South Cotswold Ramblers


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About 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.

Walk with us on our varied Group walks in the Stroud district including Painswick, in this beautiful part of Gloucestershire. Every week we walk between two and four times.

Get to know the best walks 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.

Try rambling with us (also known to some of you as hiking, walking or strolling) .

If you decide to join, you will be supporting the valuable work of Ramblers in Britain and you will also be entitled to walk with any Ramblers' group in Great Britain!

Please give our thriving and friendly group a try - you will be very welcome.

Come and try a few walks with us soon, anything from 4 miles at an easy pace up to 10 miles or even more. Keep fit with our friendly group and see the beautiful Gloucestershire countryside.

Overseas visitors, please come for a hike/walk or a stroll with us and practice your English!

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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Ramblers General Council Report

A bit late, but it makes interesting reading. Click picture above to hear from Stuart Maconie and click below to read the report of proceedings of the meeting in April. Ramblers General Council 2017

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Makeover for Bristol and Gloucestershire Gliding Club cafe in Nympsfield

                Now called the Old Flying Club, the café has been completely refitted and is being run by new managers Charlie Carrick and Karri Chambers. The restaurant has been a welcome stop for cyclists and walkers for years. “I am a young but ambitious person, so being given…

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NEW Dursley Long Stay Car Park?

Plans have been released by Dursley Town Council today, 13 June 2017, which will be welcomed by Ramblers. The Town Council are pleased to announce that we have an agreement in principal to purchase the Reliance House (former newspaper office) site in Long Street, Dursley. The Town Council’s aim is to use this prominent town…

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Insurance for Guernsey holiday

Ann says that when taking out insurance for Guernsey (which you will need as there is no NHS or EHIC medical cover), you will not be covered if you take out UK only insurance – you need cover for Europe.

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Daneway Portal New Kissing Gate

The South Cotswold Ramblers have financed a new kissing gate next to the Daneway Portal of the Thames and Severn Canal near Sapperton. Ramblers have long queued by the slope, waiting for short legged ramblers to struggle over the high fence. The route then continues up the field to Sapperton Church and is part of…

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