Cirencester Ramblers

2016 Village Visits

These are monthly "Village Visits" for retired members.  They usually meet middle of the week, middle of the month for a meal and social get together. Different folk organise them at a favourite pub or restaurant, often in a village where we have walked in the past. Where possible, travel is by bus from Cirencester – remember to bring your bus pass. They do not meet in December or January.

November 23rd Eleven retired Rambler's and friends met for their pre-Christmas Christmas lunch at the Lechlade Garden Centre.

October 19th Today's Village Visitors were fewer in number due to recovering from an operation and hosting family visitors. However though the 'magnificent seven' enjoyed a pleasant meal and two hours of social chitchat as usual.

September 22nd Eight retired Ramblers and friends at The Clock Tower in Charlton Kings,Cheltenham. A very pleasant meal. Here everyone is seriously thinking about the menu. The party became more lively as the food arrived.

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August 17th  Eleven retired Ramblers and friends met for lunch today at AV8 at Cotswold Airport. A most enjoyable lunch with cheerful chat inside and lots of aviation interest outside on the airfield.


The Group after enjoying a good lunch


A chance to view aircraft of all shapes and sizes.


As we leave we say goodbye to Grosmos Gromit

July 14th  There were 10 of us today. Numbers down due to holidays no doubt. The usual lively conversation over lunch mostly about a highly technical new car and how to drive it. Toby the landlord was the perfect host.


June 16th Fourteen retired Ramblers and friends enjoyed our annual steam train day out on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway.

Leaving Cheltenham Racecourse Station on the first steam train of the day we travelled via Winchcombe and Gotherington to Toddington to arrive in time for lunch.

Later we travelled via Laverton Halt to Winchcombe Station using both steam and diesel trains,this being a 'Blue Timetable' day, for afternoon tea. After tea the party including our current chairman and two past chairmen, their ladies, old and new friends, including our two Norwegian visitors returned to Cheltenham. A grand day out!


Members and their friends on the outward journey by steam train


Norman and Lucy Cherries with their granddaughters, Christine and Emma, on holiday from Norway.


Steam and Diesel trains working today

May 18th 10 retired Ramblers and friends met at The White Hart in Cricklade to enjoy an excellent lunch together with a great deal of banter. We especially enjoyed the instructions from John Hartley as to how to cook the perfect omelette! We also put the world to rights, as usual.

Paying the Bill

April 21st, Cirencester Retired Ramblers and friends drew 15 diners to The Plough Inn at Stratton,Cirencester. A very noisy and enjoyable time was had by all. The meal was made all the more enjoyable by the landlord's 15% on all main meals for April


March 17th, the retired Ramblers and friends met at The Eliot Arms in South Cerney. We had a very pleasant meal with 10 of the 'usual suspects'



February 25th, Today's village visit was at The Tavern at Kemble. Eleven friends causing chaos and enjoying lunch together in the sunshine.


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.