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—– Do come and try up to 3 taster walks with us —– Photos done up to Wednesday 11 September 2019 —–

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Five Valleys Walk 2019

Join us for our 32nd year on Sunday 29 September Click here for more details

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Ramblers’ Volunteer Roadshow – Saturday 26 October

Gloucestershire Volunteer Roadshow – Saturday 26th October The day is absolutely free for members and volunteers to attend and provides an opportunity to learn new skills or brush up your knowledge in workshops such as Rights of Way, navigation, walk leadership, welcoming new members and treasurer training. It’s also a great opportunity to meet with other…

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What is what3words? what3words is a really simple way to talk about location. We have assigned each 3m square in the world a unique 3 word address that will never change. For example ///filled.count.soap marks the exact entrance to what3words’ London headquarters. 3 word addresses are easy to say and share, and are as accurate…

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

On Alex’s walk this Saturday (7/9/19) which started from Stroud Leisure Centre it was almost impossible to park as there was a Parkrun in Stratford Park and virtually all the parking spaces were taken by runners. 2 South Cots who resorted to parking on the grass verge were given parking tickets. Parkrun’s website says that…

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Some of you may know Cheryl, wife of John Lang (backmarker). She suffered a heart attack on John G’s Bank Holiday walk recently. She has been in Gloucester hospital since then, awaiting a test at Cheltenham. Unfortunately there is a long wait and she is really bored, so if anyone would like to send her…

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Dursley Walking Festival 2019

The programme for the 8th Dursley Walking Festival (Wednesday 2nd – Sunday 6th October), is now available online at A handy size printed programme is available from local shops, Tourist Information Centres and various other outlets. There are 41 walks this year, including 2 led by South Cotswold Ramblers and some interesting social events.

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Stonehouse Cotswold Outdoor Walking Festival – September

Advance notice that the brand new Stonehouse Walking Festival takes place from Friday 13th to Sunday 22nd September 2019. The small town of Stonehouse lies alongside the Cotswold Way and the restored Stroudwater canal, surrounded by scenic, rolling, open countryside, and more challenging hills within a day’s walk. The programme ranges from a 10 mile…

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Dursley Long Street Car Park now open

The long awaited Long Street Car Park opened recently. Click here to read more. Perhaps a leader or two could give it a go and lead from there in the next programme (November to February). Date offers to be collected in August by John G (Saturdays), Olivia (Wednesdays) and Margaret (Mondays). See dates

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RSS Try up to 3 TASTER WALKS, either leisurely or moderately paced.

The car park of the Inn. The start of Graham's walk

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.

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