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Were you there, or did you miss it?   On the 19th January, we had our post Christmas lunch at the Royal Oak in Welshpool.

The food was very good, as was the company, with
excellent entertainment from Peter, Nick and Judith.  They deserve a  big thank you for making the afternoon such a success.   Also our thanks go to Bob, Marion and Liz for arranging the meal.

Our sincere appreciation must also go to Clare, for all the hard work that she has put in during these past twelve months and more.  Rail Rambles is now on a secure footing which is a great start to our 30th year. 

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Good news!  Rail Rambles is now affiliated to the Ramblers, which makes official the longstanding relationship between the two organisations. We share values with the Ramblers and support the work they do, and they in turn have given us a lot of support over the years.

Just to be clear, though, affiliation is a link, not a merger.   We remain independent, offering an open walking programme, so you don’t need to be a member of any organisation to come walking with us!

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The former Wales and Borders rail services are now operated under the banner of Transport for Wales.  We have been in touch with the new management who have agreed to continue the support that we previously had from Arriva Trains Wales.  The new management are keen to develop partnership working and we are looking forward to discussing how this might affect how Rail Rambles goes forward whilst still offering free, open-to-all walking opportunities in mid- and north-Wales and the Marches.

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