Lovely roses above Avening

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  • Wednesday, 29th June 2022: A Repeat Performance
    Join the South Cotswold group for a 5.4 mile moderate walk.From Tipputs Inn to Horsley and back up Barcelona Lane and Ledgemoor Bottom. It will be muddy in places. Some awkward stiles. Food available at Tipputs Inn.

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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.

Print out our walks programme here (scroll down first)

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 —– Photos of our walks up to 26 June are on the Photos page —–

Latest on the Message Board

Change of start place

Malcolm’s walk on July 9th will now start from the garden centre on the Avening road out of Nailsworth. Please park at the end where you enter the car park.

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Walks July to September

You can now access these. Follow the instructions Ros attached to the email sent out on 20th June. There is an option on the list of our walks on the Ramblers head office site to show 10, 20 or 50 walks. If you leave it at 10 and click Print table you will only get…

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New simpler Risk Assessment form

Leaders do need to complete the simple Risk Assessment form that Ramblers head office has issued. This can be found on the Leaders menu  on our website. There is a PDF version and a Word version. Sally

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Footpath Officer

We are still in need of a footpath officer to represent the group. You do not necessarily  need to be a regular walker, if anyone is interested please ring me on 07931114439 to discuss further.

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Monday walks in danger!

Mike G writes, UPDATE – HOORAY! ALL DATES FILLED – THIS TIME! Please would all Monday walkers (including potential leaders) think about a walk for a future programme NOW and have a chat with us to get some help to avoid a panic situation next time we are asking for leaders. Our popular Monday gentle…

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South Cotswold Ramblers holiday 2023

Would anyone like to organise a Walking holiday for next year now that Covid restrictions are over? A chance to choose somewhere you’ve always wanted to go to, choose the format of the holiday you like and the season, enjoy good company and food? If anyone feels they might be interested in doing this, or…

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New OS Maps

Having been confronted with the changed OS layout last week, I recorded and saved a walk, but couldn’t find it afterwards in My Routes or Favourite Routes as before, but today I found it in My Profile/My activities. Lawrence has told me that you click on the 3 dots at the top of the screen…

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Stroud Leisure Centre and Tetbury Goods yard -problem as a starting place – Leaders please note

Parkruns in Stratford Park and Tetbury Goods Yard are taking place and it is almost impossible to park as all spaces are taken by runners on a Saturday.  Leaders might want to avoid these as a starting place on Saturdays, though they are still fine for other days. Sally

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Emergency Contact

Walk leaders if you need to cancel a walk at the last minute for whatever reason e.g. weather conditions, illness etc. rather than using the contact page on the website which may not be picked up straight away you can ring either Ann  on 07931114439, Sally on 07818425088 or Mike. We can then put a…

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Leaders – no need to keep a register of walkers for Track and Trace

You do still have to do a simple Risk Assessment. You can find blank forms on the Leaders menu on our website.

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We now have a Facebook page!

We now have a Facebook Page thanks to Sue J. Click on Read more below and you can find the link You can also get to it by clicking on the Facebook icon.  

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Latest Update from Ramblers UK

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Weather Forecasts


A link to our walks for July to September can be found either by Clicking on our Planned walks on the Home page or by using the Walks dropdown menu. An email was sent out (20 June) explaining that we were not sending out Walks Programme as an attachment any more but with a guide as to how to find S. Cotswold Ramblers walks on this website and who to contact if you have any 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 including Painswick in this beautiful part of Gloucestershire?  Every week we are putting on weekly Wednesday and Saturday walks and also two or three Mondays easier walks a month. We 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.

Try up to three walks before deciding whether to join Ramblers and our group. Click here to see membership details.

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, (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.