South Cotswold Ramblers

2012 Walk Photos

- Saul Junction Bridge near Withington
Cam Long Down Frocester
Frampton on Severn
Sun 1 January 2012
Our traditional New Year's walk is led by Joe in the opposite direction
Andoversford to Withington Mill
Thursday 5 January 2012
Roy leads a good 10 miler on a very windy day
Walk around Dursley
Sat 7 January 2012
Allen leads an 8 miler around the local hills on a good winter's day
STW gentle walk Frocester
Mon 9 January 2012
A visit to the 700 year old Tithe Barn precedes our 4 mile walk to Coaley and back
Deer Park Folly Avening Selsley Haresfield
Ham and Stone
Wed 11 January 2012
We visit the Deer Park on Maurice's morning walk, returning along a river bank
Avening to Barton End
Sat 14 January 2012
John leads a figure of 8 on a fine frosty morning.After lunch around the golf course.
A circle of the Stanleys
Sat 14 January 2012
Alex leads a select group around the area, including the Stroudwater canal
Whiteshill in the mist
Wed 18 January 2012
The weather suddenly turns milder - and mistier for Denys's walk
Snowdrops near Foston's Ash Near Foxcote Painswick Beacon
Sherborne Park Estate
Sat 21 January 2012
Andrew leads us round the National Trust owned estate and through nearby villages.
Fostons Ash gentle paced walk
Mon 23 January 2012
A good turn out for Bill's Start the Week 4 mile walk through Climperwell.
Kilkenny, Foxcote and Shill Hill
Wed 25 January 2012
We travel a little north to do a circuit in horsey country led by Enid.
From Prinknash
Sat 28 January 2012
Catherine takes us around Painswick Beacon to Sheepscombe and back via Cranham Common.
Miserden Park near Hill frozen river Frome near the castle
Miserden morning walk
Wed 1 February 2012
Richard leads us near Whiteway, over to Caudle Green and back through the park on a frosty morning.
Hill and Ham Winter Warmer
Sat 4 February 2012
Joe's walk is well named as 3 of us rush around in sub-zero temperatures to beat the forecast of snow.
Daneway Dash
Sat 4 February 2012
Richard chooses a shorter walk to enable time for a pub lunch before the snow. The river Frome freezes over!
Chavenage and Beverston
Mon 6 February 2012
Anne leads us on a gentle Start the Week walk to the castle on a frosty morning.
Hawkesbury near the monument near Cherington Ponds Painswick Chelteham
Hawkesbury Upton
Wed 8 February 2012
Ray finds a new walk for us through woods and nuture reserves before returning along the Cotswold Way
Minchinhampton to Cherington Ponds
Sat 11 February 2012
Amazing freezing yet bright conditions for our slithery walk
Painswick and Paradise
Wed 15 February 2012
Olivia leads us on a hilly walk north of Painswick -and we see a few more snowdrops!
Ghost Walk No 3
Sat 18 February 2012
Bernard explores ghostly Cheltenham and we do some shivering
Uley snowdrops Bulls Cross Broadway Tower The Daneway
Uley snowdrops
Mon 20 February 2012
Kathy finds many, many snowdrops for us on our Start the Week gentle walk
Bulls Cross walk
Thu 23 February 2012
Bill points out planning policies in the Painswick area - and we see some snowdrops!
Stanton and Broadway
Sat 25 February 2012
A quite hilly walk on a glorious day to Snowshill and Broadway including the Tower
Pinbury Perambulation
Wed 29 February 2012
Starting from the Daneway Inn Brian does a morning circuit including Sapperton
Down in the forest Upton Newark Park Bisley
Gloucestershire Way No 2
Sat 3 March 2012
Down in the forest something stirred - the South Cots Group on their second instalment of their walk
Upton St Leonards Start The Week gentle paced walk
Mon 5 March 2012
We walk around the parish, watched by many horses, and spot old spots.
Newark Park walk & visit
Wed 7 March 2012
A walk from there down into the Ozleworth Valley and back, then a look around the house for some.
