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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 15 July are on the Photos page —–

Latest on the Message Board

Monday 15 July walk – update

Lenneke says that after walking this over on Sunday they found: There were herds of curious cows in 2 fields. There were 18 stiles in total. And in places we were wading through long wet grass on uneven ground, which was boggy and puddley in places.

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Printable programme of walks July to September is now on the website

Under Walks > Walks Programme. Once again thanks to Dave I because, as usual, something changed from the last time we did it and I couldn’t have sorted it out without him! You should also be getting a link to it emailed to you either by Ros  or Janet.  Sally

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How to put an emergency contact number into your phone

You can set up an emergency contact number on your phone for someone to call (friend, family member) on your behalf without the need to know your password or screen lock. It doesn’t call 999, just the person you have nominated. HERE are the instructions. Ask if you need any help. Sally

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25% off OS Maps annual subscription

Ramblers members can get this discount by going to ramblers.org.uk/offers-and-promotions then click on the OS link and enter code RAMOSM at the checkout.  There are details about this on p.10 of the latest Walk magazine. Sally

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Deputy Membership Secretary – Janet W

We now have Janet helping Ros in her job as Membership Secretary. There is quite a lot of work involved (mainly caused by Ramblers Head Office’s unfriendly bureaucracy) so it is good to have someone else to share the load. The 99% of you who receive communication by email should have received the next walks…

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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 July to September 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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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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Improvements to Ramblers main website

There has been 2 major improvements after the disastrous introduction of their new website. Firstly, on our South Cotswold page, you can now see the Date and Distance of the walk, instead of just the title (you still have to scroll through all their stuff about joining Ramblers and donating) but this is a significant…

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Weather Forecasts


A link to our walks UP TO THE END OF SEPTEMBER 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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