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.

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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—– Guernsey news, see Messageboard —– Leaders, walk date offers needed (Nov to Feb) —– Old Walk Programmes available for reference —– Photos done up to Thursday 17 August —– All walks as planned but see Messageboard —–

Walk from Miserden Wednesday 23 August

The Carpenters Arms is now open. There is a sandwich menu for lunch in addition to the main menu. If you want lunch on the 23rd August please pre order before the walk. Only use the pub car park if you are eating in the pub. The walk on the 23rd August is nearer…

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Malverns walk – Saturday 26 August – parking

Enid and I walked over our Malvern walk today. The parking is now £4. Parking tickets at all the Malvern car parks are interchangeable. While the car park at British Camp is all new and digitised and says clearly that it accepts new £1 coins, the West of England Quarry Car park looks unchanged. We…

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Why not come on the final Wysis Way walk on Saturday 9 September?

All walkers are very welcome on the last  walk from the middle of the Forest of Dean, through Highmeadow Woods and down to the River Wye at Monmouth, Cymru. Only 9.8 miles! The date to reserve is Saturday 9 September. Mike and Richard  

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Leaders, Olivia awaits

Leaders, apologies for the error in quoting Olivia’s phone number. Some poor bloke has probably been trying to fend off all your offers of Wednesday walk dates 🙂 Her correct number is 01453 751716 and she still needs quite a few offers. Thanks Mike

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Guernsey Group Holiday Info

Ann writes, “We should get all this information a few weeks before the holiday but thought it would be handy to know beforehand. The baggage allowance is 20kgs hold luggage and 10kgs cabin bag. * The cabin bag can be no more than  48cm x 36cm x 20cm, max weight 10kgs  and according to the…

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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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Carpenters Arms Miserden open and fully refurbished

Heather and Mike visited the re-opened pub today, and were very pleased with the pub, the food and the staff. The nut roast was made from scratch and the vegetables were mainly grown in the pub garden. Delicious! Good coffee and a bonus was being able to buy jam home made in Miserden. The whole…

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Dursley new Long Stay Car Park proposal – thank you!

Thank you to everyone who has written in support of this proposal! 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 a couple of years ago, and many members wrote in. Although we did not succeed then,…

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Researching the Cotswold Landscape – can you help?

Members, your opinions are being sought – perhaps you might like to complete the survey below. Thanks, Mike ============== Dear South Cotswolds Ramblers, As a large community and landscape focused organisation in the Cotswolds, I wondered if you would be able to help provide some input on a research project into the future management of…

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