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CLICK HERE to see ALL our  planned walks. Click the title of your walk to see full details.

After trying out and enjoying up to three of our walks, we hope you will wish to join our friendly group. Details of how to join Ramblers are here.

Print out our walks programme here (scroll down first)

See photos of some of our walks here

Current Group Walk Guidelines click here.

Late News

—– You can see details of our walks below the photo on this Home page —– Photos of our walks up to 10 August are on the Photos page —–

Latest on the Message Board


Tonight’s evening walk from Bisley has now been canceled.

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Walk Details needed by Aug 26th

Sorry walk leaders I made a mistake, Karen would like your walk details by Aug 26th

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Monday walks in danger!

Mike G writes, Please would all Monday walkers (including potential leaders) think about a walk for a future programme NOW and have a chat with us to get some help to avoid a panic situation next time we are asking for leaders. Our popular Monday gentle paced walks of 4 or so miles are in…

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Walks October to December

The situation is looking a bit desperate, especially for Monday walks. At the moment Monday walkers will only have 2 walks in the whole 3 month period. (Is it worth carrying on with Monday walks if there is such little interest??) There are still 3 Saturday walks to fill (though 2 include Christmas and New…

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Footpath Clearance

The Glos. area committee is hoping to put together a list of people who would be willing to help with footpath clearance in areas not necessarily covered by the Cotswold Wardens. This would be cutting back with secateurs etc not power tools. If anyone is interested could you please contact me initially via the website…

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Going away with Ramblers Holidays?

We receive a sum of money for Group Funds from Ramblers Holidays where members taking a holiday with them have nominated South Cotswold Group. If you ever forget to tell them when booking, there is still time if you contact them before you go. If you do so, they will donate £10, £20 or even…

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Leaders – how to find past walks for planning purposes

If leaders need to try and find past walks from our programme they can use the Click on all our Planned walks link below the photo on the Home Page, then put in a previous range of dates and Search. This will bring up walks that have already taken place and might help if you…

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Area newsletter

If you would like to know what is happening in the Gloucestershire area the latest newsletter is available. Click here

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Dates for Oct, Nov and Dec for leaders

Available dates for the last 3 months of the year are now available on the Walk Planning Progress page Walk Planning older – South Cotswold Ramblers. You can choose the date/s that suit you then use the Offer a Walk date here Offer a walk date here – South Cotswold Ramblers. If anyone who hasn’t…

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Guide to finding walks on our website

Here is a link to a guide on how to find walks on our website. Click on Read more and you will be able to access it https://www.southcotswoldramblers.org.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/guide-to-finding-walks-on-our-website.pdf  

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Walks July to September

You can now access these. There is a guide on our Message board or follow the instructions Ros attached to the email sent out on 20th June. There is an option on the list of our walks on the Ramblers head office site to show 10, 20 or 50 walks. If you leave it at…

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New simpler Risk Assessment form

Leaders do need to complete the simple Risk Assessment form that Ramblers head office has issued. This can be found on the Leaders menu  on our website. There is a PDF version and a Word version. Sally

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Weather Forecasts


A link to our walks for July to September can be found either by Clicking on our Planned walks on the Home page or by using the Walks dropdown menu. There is also a guide as to how to find our walks on the Message board and who to contact if you have problems. These were also sent out in an email (20 June).

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 are putting on weekly Wednesday and Saturday walks and also two or three Mondays easier walks a month. We 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.

Try up to three walks before deciding whether to join Ramblers and our group. Click here to see membership details.

If you decide to join our friendly walking 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 as soon as it is possible, (there is no need to join Ramblers for up to three walks). Our Monday walks are between 3 and 4 miles at an leisurely pace, our Midweek and Saturday walks are 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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