During 2014 we recreated many of the inaugural walks from 1974/5 when our group was first created. There was approximately one per month as in those days the group did not walk every week. A brief description of each, and the celebratory Group photo follow
The 1st of our 40th Anniversary walks On Sunday January 26th, in terrible weather, 15 ramblers set off from Kemble on the first of the Anniversary Walks celebrating 40 years of the Cirencester Ramblers. This first walk was led by Stuart Dyer, who is the longest active member in the group
The 2nd of our 40th Anniversary walks On a lovely sunny morning on Sunday February 16th, 21 members set out on a walk from Bibury for the second of the 40th Anniversary walks, which was led by Phil Hardy
The Third of our 40th Anniversary walks Setting out from the centre of Birdlip village on Sunday 9 March, 36 members of Cirencester Ramblers celebrated their third 40th anniversary walk in glorious sunshine. This third walk was led by Pat and John Bookwood
The Fourth of our 40th Anniversary walks Setting out from Down Ampney on Sunday 30 March, 17 walkers, enjoyed an eight mile walk arranged as the fourth walk of Cirencester Ramblers 40th Anniversary celebrations. The fourth walk was led by Andrew and John Hartley
The Fifth of our 40th Anniversary walks On Sunday 6th April 14 ramblers and two visitors enjoyed a spring walk from Miserden this being our fifth of the 40th Anniversary walks. The walk was led by Sue Bruton
The Sixth of our 40th Anniversary walks On Tuesday evening 13th May, 10 Ramblers and 3 guests set off from the Bathurst Arms, North Cerney, on the sixth 40th Anniversary Walk of 4½ miles. The walk was led by Mike and Rosemary Bailey
The Seventh of our 40th Anniversary walks On Wednesday 18th June on a beautiful summer evening 25 ramblers and one guest set off on a 5½ mile walk from Bibury. This walk was one of the 40th Anniversary Walks recreating one the groups original walks from 1974. The walk was led by John Bookwood
The Eighth of our 40th Anniversary walks On Sunday 31st August 30 Ramblers set off on a 9½ mile walk from Tetbury to celebrate another of the Cirencester Groups' 40th Anniversary Walks. The walk was led by Rosemary and Mike Bailey and passed through the Estcourt Estate, Shipton Moyne and Westonbirt Arboretum
The Ninth of our 40th Anniversary walks On 21st September, 27 members met Lord Bathurst at the Main gates of Cirencester Park to recreate the group's inaugural walk of 40 years ago which took place in the Park
The Tenth of our 40th Anniversary walks On Sunday Sept 14th 19 Ramblers set off on a 7½ mile walk from Cleeve Hill to celebrate another of the Cirencester Groups' 40th Anniversary Walks. The walk was led by Paul Maidens and included the Cotswold Edge, an OS Trig Point, Belas Knap (Ancient Monument) and Postlip Hall before returning to the start
The Eleventh of our 40th Anniversary walks On Sunday Oct 5th 17 Ramblers set off on from Bisley on a perfect autumn day. After descending into France Lynch eight walkers opted for the 6½ mile version of this Anniversary walk the remainder completing the full 10 miles. The walk was led by Janet Evans and made its way through France Lynch, Chalford Hill, Eastcombe and Brimscombe
The Twelfth of our 40th Anniversary walks On Sunday 19th October, 17 walkers, including some visitors set off from Dursley town centre. After enjoying the views and 40th Anniversary photos from Cam Long Down, five members on the 6 mile walk continued around Peaked Down before making their ascent up Cam Long Down on the Cotswold Way. The rest continued on the longer walk enjoying fine views. The walk was led by Sue Bruton.
The next anniversary walk was on Sunday 9th November, 22 walkers, including 1 guest set off from set off from Station Road, Andoversford for an 8 mile walk on The Gloucestershire Way to Brockhampton. The group observed the two minute silence for Remembrance Sunday. The walk was led by Phil Gearing.
The Fourteenth of our 40th Anniversary walks. On Sunday Dec 7th, 17 Ramblers set out for a 7 mile walk from Bourton on the Water, along the Windrush Way to Lower Harford. The return route was to Upper Slaughter and then south along the Wardens Way, through Lower Slaughter, back to Bourton
The Fifteenth of our 40th Anniversary walks, was a 6 mile walk on Sunday Dec 21st - 20 members walked from Sapperton to Oakridge, passing through Dorvel Wood and Daneway Banks Nature Reserve. The return route followed The River Frome
The Final 40th Anniversary walk, on Sunday 28th December 22 members set out on a cold, frosty morning for a 6 mile walk from The Old Prison at Northleach. The walk was led by Bill, who has been leading walks for the group for over 20 years.