Welcome to Kingswood Ramblers
We are part of the Ramblers, the charity that helps everyone, everywhere, enjoy walking and protects the places we all love to walk. Kingswood Group is one of the groups in the Avon Area of the Ramblers.
We are an active and friendly group with an all year round programme of walks both in our local area and further afield. Sunday walks range between 6 and 10 miles. We have shorter Wednesday evening walks from April to September as well as some shorter morning weekday walks. See our Walks page for full details, where you will also find advice on what to wear and carry on a walk. If you think you'd enjoy walking with us please feel free to come out with us a couple of times to try us out before deciding to join the Ramblers Association.
Latest News February 2018
A belated Happy New Year to everyone. The main event since the last proramme was the Mince Pie Bake-off. A good number of entries were judged in pouring rain on the last walk before Christmas - the winner was John Davis. Look out for a Summer Bake-off later in the year. The days are now getting longer and Spring will soon be here. So get out rambling and enjoy it. Remember - we are walkers - we laugh at bad weather!
Bristol WalkFest 1-31 May 2018
Please see www.bristolwalkfest.com for details.
Whether you like historical tours, nature walks, exploring street art, walking sports, or you just want to get fit, and enjoy some fresh air, there is something for everyone.
The mostly free events are for all ages, and all levels of fitness are welcome – walk distances range from less than a mile to more than ten.
Bristol Walk Fest 2018 is coordinated by Active Ageing Bristol, a collaboration between Bristol Sport Foundation, The Anchor Society and St Monica Trust, in partnership with the LinkAge Network and Bristol Ramblers, with investment from the TravelWest Fund.
Please note: Active Ageing Bristol, LinkAge Network and Bristol Ramblers are not responsible for the delivery of walks or events. Walks and events may be subject to change from details on the website, so we recommend you always check details with the organiser before you attend a walk or event.
There are a number of walks with a theme in the next few months led by members of various groups in the Avon Area. You can get full details from each group's website or Avon Area http://www.avon-ramblers.org.uk.
Kingswood's contribution will be a wildflower themed walk in June, the details will be on the next programme.
22nd April Brunel Group "Bristol South Skyline" 6 miles
13th May Norton Radstock Group "Battle of Sedgemoor" 9.5 miles
In Case of Emergency ICE cards
These are waterproof cards that can be filled in with personal emergency contact details and medical information. Walk leaders will have these and we encourage you to complete one and keep it in an accessible place - such as the top pocket of your rucksack - so that the walk leader or emergency services can then use the ICE card to quickly access the information. Whenever you are out it is useful to have this information handy.
Wednesday Evening Programme Secretary needed
After organising the Wednesday evening programme for a number of years Keith will be stepping down at the end of this year. Therefore we need somebody to take over this position.
If you come on these walks would you be able to prepare future programmes? If so, speak to Keith or any committee member to find out more.
Latest Avon Area News:
Here is the latest copy of Avon Area News, it is also available on the Avon Area website. There is a potential for significant cost savings if members access this online rather than via post.
Avon Area News February 2018
We now have a team of eleven and meet on a Saturday morning on a regular basis, usually monthly, to maintain our local paths. We always need extra help as not everyone is available each month.
We meet at Warmley Station car park at 9.30 am and aim to finish by 12 noon. If you want to join us please contact John Davis 0117 9090535.