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A personal blog from the group's chairman, Shirley Poulton

August 2018

Another successful 4 months of walks have been in our programme since my April Ramblings. They were well received and well supported and included both long and short walks.

We held our Walk Leader’s BBQ last Saturday with some 41 people in attendance. Without these leaders, we would not have a programme, in turn we would not have a walk and we would not have such a fine and active group. The event was held at The Palmers Arms in Dorney and the 5 mile walk was led by Andrew Johnson and Brian Poulton. Thank you to them both for their efforts and THANK YOU TO ALL OUR WALK LEADERS . You do a grand job for all of us.

Our June coach trip to Chidham was very well supported with 50 ramblers enjoying a 5 mile walk, led by Douglas Buchanan and lovely lunch at the Bosham Inn. The small problem of the tide coming in rather sooner than  expected saw us clambering up the bank in search of drier ground at the top!! We all made it to the pub!! Thank you, Douglas, for another very successful outing.

We have our annual gathering for Cream Tea at The Seeby Hall in Sandhurst on Saturday 18th August. The walk starts at 2 and the tea at 3.30. Due to extensive building works at Eagle House School, we had to change our venue this year. You can still take part in a walk beforehand or just come along and enjoy a natter with like minded friends. Please add your name to the list on our website.

Bookings are now being taken for our coach trip to Hengitsbury Head on September 5th. Please add your name to the list on our website and NOTE:

The coach does not leave us at any point during this trip so if you are now a non-walker, please come along and enjoy the coach ride with lunch at The Riverside, Tuckton.

We are busy planning our Barn Dance for October so do keep a close eye on the website for booking this event. It is very popular and places get taken up very quickly.

I am sure I do not need to mention this but as it has been so hot recently, lots of water and sun screen are highly recommended. Leaders will be having more short breaks than normal, in order for walkers to keep hydrated.

I hope to catch up with as many of you as can make the Tea Party and don’t forget your £1 coins for the raffle!!

Happy Walking.