Cirencester Ramblers

March 8th to 10th, A Taste of the West Country

Thirty one members and guests took part in a 4 night break at the Toorak Hotel, Torquay between Monday 7th and Friday 11th March. In addition to the 2 walks (see separate walk reports) there was plenty going on to keep everyone entertained for the week.

On Tuesday, after the morning walk, there was a cream tea in the afternoon which many enjoyed. In addition, Phil Hardy very kindly brought along some of his 80th Birthday Cake to share with us.

Wednesday was a free day so everyone could explore the Torbay area and further afield. A free ticket to the nearby Torre Abbey was included as part of the package.

On Thursday there was another morning walk andin the afternoon we enjoyed a cheese and cider tasting session. After this a few of us had a game of ten pin bowling with Kathryn being the winner. Following dinner some of the group took part in a quiz and a team from Cirencester Ramblers won first prize for the second year running. The winning team were Dave, Ruth, Mary, John, Andrew & Steve (unfortunately John was cut off the photo taken on a phone but we have added him in!)

The group enjoy dancing the night away

A Cream Tea and Phil's Birthday Cake

We sample a selection of local cheeses and ciders

Dinner and Evening entertainment

The winning Quizz Team

I'm sure he's got more custard than me!



Next Village Visit

Our next lunch will be at mid day on Wednesday 28th February at The Plough Inn, Stratton, Cirencester.

Getting there could be part of a walk based on Cirencester Rambler's Walks Round Cirencester number two. This follows a route from Cirencester's Market place to Stratton and on to Baunton before returning to Cirencester. (The leaflet for this walk costs 20p and is available from the Tourist Information Office or from the Cirencester Town Council Information point)

As usual all members and their friends are welcome to join us

For further details contact, Bill Irving, tel 01285 650012

Our Forthcoming Events

Quiz Night
Wednesday 21st February, at Ampney Crucis Village Hall, 19:00 for a start at 19:30

Away Weekend 2018 at Ilfracombe

Friday April 13th to April 15th (2 nights) with option of an extra night before and/or after. Click here for full details

Mid week Break 2018 at Torquay

Monday 8th October 2018. Click here for full details