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.

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—– All walks are as planned —– Reminder about the Annual Festive Lunch – see Message Board —– For all the latest news click on Message Board —–

Upcoming Walks

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  • Saturday, 3rd December 2016: Gentle rolling Cotswold hills
    Join the South Cotswold group for a 5.5 mile moderate walk.St Paul's Epistle, Shill Hill, Thorndale and Foxcote, through gentle rolling hills, woodland and an attractive hamlet. Fine views - subject to the weather. Terrain 2 Hilly and level mix. Pub lunch available at The Kilkenny Inn - if required.
  • Monday, 5th December 2016: Leisurely walk in Woodchester Park
    Join the South Cotswold group for a 3.5 mile leisurely walk.Boathouse Walk taking in the mansion, terraced gardens and parkland and the top two lakes, returning through woodland. Terrain 1 Not much climbing. Good paths. Lunch in Nympsfield at end if required.
  • Wednesday, 7th December 2016: Familiarity breeds familiarity
    Join the South Cotswold group for a 5.0 mile moderate walk.Whiteway, Bidfield Farm, Sheepscombe, Ebworth Estate. Terrain 2 Hilly and level mix. Pre-order lunch at pub before the walk.
  • Saturday, 10th December 2016: Christmas Market walk
    Join the South Cotswold group for a 6.0 mile moderate walk.Through Hempsted village, passing Lady's Well to reach Gloucester Christmas Market in the docks, staying these for about an hour. Returning via the Gloucester Sharpness canal. Terrain 1 Not much climbing. Bring a snack.

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Reminder about the Annual Lunch

There are still some spaces left for our Annual Lunch. Details and menu are on pages 4 and 5 of the latest newsletter (October 2016). If you want to reserve a place, either post me the booking form, call me on 01453 872729 or email me at I’ll be out walking tomorrow (Wed 30th…

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Christmas Tree Festival

Once again it is time for the Stroud Christmas Tree Festival. We have decorated trees for the Group and the Tab. The Group tree is one of the first trees you see as you enter the church this year. Richard and Di

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Walks Leaders – we need your offers soon!

Jacqui, Ann A, Denys and John G now await your offers for walks between March and June next year. Please read the latest info on Leaders – News and Notes

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Leisurely walk in Woodchester Park on Monday 5 December

Jacqui writes, “I have a walk on 5th December and need to delete the bit about tea/coffee at the Mansion. I didn’t realise it was shut for the winter. Many thanks.” NB A pub lunch is possible in Nympsfield afterwards.

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Frocester footpath – we need your help

Can you help re-open a footpath at Frocester? Please click on the Footpaths drop down menu and choose the third link. Thank you. Mike

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Why not try our Sociable Monday morning 4 mile Leisurely Walks?

1st, 3rd and 5th MONDAYS Starting not too early 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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