Bulls Cross to Bisley
Sat 10 March 2012
Alex leads us on a sunny day up and down several hills to ancient Bisley, and we return via Lypiatt and Slad
Crudwell Witcombe Woods London Bridge Uley
Crudwell walk
Wed 14 March 2012
We take a tour of the Wiltshire village led by Jacqui, and many of us stop for lunch
Fostons Ash walk
Sat 17 March 2012
Brian leads a walk through lots of woodland and as far as views over Witcombe Reservoirs.
Newark and Ozleworth
Mon 19 March 2012
We pass London Bridge on Sheila's first STW gentle walk - not the famous one although this one too is falling down
Uley Daffodil walk
Wed 21 March 2012
A host of golden daffodils are visited on our walk and two photographers get clicking.
Dursley Shortwood Topograph Tetbury churchyard Hawkesbury Upton
Dursley to Wotton walk
Sat 24 March 2012
Michael leads us via Nibley monument to Wotton Hill. Could this be our last walk from Dursley Long Stay Car Park?
Whiteshill walk
Wed 28 March 2011
Denys leads us on a lovely sunny day up and down the local hills.
Tetbury & Long Newnton
Sat 31 March 2012
A new way out of Tetbury Old Station car park is found by Jacqui and we see many signs of spring.
Hawkesbury Upton walk
Mon 2 April 2012
Anne leads a gentle Start the Week walk on a beautiful day which is once again well attended
Cam Peak Winchombe station Painswick churchyard
Coaley and Cam walk
Wed 4 April 2012
Karen's level walk in the hills contains lots of signs of Spring including much white blackthorn blossom.
A Cotswold Way Train Ride
Sat 7 April 2012
After a train journey from Cheltenham to Winchcombe we walk back for 11 miles over Cleeve Common
Stroud to Painswick walk
Wed 11 April 2012
John takes us up through Whiteshill, Pitchcombe wood, Rudge common to Painwick and back across the fields
Lower Slaughter walk
Sat 14 April 2012
Sally and Ros lead us to Naunton and through a very pretty part of the North Cotswolds
Cricklade fritillaries near Stonehouse Wye Valley
Cricklade fritillaries
Mon 16 April 2012
After a town tour we visit North Meadow National Nature Reserve and the photographers have a field day
Stonehouse walk
Wed 18 April 2012
Bernard takes us up Doverow Hill on the Cotswold Way to Randwick
Redbrook walk
Sat 21 April 2012
Enid takes the group across the River Wye to visit Penallt in Wales on a pleasant Spring day
Shipton Moyne walk
Wed 25 April 2012
Olivia teaches the group how to walk on water. A pub lunch is something to look forward to.
Purton hulks Toadsmoor Haresfiled Beacon Standish
Purton walk
Sat 28 April 2012
Andrew takes us along the Severn Way, visiting the Hulks and Sharpness - wet once again.
Toadsmoor gentle STW walk
Mon 30 April 2012
A sunny morning after the rain. The lake is brimful and the waterfalls cascade.
Cotswold Way Bus Ride
Wed 2 May 2012
After catching a bus from Stroud, Steve leads us back along the Cotswold Way.
Shortwood evening walk
Thu 3 May 2012
We celebrate the installation of a South Cotswold Kissing Gate at Standish.
Junction Bridge May Hill near Painswick through the woods
Fromebridge figure of 8
Sat 5 May 2012
Bernard leads us across the meadows to the Gloucester Sharpness canal and a few stay for more in the afternoon
Gloucestershire Way No 3
Sat 5 May 2012
We walk out of the Forest and up May Hill, before having tea and cakes at Huntley and crossing to the river Severn
Painswick STW gentle walk
Mon 7 May 2012
Plenty of water including a swollen stream to walk down on Patrick and Angela's walk
Brimpsfield walk
Wed 9 May 2012
Richard leads us to Syde on this damp day, visiting Climperwell and Caudle Green.
woods near Sheepscombe Painswick Goff Chavenage Green
Sheepscombe woods
Sat 12 May 2012
Lovely sunny weather at last for aflower strewn walk in the woods
Painswick walk
Wed 16 May 2012
Bernard leads the group around this lovely area.
