South Cotswold Ramblers


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Explore the beautiful Cotswolds

Walk with friends, old and new

RSS Try a walk or two with our friendly group

  • Wednesday, 21st February 2018: Tunnel Vision
    Join the South Cotswold group for a 8.0 mile moderate walk.Frampton Mansell, Daneway, Sapperton, Hailey Wood, Tarlton, Oxtalls Farm. Terrain 2 Hilly and level mix. Bring a picnic, possible drinks stop at pub.
  • Wednesday, 28th February 2018: Tree-mendous Views
    Join the South Cotswold group for a 5.2 mile moderate walk.Cotswold Way and other woodland paths plus lesser used paths on Selsley Common. Terrain 2 Hilly and level mix with good paths. Light meals, ice cream, coffee and cakes available afterwards at The Old Flying Club, please pre-order. Might even be glider activity to watch!
  • Saturday, 3rd March 2018: Inspired by Horsfall House
    Join the South Cotswold group for a 11.5 mile moderate walk.Minchinhampton, Avening, Cheriton, Box. Terrain 2 Hilly and level mix. Bring a picnic.
  • Monday, 5th March 2018: Three villages with a common connection
    Join the South Cotswold group for a 4.0 mile leisurely walk.Selsley Common, South and North Woodchester. Selsley village. Terrain 2 Hilly and level mix. Hills taken at a gentle pace.


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

Welcome to our website on
—– Leaders, please see the message about having your photos taken for the gallery —– Photos done up to Monday 19 February —– Come and try a walk with us —– All places taken for our Festive Lunch on 24 Feb, (email me ( if you want to be put on the waiting list in case anyone drops out) —– Seating arrangements for the Bear are on the Message board —–

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Leaders’ Photos

Richard and Mike are working out how to do our new gallery of Leaders’ Photos – a start has been made – Click HERE to see the sort of photos we are after, and on a sunny day ask for a photo to be taken. If you don’t like it we can replace it with…

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Hope you are all looking forward to the lunch on the 24th. The entrance to the car park is on the Minchinhampton side of the hotel. We are in the Terrace Room which is in the main hotel near the outside tables. We have the room from 12 so you are welcome to arrive early…

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Anyone wishing to reserve a single room with Ann (latest newsletter) please email her at and not as shown. Add the .uk at the end of the address.

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