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

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.

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 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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—– Have you read chairman Richard’s important message? —– Photos done up to Thursday 12 July —– Do come and try a walk with us —– September Ravenscar holiday option, see Messages —–

Latest Messages

Please take your banana skins (and orange peel) home!

Walkers: eat bananas – but take your skins home Not being native to the UK, they take about two years to biodegrade. This applies to orange peel too! I have climbed Ladhar Bheinn, one of Scotland’s finest peaks. The view was glorious. And I threw a banana skin at it. I have stood on the magnificent…

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Please keep an eye on the backmarker

A big thank you to all members who act as backmarkers on our walks. Occasionally leaders forget to keep an eye on them, especially when entering a wood. Sometimes the backmarker needs to hang back as a walker is having a comfort stop and then the backmarker wonders where the group have gone! Please keep…

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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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GDPR and Walks’ Leaders

Thank you to all the walks leaders who have sent/emailed the Publishing Volunteer Details form to Mike. He is also grateful for those who don’t mind their photos appearing on Walks>Leaders’ Photos for sending him a Photo Consent Form. Just  a few to go….. Mike  

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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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Group Holiday Survey

Ann would like some feedback as to why there are fewer people choosing our walking holidays than in the past. She would find it helpful if people would answer the 5 questions in the survey. There will be paper copies in the next newsletter but it is easy if you click the link Ann’s Holiday…

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Is Ramblers using your correct email address?

A message from Mike Garner, South Cotswold Group membership secretary: Because of new Data Protection legislation, I am no longer allowed to update your email address on Ramblers’ records. 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:…

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