Ramblers Roadshow - Gloucestershire

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De Vere Cotswold Water Park

Lake 6, Spine Road

South Cerney

Gloucestershire

GL7 5FP

United Kingdom

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Ramblers Roadshow - Gloucestershire

Last year over 400 of you attended Ramblers Roadshows across GB. They are an opportunity to learn new skills or brush up your knowledge in workshops such as Rights of Way, navigation and leading walks. You’ll also find out more about our vision and plan and how you play a part in delivering it. The day is absolutely free for volunteers or those who are interested in volunteering with the Ramblers.

Whether you're just getting involved or a regular volunteer with the Ramblers you'll find a workshop for you. You can find out more details about the days and book your space on our event booking page.

On the day you'll have the chance to take part in a varied programme with a number of workshops available in the morning and afternoon or all day.

We'll be running the following workshops:


All Day Workshops:

Walk Leadership Induction - The course will cover the ethos behind being a Ramblers walk leader and the practicalities, legal requirements, ideas and some skills needed for planning and leading a walk. Some of the day will be based in the training room and some of it out walking. By the end of this training walk leaders will have a greater understanding of what makes a good walk and how to go about delivering this, linking this knowledge to Ramblers guidelines, best practice and will be able to lead a Ramblers walk with increased confidence.


Morning workshops:

Rights of Way - the basics - This workshop is aimed at anyone who is involved in our Rights of Way work or would like to know more. It is an introduction and overview of the law relating to Rights of Way and access. It covers some of the most common questions we get asked about public footpaths by members of the public and what you can do to help protect the network of footpaths we enjoy in England and Wales.

Navigation - This workshop is designed to give members an introduction to how to navigate using a map and compass. It covers the basics of using a map and compass. Among the techniques covered are; basic map reading, reading contours, grid references, setting a map with a compass and taking a bearing. No prior knowledge of map reading is required for this session – it is designed for beginners and those who want to brush up on their knowledge. Maps and compasses are provided.

How to create a warm welcome for new members - This interactive workshop will explore creative ideas for creating a warm welcome for new members. We’ll look at key contact points such as when new members first join, and during and after their first walk with your group. We’ll share some practical steps you can take today to start improving member experience with your group or area. And you’ll leave with a better idea in how to best welcome new members, alongside a practical how-to guide take-away. This session is aimed at walk leaders, secretaries, membership secretaries, social secretaries and chairs. But we’d “welcome” anyone to join!

Getting the most out of the membership dashboard - This session gives you a detailed run-through of the membership dashboard. Discover who has just joined your group, who has left and find out how to download contact lists for your mailings.We’ll share practical tips on how to get the most out of the dashboard and trouble-shoot any common problems. This session is aimed at anyone who has access to the membership dashboard – most likely membership secretaries.

Afternoon workshops:

Data and Digital Transformation - Explaining what has been delivered by the programme so far and what is yet to come. An opportunity to understand the new Ramblers app and the Insight Hub so your group can really benefit from these exciting new capabilities.Suitable for all volunteers.

Don't Lose Your Way -With 2026 approaching, the Don’t Lose Your Way campaign is picking up speed. In this session, we will recap the aims of the Don’t Lose Your Way campaign and look at the upcoming tools which will enable volunteers to get involved in uncovering lost rights of way. This session is suitable for anyone curious to learn more about the campaign, and for those who are keen to hear about the latest updates.

Supporting and Managing Volunteering in your Group/Area - Recruiting volunteers from a variety of places is critical if we want to continue to grow and deliver our mission as best we can. This workshop will give you ideas about how you might engage with new volunteers, the tools you might use and how you might engage with a variety of people whilst making sure they have a great experience.


The day will finish with an informal panel discussion and an opportunity to put your questions about walking and the outdoors to our panel of experts.

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De Vere Cotswold Water Park

Lake 6, Spine Road

South Cerney

Gloucestershire

GL7 5FP

United Kingdom

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