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

The next Village Visit for retired Ramblers and friends will be on Wednesday 18th July at The Eliot Arms, South Cerney. A table is booked from midday. There is a regular Stagecoach 51/51a bus Service to the village.

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

For further details contact, Bill Irving, tel 01285 650012.


Advance notice of the August visit, Wednesday August 22nd 2018. We will meet for lunch at midday at the Beefeater Restaurant, King's Meadow,Cirencester

Our Forthcoming Events

Gloucester Quays - Walk & Boat Trip 9th September 2018

A 5.5 mile leisurely morning walk in the Gloucester Quays area including the Severn Way, Glevum Way and Sharpness Canal.  At 2.30 pm there is the option of a 45 mins boat trip at a cost of £5 pp (normal non-group rate is £6.50). Those that want to come along please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  by 1 June 2018

Mid week Break 2018 at Torquay

Monday 8th October 2018. Click here for full details.

Away Weekend 2019

March 22 to 24 with option to extend to 3 or 4 night break - Staying at The Pines Hotel, Swanage with long and short walks on the Saturday and Sunday.  For further information contact Rosemary Bailey 01666 577755 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.