South Cotswold Ramblers


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RSS Try a walk or two with our friendly group

  • Wednesday, 18th October 2017: Railway Ramble
    Join the South Cotswold group for a 5.0 mile moderate walk.Steam train to Gotherington, (£8 or £7 for seniors). Footpaths to Stanley Pontlarge, Gretton, Greet. Bring picnic.  Bring a picnic. Cafe at Winchcombe station at end. Terrain 2 Hilly and level mix.
  • Saturday, 21st October 2017: Don't open the box
    Join the South Cotswold group for a 8.0 mile moderate walk.Oakridge, Thames and Severn Canal, Frampton, Sapperton, Hen and Dorval Woods, Daneway Banks, Iles Green. Terrain 3 Quite hilly. Muddy in places after rain. Bring a picnic.
  • Wednesday, 25th October 2017: Will there be Gloucesters?
    Join the South Cotswold group for a 5.0 mile moderate walk.Barrow Hill, Wick Court, Severn Way. Terrain 1 Not much climbing. One hill. Possible pub meal at end, pre-order before walk.
  • Saturday, 28th October 2017: Looking for a Hermit
    Join the South Cotswold group for a 8.5 mile moderate walk.Walk via Highfield Farm to Avening Church and back via the Macmillan Way. Bring  a picnic lunch. Terrain 1 Not much climbing. 

To see more, click the Walks menu above and then Walks Programme.

FAQ Frequently Asked Questions about walking with the group

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.

If you decide to join our friendly group, 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!  Join our group here.

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

Overseas visitors, please come for a hike/walk/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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There are still rooms available for the holiday to Gozo (11 -18 March next year).  If you are interested please ring Ann on 07931114439

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John is concerned that some people have been getting very slack about walking with poles and that an accident will happen. He says: When walking with walking poles/sticks, always have them pointing down to the ground with the pointy bits facing down and NOT facing back so that the points are ready to wipe out…

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Guernsey Holiday Photos

To see all our recent Guernsey Holiday Photos, including a selection from Mike, go to >Group >Group Holiday Photos >Guernsey September 2017. Mike has added another set today Monday 2 October!

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The Walking Partnership

South Cotswold Ramblers Group receive funding every time you book a holiday with Ramblers Worldwide Holidays. Click the link below for more information Don’t forget to mention our Group when you book. If you forget, you can ring them up later before you go away. Thank you. Click the logos above for more information about the various…

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