15 August 2017 - Walk cancelled
This Thursdays (17th Aug) walk has been cancelled. This is to let members attend the funeral of a long standing member.
8 August 2017 - Devon Area Photographic Competition
All you budding photographers out there, fancy your picture in print then why not enter the Area competition. Closing date is 31 October 2017. Terms and conditions apply.
28 July 2017 - Welcome to our new website
Our new website is clearer with a more up to date look and feel. Pages have been rationalised to make navigation easier and more intuitive.
Our most popular pages remain within easy reach. The most popular is the gallery and is just one click away from our homepage.
Our gallery page is now fed by our Flickr Group.
We hope all visitors find our new website informative and enjoyable.
11 July 2017 - Two Moors Way
There is now a website for the Two Moors Way www.twomoorsway.org
The link appears on our LINKS page
INVITATION to attend the 2017 Annual General Meeting of South Devon Ramblers
All our members are warmly invited to attend this years AGM which is to be held in the Isadora Duncan suite at The Redcliffe Hotel, Marine Drive, Paignton TQ3 2NL at 7pm on Wednesday 8 November 2017. I am assured there is ample parking and there will, of course, be a bar.
All your favourite guest stars will be there! We are working on a new streamlined version this year to allow more time for some social interaction!
I know the hard working members of your committee are always heartened by a good turn out and we have booked a large room in anticpation of your continued support.
See you there.
HEALTH and SAFETY ISSUE
The committee have responded to suggestions that it is deemed advisable for members to carry essential information when walking. Fortunately instances of a rambler having an accident or falling ill are very rare and we are well versed in how to contact emergency services. However, essential medical information would also be helpful in these cases and it would also be good to know who to call and have this information readily to hand.
A simple information sheet is now available and being given out by Val. We have also sourced an A6 size clear plastic pocket to hold the sheet and keep it dry. The information you provide is seen only in an emergency by those who are at the scene.
There is no cost to members, nor is it in any way compulsory but we all feel this is a very sensible precaution to take.
Any further info from any member of the committee.
Walks Partnership: www.thewalkingpartnership.org.uk.
South Devon Ramblers has recently joined The Walking Partnership. This new partnership, supported by Ramblers Worldwide Holidays, provides direct financial contributions to our group to help with organising group walks, encouraging people to get out walking, helping to clear and improve footpaths, providing equipment to help walkers etc. Over the past 65 years, Ramblers Worldwide Holidays has given many millions of pounds to assist walking charities and conservation projects in Britain and the countries they visit on their worldwide holidays. Now our group can benefit directly.
Ramblers Worldwide Holidays operate group walking holidays in the UK and all around the world. Each holiday is accompanied by a qualified walks leader, so you can leave all the organising to them and just enjoy meeting like minded people and of course, some fantastic walking. Holidays are graded in terms of difficulty, and there is a full range from sightseeing right up to hut-to-hut mountain treks. Take a look at their website on www.ramblersholidays.co.uk or give them a call on 01707 33113
Remember when you book to quote the name of our group, and we will then receive a contribution of £10 per person on UK holidays, £20 per person on short haul holidays, and £30 per person on long haul holidays. This extra funding could really make a difference to us!