Cirencester Ramblers

April 8th, Bournemouth Away Weekend

On Friday 8th April 44 members and guests from Cirencester Ramblers met at the Cumberland Hotel Bournemouth for a 3 night walking weekend. This art deco style hotel proved an ideal location to explore Bournemouth and enjoy 2 beautiful walks led by Stuart Dyer and John Appleby. As well as the walks the group found plenty to see and do in and around the Bournemouth area.

On Saturday we took a coach to New Swanage and walked back to the hotel, passing Old Harry Rocks and returning via the Studland Ferry.  Click here to read the walk report

On Sunday we travelled to Hengistbury Head and walked about 8 miles to Highcliffe Castle and back.  Click here to read the walk report

BM Balloon

Balloon rides in the park.

BM Eggman

The Red Arrows memorial to "Eggman" on East Overcliff Drive, close to the East Cliff Funicular Railway

BM Dinner

Dinner time at the hotel

BM Cumberland Hotel

The art deco style Cumberland Hotel

BM Poole Bay

A view of Poole Bay

BM Pier and Train

Bournemouth Pier and Land Train

Next Village Visit

After an excellent cream tea at Cricklade Street's Old Cafe in Cirencester in May the retired Ramblers planned their annual trip on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway for next month, on Wednesday 27th. June

Please meet at the Cheltenham Race Course Station at 10:30am. for the first steam train of the day.

The cost will be a little more this year as the line has been extended to Broadway.
Bill will buy the tickets for the group on the day. However, If Ramblers and friends want to buy tickets on line beforehand they are free to do so.

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

For further details contact, Bill Irving, tel 01285 650012

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.