This is the content of the Summer 2020 Newsletter excluding what is already  within the website e.g Walks Programme and  Holiday /Event details

NEWSLETTER                       Summer 2020


No sooner could we relax because the media are no longer full of the word Brexit than they are now full of Corona Virus.  I'm beginning to understand how Mary Queen of Scots felt when she claimed that "Calais" would be found written across her heart after she died, (did anybody check?).  But of course now we can't even get to Calais, or plan a holiday in Britain.  Colin and I have been speculating on how soon and just what new name the unfortunate brewers of Corona beer will adopt.  It surely won't be long?  Any ideas, maybe the Club could make a suggestion for them?

The lockdown will certainly have brought home to our ramblers just what wonderful things our walks really are for one's well-being and general happiness.  With the Spring being the growing season for brambles and nettles and so many footpaths being unused, a little extra care may be necessary on our Summer walks.  I have already tripped over some brambles and landed face-down in nettles, so can speak with feeling.  As a little lad I was told that stinging nettles were good for rheumatism, but maybe that was just to console me?  My resolve for the Summer is to join as many rambles as I possibly can and remember just how fortunate we are.

Now we ramblers have yet another uncalled for challenge.  Geo-magnetic North is on the move.  It had been wandering around Canada and slowly moving at 15k a year towards True North since I first learnt map reading at school, but now not only is it heading for Siberia, but at a much faster pace, currently at some 60k annually.  And don't forget to keep your mobile phone well away, too close and your compass will point every which way.

Hope to see you soon folks.

Tom Harrison, Chairman.



Long term members who have chosen to hang up their walking boots: Marion Dabbs, Cathy Shannon and Margaret Tempest.

They have sent their good wishes to current members and thanked the Club for past good times.



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