Gloucester Cathedral Ramblers was re-formed in 2012 after a period of dormancy following the previous leader’s departure. Over 200 people have walked with the Ramblers; some 50 people are currently on the mailing list. With other commitments, most Ramblers join about four walks each year. It is not necessary to worship at Gloucester Cathedral to walk with the Ramblers. New members are always most welcome.
At least one walk is planned each month, usually on a Saturday. The walk standards are ‘easy’ - a walk of about five miles over relatively flat terrain - and ‘challenging’ - a walk of 12 to 15 miles over undulating terrain including some steep climbs and descents. In the main, easy and challenging walks are planned in alternate months. Easy walks generally end with a pub lunch or, in summer months, a picnic, and challenging walks include a pub lunch or a picnic en-route.
Some of the easy walks, and most of the challenging walks, have followed waymarked trails so that there is a sense of achievement on completing the entire route. The Gloucestershire Way (100 miles) has been walked twice, the Wysis Way (55 miles) and a 60 mile stretch of the Monarch’s Way have also been walked. The Ramblers should complete The Three Choirs Way (100 miles) in mid-September 2023 and will then start walking an 80-mile stretch of The Macmillan Way from Epwell to Bradford-on-Avon. Stretches of the Cotswold Canals Walk and the Severn Way have been used for a number of the easy walks.
The meeting point is generally Gloucester Cathedral, usually between 08.30am and 09.30am. The principal walk-leader is Peter Barrett who may be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org. Ramblers are kept updated on the future programme by email; however, text messages are used for short notice changes of plan.
You can click on the button below to download the programme of walks for 2023-24.2023-24 walks
Reports from previous walks are also available to download here:Three Choirs Way - British Camp to WorcesterHazleton to Salperton and returnThree Choirs Way - Worcester to Munderfield RowStoke Park, BristolThree Choirs Way - Munderfield Row to HerefordUpton St Leonards - Prinknash-Upton