Cirencester Ramblers

2015, September 6th, Portsmouth Trip

On Sunday 6th September 53 members and guests “set sail” for Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. The group arrived at the Dockyard at 10am and then went their separate ways to explore the many exhibits on a day of glorious sunshine until it was time to return to the coach at 4.30pm.

The entrance fee included access to the Mary Rose Museum where it was possible to view the remains of the ship’s hull, which sank in 1545, and thousands of artefacts recovered from the wreck when it was brought to the surface in 1982. The other main attractions inside the Dockyard included HMS Victory, HMS Warrior, HMS M.33, a harbour cruise plus other museums and exhibitions.

Nearby was the Gunwharf Quays, a large retail complex; and the Spinnaker Tower with viewing platforms at over 100m and a view of the area stretching some 23 miles. Short ferry trips away were other RN museums covering submarines and explosives! Everyone agreed there was just too much to pack into one day but there was something for everyone to enjoy.

Thanks go to Ellisons Coaches and our driver Mark for a speedy and safe trip.


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