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17 Oct – Box Walk

Box Parish Monthly Walk

Starts 10:00 am from the free car park near Selwyn Hall, Valens Terrace, Box, SN13 8NT.

The walk is approximately 5 miles and takes about 3 hours around the various footpaths of Box Parish. There may be hills and stiles.

Bring a mid morning snack. Lunch is available after the walk at the Bengal Bear.
Not suitable for pushchairs.

Led by Sid Gould

Committee Vacancies

Following the AGM we still have the following vacancies on the Committee:

Walkers are Welcome. The role focuses on supporting tourism by promoting the year round walking activities taking place in the Corsham area. It includes liaison with local walking groups and editing of the monthly newsletter.
Grants and Sponsors. Involves liaising with local business and organisations to increase their involvement in, and support for, the Festival weekend.
Corsham Cloverleaf. A new role to be the coordinator of a team of volunteers interested in developing a way-marked series of routes that showcase some of the best walking in the Corsham area. It will include significant engagement with the Wiltshire Rights of Way team and local landowners.
Festival HQ arrangements. Managing the rota of volunteers manning the HQ over the Festival weekend. For 2018 will also include coordinating the programme of supporting events that we are planning for the Festival weekend at the Springfield Campus.

We have a relatively large Committee so that the workload on each post remains manageable. If these vacancies are not filled, the first Committee meeting on 19 October will need to take a view on what work will be done in these areas. If you are prepared to be involved, or want to know more, please contact Kevin Wilson by email: chair@corshamwalkingfestival.org.uk.
Thank you for your support.

Hear us on Corsham Radio!

Corsham Talking is a weekly radio podcast from Digital Corsham. On Monday this week Martin Head spoke to Barry Cox about plans for Corsham Walking Festival 2018.

He invites people to this Thursday’s (October 5th) AGM at 7.30 pm at the Methuen Arms. As well as the Walking Festival the team are working on the Corsham Cloverleaf – a number of walks way-marked and available all year round and the ‘Walkers are Welcome’ network.
Why not go along on Thursday and become a ‘Friend’ of the Corsham Walking Festival.

Here is a link to copy and paste: https://soundcloud.com/user-706729521/corsham-walking-festival-2018-launch

22 Oct – Corsham Wanderers

Monthly Sunday Walk with Corsham Wanderers

The walk starts at 10 am from the war memorial in the High Street, Marshfield
O.S.Grid ref. ST782737 Post code SN14. On street parking is available.

The ramble is 10 miles and crosses Charmy Down airfield.
Please bring a picnic lunch.

Optional refreshments in a pub at the end of the walk.
Corsham walkers can meet in the Co-op car park, Newlands Road at 9.15am to car share.
Can walkers needing a lift please first check with their driver the return arrangements.

Thurs 5 Oct – AGM – Methuen Arms

Corsham Walking Festival’s 2017 Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday 5th October at 7:30 pm at the Methuen Arms, Corsham.

Everyone is very welcome to come along and hear about our work during 2017, our plans for Corsham Walking Festival 2018, the new Constitution and other projects such as The Corsham Cloverleaf.

Several long serving members of the Committee have stood down so we are seeking volunteers to join the Committee. The current status of nominations is as follows:

Chair: Kevin Wilson
Treasurer: Pete Smith
Publicity: Barry Cox
Walks: Sarah Keevil & Gill Fox
Sales: Ian Rooney
Entertainment: Tom & Margaret Winskill
Opening Ceremony: Elma Lawer
Website & Social Media: Viki Hess
Walkers are Welcome: Vacant
Town Council: Councillors Ray LeVar & Neil Pocock
Grants & Sponsors: Vacant

The link to the Agenda is: https://app.box.com/s/ygzvqcvltbcdz8paynko4hzxz4y2u4i6

The link to the Constitution is: https://app.box.com/s/ihwddcn9ulk1qndnzw5vhvls5t0ira9l

Hope to see lots of you there.

3 Oct – Tuesday Tramp

Starts 10:00 am at the Fox & Hounds pub, Colerne, SN14 8DB
ST 818 711. Map square B9.
Parking is at the pub or adjacent Constitutional Club.

The 5 mile moderate, and often hilly, walk takes approx 3 hours around the various footpaths of Colerne Parish.
Lunch is available at the Fox and Hounds. Bring a mid morning snack.
Not suitable for pushchairs.

At the walk finish there will be opportunity to donate to the Cotswold Countryside Fund, enabling the Cotswold Voluntary Wardens to maintain stiles, paths and dry stone walls.

Led by Cotswold Wardens: Russell Harding & Sid Gould

www.escapetothecotswolds.org.uk/walks

17 Sept – Wanderers’ Walk

Heather is kindly organising the day on Sunday 17th September and wishes to know who will be staying for the post-walk lunch. Please contact Heather direct – heatherw1manor@hotmail.co.uk to book your lunch by 10th September. Early booking recommended since numbers are limited to 20.

Walk details :-
The ramble is approx 6 miles and starts from the village hall in Winsley BL15 2LU at 10am.
The scenic route passes by the manor house in the Iford valley. Plenty of on-street parking available near the hall. Optional post-walk lunch in The Seven Stars PH nearby. Please do not park in the pub’s car park – thank you.

Corsham walkers can meet in the Co-op car park, Newlands Road at 9.15 am to car share. Can walkers needing a lift please first check with their driver the return arrangements.

5 Oct – AGM

Corsham Walking Festival’s 2017 Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday 5th October at 7:30 pm at the Methuen Arms, Corsham.

Everyone is very welcome to come along and hear about our work during 2017, our plans for Corsham Walking Festival 2018, the new Constitution and other projects such as The Corsham Cloverleaf.

Several long serving members of the Committee have stood down so we are seeking volunteers to join the Committee. The current status of nominations is as follows:

Chair: Kevin Wilson
Treasurer: Pete Smith
Publicity: Barry Cox
Walks: Sarah Keevil & Gill Fox
Sales: Ian Rooney
Entertainment: Tom & Margaret Winskill
Opening Ceremony: Elma Lawer
Website & Social Media: Viki Hess
Walkers are Welcome: Vacant
Town Council: Councillors Ray LeVar & Neil Pocock
Grants & Sponsors: Vacant

The link to the Agenda is: https://app.box.com/s/ygzvqcvltbcdz8paynko4hzxz4y2u4i6

The link to the Constitution is: https://app.box.com/s/ihwddcn9ulk1qndnzw5vhvls5t0ira9l

Hope to see lots of you there.