"Our walking group came about because Phil and I had decided we were going to do the Everest Base Camp trek. Part of that meant we really wanted to enjoy it, so we made sure that we were fit before we went. We began walking ourselves and then a couple of people asked if they could come along. They had a good time, we had a good time and they then told other members of Cotswold staff, friends, family who we added to a little WhatsApp group.
Not everybody can always get out together, but we go out with a date and we might get 5,6, 7 people who can come along because the stores need to be manned as well, and we end up walking, having a bit of banter, we share photographs on the hill as well and we usually end up in the pub for a few beers afterwards and a bit of craic."