South Cotswold Ramblers

A sunny evening walk from Ozleworth
A sunny evening walk from Ozleworth

RSS Try a walk or two with our friendly group

  • Wednesday, 23rd May 2018: Wild Flowers of Kilkenny
    Join the South Cotswold group for a 5.0 mile moderate walk.Enjoy the sun on wild flowers and rolling hills, from Kilkenny, through St. Paul's Epistle, Foxcote and Shill Hill. Terrain 2 Hilly and level mix. Kilkenny Inn is nearby.
  • Thursday, 24th May 2018: Walk around Uley
    Join the South Cotswold group for a 3.5 mile moderate walk.Angeston Grange, Rockstowes, Stouts Hill. Terrain 2 Hilly and level mix. Possible pub meal at end.
  • Saturday, 26th May 2018: Worth going to the Edge and back
    Join the South Cotswold group for a 7.0 mile moderate walk.Past Pinbury Park to Edgeworth and Daneway Bank. Through Siccaridge Wood and back along the canal. Terrain 2 Hilly and level mix. Bring a packed lunch.
  • Wednesday, 30th May 2018: Toxophilite territory
    Join the South Cotswold group for a 6.3 mile moderate walk.Chedworth Airfield, Withington Woods, Casey Compton, Chedworth Roman Villa. Terrain 3 Quite hilly. Lunch available at Mill at Withington or Chedworth Farm Shop after walk.

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

Back in Dursley with Cam Peak and Downham Hill in background after our North Nibley walk
Back in Dursley with Cam Peak and Downham Hill in background after our North Nibley walk

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.

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Latest Messages

Walks Leaders – 50 walks details already in and just 5 to go by Friday!

We are very grateful that so many members volunteer to lead a walk from time to time and give us such a lot of enjoyment as well as keeping the glorious Gloucestershire footpaths well used. I am pleased to report that already 50 walks have been input. Details are here Another 5 are promised and…

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Proposed holiday to Amalfi coast – Spring 2019

Message from Ann: I have arranged (by request) a walking holiday on the Amalfi coast next spring with Exodus from 23rd to 30th March. 11 people have signed up. If you are interested could you please let me know ASAP as this is their most popular holiday. It costs £1379 with no single supplement, I’ve…

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Ravenscar holiday – single rooms

Ramblers Holidays told Ann that the hotel would not let us have any double rooms for sole occupancy so we are limited to the 7 single rooms and THESE HAVE NOW ALL BEEN TAKEN. There are, however, twin rooms available £845 per person, half board and two walk options, from Sept 16th to 23rd. The…

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Group Holiday Survey

Ann would like some feedback as to why there are fewer people choosing our walking holidays than in the past. She would find it helpful if people would answer the 5 questions in the survey. There will be paper copies in the next newsletter but it is easy if you click the link Ann’s Holiday…

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Is Ramblers using your correct email address?

A message from Mike Garner, South Cotswold Group membership secretary: Because of new Data Protection legislation, I am no longer allowed to update your email address on Ramblers’ records. All your contact details are your personal information, including your email address. To check your record and indeed update it if necessary it is quite straightforward:…

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Leaders’ Photos

In case you hadn’t heard, we now have a gallery of our walks’ leaders photographs under the Walks heading, so that new walkers can see the leader of the walk they are thinking of trying. Still a few gaps, so leaders please ask Mike, Richard or Sally to take your photo. There is also a…

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Road Closure – getting to walks – you may need to find another route

In case you weren’t aware, the A4173 road from Pitchcombe at its junction with the A46 to St Peter’s School Whaddon, Gloucester is closed from 07:30 to 17:30 weekdays for 5 weeks until 23 May. Nearby routes tend to be even busier, and the route through Painswick on the A46 sometimes has queues lasting 12…

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Photos and memories of Maurice Dyett

As you may be aware, Maurice led many walks, often with David. Here are some links to photos from some of his walks for our group. Please have fun looking through them and choosing a good photo. Each set will open a new window. Close it to see the list again and select the next…

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