South Cotswold Ramblers

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South Cotswold Ramblers

South Cotswold Ramblers is a very active group, 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.

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
Swifts Hill - Slad

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Tickets now available for memorable concert

Reserve the date, Saturday 26 November for a very exciting concert by the local Symphony Orchestra. Stirring Tchaikovsky, Exquisite Brahms Piano Concerto with heart-melting cello solos, and a chance to hear Jonathan Trim’s Heart of the Valleys music – local indeed. Mike has tickets, send for them as in the newsletter, or buy them on…

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Bernard is very grateful

UPDATED 24 October – Two lifts already! Bernard is still keen to walk with us, especially on the Monday leisurely walks, but is now unable to drive. Please can you be kind enough to consider giving him a lift on the odd occasion, either from Brimscombe, or he could catch a bus into Stroud and meet you there.…

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New Website Feedback and Changes

Last week members gave me feedback on how the new website affects them, and as a result I have now slowed the News Slider down on the Home page, giving people more time to read each item and then press Read More. Also on iPads and Android devices you can slide the item back the other way again…

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Suspect a stroke – act FAST and call 999

Face weakness? Arm weakness? Speech problems? Time to call 999 Time is crucial – act FAST For more information see The FAST test Facial weakness: Can the person smile? Has their face fallen on one side? Arm weakness: Can the person raise both arms and keep them there? Speech problems: Can the person speak clearly…

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Where are the other messages?

On the front page sliding display we now only put CURRENT messages. To see all of them just click All Messages which is the second item at the top (next to Home). Mike

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Why not try our Sociable Monday 4 mile Leisurely Walks?

1st, 3rd and 5th MONDAYS Start at 10:30 Finish by 1pm Newcomers, just turn up 10 minutes earlier with comfy boots and give it a go. We won’t leave you behind!

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