2018 | Hertfordshire Group

Event led by John T Attendance: 10 men Distance: 7.64 miles (12.3 km) Time: start 11:14, end 15:05, lunch 28 minutes Terrain: pavement, track, field edge, field on/in urban, woodland, scrubland, road. Elevation: start 150m, high 182m, low 76m Weather: sunny intervals, 13°C with 13mph southerly winds, felt like 10°C (warm), dry until 1430, then heavy rain (!) for 15 minutes, 11°C (felt like 9°C), followed by rainbow, drizzle, overcast. Number of churches on the walk: 0 Number of golf courses on the walk: 0 Number of sewage works on the walk: 0

This was a 7....
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