Kingswood Ramblers

Avon Area

Welcome to Kingswood Ramblers

Cotswold Way

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.

Themed Walks

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

Walk Updates

If we don't have your email address you will not receive details of amendments to the programme or notice of events unless you check the website. So that you can be kept informed please send an email with the subject 'keeping in touch' to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Footpath Clearance

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.

 

 

 

Join the Ramblers

As a Ramblers Member you can ralogo200x157
  • be part of Britain’s biggest walking charity
  • join a community of over 110,000 members
  • enjoy a wide range of membership benefits
  • choose from 38,000 led walks a year across England, Scotland and Wales
  • help us continue our charitable work to protect Britain’s footpaths and promote walking

Support your walking group

We receive funding every time you take a holiday with Ramblers Worldwide Holidays. Click image for more information:

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Cotswold Outdoor

As a Ramblers Member, there's now a 15% discount available at Cotswold Outdoor. They have stores in Bristol and Bath.
The discount is also available online.

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Kingswood Ramblers Facebook page

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We encourage members to 'like' our page, post comments and photos of walks in Visitor Posts

Walks Information

Unless otherwise stated we meet at Warmley Station car park to lift share to the start of the walk.

The time stated is the time we leave the car park so allow time for directions/car share.

If you wish to bring a dog it is essential that you check with the leader first as it may not be possible due, for instance, to lambing time or fields with cattle.

For more information contact the leader. In adverse weather conditions check the website or phone the leader to check the walk is going ahead.

What you need to wear and bring with you:

  • walking boots and socks
  • waterproofs and warm clothing in winter
  • packed lunch - we sometimes stop at a pub for a drink only
  • snacks and drinks for morning coffee stop
  • plenty of water
  • sunhat and suncream in Summer
  • rucksack to carry it all in!

Walking Tip:

if you have boots on but need to put on your waterproof overtrousers just put a plastic carrier bag over your boot then the overtrousers will slide on easily

Sunday, April 22, 2018