South Cotswold Ramblers

2009 Walk Photos

Ramblers Resolution
Thu 1 January 2009
Joe leads us good sized group on his customary New Year walk near Frampton-on-Severn
Wysis Way No 6
Sat 3 January 2009
A glorious yet freezing day, where we reach the half way point on our trek from Wye to Thames
Left over Christmas Cake walk
Sat 10 January 2009
Perhaps the coldest walk of the century (seriously), with temperatures well below zero all day does not discourage a good crowd of walkers.
Hyding in Toadsmoor
Wed 14 January 2009
Richard leads a bright shower on a dull morning up to Hyde and back through the Toadsmoor Valley
Cotswold Water Park
Sat 17 January 2009

A sunny, milder morning encourages a good group to walk round some of the lakes and enjoy a pub lunch afterwards
Hillesley Hike
Wed 21 January 2009
Ivan and Cath lead a throng on their first walk on a sunny Winter's morn with harbingers of Spring on view including daffodils and cygnets
Miserden figure of eight
Sat 24 January 2009
A very quiet area, but not today, as a particularly large turnout for Richard and Di's walk
Dursley and Uley
Wed 28 January 2009
Allen leads an interesting walk on a dull morning, and we see the Sculpture Trail
Chalford Hill and Bisley
Sat 31 January 2009
Richard stands in for Jacky and leads an intrepid bunch on a hilly walk - here they are at Eastcombe
Stinchcombe Hill
Wed 11 February 2009
Two walks cancelled and the start of this one moved due to snow,we are glad to get back walking in a winter wonderland
Cainscross and Selsley
Sat 14 February 2009
Back to normal walking with a trip along the canal and cycle track, and an uphill section to keep us in trim
Kingswood circular
Wed 18 February 2009
Lots of us struggle through the foggy uplands and find Kingswood a good place for a morning walk with John
Hill and Ham Winter Warmer
Sat 21 February 2009
Joe leads us on his annual pilgrimage along by the Severn and back through the deer park. Winter warmer? More like an early spring day!
Signs of Spring?
Thu 26 February 2009
Starting at Wotton-under-Edge, Brian takes us exploring with lunch at Hillesley
Sapperton circular
Sat 28 February 2009
Another grey day doesn't stop 35 turning out for Alex's morning walk towards Oakridge, and on the way back we are in for a surprise! An invitation to see Daphne Neville's otters!
Purton & Sharpness
Tue 3 March 2009
A dull day weatherwise, but full of historical interest on Ann's walk by canal and river
Wysis Way No 7
Sat 7 March 2009
Past half way now on our series of circular walks from Wye to Thames (Isis), we climb two good hills today
Severn Bore Walk
Thu 12 March 2009
Up bright and early (8:20 am) to see the Bore and then a morning walk around the district
Tale of Two Tunnels
Sat 14 March 2006
From Frampton Mansell Mike and Heather lead us over Canal and Railway Tunnels, with a pleasant lunch stop and a sunny day
Stroud to Painswick
Wed 18 March 2008
John leads a select group up to the Queen of the Cotswolds - warm work
Around Malmesbury
Sat 21 March 2009
Starting in the village of Lea we walk over many bridges into Malmesbury. Jacqui then leads us back to Lea where some stay for a pub lunch
All around Arlingham
Sat 28 March 2009
Kathy leads the Group around the peninsula on a blustery day. Lovely spring flowers inland.
Uley and Owlpen
Thu 2 April 2009
Kathy stretches our legs around two sides of the valley.
Castle Combe
Sat 4 April 2009
We travel a little further south on a lovely spring Saturday, when Graham leads us on a very pretty route.
Daneway circular
Wed 8 April 2009
Richard and Di lead us on a relatively level walk in this hilly area. Young and old enjoy themselves!
Cotswold Canals Walk No 1
Sat 11 April 2009
Bernard sets off on his series of walks in beautiful Spring weather
Tunnel House walk
Wed 15 April 2009
On a somewhat gloomy day, walkers cheerfully follow John before a good pub lunch!
Three Commons Walk
Sat 18 April 2009
Olivia leads us on an invigorating walk over Selsley Common, a pub lunch and two more commons in the afternoon
Coaley Peak to Upper Cam
Sat 25 April 2009
A beautiful spring day for Karen's very scenic walk
Shipton Moyne walk
Wed 29 April 2009
Jacqui guides the group between the rails before crossing the river near Easton Grey
Around the lakes at South Cerney
Sat 2 May 2009
Lots to see today on Kathy's morning walk
Stinchcombe walk
Thu 7 May 2009
A small but happy group enjoy Carol's walk
Wysis Way No 8
Sat 9 May 2009
A circular route via Pitchcombe and Edge before following the Wysis Way over Painswick Beacon to Bulls Cross
Cowley walk
Thu 14 May 2009
Patrick and Angela lead a select group on a rather gloomy day through the woods - lots to see.
Tortworth area walk
Sat 23 May 2009
We follow Tim past the ancient Tortworth Oak on a lovely day
Luckington and Sherston
Wed 27 May 2009
A very wet start for John's walk, but it dries up and most of us enjoy a great pub lunch afterwards.
View from the Tump
Sat 30 May 2009