Eastington evening walk
Thu 17 May 2012
Goff and Trish lead us around and near the village before adjourning to the pub
Chavenage Green walk
Sat 19 May 2012

John takes us on a good walk across to Hunters Hall for lunch and back through Kingscote
By the Severn Nothleach Up to Uley Bury Brewery Bridge
Berkeley walk
Wed 23 May 2012
The weather has turned to high summer for Maurice's walk along the River Severn
Northleach walk
Wed 30 May 2012
Another lovely day as we visit Hampnett and Northleach with Ros and Sally
Cam Peak one climb walk
Sat 2 June 2012
David and Maurice take us around the local hills, except for one, where we climb it
Our Changing Canals
Wed 6 June 2012
Tim gives us a good tour of the restoration work on the canal, and we see hidden places
Broadwell walk Pinfarthings Slad Valley near North Cerney
Broadwell walk
Sat 9 June 2012
Andrew takes us on another excursion to another part of the Cotswolds
Amberley STW walk
Mon 11 June 2012
A gentle walk in the gentle rain for the few, and we DID enjoy it.
Bulls Cross walk
Wed 13 June 2012
Some pictures of Brian's surprisingly sunny walk in the Slad Valley
North Cerney walk
Sat 16 June 2012
John leads us on 2 walks (a figure of 8) in this area near Cirencester
near Painswick Bisley wells Sapperton yews Bridge over the Avon
Painswick & Pitchcombe walk
Wed 20 June 2012
A lovely morning as Brian leads us through fields and woods and we spot the bee orchid.
Frampton Mansell long walk
Sat 23 June 2012
Richard leads us on an energetic longer walk including a visit to Bisley
Daneway STW walk
Mon 25 June 2012
A short gently paced walk to Sapperton where Richard points out the history of the area
Sherston walk
Wed 27 June 2012
Ray leads us on a very interesting walk along a Roamn Road to the site of a Roman bridge
Whiteshill near Painswick Nailsworth Over Bridge
Whiteshill walk
Sat 30 June 2012
John leads us over Rudge Hill (aka Edge Common) where we see some amazing orchids
Cranham walk
Wed 4 July 2012
Graham introduces us to a few American trees as we walk to Sheepscombe
Nailsworth evening walk
Thu 5 July 2012
One of the few really pleasant summer evenings for Christine's walk
Gloucestershire Way No 4
Sat 7 July 2012
From Minsterworth we follow the Severn , then head inland, reaching Gloucester and following a soggy route to Twigworth.
Hawkwood  Raindrops glisten Ilmington
Uplands STW gentle walk
Mon 9 July 2012
Sheila leads us through flower filled meadows and the grounds and woods of Hawkwood College
Ashton Keynes walk
Wed 11 July 2012
Sunshine and showers, lakes and River Thames and a pub lunch for some afterwards
Daneway evening walk
Thu 12 July 2012
Another wet Thursday evening, but Richard finds some glistening flowers before the pub
Ilmington walk
Sat 14 July 2012
Karen and Tony lead us from a favourite Warwickshire village back into Gloucestershire
Dursley Slimbridge Haresfield near Stroud
Dursley walk
Wed 18 July 2012
Karen's walk could not be much wetter, but are we downhearted? See for yourself.
Slimbridge gentle walk
Sat 21 July 2012
A glorious morning for a short walk around the meadows, visiting the church, river Cam and canal
Up to Haresfield
Sat 21 July 2012
Richard does some clearance combined with the longer walk on a hot day.
Stroud gentle walk
Mon 23 July 2012
Anne takes us up via Whiteshill to Pitchcombe and back on the other side of the valley - it's hot!
