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—– When our walks resume, you will be able to see our walk updates/changes on our Message Board —– Photos done up to Wednesday 11 March and Isolation Walk photos are on the same menu —– See all our holiday photos at Group >Group Holiday Photos. —–

Latest on the Message Board

Road Closure: Selsley Road, North Woodchester

Anyone hoping to drive up Selsley Road, North Woodchester for a walk on Selsley Common (or their injection at Dursley Vale Community Hospital!) on Friday 22 January or Monday 25 January, note that this road will be CLOSED for Ash dieback tree removal. Mike

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Latest Ramblers’ update

LATEST UPDATE – click here Leaders and walkers. It was announced on 5 January 2021 that our Group, like the rest of England, will be under lockdown, which means all Ramblers’ group walks are NOT allowed. Walkers are only allowed to walk for exercise with one other person.

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Emergency calls on your mobile in wild places – 999 or 112?

Watch this short video on how best to use the 112 number, especially if you plan to walk in a remote area: Don’t be put off by the fact that it is on YouTube. This is actually very useful.

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Winter Walks on BBC iPlayer – Ravenscar to Robin Hood’s Bay

Members who went on Ann’s group walking holiday staying at Ravenscar in September 2018 should enjoy seeing the programme on BBC iPlayer. A coastal walk is the setting for Poet Laureate Simon Armitage’s ramble along Yorkshire’s enchanting and historic frontier with the North Sea. Starting in Ravenscar, Simon Armitage takes the old Cinder Track –…

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Eventually, once we are out of Lockdown, if leaders wish to arrange a walk or have questions, ring Mike on 01453 873625. You can use the Leaders > Submit a Walk Form for sending in the details. However we will not be pressurising any leaders. You must feel safe to lead. COVID SAFE You will…

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NEW – Rolling Programme of Covid Safe Led Walks

Our Walks Programme is now a rolling one – visit our Home Page regularly to see if there are any more walks planned – Remember – First Come, First Served! Also we would be grateful if you could keep any members not online informed of walks as they appear on the website. If any leaders…

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December walks photos

These are on the Photos menu >2020 > March and December 2020.

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16th December’s walk

11 of us have returned from our first led walk this morning since last March. There should have been 15 of us but the weather was a tad inclement. We had no issues at all and I asked for feedback when we got back to the cars. There were two people who felt that 15…

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Ramblers’ advice on walking near livestock

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Local photos to keep in touch with members and places

Since the lockdown in March, we have added 158 sets of members’ photos from their own “isolation” walks in our beautiful area. We have added a category of “Even less isolated walks” as people meet up with 5 other people for a walk. One way to see them is to click the Photos > 2020…

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Sending photos and large files the easy way using WeTransfer

It’s been amazing the number of photos that have been sent to me to go on the website, and also the number of different people who have got interested in doing this. The photos have appeared in all sorts of formats and sizes, and hopefully have encouraged South Cots to learn new skills. After unsuccessful…

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Miserden School Parking

Lawrence has been to Miserden recently and noted that the sign at the entrance to the CP by the school has been recently changed to “School Car Park – No Parking Mon – Fri”. This means that the car park should not be used for mid-week walks, at least in term time. (Jill and Sue…

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Weather Forecasts

OUR ROLLING PROGRAMME OF WALKS - Once the Lockdown is relaxed, visit our website regularly to see if there are any walks planned - Remember - First Come, First Served to book these walks!

If any leaders feel able to lead any more walks once Lockdown restrictions are relaxed, please contact Mike on 01453 873625 or by email to book a date when the time comes and for more details of how to be Covid safe. However we will not be pressurising any of our leaders. You must feel safe to lead.


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 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 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.