For the love of walking, come walk with us soon ...
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... we hope you may then decide to join the Ramblers
To see maps and where to meet on the above walks, click the date of each walk.
To see details of later walks, click the Walks menu above and then Walks Programme - or simply click HERE
About the South Cotswold Ramblers Group
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 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.
Welcome to our website on
New plans for a multi-million pound waterside development at Brimscombe Post are to be revealed by Stroud District Council at a public consultation event this Thursday 13 December, 3.00 – 6.30 pm. Local residents are invited to give their views on the proposals prior to a planning application being submitted in the New Year for…Read More
Mike is very pleased that several members of our group have offered to help him with compiling walks programmes after his appeal at the AGM. Angela is beavering away on the next programme, and Ron is straining at the leash to help with the one after that. Ann A is waiting patiently in the wings!…Read More
Dursley Town Council has confirmed that work is starting on the Long Street car park this week, 26 -30 November 2018 (stopping for Christmas and New Year) and the forecast opening date is during February 2019. No charges are being imposed. If any leader wants to start a group walk there on the next programme…Read More
8 November 2018 – Richard writes, “We have just received another £430 to us under the Walking Partnership. This includes £130 from the Ravenscar Holiday towards Group funds from Ramblers Holidays as a result of members going away with them. Excellent.” South Cotswold Ramblers Group receive funding every time you book a holiday with Ramblers Walking…Read More
Message from Ann Next September’s holiday to St Ives has now changed and we are no longer going with Ramblers Holidays as they could not offer the dates we wanted. For those who have already committed to the holiday I have booked holiday lodges at St Ives Holiday Park from Sept 14th for 7 nights,…Read More
Culver Hill (which runs from Minchinhampton Common near Tom Long’s Post to the A46 at South Woodchester via Amberley) will be closed from 10 September. Originally to reopen 16th November but Amberley residents have been informed that it is likely to be much later.Read More