South Cotswold Ramblers


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RSS Try a walk or two with our friendly group

  • Wednesday, 13th December 2017: Don't jump!
    Join the South Cotswold group for a 5.3 mile moderate walk.Cranham, Saltridge Wood, Cranham Wood, Cotswold Way, High Brotheridge, Buckholt Wood. Terrain 3 Quite hilly. Some steep ascents and descents, likely to be muddy. Pre-book meals at the pub.
  • Saturday, 16th December 2017: A Taste of Christmas
    Join the South Cotswold group for a 6.0 mile moderate walk.Following Gloucester Sharpness canal to the Christmas Market in the docks, staying for an hour. Returning via Llanthony Secunda Priory and Hempsted village. Terrain 1 Not much climbing. Bring a snack.
  • Monday, 18th December 2017: Walk in the Severn Vale
    Join the South Cotswold group for a 4.0 mile leisurely walk.The route of this gentle walk will be dependent on ground conditions. Terrain 1 Not much climbing.
  • Wednesday, 20th December 2017: Farmland and secluded valleys
    Join the South Cotswold group for a 6.0 mile moderate walk.Across fields to Ablington, returning via the Salt Way. Terrain 1 Not much climbing. Easy walking, might be muddy in places. Café at trout farm or Catherine Wheel pub.

To see maps and where to meet on the above walks, click the date of each walk.

To see details of later walks, click the Walks menu above and then Walks Programme - or simply click HERE

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, (there is no need to join for up to three walks). Our walks are anything from 4 miles at an leisurely pace up to 10 miles or even more. Keep fit, have a chat and see the beautiful Gloucestershire countryside.

Overseas visitors, you will be very welcome to join us on a walk (hike) without being members.

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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All walks are as planned —– Photos done up to Wednesday 13 December —– Don’t forget to book up for our Festive Lunch soon, (only 3 places left) see Group Newsletter —–

A reminder to walkers

Please can you stay behind the leader unless the leader tells you otherwise. It makes it very difficult for leaders to set a comfortable pace for everyone, and particularly when we have a large group. Mike Walks Coordinator

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Come and walk with us this holiday time

We invite you to try walking with us, the South Cotswold Ramblers, this holiday time during Ramblers Festival of Winter Walks. There are 6 walks to choose from, and all are free. We are hoping some of you might enjoy it so much, seeing our lovely countryside and meeting new people, plus keeping fit, that…

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Charity Christmas Concert

Why not join us on Thursday 14th December at Holy Trinity Church, Stroud, near the Hospital. Tickets £8 or £5 concessions from The Door Shop, or ring 01453 756745. A chance to get in the mood for Christmas, listen to some Christmas Music and support a worthwhile charity, The Door Youth Project. Starring local…

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Great Music in Stroud

Thank you to all those members we saw at the Stroud Symphony Orchestra concert last night. Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. In case you haven’t heard, I must tell you that there is an amazing concert coming up with the 2016 BBC Young Musician of the Year, ‘cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason at…

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There are still rooms available for the holiday to Gozo (11 -18 March next year).  If you are interested please ring Ann A on 07931 114439 or email

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