The Bristol HF Rambling Club Newsletter is published 3 times a year,
to keep all members in touch with all club activities.
I have been out on a lot of Saturday walks this year and I was pleased to see an improvement in the numbers of members coming out in the winter and early spring although they seem to have reduced again in recent weeks. The hill walks continue to be well attended. I have also been on a lot of Tuesday A walks and some Tuesday B walks this year and both the Tuesday walks continue to be well attended.
The death of Di Knight was a sad moment for the club as she did so much for us in prooducing the newsletter and organising club holidays and she will be sorely missed. It was good to see so many club members at her funeral.
Thank you to all those members who sent back completed questionaires. The results clearly show that there is a demant for some shorter Saturday walks, some linear walks, a map reading course, more social events and for the centenary celebrations most want a coach ramble and afternoon tea. The committee will now get on and arrange these.
Looking back how did I develop my interest in hiking? Well, when I was a child, I went on some long walks with my parents and we went on a few HF holidays. Then when I was in my teens my secondary school had a mountain centre in mid Wales and I did some rambles when staying there. Also, my dad took me on a few hill walks with his office rambling club. When I was in my 20's I went on some HF holidays and when staying at Coniston HF in June 1979 I found a Bristol HF membership card in a magazine rack in the lounge and when I got home, I contacted them and joined a few moths later.
I hope everyone enjoys their walking this summer.
Affiliation to the Ramblers
We are affiliated to the Ramblers Association, as a Group, in addition to many Members holding their own individual memberships.
Our support is given in recognition of the work done by the Ramblers in maintaining and retaining footpaths, for us all to enjoy.
The sorts of problems, which can be encountered on walks, are overgrown paths, broken stile, blockages from using access land and the like.
It is therefore encouraging to know that Local highway authorities (County Councils or Unitary Authorities) are responsible for resolving path and access problems - the Ramblers works to ensure that authorities resolve any issues.
We, as walkers, can help by:-
1. Reporting the problem to the County Council or Unitary Authority responsible for the area.
2. Completing the form supplied by the Ramblers (pdf file avaiable online) which would be sent onto a local Ramblers volunteer to investigate further - which may include reporting the problem to the correct council department.
By giving your contact details, in completing the form, you will be kept up to date with the progress of your report.
Contributions for the September Newsletter must be with the Editor by the
20th August 2019
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