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Stop Press - UPDATE 

There are two places on Sally and Ros's walk tomorrow (Thursday) near Northleach if you're quick!

RSS Walks Programme – this may have updated today – see above

Late News

—– Our walks have resumed and you can see our walk updates/changes here on our Home page —– Photos of our first post-Lockdown walk are now on the Photos page —–

Latest on the Message Board

Stroud Leisure Centre problem as a starting place – Leaders please note

Parkrun in Stratford Park are looking at restarting and using the car park at Stroud Leisure Centre, making it almost impossible to park as all spaces are taken by runners. Parkrun’s website says that there will be a Parkrun there every Saturday at 9am. Leaders might want to avoid this as a starting place on…

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There are already walks on the website, on the Home page, below the picture

Also click on the Click here to see ALL OUR FUTURE WALKS SO FAR below OUR ROLLING WALKS PROGRAMME. This takes you to our walks on the main Ramblers website where, for some reason we are investigating, our walks appear before they do on our own website!  Click on BOOKING REQUIRED to find details of…

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If you have not received a link to your newsletter or a paper copy, which gives info on walks restarting, let the membership secretary know

Our South Cotswold Ramblers newsletter and the Area newsletter were emailed out on April 1st. Paper copies which had to be printed and posted out should have arrived shortly afterwards. If you have not received one or the other, please let the membership secretary know by emailing membership@southcotswoldramblers.org.uk Both newsletters can be found on our…

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WALK ALERT

The group is starting Covid Safe led walks again from Monday 12 April with a limit of 10 people, and we are now appealing for more leaders. Walks will be published on the front page of our website as soon as they are fixed (a rolling programme), and also on Ramblers website Walksfinder, so keep…

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Latest Update

Guidance for leaders on restarting walks Leaders and walkers. Ramblers UK (click to read more) have issued this Guidance for Restarting Group Walks.  

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Fielding & Platt Ltd – part of Gloucester’s history

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers Gloucester Area is hosting an online talk on local company Fielding & Platt Ltd on 14 April. Fielding & Platt Ltd occupied the area where Gloucester Quays is for over 100 years. For more details and booking – http://nearyou.imeche.org/near-you/UK/Western/Gloucester-Area/event-detail?id=18599 Lawrence

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Group changes and Newsletter

At our AGM (via Zoom) on 14th January there were some changes of officers. Ann A is now Chair, Sally Vice Chair and Ros is Membership Secretary. Brian W is continuing as Treasurer, Andrew as Secretary and Malcolm as Footpath Secretary. Mike is continuing as Walks Co-ordinator (when walks are permitted) and Richard is remaining…

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Don’t Lose Your Way – Can you help?

As you may be aware, in Feb 2020 the Ramblers Association launched the “Don’t Lose Your Way“ initiative. This was to identify and make sure that historical paths that were not necessarily on the map were not lost. Area Vice Chair Charlie Morris has been involved with this and now has a record of all…

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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: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPZv_8dABfU&feature=player_embedded Don’t be put off by the fact that it is on YouTube. This is actually very useful.

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COVID SAFE WALKS

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 need to complete a simple Risk Assessment…

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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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Ramblers’ advice on walking near livestock

https://www.ramblers.org.uk/advice/safety/walking-near-livestock.aspx

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Weather Forecasts

OUR ROLLING WALKS PROGRAMME 

If volunteer leaders feel able to lead a Covid-safe walk with a maximum of 10 walkers after 12 April, please offer a date HERE.

Any more leaders ??

Walkers - visit our website regularly to see if any more of our walks have been  planned - Remember - First Come, First Served to book these walks!

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.

Once we are back to normal, (very soon we hope!) why not walk with us on our varied Group walks in the Stroud district including Painswick in this beautiful part of Gloucestershire? Before we had to stop, every week we had been putting on weekly Wednesday and Saturday walks and also two or three Mondays easier walks a month. We would love to see you when the time comes. You will be able to 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 as soon as it is possible, (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.