Not a member? Why not try up to three walks. See below.

RSS Our next walks – click dates for more details

  • Wednesday, 29th September 2021: Frolicking round Frampton
    Join the South Cotswold group for a 5.5 mile moderate walk.Saul, Walk Bridge, Frampton Court Lakes, G&S Canal, Fretherne Bridge, Saul Church Terrain 0 Level Some stiles. Bring a snack. Stables Cafe at Saul at end.
  • Saturday, 2nd October 2021: Anyone for Cricket?
    Join the South Cotswold group for a 8.0 mile moderate walk.A mix of open and woodland walking passing through Hazel Hanger Wood, the Ebworth Estate and returning through Saltridge Hill, Overtown and Cranham Wood. Bring picnic lunch.
  • Monday, 4th October 2021: Commons and Fort stroll
    Join the South Cotswold group for a 4.0 mile leisurely walk.Lots of views as we walk gently via Bownham, Bagpath, Rodborough Fort, The Bear and back. Ice creams a possibility. Terrain 1 Not much climbing.
  • Wednesday, 6th October 2021: Views of Dursley and Cam BOOKING REQUIRED
    Join the South Cotswold group for a 7.0 mile moderate walk.A circular walk from Dursley via Upper Cam, Upthorpe, Lower Cam, The Quarry and Stinchcombe Hill. Several stiles. One steep climb in woodland which may be slippery after rain. Bring a packed lunch. Terrain 2 Hilly and level mix.
  • Saturday, 9th October 2021: Stinchcombe circular BOOKING REQUIRED
    Join the South Cotswold group for a 6.0 mile moderate walk.Down Cotswold Way to North Nibley, fields to Stinchcombe village then back up. Steep slope down at start and steep climb up at end. Terrain 2 Hilly / level mix. Coffee and poss. lunch stop.

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.

Click HERE to see ALL our September and October group walks

Print out our walks programme here (scroll down first)

See November and December walk planning progress HERE.

See photos of some of our walks here

Current Group Walk Guidelines click here.

Late News

—– Our walks have resumed and you can see details of them below the photo on this Home page —– Photos of our walks up to 25 September are on the Photos page —–

Latest on the Message Board

South Cots walks as part of the Dursley Walking Festival – booking directly with the leader, you cannot just turn up!

2 of our leaders are putting on walks as part of the Dursley Walking Festival, 1 on Wednesday 6th Oct, 1 on Saturday 9th. The Dursley Walking Festival webmaster has found that walks with high numbers of spaces don’t attract as many bookings so he is limiting the spaces available on some walks and then…

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Leaders – no need to keep a register of walkers for Track and Trace

You do still have to do a simple Risk Assessment. You can find blank forms on the Leaders menu on our website.

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AGM 13 November 2021 6.30pm via Zoom

We will again be holding our AGM by Zoom. You will receive a link to click on nearer the date. There will still be a walk beforehand but not necessarily from Rodborough Tabernacle.

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Wed 13 Oct Cricklade walk has new starting place

The village that disappeared Wednesday, 13 October 2021 Start time: 10:00 (Estimated finish time: 12:45) Moderate 5.7 miles / 9.2 km Group South Cotswold An easy and varied walk: North Meadow to Latton Basin, Latton, Down Ampney Airfield, the lost village of Eysey and back to Cricklade along the Thames path. Terrain 0 Level. A level…

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John G is very pleased!

John wishes to thank those who came to his recent birthday party, and who generously donated a total of £147 for Cancer Research.

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New simpler Risk Assessment form

Ramblers head office has issued a new simpler Risk Assessment form which is now on the Leaders menu. There is a PDF version and a Word version. Thanks to Lawrence for highlighting this change. Sally

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Welcome to our September and October Walks Programme

South Cotswold Ramblers have a two month programme of walks. . Further details of walks can be found here… Sue Jones

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Dursley Walking Festival 2021, Wednesday 6th – Sunday 10th October

The Dursley Walking Festival website is now live https://dursleywelcomeswalkers.org.uk/walking-festival/oct-2021 and booking which is required for all walks starts on 1st September. The programme this year is the biggest yet and walks suitable for nearly all abilities are included. Please take a few minutes to have a look at what is on offer. South Cotswold Ramblers…

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Walks for September and October 2021

We have now published a two month programme of walks for September and October 2021. A big thank-you to all our volunteer leaders! See them all HERE

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We now have a Facebook page!

We now have a Facebook Page thanks to Sue J. Click on Read more below and you can find the link https://www.facebook.com/groups/302569751378935/ You can also get to it by clicking on the Facebook icon.  

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Latest Update from Ramblers UK (19 July)

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Walks over the next few months

At our committee meeting on July 8th we decided to restart our formal walks programme, initially for 2 months from Aug 31st which will then get us back to our normal 4 monthly routine. We intend to have a fixed Saturday walk, 1st, 3rd and 5th Mondays as before but allow flexibility with a mid…

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We have now collected offers of walks so as to produce a full published ONLINE programme for November and December. 

LEADERS - see who has made us offers

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 are putting on weekly Wednesday and Saturday walks and also two or three Mondays easier walks a month. We 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.

Try up to three walks before deciding whether to join Ramblers and our group. Click here to see membership details.

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.

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