South Cotswold Ramblers

A bit of climbing now
A bit of climbing now

For the love of walking, come walk with us soon ...

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... we hope you may then decide to join the Ramblers

RSS Try three walks with our group with no obligation

  • Saturday, 20th October 2018: Farmland and river walk
    Join the South Cotswold group for a 5.0 mile moderate walk.An easy walk through meadows to the Severn, following the river and back through fields. Terrain 0 Level. Lunch available at Red Lion pub. Pre book before walk.
  • Wednesday, 24th October 2018: A Quay and a Medieval Trio
    Join the South Cotswold group for a 5.2 mile moderate walk.Start from Ashleworth and along the banks of the Severn past tithe barn and Quay. Terrain 1 Not much climbing. Through fields and easy footpaths. 
  • Saturday, 27th October 2018: Along the Evenlode river
    Join the South Cotswold group for a 9.0 mile moderate walk.Bledington, Kingham, Daylesford, Adlestrop, Lower Oddington. Terrain 2 Hilly and level mix. Bring a picnic.
  • Monday, 29th October 2018: Boxing Clever
    Join the South Cotswold group for a 4.0 mile leisurely walk.Box, Minchinhampton, Burleigh. Terrain 1 Mainly level. Two short climbs taken at very easy pace. Villages, common and lanes. Lunch possible at Old Lodge but order after walk.
  • Wednesday, 31st October 2018: It's Magic
    Join the South Cotswold group for a 8.0 mile moderate walk.A walk of magic and mystery taking in Haresfield Topograph from where witches can be seen flying to the Brecons every 31st October. Standish Woods, Doverow, Randwick. Bring a picnic. Toffee apples appropriate as this is also Toffee Apple Day. Terrain 2 Hilly and level […]

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

Heading towards Selsley Church
Heading towards Selsley Church

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.

Welcome to our website on
—– Do come and try a walk with us —– Photos done up to Monday 15 October 2018 —– All Ravenscar photos on website including some late additions of Richard’s —– See Message board if you can’t find them —–

Latest Messages

Brian K – update 19 October

Latest news – “Brian is now in Sandfields Care Home. It’s in St Georges Road, Cheltenham and is close to Waitrose. He is settling in and getting to know the staff and residents. It has a nice café on the ground floor and a garden. Please visit him.” — We have heard from Christine T…

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Enid’s walk on 24 October from Ashleworth

Wednesday 24th October. Ashleworth walk. The Queens Arms has closed so please park in the village and meet by the cross on the green.

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Holiday Photos

Members of the Group holidaying in North Yorkshire near Whitby are back. Quite an eventful holiday, as shown in the photos on our website. To see the photos, click Group then Group Holiday Photos.

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Colin’s walk from Arlingham Sat 20 October

Ann A 01453 839089 has kindly volunteered to lead Colin’s Farmland and River Walk Moderate 5m on Sat 20 October.

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Culver Hill closed from 10 September

Culver Hill (which runs from Minchinhampton Common near Tom Long’s Post to the A46 at South Woodchester via Amberley) will be closed from 10 September to 16th November.

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

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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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Is Ramblers using your correct email address?

GDPR News – All your contact details are your personal information, including your email address. To check your record and indeed update it if necessary it is quite straightforward: Go to If you have already registered online with Ramblers, enter your login details (email address and password) and then check your record. If not…

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