South Cotswold Ramblers


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RSS Try a walk or two with our friendly group

  • Saturday, 21st April 2018: Cambridge Backs
    Join the South Cotswold group for a 5.8 mile moderate walk.Following the river Cam then through woodland to Church End, Frampton-o-S, Splatt Bridge, towpath to bridge at Slimbridge, returning across fields. Terrain 0 Level at a gentle pace. Please order lunch before start.
  • Wednesday, 25th April 2018: How long does fruit cake last?
    Join the South Cotswold group for a 6.0 mile moderate walk.A walk round the woods of Miserden to celebrate National Forest Day and to use up the fruit cake which didn't get eaten following the cancellation of the December walk. Terrain 3 Quite hilly. Pub lunch at end of walk. Order beforehand.
  • Thursday, 26th April 2018: Rodborough Parish Walk
    Join the South Cotswold group for a 3.5 mile moderate walk.Short gently paced walk round Rodborough Common. Terrain 2 Hilly and level mix.
  • Saturday, 28th April 2018: Bluebells or no Bluebells that is the question
    Join the South Cotswold group for a 10.8 mile moderate walk.A  long but well paced stroll incorporating the Heart of England Way and Diamond Way. Taking in Blockley and Longborough and walking past Sezincote House. Terrain 2 Rolling terrain with one flight of steps. Packed Lunch.

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

About the 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.

Why not walk with us on our varied Group walks in the Stroud district including Painswick in this beautiful part of Gloucestershire? Every week we put on two, three or even four walks and would love to see you.

Get to know the best rambles 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 also be supporting the valuable work of Ramblers in Britain and you will also be entitled to walk with any Ramblers' group in Great Britain!  It's easy to 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

Walking along Swifts Hill in the Slad Valley, with wide views over the Five Valleys around Stroud, the Cotswold Way along the escarpment, and the river Severn and the Forest of Dean in the distance.



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Monday walk leaders URGENT

Please will leaders who could lead us a popular Monday leisurely walk look at dates available between July and October HERE then contact Jacqui asap with a proposal. Offers are needed by 30 April at the latest and details by 25 May. Thank you Mike

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Road Closure – getting to walks – you may need to find another route

In case you weren’t aware, the A4173 road from Pitchcombe at its junction with the A46 to St Peter’s School Whaddon, Gloucester is closed from 07:30 to 17:30 weekdays for 5 weeks until 23 May. DETAILS HERE This may affect certain members travelling to our walks.

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Upcoming workshop for map reading – Thu 26 April

Click HERE to read about the map reading course Please find attached details of an upcoming workshop we are holding at Kingshill House in Dursley on Thursday 26 April which might be of interest to your members. Kingshill House Ltd is a registered charity operating out of a Grade II listed Georgian building which is predominantly…

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Photos and memories of Maurice Dyett

As you may be aware, Maurice led many walks, often with David. Here are some links to photos from some of his walks for our group. Please have fun looking through them and choosing a good photo. Each set will open a new window. Close it to see the list again and select the next…

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Remembering Maurice Dyett

David and Maurice near Dartmouth 2007 Mike writes: Many members will remember Maurice, who lived in Berkeley, and led over 50 walks for the Group starting in about 2004. Sadly he suffered a stroke. He then stayed in a Nursing Home at Breadstone for a while before moving back to Sheffield to be near his…

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Ramblers campaign for a tunnel

See Gloucestershire Echo website with photos Text reads …. Ramblers have launched a campaign which would save a Gloucestershire country pub facing the bulldozers because it stands in the way of a £500 million new road. Highways chiefs want to demolish the landmark Air Balloon pub and roundabout to create a superhighway right through the…

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Ravenscar holiday – single rooms

Ramblers Holidays told Ann that the hotel would not let us have any double rooms for sole occupancy so we are limited to the 7 single rooms and THESE HAVE NOW ALL BEEN TAKEN. The only option left for singles is to share with someone else.  Ann will ask people who contact her if they…

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Don’t Lose Your Way!

Here’s a message from Gloucestershire Area Ramblers’ Chair, Bernard Gill with news of a free day out in May! Hi We’re trying to find people interested in mapping and Rights of Way for the attached free seminar on Sunday 13th May in Bishops Cleeve. As you may know many ancient public rights of way could be…

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