Only three men - could be something to do with the Cup Final. 11 ladies - could be the attraction of the three men!
Avening figure of eight
Wed 3 June 2009
On a day hot enough to be bitten by horse flies, we do two walks in one day
Clearwell and Newland
Sat 6 June 2009
A really memorable day out in the Forest of Dean, visiting the scowles, the "Cathedral of the Forest" and a tour of Clearwell Caves.
Bisley Day Out
Wed 10 June 2009
Mixed weather for a moderate to hilly walk in lovely countryside enjoyed by 17 people
Nailsworth: Beating the Bounds
Sat 13 June 2009
Helen takes us around the edge of Nailsworth, and our legs discover that there are four valleys
Midsummer Walk around Stroud
Tue 23 June 2009
Helen leads the keen ones on a 14 miler with 2,500 feet of ascent on a hot and humid day - none dead!
Ford and Castle Combe
Wed 1 July 2009
A hot and humid morning for Jacqui's walk. Fortunately there is plenty of shade
Wysis Way No 9
Sat 4 July 2009
From Bulls Cross to Bisley and a little walked section to The Camp and then back via Dillay
Fostons Ash figure of eight
Tue 7 July 2009
Bill picks a really wet day in this reasonable summer, but everyone seem to enjoy themselves. If you like the colour green then see these pictures!
Cotswold Canals Walks No 2
Sat 11 July 2009
Bernard leads us from the Ocean to Thrupp and we climb two big hills on the way back
Horsley circular
Wed 15 July 2009
After a wet start, walkers are rewarded with an interesting and sunny walk
Birdlip Summer Walk
Sat 18 July 2009
Graham manages to choose some good weather for his walk in this generally damp "summer"
Two Hills from Woodchester
Wed 22 July 2009
A grand old "Duke of York" walk from John, visiting all the local high points
Painswick half day Welcome to Walking Weekend
Sat 25 July 2009
Mike and Heather lead a 6 mile walk with great views, and pioneer a forgotten route
Painswick whole day
Welcome to walking Weekend

