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Severnside Ramblers

Inaugural meeting was held on 14th May 1997.

First programme of walks published in July 1997.

We owe a debt of gratitude to the founding members of Severnside that 20 years on we have a thriving ramblers group.

First programme of walks.

July 1997

20 Years of Photos

Andy Pearson is in the process of building an album of pictures intended to give an overview of the walks put on by Severnside since it's creation in 1997.

Watch this space for more photos.

Link to album

Original Committee Members

Chair: Pauline Curtis

Secretary: Jerry Riches

Treasurer: Julia Mullett

Walks Programme: Geoff Mullett/Leo Greenway

Publicity: Doreen Symonds

Committee Member: Angela Locke

Severnside Ramblers

Just 20 years ago, in July 1997, the first walks programme of this new group of The Ramblers Association was published.  The new group was formed by a steering committee created by Avon Area to serve the rapidly growing local population, centred on Bradley Stoke, and the committee first met in the May of that year. Their first modest programme, running from July 20th to October 19th 1997, boasted 14 walks covering lengths between 3 and 12 miles, and destinations from Patchway to The Black Mountains. The programme also included ‘Introductory Map-Reading’.

Our programmes continue to provide a rich variety of walks for a wide range of capabilities. Friday Ambles, consisting of short two hour local walks on alternate Friday mornings, followed by a pub or café stop for (optional!) tea/cake/lunch are consistently popular, while the more challenging Sunday walks ranging from between 6 and 13 miles with a much wider geographical reach, are great for those who are a little more adventurous. During the summer months of May to August there are also some evening walk options – always quite local and short (3-4 miles) and including an optional pub stop.  The group has always aimed to be friendly and welcoming to newcomers - the main aim being to enjoy ourselves and appreciate the countryside.

Severnside are looking forward to the next 20 years!


Held on SUNDAY 2 JULY 2017 at



 Dear Fellow Severnsiders,

Please may I go on record to say thank you to you all for all your hard work in putting together a super 20th Birthday get together for Severnside Ramblers members new and old alike.

It was really great to see so many old friends returning and reminiscing over the many walks and social events that have gone before, it was also very poignant to reflect on those members who are no longer with us.

Twenty years! I can hardly dare to believe it was that long ago since Denise and I transferred our Ramblers membership to Severnside when the group was just three months old. I can remember my nervous feelings when I put on my very first walk, only a very modest jaunt around Kingsweston and Blaise Castle but set against many fine and quite energetic country rambles led by experienced walk leaders, it’s nice to see other people also continue to enjoy these very local walks, variety! That’s the secret to Severnside group’s success and the warmth of its members.

Here’s to the next twenty years.

Best wishes

Chris Bracey