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—– Why not try up to 3 taster walks with us? —– Photos done up to Saturday 16 November —– See St. Ives photos at Group >Group Holiday Photos >St. Ives. —–

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Early bird walk leaders – over half the dates have gone!

To our wonderful volunteer walk leaders – 32 dates have already been taken of the 53 planned.  Don’t miss out, there is still a reasonable choice of dates if you are quick. See all remaining dates Offer a date here

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Endangered crayfish moved

Last Wednesday Brian and Sheelagh led a walk for us and we came across volunteers from Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust moving crayfish. See Richard’s photographs (numbers 5,6 and 7)  here The BBC have now published a news item here

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Would you like to receive South Cotswold Ramblers’ communications?

Do you walk regularly with our group South Cotswold Ramblers, but are attached to another Group? Would you like to go on our mailing list for update messages. Please contact us with your name and location and we will add your email address. Mike

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Think FAST

Act FAST and call 999  

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Tickets now available for Orchestral Concert

Mike has tickets for the concert on 30 November (see our newsletter) or on sale at the Sub Rooms, Stroud at reduced rates. Click for programme.

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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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Possible delays on A46 at Pitchcombe (updated)

There are roadworks on the A46 at Pitchcombe where it joins the A4173 between Painswick and Stroud causing significant delays at times that are planned to go on until Spring 2020. For details see website – https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/highways/major-projects-list/a4173-improvements/ Future layout diagram  Thanks to Lawrence for the update.

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

Before heading off to Dorvel Woods

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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