South Cotswold Ramblers

A sunny evening walk from Ozleworth
A sunny evening walk from Ozleworth

RSS Try up to three walks with our friendly group

  • Wednesday, 15th August 2018: Hamlets around Bisley
    Join the South Cotswold group for a 5.5 mile moderate walk.Mostly through fields and along tracks. Bournes Green and the Oakridges and back via Water Lane. Terrain 2 Hilly and level mix. Pre book lunch before walk.
  • Thursday, 16th August 2018: Rare trees in the woods
    Join the South Cotswold group for a 3.5 mile moderate walk.See rare Large-Leafed Lime trees on a walk through Lineover Wood. Terrain 2 Hilly and level mix. Food available afterwards, please pre-book.
  • Saturday, 18th August 2018: Luckington and Didmarton
    Join the South Cotswold group for a 7.0 mile moderate walk.Sopworth, Didmarton, Brook End. Terrain 2 Hilly and level mix. Bring a snack. Pub Lunch available afterwards. Please pre-order
  • Monday, 20th August 2018: Looking for a Castle
    Join the South Cotswold group for a 4.0 mile leisurely walk.From Brimpsfield to Syde and Caudle Green and return, going through woodland, steep narrow valleys and villages. Terrain 2 Hilly and level mix.
  • Wednesday, 22nd August 2018: A Winter Walk!
    Join the South Cotswold group for a 5.0 mile moderate walk.Winter walk that was curtailed by storm Eleanor as path was under water. Canal, river and field walk. Terrain 0 Level. Food available at Ship inn, Upper Framilode, we usually pre order.

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

Back in Dursley with Cam Peak and Downham Hill in background after our North Nibley walk
Back in Dursley with Cam Peak and Downham Hill in background after our North Nibley walk

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 Ramblers 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.

VISITORS FROM ABROAD, 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 three of our walks before joining Ramblers! 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.

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Latest Messages

Meningitis Now Five Valleys Walk

Meningitis Now Five Valleys Walk Date: Sunday 30th September 2018 Cost:  Early Bird Ticket Prices, available to purchase online now: Adult £10, Child £5 (under 5s free), Group £30 (up to 4 people) Where: Across Stroud Valleys, Gloucestershire We would love for you to join us for our flagship Five Valleys Walk in 2018. This sponsored walk…

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Mountain Warehouse has moved into the old Millets shop in Stroud High Street

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Denys Thompson’s son is doing a charity swim in memory of his dad

Dom Thompson (some of you will remember him coming for part of our Brecon holiday) is going to swim 21 Lakes in the UK to raise money for Sue Ryder (their hospice in Leckhampton looked after Denys before he died) in memory of his dad. If you would like to support him, Google Dom Thompson…

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Group Walks in Hot Weather

We have today received a message from Ramblers Central Office. Richard, Group Chairman, writes, “I think it should go on the message board although with the walks I have been on recently we are for once one step ahead of CO. My long walk was mostly in woods anyway, on Wednesday Jill and Sue altered…

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Walk Update – Wed 5 September – now 7.8 miles

Jill and Sue have tried out this walk from Hangman’s  Stone and have remeasured the route – now half a mile longer at 7.8 miles.

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Data Protection – Important Message from Richard

As most members are aware, over the last few years we have encouraged you to accept email communication. This makes it much easier for volunteers who are involved in the distribution of Newsletters and Walks Programmes as it relieves us of the need to print off letters, stuff envelopes and post them. It also saves…

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Proposed holiday to Amalfi coast – Spring 2019

Message from Ann: I have arranged (by request) a walking holiday on the Amalfi coast next spring with Exodus from 23rd to 30th March. 11 people have signed up. If you are interested could you please let me know ASAP as this is their most popular holiday. It costs £1379 with no single supplement, I’ve…

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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. There are, however, twin rooms available £845 per person, half board and two walk options, from Sept 16th to 23rd. The…

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