Camel Ramblers 2017 Report.

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Thank you to everyone involved in keeping our footpaths open especially our wonderful walk leaders. I know ideally we all want to just go for a lovely walk with all the paths open, easy to use stiles, clearly signposted, as if by magic. But there is no magic wand there are a lot of people involved and I thank them all for their time and hard work.


The REACT in Morwenstow in June and July went very well, path no 14 from the church. It was good to work with the lady from the Open Spaces Society and John from iwalkCornwall.


The definitive map has been added to at Cardeast in Cardinham by Order Decision dated 18 May 2017 which fills in one of those so annoying dead end gaps. There is a walk in the book that uses it for the first time in June.


We worked with a resident of St Issey who was concerned about the path at The Fort which you use walking from Little Petherick to the Camel Trail by collecting User Forms, Bob Fraser did the survey which accompanies the Definitive Map Modification Order and the forms. Again there is a walk in the book that uses it.


Although the weather has been rather hit and miss we've been lucky but had to cancel one (in August) in advance due to the dire storm forecast, which turned out to be spot on, it rained all day which would not have made for pleasant moorland walking and one on the day (in September) as walking on the coastal footpath would not have been fun or safe.


Everyone enjoyed the Camel Curry evening at the Golden Temple in Bodmin early December last year and we had hoped, by popular demand, to do it again but it is closing for the winter earlier this year and the dates just didn't work. A good suggestion was for a New Year get together in January instead so we're on the lookout for a suitable venue and will discuss it further at the AGM. All suggestions welcome.


The results of our discussion will be posted on the Ramblers website and on our Camel Ramblers Facebook page, both of which get more and more use. There is an easy-to-use link to each from the other. The walks are listed (in case you've misplaced your book) on both. If you want any help to get going using either we're happy to help.


Camel group ticks along well thanks to our committee members, walks leaders and membership. We hope you've all had a good 2017 and look forward to seeing you in the new year.


Finally just a quick reminder to put your compass and your secateurs in your bag and thanks again to our walk leaders.