Chedworth Cowley Manor Prinknash near Painswick
Roman march around Chedworth
Wed 25 July 2012
Ros and Sally's walk on one of hottest days of the year is pretty cool
Cowley evening walk
Thu 26 July 2012
A lovely evening for Enid's pleasant walk and pub stop
Upton St Leonards walk
Sat 28 July 2012
Mike B leads us on his first walk up to Painswick and back via Prinknash Abbey
Painswick walk
Wed 1 August 2012
John takes us for a long morning walk to the Beacon and back to Edge before lunch at the Falcon
Uley in the rain Coaley Peak Ruskin Mill near Seven Springs
Uley evening walk
Thu 2 August 2012
We don't mind the rain - well we have no choice! Another wet one
Eastington to Coaley Peak
Sat 4 August 2012
A small party have an almost dry walk on "Super Saturday" of the Olympic Games
Nailsworth STW gentle walk
Mon 6 August 2012
Olivia leads us up the valley with lots to see near Ruskin Mill and through Horsley village
Seven Springs walk
Wed 8 August 2012
Enid takes us to Coberley and Cowley for a walk full of interest
Stroudwater Canal Rodmarton Hawkesbury Cranham
Cainscross evening walk
Thu 9 August 2012
Tim picks a lovely evening for a walk, however he has to compete with the Olympics
Tunnel House walk
Sat 11 August 2012
Ron and Ros lead us to Tarlton and Rodmarton ona lovely day
Hawkesbury Upton walk
Wed 15 August 2012
The height of the monsoon season for Anne's walk brings out some enthusiasts
Cranham evening walk
Thu 16 August 2012
It almost doesn't rain this evening on Pam's walk, and a meal ensues for some
near Marshfield Bisley Sharpness near Kemble
Marshfield walk
Sat 18 August 2012
Ray takes us for a walk in the deep valleys and finds a bit of mud for us
Bisley gentle STW walk
Mon 20 August 2012
Brian and Ann have a good morning for a quiet walk in the area
Sharpness walk
Wed 22 August 2012
A fascinating walk led by Maurice with plenty to see on river and canal
Coates and Kemble walk
Sat 25 August 2012
Tim leads us from near Coates and there is actually water in the infant Thames
Malverns near Cam Peak Crickley Hill near Cam Peak
Malverns walk
Wed 29 August 2012
Not a very good day for views as Ray takes a few of us up the Malverns
Dursley evening walk
Thu 30 August 2012
Amazing! A sunny evening walk with outstanding views from Cam Peak
Gloucestershire Way No 5
Sat 1 September 2012
One wedding and a 10 mile walk across the Vale and up to the Cotswolds
Dursley STW gentle walk
Mon 3 September 2012
Yet more sunshine in and near Dursley followed by an excellent pub lunch
Bisley near Cricklade Sheepscombe The Ocean
Bisley walk
Wed 5 September 2012
From Bisley we head through Lypiatt Park to overlook Slad on another good day
Cricklade walk
Sat 8 September 2012
After changes of route due to the wet conditions we have a good walk
Fostons Ash walk
Wed 12 September 2012
A very civilised affair, with a stop for proper morning coffee in Sheepscombe
Eastington walk
Sat 15 September 2012
John leads us around a favourite haunt through many of our kissing gates
Owlpen Miserden Marshfield Waterley Bottom
Uley STW gentle walk
Mon 17 September 2012
Another lovely day, and we tour this beautiful valley with Sophia and Linda
Miserden walk
Wed 19 September 2012
The weather cannot last much longer. A tour of Miserden in the sun.
Marshfield walk
Sat 22 September 2012
Graham has lovely weather for his 11 mile walk in the deep south
Waterley Bottom walk
Wed 26 September 2012

Jane leads a walk from the middle of nowhere to look down on Wotton
Cam Long Down Wotton Hill near Hawkesbury Cud Hill
Dursley walk
Sat 29 September 2012
More sunny weather for Allen's walk around the hills near Dursley
Wotton STW gentle walk
Mon 1 October 2012
A very interesting walk up and around the town led by Anne
Hawkesbury Upton walk
Wed 3 October 2012
A completely dry morning for Ray with heavy rain before and afterwards
Gloucester and Cud Hill
Sat 6 October 2012
A few photos from Allen taken on Bernard's walk led by John
Rodmarton Alderley Eastcombe S Woodchester
Rodmarton walk
Wed 10 October 2012
Tim leads us on a favourite walk in the area, espying these fungi on the way
Newark Park walk
Sat 13 October 2012
Olivia leads "Peter's walk" finding sunshine and muddy conditions.
