COVID-19 virus: Led walks cancelled. Ramblers GB has suspended all group walks and social activities. This applies until at least until 31 May 2020, subject to further developments.
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Interested in the weather. Missing walking? Here’s a worthwhile job.

No doubt we have all noticed that the current lockdown has coincided with some of the best weather we have had for ages! As walking makes amateur weather experts of all of us, those of you suffering from Don’t Lose Your Way withdrawal symptoms may be interested in another crowd sourcing job set up by…

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ALL RAMBLERS WALKS ARE CANCELLED – Updated Daily

All our future walks until at least the end of May are cancelled to avoid any possible onward transmission of the coronavirus. THIS GUIDANCE IS BEING REVIEWED DAILY LATEST UPDATE HERE Leaders, your work will not have been wasted, as when we reach the other side of this difficult period, we shall be very pleased…

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Sadly Brian Kirkman has died

Brian Kirkman, our former chairman, died peacefully last night, after suffering from pneumonia. Christine was glad for Brian that he saw Bruno and recognised him and he smiled and clearly enjoyed listening to Bruno’s memories of the holidays he  arranged after Peter Heaton left the South Cotswold Ramblers. Here are links to photos of some…

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Isolation walk photos welcome

Richard is in isolation (like the rest of us) and has tweeted a few photos. If any member would like to email us a photo or two of their own solitary walk, we have created a gallery of them (on our normal Photo menu, continuing from March photos) to encourage lots of you to get…

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Tickets for SSO concert! CANCELLED

As you might have guessed, the Stroud Symphony Orchestra concert due on Saturday 28 March has been cancelled, and ticket holders are being refunded. Mike

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Off-road vehicles in the Lake District – what do you think?

The Green Lanes Blog UPDATED 14 MARCH Save the Lake District Off-road vehicles – Little Langdale and High Tilberthwaite, Lake District Stop 4x4s ruining the beauty of the Lake District National park’s decision not to ban 4x4s from tracks is outrageous, says action group  

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Leaders – possible lunch stops on walks from July to October

Quite by chance caterers from two golf clubs have recently contacted our group offering lunches after our walks. Some of you might be interested in investigating one of them when planning a walk during July-October. Normally you would pick your date in April. But ring or email Mike for contact details at any time. Stinchcombe…

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Battle for the Cambrian Way

https://www.ramblers.org.uk/news/blogs/2019/november/battle-for-the-cambrian-way.aspx You can see 661 photos of the scenery as if you were walking the route! CLICK HERE to start. About Tony Drake  

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DON’T LOSE YOUR WAY

On the 11th February Ramblers will be launching  a new campaign, ‘Don’t Lose Your Way’ and will be emailing members with details of the campaign including a promotion pack explaining how you can help to register lost paths. At the same time there will be a major media launch to focus on our activities. An…

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Think FAST

Act FAST and call 999  

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Our Footpath Support Group needs help – could it be you?

Our Group was set up in the 1970’s as a Footpath Group and walks started years later. However the work of volunteers is still very much needed in keeping an eye on our wonderful path network. We need more help, having only 5 volunteers on the committee! If you don’t fancy meetings (just 4 a…

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Group member reaches century!

Mike and Heather Garner were very pleased to read that Keith Ebbutt reached the magnificent age of 100 last month. He and Gill have been members of our ramblers group for at least 40 years. Mike remembers about 30 years ago or so that Keith was hoping the group could arrange a few slower walks!…

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Weather Forecasts

RSS ALL OUR WALKS ARE CANCELLED until at least 31 May to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Looking up the wide expanse of river

To see maps and where to meet on the above walks, click the date of each walk.

To see details of later walks, click the Walks menu above and then Walks Programme - or simply click HERE

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 put on two, three or even four walks and 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.

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 soon, (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.