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 —– Photos of our walks up to 6 December are on the Photos page —–

Latest on the Message Board

Wednesday Dec 6th

Karen has had to modify the route of her walk on Dec 6th because of poor conditions underfoot in places, she also advises bringing walking poles if you have them.

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Missing dogs

We have been asked to look out for 2 missing Cairn terriers near Alderley Farm in the Wotton area. If you see them please contact 07704243812.  

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Saturday 9th December walk – changes

As Peter is unable to lead this walk, Ros and Sally will be leading a version of it. Same starting place, same length 7 miles, slightly different route to avoid very wet fields. Coffee stop and a snack stop. There will be the option to leave the walk after 6 miles to go into Cirencester…

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For a few years Ramblers supported a mobile phone app 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. Occasionally this didn’t work because of signal problems, but generally…

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Walk Magazine

There is an article in the latest Walk magazine about ” Valuing our paths ” and the Stroud local authority is in the top five for public footpath provision.

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Leaders – walk details by 4th December please

We’re delighted that we have filled the whole Jan – March programme, so thank you to all our walk leaders. Karen needs you to get your walk details in by 4th December please. You can use the following to sent them in   Submit a walk details If you are a newish leader, there is a…

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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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All walks on the Jan – Mar 2024 now filled! Thank you, leaders

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Walks Leaders

You will have received an email from head office today with a draft ” consultation ” document for walk leaders. You may have glanced at it and discounted it but YOU NEED TO READ IT , this will affect all walk leaders going forward if they adopt it.

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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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Printable table of walks for October to December

Attached is link to a printable table of walks for the rest of the year. Many thanks to Dave I for his help again. Click on Read more to access it. https://www.southcotswoldramblers.org.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/Walks-programme-for-S.-Cots-Oct-to-Dec-2023-complete.pdf Please check the message board before walking as things can change!

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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 October – December 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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Weather Forecasts


A link to our walks UP TO THE END OF DECEMBER can be found either by Clicking on our Planned walks on the Home page or by using the Walks dropdown menu where 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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