Start and Finish at The Green Dragon, Cockleford, GL53 9NW.
We are delighted to welcome everyone to the Annual Grippers Walk. Cockleford lies just off the A435 about 6 miles south of Cheltenham Town Centre. It is a lovely starting point with rolling hills and stunning views in every direction. The walk will be circular and may include the adjacent village of Elkstone
On the day we will assemble in the Green Dragon car park in plenty of time to set off walking at 1100. As in recent years, the actual walk will be finalised on the day to take into account the weather, the participants, the conditions under foot, and any changing circumstances. It will be between 2.5 and 5 miles in length and will be on a combination of tracks, footpaths and very short sections of minor roads. As with most pubs at present it is not possible to book a table for a large group to eat, but at the Green Dragon there is a cafe serving tea, coffee and cakes all day up to 5pm. If you want to eat a sit down Sunday lunch in the pub, then we suggest that you book this independently. (NB this pub is very popular so booking only possible up to 1215 or after 1430)
Since the first sponsored Grippers walk in 2006, the format of the Annual Walk has developed into a very enjoyable meeting of GRiP service users, GRiP staff, and friends and supporters of Grippers. Children and dogs are very welcome. Like many charities, we have had very little income over the last 18 months. Thus, for the 2021 walk we are once again inviting those participants who wish to, to raise funds through sponsorship and donations.
The sponsorship form can be downloaded here: Sponsorship form (If the download doesn’t work, try right-clicking and selecting “save link as” to download the form)
It would be really helpful to hear from you if you would like to join us on September 12th. Please could you drop us an email at email@example.com if you have any questions or to let us know if you hope to take part.