Newsletter Spring 2016


The minutes from the AGM will be sent out in due course, however items discussed and some of the decisions that were made have been summarised below.


Walk Programme 2016

You should all by now have a copy of the 2016 walk programme (sent out by Steve on 14th February). This year we have included information on the area planned by each of the walk leaders. It is hoped that this will help you to identify the particular walks you would like to attend, and that you will now able to add the particular dates to your diary.


PLEASE NOTE to avoid a walk being cancelled unnecessarily we ask that you contact the walk leader by 6pm on the Friday evening if you intend walking. As long as there is a “car full” the walk will take place. Giving 36 hours notice will make the planning of transport for linear walks easier, and the required arrangements for private parking if needed.


Mid-Week Walks

Many members who have regular commitments over the weekend have asked if it might be possible to arrange mid-week walks. As an experiment a number of walks will be arranged this year and take-up will be monitored. Steve Andrews has sent an email to all members asking them to contact him if they wish to be informed about these additional walks.


Membership Card.

All those who were able to attend the AGM received a membership card. It has been designed small enough to fit into a wallet or purse and contains the dates of all scheduled walks as well as the contact details of the committee. If you produce the card when purchasing goods at Cotswold it will be accepted as proof of membership and thus entitle you to a 15% discount. For those members who were unable to attend the AGM you will receive your card shortly in the post.



Walking Weekends and Holidays 2016

  1. Winter holiday Chalet Varena in Corvara: March 2016

This, the first holiday of the year and is fully booked.

  1. Spring Walking Weekend 2016 – Dovedale, Derbyshire. 15th-18th April 2016

We will be staying at HF’s Pevril of the Peak in the fabulous Peak District. This holiday is now fully booked. If you wish to be added to the waiting list should places become available please contact Sarah Andrew.

  1. Summer Holiday 2016 in the Picos de Europa with Hike Pyrenees 3rd-10thJuly 2016.

19 members have booked this two centre holiday with Hike Pyrenees and again this is now fully booked.

  1. Autumn Walking Weekend 2016 – Glaramara, Keswick – 23rd -26th September 2016

We have a booking for Glaramara near Keswick in the North Lakes. The hotel has been newly refurbished so along with the wonderful walking it should be a real treat. This holiday is now fully booked. If you wish to be added to the waiting list should places become available please contact Sarah Andrew.


Summer and Christmas Parties

We have been holding our annual Christmas party at Eaton Golf Club for several years and following a discussion during the AGM it was decided that this year we might try somewhere new. A number of alternative venues (and menus) are being explored for both the summer and winter parties this year and we will be sending out more details about this shortly.