Cirencester Ramblers

March10th 2016 Torquay Walk

On the 10th March 19 members and guests departed from the Toorak Hotel on a 6 mile walk. The group walked down to the harbour and ascended through an area of grand villas to Lincombe Drive where they walked along the edge of the steeply wooded Lincombe Slopes until they reached the “castle”. This folly was a gate way to Castle Tor in the early 20th century.

Shortly after the castle they descend the Lincombe Slopes to Kent’s Cavern and a coffee stop at its café. The walkers continued down the wooded slopes to Ilsham Valley and Meadfoot Beach where they joined the SW Coast Path back to Torquay harbour. Along the way they went up and down numerous steps; but were rewarded with wonderful views of coves and the Torbay coastline as far as Brixham and Berry Head. Arriving back at the harbour the walkers made there own way back to the hotel stopping for refreshments at various cafes and hostelries.

We gather outside the Toorak Hotel ready for the walk

A collection of views from the first half of the walk

The "castle" inspired by Castle Drogo

A collection of views from the second half of the walk

Making our way along the South West Coast Path

Sand Drawings to order on Torquay Beach





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.