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Old Sodbury stargazing (and sunset) walk under a New Moon (3 miles)

Needs a location

As it is a New Moon on the night of 28th June.
(The exact New moon time is 03:52pm on the 29th)

I'm planning to get a group together for Stargazing at Old Sodbury Iron Age Hill Fort

The plan is to meet up in the local Old Sodbury pub (The Dog Inn) at 8.30pm for a quick drink, chat, weather check. Before shortly after leaving for a short 3 mile walk.
First we will head to the church for sunset time of 9:31pm and after heading for Stargazing at the Roman Camp (Iron Age Hill Fort).

This walk could be pitch black by the end of it, so I recommend people bring torches (Red light torches are better for your stargazing eyes). At stages of the walk I will ask people to turn them off so we can see what we can see. (Or not see)

There is one short steep hill on the walk to the Roman Camp. Where we can stop and make the most of the stars (bring binoculars or a telescope if you wish, just remember you'll be carrying it on the walk).

Please bring warm clothes and it could be muddy so you may want a change of shoes.

Finally, I plan to be finished and back at the pub before midnight.

Disclaimer: I am not qualified in first aid so people are taking these walks at their own risk.

Mountain Biking at Ashton Court and Leigh Woods near Bristol

Needs a location

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 trail 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, gravel bikes 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 drops. We can go around the circuits once or twice depending on how individuals feel at the end of the ride. 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, it will be essential to have a helmet.

See http://www.pedalprogression.com/
I recommend hiring a bike for at least 3 hours = £25. 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, waiting 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.

Old Sodbury Full Moon (and Sunset) walk (2 to 3 miles)

Needs a location

As it is a Full Moon (Buck Moon) on the night of 13th July.
(The full moon is 19:37)
I'm organising a walk for anyone interested.

The plan is to meetup at the local Old Sodbury pub (The Dog Inn) for 20:30 for a quick drink, chat and weather check in the pub before shortly afterwards leaving for the Full Moon walk.

This particular walk will start with a short walk to the church where we should catch the sunset at 21:22🤞.

Then taking us up to the old Roman Camp (iron age hill fort), stopping there to make the most of the moon and stars. Fingers crossed we will have clear skies or a thin cloud for strange moon effects.

I plan to be finished and back at the Pub car park before midnight.

Please bring warm clothes and it could be muddy so you may want a change of shoes.
With this being a full moon this means you will not need any torches.

Disclaimer: I have no first aid training so you are taking this walk at your own risk.

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