South Cotswold Ramblers


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Explore the beautiful Cotswolds

Walk with friends, old and new

RSS Try a walk or two with our friendly group

  • Saturday, 24th March 2018: Pin back your ears
    Join the South Cotswold group for a 5.5 mile moderate walk.Sapperton Tunnel Portal, Sapperton village, Dorval Wood, Pinbury Park and follow paths through woods to visit Daneway bands and Siccaridge Wood.  
  • Wednesday, 28th March 2018: Badminton, Bunker and Airfield
    Join the South Cotswold group for a 5.0 mile moderate walk.We walk west from Badminton to the escarpment above Horton passing an abandoned nuclear bunker and returning via the Badminton landing strip. Terrain 0 Level. Need to cross A46 twice with care. Some road walking.
  • Saturday, 31st March 2018: Woods, Valleys and Hills
    Join the South Cotswold group for a 8.0 mile moderate walk.Stinchcombe Golf Course, Hermitage Wood, Bowcot Farm, Laycombe Wood, Waterley Bottom and Breakheart Hill. Terrain 2 Hilly and level mix. Steep in places. Bring a picnic.
  • Monday, 2nd April 2018: Over the fields and not that far away
    Join the South Cotswold group for a 3.8 mile leisurely walk.From Wotton-under-Edge across fields and past farms to Kingswood, alongside a stream, and over more fields, some woodland and back to Wotton. Terrain 1 Not much climbing. 

To see maps and where to meet on the above walks, click the date of each walk.

To see details of later walks, click the Walks menu above and then Walks Programme - or simply click HERE

About the South Cotswold Ramblers Group

South Cotswold Ramblers Group is one out of nearly 500 in England, Scotland and Wales who are part of Ramblers, Britain's walking charity. VISIT RAMBLERS WEBSITE HERE.

Why not walk with us on our varied Group walks in the Stroud district including Painswick in this beautiful part of Gloucestershire? Every week we put on two, three or even four walks and would love to see you.

Get to know the best rambles around the Five Valleys around Stroud including the Slad Valley made famous in Laurie Lee's Cider with Rosie, Westonbirt, Nailsworth, Berkeley, Slimbridge, Dursley, Frampton-on-Severn, Wotton-under-Edge and Tetbury as well as our regular walks outside this superb walking area.

If you decide to join our friendly group, you will also be supporting the valuable work of Ramblers in Britain and you will also be entitled to walk with any Ramblers' group in Great Britain!  It's easy to join our group here.

Come and try a few walks with us soon, (there is no need to join for up to three walks). Our walks are anything from 4 miles at an leisurely pace up to 10 miles or even more. Keep fit, have a chat and see the beautiful Gloucestershire countryside.

Overseas visitors, you will be very welcome to join us on a walk (hike) without being members.

CARING FOR FOOTPATHS AND OTHER RIGHTS OF WAY - Our volunteer members keep an eye on the local footpath network, working with Gloucestershire Public Rights of Way (PRoW) Officers to help solve problems. Tell us about footpath problems here online.

FOOTPATH VOLUNTEERS - Some of our members clear and waymark paths, and erect and repair signposts and stiles. Could you help? 

WALK IN THE COTSWOLDS - You do not have to be a member to try a few of our walks before joining! We lead varied walks each weekend and mid week in the scenic South Cotswolds. see a map of our home area.

VISIT OUR HUGE PHOTO GALLERY - Our regularly updated walks photos show you our delightful area and the people who take part!

SOCIAL EVENTS & HOLIDAYS - We also arrange enjoyable walking holidays for our members and social events.

VISIT AGAIN - If you have enjoyed looking at our website, please visit again. Send us a message if you wish. We usually update the website several times a week. Good walking.

Swifts Hill - Slad
Amazing views from Swifts Hill, Slad

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—– All walks as planned —– Photos done up to Wednesday 21 March and Gozo arrival day and Day 1(see Group >Group Holiday photos —– Two events on this Friday and Saturday, see Messages —– Do come and try a walk with us —–

Latest Messages

Don’t Lose Your Way!

Here’s a message from Gloucestershire Area Ramblers’ Chair, Bernard Gill with news of a free day out in May! Hi We’re trying to find people interested in mapping and Rights of Way for the attached free seminar on Sunday 13th May in Bishops Cleeve. As you may know many ancient public rights of way could be…

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Finding Your Way at Cotswold Playhouse, Stroud – Fri 23 March 2018

THE O.S. MAP FAN CLUB Join Ordnance Survey enthusiast, Helen Wood, for a humorous exploration of the much-loved, fold-out, paper map. Be led on a fascinating, laughter-filled, virtual ramble and celebrate the simple beauty of Britain’s inspiring national treasure. In this delightful solo comedy you’ll find your way along the ancient byways of sheet no.…

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Stroud Symphony concert this coming Saturday

Come and listen to Russian pianist Katya Apekisheva, a regular visitor to Stroud to play with the local symphony orchestra this Saturday 24 March. If you are quick you could send Mike the form in the latest newsletter with your cheque, buy tickets at the Subscription Rooms or pay on the night.

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Leaders’ Photos

We are making good progress with our new gallery of Leaders’ Photos. Click here to see the sort of photos we are after, and on a sunny day ask for a photo to be taken. If at any time you don’t like a photo we can easily replace it with a more acceptable one. Mike

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Please take your banana skins home!

Walkers: eat bananas – but take your skins home They take two years to biodegrade I have climbed Ladhar Bheinn, one of Scotland’s finest peaks. The view was glorious. And I threw a banana skin at it. I have stood on the magnificent Aonach Eagach ridge and gazed down on Loch Achtriochtan. And I threw a…

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Very Successful Festive Lunch

On behalf of all the 50 odd attendees, may I express our very grateful thanks to Sally in once again organising this popular annual event, this year held at the Bear at Rodborough. The weather was bright – just right for a walk (!) – but there you go. Everyone seemed to enjoy the food.…

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John G’s Saturday 14 April walk in memory of Denys IS from Avening

John G’s 5 mile walk in memory of Denys on Saturday 14 April WILL start at Avening as was announced in the newsletter and NOT Chavenage Green as was shown on the printed Walks Programme. The online programme has now been changed to Avening. Please let regular walkers not on computer know.

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