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Not a member? Why not try up to three walks. See below.

 

CLICK HERE to see ALL our  planned walks. Scroll down to see a list of our walks under Upcoming Walks and Events. 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.

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 or under Walks, Walks Programme —– Photos of our walks up to 3 March are on the Photos page —–

Latest on the Message Board

Enid Sutcliffe died last night (2nd March)

I have just had a message from her daughter to say that Enid died peacefully last night. No further details as yet, but her daughter has promised to send me details of her funeral which I will put on the message board.  Enid walked with S. Cots for many years until she gave up driving,…

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Public Meeting about the future of The Heavens

If anyone is interested in what is happening with the Heavens Valley there is a public meeting on Monday 25 March at 7.30 at Stroud Subscription Rooms called “The Future of the Heavens”. For more information you can follow the Heavens Valley Action Group on Facebook. Thank you, Lenneke, for that information.

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The Weather Strikes Again

The paths on the walk that Carol was leading on Monday March 18th are currently either under water or very muddy and she feels that they will not be sufficiently improved in the next couple of weeks. She has therefore cancelled her original walk but has put on a replacement.

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£50 off per person on any Ramble Worldwide holiday

This is a discount off any Ramble Worldwide holidays for all departures in April and May 2024, with a minimum 7 nights duration, with holidays starting either in April and May 2024 (other Terms and Conditions may apply).  This is in addition to any current offer, and is valid for bookings made up to 15th…

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Next Walk Programme

Many thanks to all our walk leaders all dates now filled. Please could we have your walk details by March 9th. Use the Submit a walk form There is also a Start Places form to help you with details of our frequently used starting places which, if you download, you can use to cut and…

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Thank you to the new walks leaders that have come forward

We are very grateful to the new leaders who have come forward for the April to June programme. It is important that we get new leaders to reduce the pressure on our existing leaders who are all doing more than their fair share, with the fear that they will get fed up and give up.…

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Leaders without a pre-organised backmarker

If you are a leader who doesn’t have a pre-organised backmarker who knows your route but rely on a volunteer in the car park beforehand, it would be very helpful if you could give them a copy of the map of your route so they know where you are going. Another option for people who…

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Cirencester Park from Spring 2024

The Bathurst Estate has issued a message to say that, from Spring 2024, you will need a pass to visit Cirencester Park. Locals can have a Community Pass, but everyone else will have to buy one, either annually or daily. We are interpreting this as meaning it will be impossible to lead walks that go…

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Printable Table of Walks Jan to March 2024 is now on the website

Under Walks – Walks Programme – Printable table of walks. Don’t forget to check the Message board for any of the inevitable changes that may occur between setting the programme and the actual walk. Sally Upcoming Walks – South Cotswold Ramblers

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Pathwatch

Pathwatch, the mobile phone app supported by Ramblers that enabled us to take a photo of a problem on a footpath and send it directly to Ramblers head office and to the Public Rights of Way officer giving the co-ordinates of the location, has now gone. There is a link on our website under Footpaths,…

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Leaders – Faster pace category

We have introduced the option for leaders to designate their walk as a Faster Pace walk when they complete their Submit a walk form, as well as the Leisurely (for Monday walks) and Moderate for the majority of our walks. We anticipate that this will be used quite sparingly (probably by only a handful of…

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Ramblers new 10 year strategy

Ramblers are proposing to update their 10 year strategy and charitable aims, you can read about it on the link. Click here

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Weather Forecasts

LATEST PLANS FOR OUR WALKS PROGRAMME 

A link to our walks UP TO THE END OF MARCH 2024 can be found either by Clicking on our Planned walks on the Home page (you can instantly see the first 4 but use the arrows to see more) or by using the Walks dropdown menu where, under Walks Programme, you can find a PRINTABLE TABLE.  On our Message board is a guide on how to find our walks on the Ramblers website, and who to contact if you have problems.

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 in this beautiful part of Gloucestershire?  Every week we are putting on midweek and Saturday walks (up to 10 miles) and every month also two or three Monday easier (3 - 4 miles leisurely) walks. 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, Painswick, 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 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

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 - 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!

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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