South Cotswold Ramblers


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RSS Try a walk or two with our friendly group

  • Wednesday, 27th September 2017: Up the Downs
    Join the South Cotswold group for a 7.5 mile moderate walk.Far Green, Cam Long Down and Peak, Dursley, Upper Cam, Upthorpe, Coaley. Terrain 3 Quite hilly. Field paths with stiles. Muddy when wet. Steep climb up to Cam Long Down. Bring a snack.
  • Saturday, 30th September 2017: The Downs are up and the Valley is Down
    Join the South Cotswold group for a 8.5 mile moderate walk.Marshfield, St Catherines Brook, Charmy Down, Halts Down, Home Farm, Terrain 3 Quite hilly. Bring a picnic, pubs and cafes at finish of walk.
  • Monday, 2nd October 2017: Saul Octagon
    Join the South Cotswold group for a 3.9 mile leisurely walk.Saul, Wheatenhurst, Stone Pitts Bridge, Moreton Lane, Packthorne Farm. Terrain 0 Level. Three stiles, one difficult. Stables Cafe at Saul for light lunch.
  • Wednesday, 4th October 2017: Railways, lakes, canals....and an elephant
    Join the South Cotswold group for a 5.0 mile moderate walk.An easy walk in the Cotswold Water Park and through South Cerney. Spot the elephant!! Note: may be muddy. Terrain 0 Level. The Gateway Café serves quality snacks and lunches. 

To see more, click the Walks menu above and then Upcoming Walks

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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Latest Messages

—– Dursley Walking Festival programme now out, see Messageboard —– Photos done up to Wednesday 13 September —– All walks as planned but see Messageboard about Ray’s 8.5m walk on Saturday 30 September from Marshfield —-

Good news about Dursley parking

The Town Council has received planning permission for a new long stay car park from Stroud District Council.

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Ray’s 8.5m walk on Saturday 30 September from Marshfield

Ray writes, “I did the walkover for this walk yesterday (13 September), and there are two tricky descents, one grassy and quite slippy when wet, the other stony with some loose gravel.  Could you please advise on the Messageboard that walkers should bring poles if they have them.  I have a few spare poles which…

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Shop at Tesco?

You can now join Ramblers by using Tesco Clubcard Vouchers £11 of vouchers (for single) or £15 (for joint) to swap for your first year’s membership. And also you can use them to renew your membership. Click HERE for details, including 30 reviews with 4 and 5 star ratings! Read more about our Group HERE

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Dursley Walking Festival programme now out!

Now published, the schedule of events of such amazing variety. Study full details here Note the ones you might be interested in.

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Maps are a Funny Thing!

Hello South Cotswold Ramblers I thought you might all be interested in performances of my solo, comedy show at the Stroud Theatre Festival. They’re on Friday 29th Sep at 6.30 pm and Sunday 1st Oct at 6.00 pm at the Stroud Subscription Rooms. It’s based around a virtual walk that starts and ends in Tetbury.…

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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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