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There hasn't been a general meet up group just for going out in Stroud - until now! This is for people want to socialise in Stroud and the surrounding areas and meet others from this lovely part of the world. Nights out include going for drinks, comedy evenings, seeing live music and even some wildlife watching. Days out include walks, hikes and festivals. If you have any suggestions please let me know. The aim is to have fun and make new friends and not have to travel too far!

Please note that you take part in any activity at your own risk. If you take part in something like a hike please ensure you are properly prepared with the correct equipment and a suitable level of fitness.

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Mountain Biking at Ashton Court and Leigh Woods near Bristol

Ashton Court, Abbots Leigh Road,

Meet outside Ashton Court Golf Course café (there's a big car park there, cost is £1.20 for the full day) We can do the Ashton Court trails first and then go down to Leigh Woods. All standards and bikes are welcome (excluding road/racing bikes), hybrid bikes with the wider wheels and front suspension or mountain bikes are recommended though. The trails are not as challenging as the Verderers intermediate trail at Cannop in the Forest of Dean but there are some nice technical bits with lots of turns and a few bumps and dips. We can go around the circuits once or twice depending on how individuals feel meeting at the cafe later. There are a couple of Red grade skills sections to try out too if you like. Bikes and helmets can be hired from Ashton Court if you don't have one and one of these will be essential. See http://www.pedalprogression.com/ I recommend hiring a bike for 3 hours = £20. Helmet hire = £4. (Bike hire includes helmet hire for free). We'll go around the trails with short breaks or no breaks between sections. The trails are pretty well marked out so no one should get lost :-) Also we can do each section as fast or slow as you like, then wait at the end of each section for the last person in the group to catch up. Alternately if we have more experienced riders who want to zip off, they can go at their own pace and we can then catch up at the end. There is a café for warm drinks and food afterwards :-) As always I will have a first aid kit with me but would rather not need to use it. By taking part in this we all do so at our own risk and we each take on responsibility for our own safety and any injuries if we fall off. This event will be in conjunction with the Cheltenham and Bristol groups.

Ten-pin Bowling at Stroud Bowl

Stroud Bowl

I've booked 3 lanes for 7.00. Looking forward to seeing the regulars, but also, hopefully, some newcomers. If you've never bowled before, it's a great way to meet new people and have a bit of fun. Everyone gets involved and you have plenty of time to have a chat. So, why not give it a go? I'll be there at the bar at 6.45, please get there by 7.00 so we can start bowling at 7.15. Please note that anyone arriving after 7.15 will not be able to join us. Once we have started we cannot alter the teams, so please only add your name if you are able to turn up on time.

The Scarlet Pimpernel at The Museum in the Park (Outdoor theatre)

Stratford Park Leisure Centre

The classic tale of the Scarlet Pimpernel is reenacted by the Jenny Wren theatre company. They are regular outdoor theatre performers and always put on a great show. The Museum in the Park is one of the little known gems of Stroud and is a great location for outdoor plays. The play starts at 7.30 and access to the site for picnics is at 6.30. Tickets are £12/10 available from the Cheltenham Everyman web-site. Bring foldable seats, plenty of food and drink and an umbrella just in case!

Purton wrecks and sharpness docks 5.4miles

Location visible to members

This walk is 5.4 miles and takes us past the wrecks at purton and down to sharpness docks before making our way back across open fields. It is a fairly flat route, the car park for the starting point is opposite the church and may be busy so you might have to park on the street. We can go to The Pub after for refreshments.

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