A long line of Ramblers

—– Why not try up to 3 taster walks with us? You will be very welcome —– Photos done up to Saturday 18 January —– See St. Ives photos at Group >Group Holiday Photos >St. Ives. —–

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A SURPRISE ENDING FOR OUR KINGSCOTE LEISURELY WALK – MONDAY 3 FEBRUARY and a pub lunch now possible. See Walks Programme Page for more….

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Catalonia holiday – double room now available

There is now a spare double room for our Catalonia holiday. 18 March – 25 March 2020. £699 per person. Details can be found on Preferred Travel Services website – the holiday is ‘Catalonia – Trails and Rails’. If you are interested or want more information, contact Ann at [email protected] or on 07931 114439

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WET conditions underfoot – please dress appropriately

While we are forced to endure all this mud, we do recommend strong walking boots or wellingtons with good grips and not summer walking shoes. If you have poles it may be a good idea to bring them in case they prove helpful in these slippery conditions.    

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ALERT- Always check the Walks Programme page, especially now!

There are several walk changes on the Walks Programme page, so  ALWAYS check in case there are any changes or advice applicable to the walk you are planning to attend. 

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

The Green Lanes Blog UPDATED 12 JAN 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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Further News about Brian Kirkman

Christine T writes, “Please could you appeal on the South Cotswold website to anyone that remembers Brian (our former chairman and Group holiday leader extraordinaire) to visit him if they can fit in the time. Brian would be delighted to see anyone from the R.A if they have time to visit him. Brian is fine.…

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AGM – photos taken by our speaker, and thanks from Richard and Mike

You can see 4 photos taken by our Ramblers Holidays speaker at the AGM on the Photos section, November, Pre-AGM walk. He and his wife were very impressed with our Group and enjoyed making their presentation. Thank you to everybody for attending the meeting and helping to make it go so well. Richard and Mike…

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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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Weather Forecasts

RSS Try up to 3 TASTER WALKS You are advised to check the website beforehand for any changes, particularly during adverse weather.

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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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