Swindon Walking Festival
Did you know that through the month of May Swindon will be holding a walking festival? In conjunction with 'Walking for Health' everyone is being asked to get outdoors for a walk or alternatively cycle. Free pedometers are being provided so that you can count how far you have walked. To take part all you need to do is turn up! Click here for more information.
Volunteer Development Day - Bristol
The Ramblers are holding a further Volunteer Development Day on Saturday 4th July in Bristol. The day will be full of sessions covering Walk Leading to Rights of way. For further details of the event please click here.
The previous volunteer day was held in Salisbury and was a great success. Some sessions were over subscribed so please book early to ensure you get your place.
A new initiative, more walks.
Joint walks for Ramblers and Health Walkers, c 2 hours distance 5 miles.
Thursday 7th May. Start 10.00am, Choristers Green in the Close. A walk above Harnham, past chalk pits and back across the meadows and along the meadows.
Thursday 4th June. Start 10.00am, The Green, Laverstock. A walk to Clarendon Palace (possibly with a talk on its history)
These are part of the Salisbury Walking for Health campaign. The group is introducing longer walks up to five miles in conjunction with the Ramblers.
Winners: South Wilts Heavy Gang
Well done to the Heavy Gang, winners of the Ramblers President's Volunteer Award in the Protecting Where We Walk category
Norman received the news in a letter this week from the Ramblers President, Kate Ashbrook. She offered her 'congratulations' and 'heartfelt thanks' to Norman and the gang for all they do to enable more people to enjoy walking. She stated that there was a tremendous vote for the short listed nominations, 'a tribute to the gang's expertise, skill and enthusiasm'.
All of us who walk in Heavy Gang territory are frequently delighted that our pathway through and enjoyment of the countryside has been made so much more accessible by new gates, stiles, steps and bridges.
Fantastic news. Well deserved recognition.
Our Web Presence
Several questions have been asked relating to the web pages that Wiltshire Ramblers have. A document has been created in order to explain what our 'Web Presence' is, the WebSites which contribute to it and how you can keep up to date.
Click Here to Access the Document