Bisley short walk
Mon 15 October 2012
Richard leads the group around the Bisley area on a pleasant day
Woodchester and the Park
Wed 17 October 2012
From Bottle Green we climb to the Cotswold Way and return via the Park
Avening near Winchcombe GW Taking it easy
Minchinhampton day out
Sat 20 October 2012
Down through Avening and the weather brightens up later on.
Winchcombe walk
Wed 24 October 2012
Enid's walk has colourful moments, but is a bit of a mudlark
Gloucestershire Way No 6
Sat 27 October 2012
From Chepstow in Oct 2011 we are on the 2nd half over the Cotswolds
STW Frampton on Severn
Mon 29 October 2012
We know how to relax on our Easy Paced Monday walk across the vale
Prinknash near Kingswood Cam Frampton Mansell
Painswick to Prinknash
Wed 31 October 2012
Over the common, through the woods to the Monastery for coffee
Wotton & Kingswood
Mon 5 November 2012
Colin leads us on a gentle walk with plenty of sunshine - and mud!
Dursley walk
Wed 7 November 2012
Karen leads us on an all day walk, visiting this waterwheel near Cam
Cowcombe walk
Sat 10 November 2012
Via Hyde Woods, the canal and Frampton Mansell with Bernard
Lypiatt Rodborough, outside the Tab Nether Lypiatt Manor near Ham
Thrupp walk
Wed 14 November 2012
Up two good hills to Lypiatt and Bussage and back by the canal
Rodborough AGM walk
Sat 17 November 2012
Denys leads us up and down and up again before our AGM and the cakes!
Brimscombe STW walk
Mon 19 November 2012
Up to Nether Lypiatt Manor for the old ghost story and lunch at the Ship Inn
Ham water babies' walk
Wed 21 November 2012
Six hardy souls try walking on water - and fail! They seem to have had a memorable experience
Uley Ryeford Double Lock Helen's walk Woodchester Vineyard
Dursley walk
Sat 24 November 2012
The rainy season continues as we walk to Uley with Maurice and David
Randwick walk
Wed 28 November 2012
Down the Cotswold Way, along the canal and up again with Steve and Rosemary
Helen's walk
Sat 1 December 2012
Alex leads us all day up and down three hills around Stroud
Selsley and Woodchester
Sat 1 December 2012
A morning walk through the newly planted Woodchester Vineyard with Tim
Bisley near Cowley Cam Peak The Vale
Bisley gentle walk
Mon 3 December 2012
After a wet start we have a good walk to France Lynch and a pub meal after
Cowley walk
Wed 5 December 2012
Patrick takes us over less familiar paths on a beautiful morning
Coaley Peak strenuous walk
Sat 8 December 2012
Brian takers the group up all the local hills in the sunshine
Cranham and Painswick
Wed 12 December 2012
James sets us questions and we see the Vale as never before, with hills protruding out of the mist
near Shipton Moyne Woodchester Arlingham Rodborough Common
Shipton Moyne walk
Sat 15 December 2012
Olivia leads us across the fields, some muddy, to Brokenborough
Rooksmoor STW walk
Mon 17 December 2012
A gentle walk around Woodchester and the lower slopes of Rodborough Common
Arlingham walk
Wed 19 December 2012
Miserable weather although not miserable walkers on the peninsula
Chairman's Mince Pie and Mulled Wine Walk
Sat 22 December 2012
A festive walk for a festive occasion around Rodborough
Near Downham Hill Winchcombe
Dursley walk
Thu 27 December 2012
Michael takes us on a post-Christmas tour near Uley and Downham
Winchcombe Train & Trail
Sat 29 December 2012
A ride to Gotherington and a squelchy walk back ends our walking year