South Cotswold Ramblers

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  • Saturday, 25th November 2017: X rated
    Join the South Cotswold group for a 7.8 mile moderate walk.From Temple Guiting we head up the Windrush Valley to Ford, Cutsdean, Beckbury Camp, Farmcote and Pinnock. Terrain 3 Quite hilly. Picnic lunch.
  • Wednesday, 29th November 2017: A Tale of Two Charlies
    Join the South Cotswold group for a 7.0 mile moderate walk.Monarch's Way, Ashley, dismantled railway. Terrain 0 Level. Bring a picnic.
  • Saturday, 2nd December 2017: "Churn" ing Cockleford, Colesbourne and Coberley
    Join the South Cotswold group for a 6.3 mile moderate walk.Glimpses of the river Churn, before ascending from Colesbourne to Upper Coberley and returning via Lower Cockleford. Terrain 2 Hilly and level mix. Paths may be muddy. Rutted track descending from Upper Coberley. Lunch available at The Green Dragon Inn - please pre-order on arrival.
  • Monday, 4th December 2017: Upton St Leonards Leisurely Walk
    Join the South Cotswold group for a 3.0 mile leisurely walk.Nut Hill and Whitely Court. Terrain 1 Not much climbing. Just one hill and the remainder flat. Snacks are available from the Birchall Memorial Institute at end which can be ordered before we leave.

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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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—– Photos done up to Monday 20 November —– All walks as planned —–Don’t forget to book up for our Festive Lunch soon, see Group Newsletter —–

Christmas Tree Festival

Di putting the final touches to our tree in the Community Tree Festival at St Laurence Church Stroud. Please pop in and have a look. The Festival is open for viewing from 10.00am to 4.30pm next Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. From 9.30am to 8.30pm next Friday, Goodwill Evening, and 9.30pm next Saturday. It will…

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Walk Guide Books given away at AGM – still a few left

Mike and Anne E gave a good number to other members at the AGM to help leaders in sussing out new walks. There are still a few left which might be in Mike’s and Anne’s cars on walks – do ask to see them! Mike  

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Elgar tickets now available

A great concert programme by the Stroud Symphony Orchestra including Elgar’s famous violin concerto, premiered by Yehudi Menuhin and recorded by Nigel Kennedy in his conventional younger days. Also brooding Sibelius and a lively Wagner opening overture! Tickets now available from Mike at the AGM or by post (see Group Newsletter) or from the Sub…

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The Walking Partnership -Third Place!

Our chairman Richard Davis writes, “I have received notice from Ramblers Holidays that in the last six months we have earned £410 under payments which they make for the Walking Partnership. You will no doubt remember that  these payments are made when our group members go away with Ramblers Holidays. When notifying us of the…

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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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