South Cotswold Ramblers

Summer leisurely Monday walking near Bisley
Summer leisurely Monday walking near Bisley

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.

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.

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—– Do come and try a walk with us —– Photos done up to Saturday 15 September 2018 —– Have you read chairman Richard’s important message? —–

Latest Messages

Help needed – do you walk on Wednesdays? Could this be you?

Our extensive walks programme is due in large part to our dedicated walks collectors. A few of them have retired in recent years, including Enid and Anne E, and we are most grateful to them. You can guess what is coming next! We now need a Wednesday walker to phone around or ask on walks…

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Leaders, we need your walk details

Nearly 30 out of our 41 walks details have now been worked out, submitted and most have been processed, thank you very much leaders! We need the other few by 25 September. Thank you for your help. The dates and progress are shown on our Walk Planning page. Mike

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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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Ram Inn – Wednesday 19 September – no food or drinks

Brian reports that the kitchens of the Ram Inn are being refurbished so lunch cannot be provided after his and Sheelagh’s walk. Originally the owner had said that drinks would be available but in fact neither drinks nor food will be available. We can however use the car park.  

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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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Dursley Long Stay CP – latest news!

Read the latest news from Dursley Town Council here

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Dursley Walking Festival programme now available

Karen wishes to let people know that the programme for Dursley Walking Festival 2018 is now available. Printed copies will be available within the next few days in Tourist Information centres and other outlets throughout Stroud District. The programme is also available online The number and range of walks this year is better than…

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Message from Elena

A lot of S. Cots talked to Elena on Saturday and admired her pictures. She sent this message saying a Big Thank you to John and if anyone wants to see her pictures, they are on  

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