South Cotswold Ramblers


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About the South Cotswold Ramblers Group

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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.

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First Aid Apps

Been on a First Aid course? Feeling rusty? Got a smartphone or tablet? On a First Aid course, a friend discovered First Aid apps for smart phones. They are amazing – there are three you might want to consider (or install them all, they are small): – St Johns Ambulance – Red Cross – British Heart…

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Sue will lead Miserden walk on 1st March

Sue has kindly stepped in to lead Richard and Di’s walk from Miserden – thank you!

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Payment for Sidmouth holiday

Payment for the Sidmouth holiday needs to be sent to Ramblers Walking Holidays direct by 26 February. All details are on the invoice.

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Stroud Symphony Orchestra tickets now available

Mike now has tickets for the concert on Saturday 25 March. The music is an interesting mix of music, with Katya Apekisheva playing the Schumann piano concerto. Players are enjoying preparing the Vaughan Williams London Symphony and they will  start the concert off with a lively Russian overture by Glinka. Full details on the Orchestra…

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Personal Notice from Denys

Some of you have been aware of my non-appearance on recent walks. What started as a pain in the left hip has now has now been confirmed as malignant spread from the original bladder cancer into the ileum bone of the pelvis. I’m expecting to start radiotherapy soon. In the meantime, thank you for all…

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Sidmouth – fancy an April holiday?

There is still room for you on our walking holiday in Sidmouth in April. If you are interested, give Ann Adams a ring on 01453 839089. The details and booking form are in the June 2016 newsletter. (Click Our Group > Our Group Newsletters. Download Older Editions is at the bottom of the page.)

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Know Maurice? He’d love a call or a text!

Walkers who remember Maurice from Berkeley, now in Sheffield, might like to give him a short call or greet him with a text message on 07912 552075. He rang Mike recently, and is still in the home. His sister looks after his dog, and brings him in regularly.

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