South Cotswold Ramblers


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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.

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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—– Please see Messsageboard about Bernard’s walks —– Leaders, please contact collectors with your walk date offers (Nov to Feb) —– Photos done up to Saturday 15 July —– In hot weather wear a hat, apply sunscreen and drink plenty of water —– All walks as planned at the moment —–

Dursley new Long Stay Car Park proposal – thank you!

There is just time for members to make a comment of support. Thank you to the several members who have written so far, but the more, the merrier! Nearly all comments are supportive, not just from walkers but residents, so the prospects look reasonable. South Cotswold Ramblers campaigned to retain the old long stay CP…

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Thank you for supporting Bernard’s leisurely Monday walk from The Ship

Bernard  was very pleased to see so many people out on the walk and would like to thank them all for supporting him and the pub. People who stayed for lunch were very happy with the food. Don’t forget that Bernard has arranged one more walk (with meal afterwards) on Monday 31 July, this time…

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Songs from Stage and Screen

Richard and Di invite you to their concert on Saturday 29 July, 7pm at the Tab. Tickets are priced at £5 per person with under 16s going free. There will also be tea and cake during the interval which is included in the ticket price.   Enquiries and tickets from Richard 01453 762373, also tickets…

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