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 or under Walks, Walks Programme —– Photos of our walks up to 30 May are on the Photos page —–

Latest on the Message Board

Walk details by 7 June please

Karen would like all the walk details in by 7th June please, leaders. There’s a link here to the FORM which should help you. If you need any help, ask any of the regular leaders and they will be pleased to guide you through it if necessary. Sally

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Next Walks Programme

Unfortunately we have not been able to fill the next walks programme so there will 2 Saturdays (13 July, 20 July (shorter), when there will be no walks. All Mondays and midweek walk slots are full, so thanks.

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Bath Skyline Walk 19 June

Having done a recent pre-walk, Derek has sent this message: The section through the woods although not muddy was very slippy in places and we were very glad we had our sticks. I would like to change ‘a rocky uneven section through woods which may be muddy’ to a rocky uneven section through woods which…

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Summer Picnic walk – Saturday 27 July

We have organised a Picnic walk again this year for South Cotswold Ramblers members, following the success of last year’s Coaley one (though hopefully with better weather!). Make a note of the date. You will need to pre-book and pay in advance. Details will appear on our website shortly. Sally

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Leaders (and potential new leaders) – dates for July to September are on the Walk Planning Progress page

You can find these on Walk Planning Progress Then book your date on Offer a date . Both these are on the Leaders menu. If you haven’t led a walk before, this period is one of the best to lead your first walk as you are less likely to encounter problems with weather, floods, ice…

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Monday walks now EVERY Monday starting 1 April

Because enough leaders have come forward, there will be a walk EVERY Monday until the end of June. If leaders continue to offer walks, this can continue indefinitely. A big Thank you to all leaders – we can’t manage without you! 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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Printable Table of Walks April to June is now on the website

I have replaced the Jan to March programme with the upcoming 3 months’ walks. You can find it on Walks, Walks Programme, click on the blue button or follow the link below. I failed miserably to produce this this time as the instructions that worked last time didn’t this time! so a big Thank you…

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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 April to June 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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Weather Forecasts


A link to our walks UP TO THE END OF JUNE 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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