Sat 25 July 2009
Richard and Di follow the Cotswold Way before heading over to the Slad Valley for a very scenic walk
Luckington walk
Wed 29 July 2009
This is the walk which most of you missed. Hope you will not be too disappointed when you see the pictures and the fun we had walking in the rain
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Somerford Keynes level walk
Sat 1 August 2009
John leads us around many lakes and by the Thames to Ashton Keynes and back
Whiteshill and Randwick Woods
Thu 6 August 2009
Carole picks a fine day to take walkers all around the hillsides, with good views
Bulls Cross to Miserden
Sat 8 August 2009
A summer's day for Olivia's walk through Slad and wooded valleys to Miserden
Haresfield Beacon and Pitchcombe
Wed 12 August 2009
On an extraordinary morning weatherwise, Pam leads us around the hills
Painswick and back
Sat 15 August 2009
John leads a good sized group all the way to Painswick from Stroud, and back another way
Cam Peak circular
Wed 19 August 2009
Maurice surprises the walkers by going a new way, but has to beat a hasty retreat
Waterley Bottom and Stinchcombe Hill
Sat 22 August 2009
A good place to start and finish a walk - the New Inn in Waterley Bottom
Daneway dawdle
Wed 26 August 2009
Richard and Di and 10 others defy Hurrican Bill and a dowsing - which never comes!
Cold Aston and The Slaughters
Sat 29 August 2009
Summer weather for an enjoyable excursion into the North Cotswolds
Wysis Way No 10
Sat 5 September 2009
We follow the route from Bisley to Sapperton and return via Edgeworth
Miserden morning walk
Wed 16 September 2009
Bright weather and a good turnout for lots of ups and downs in and near Misarden Park led by Richard.
Bisley, Battlescombe and beyond!
Sat 19 September 2009
As our final walk (of four) for the Stroud Walking Festival, we explore little used paths near Sudgrove and Througham
Castle Combe area
Wed 30 September 2009
Quite a few make the trip to visit North Wraxall and West Kington
Westonbirt figure of 8
Sat 3 October 2009
Tim takes us on two walks, morning and afternoon, with lots of level walking and the odd livestock. The weather improves throughout the day.
Common to common to common walk
Wed 7 October 2009
Brian leads his first walk from a graveyard, and we go downhill from there!
Cotswold Canals Walk No 3
Sat 10 October 2009
Our journey continues towards the Thames, and it's another bright day
The Ebworth Estate
Tue 13 October 2009
Early Autumn down through Workman's Wood, then up on to Sheepscombe Common and amazing views
Bisley Cakewalk
Sat 17 October 2009
Not surprisingly a large turnout for Di's delicious cakes, and of course Richard's ravishng walk!
Uley Poet's Walk
Sat 24 October 2009
Whether it is to rain for the duration of the walk or perchance to stop, that is the question!
Nailsworth walk
Wed 28 October 2009
John's walk up and across to Chavenage Green attracts many out to see the Autumn colours.
Avening and Tetbury
Sat 31 October 2009
A beautifully sunny Autumn day for John's 8 mile walk
Wed 4 November 2009
John's third walk in a row round the very attractive village and a tasty surprise for everyone!
Wysis Way final instalment
Sat 7 November 2009
See us completing the 55 mile linear walk but in circular walks, totalling about 110 miles
Slimbridge area
Wed 11 November 2009
Bernard takes us round a favourite area of his, and we see a memorial to Sir Peter Scott
Framilode, Saul and Barrow Hill
Sat 14 November 2009
Another gloomy day weatherwise but good company as we tour the Saul area
Roaming around North Wraxall
Wed 18 November 2009
The rainy season continues and sorts out the really keen walkers on this trip into Wiltshire
Leighterton and Westonbirt
Sat 21 November 2009
The last leaves of Autumn are still on display on yet another soggy walk. But it does one good to get some air!
Exploring the mysteries of the Toadsmoor Valley
Wed 25 November 2009

Richard spins a yarn or two and the rain holds off for the first two hours!
Cotswold Canals Walk No 4
Sat 28 November 2009
From Frampton Mansell down and along the canal to Daneway, then over the top of the tunnel to Tunnel House and another steam train!
Arlingham Hare Walk
Wed 2 December 2009
A no stile walk around the atmospheric far end of the peninsula
Peak, Common and Park Views
Sun 6 December 2009
From Coaley Peak to Selsley Common then down to Inchbrook and up through Woodchester Park
Miserden to Winstone
Wed 9 December 2009
A misty moisty morning walk from Miserden, down by the eerie lakeside, then up and a stroll around Winstone
Minchinhampton and Rodborough Commons
Sat 12 December 2009
Tim shows us some of the highlights of this amazing open space
Shipton Moyne and Long Newnton
Wed 16 December 2009
A trot across the Escourt Estate and a rare vist to Long Newnton for cakes and mince pies
Group Christmas Lunch
Sat 19 December 2009

We meet for a lovely meal at Minchinhampron Golf Club New Course. The only rambling is done by Richard
Alderley to Ozleworth
Sun 27 December 2009
Joe's walk (called Ozleworth Departure, I wonder why?) is blessed with a brisk, fine day and a sunny afternoon
Sweat First - Steam Later!
Thu 31 December 2009
On a cold day we walk from Toddington to Winchcombe via the Cotswold Way - then back by steam train.