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—– When our walks resume, you will be able to see our walk updates/changes on our Message Board —– Photos done up to Wednesday 11 March and Isolation Walk photos are on the same menu —– See all our holiday photos at Group >Group Holiday Photos. —–

Latest on the Message Board

Polperro holiday photos

I have just started putting photos of our brilliant sunny holiday on the website. You can find them under Group <Group Holiday photos> Polperro – Sept 2020. I will add to them, as I expect others in the group will be sending me theirs. Sally

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Where can I go on a led walk?

As you know from our chairman Richard’s message “Resumption of Walks“, South Cotswold Group have decided to wait a little longer before resuming our normally extensive Walks Programme. Some members are wondering what to do if they wish to go on a led walk in the near future. Here are two options: Led walks from…

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Resumption of Walks

Many of you might be wondering when we are going to start walks again in South Cots, particularly as some groups and clubs are once more open for business. We have been giving the matter much thought over recent weeks, both among Committee members and with some of our members who we rely on for…

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Dursley Walking Festival Wednesday 7th – Sunday 11th October, 2020

Dursley’s annual walking festival is back again and a lot of hard work has gone into making it fully compliant with the Covid-19 regulations and as safe as it possibly can be. To facilitate social distancing there will be no more than 12 people on any walk including leader and backmarker and all places must…

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Latest Ramblers’ update

All of our group walks and events continue to be suspended until further notice. Our top priority is the health of our members and volunteers, and to help suppress the spread of COVID-19. Please visit the Ramblers website for updates:  LATEST RAMBLERS’ UPDATE HERE Leaders, one day we shall be asking for your help in…

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Far Oakridge proposed mobile phone mast

Hi, I am wondering if any of your members who walk in or around the Far Oakridge area would be willing to assist the local inhabitants in objecting to a 20M mobile phone mast, which a planning application has been submitted to erect the mast and subsequent outbuildings at the edge of the hamlet, which…

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Local photos to keep in touch with members and places

Since the lockdown in March, we have added 158 sets of members’ photos from their own “isolation” walks in our beautiful area. We have added a category of “Even less isolated walks” as people meet up with 5 other people for a walk. Why not join in and send a few from your neck of…

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We have a new Group Footpath Secretary

It is pleasing to report that Malcolm Taylor has now taken over from Bob Frewin as South Cotswold Footpath Secretary. Malcolm about to lead a VERY wet walk on 14 August 2019 from Cowcombe Hill.

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Sending photos and large files the easy way using WeTransfer

It’s been amazing the number of photos that have been sent to me to go on the website, and also the number of different people who have got interested in doing this. The photos have appeared in all sorts of formats and sizes, and hopefully have encouraged South Cots to learn new skills. After unsuccessful…

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Miserden School Parking

Lawrence has been to Miserden recently and noted that the sign at the entrance to the CP by the school has been recently changed to “School Car Park – No Parking Mon – Fri”. This means that the car park should not be used for mid-week walks, at least in term time. (Jill and Sue…

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Tick time

Be tick aware at this time of year. Here’s a link to a very good summary of how to spot ticks, and hopefully avoid possible health problems. How to remove them safely  

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Walking through uncertainty

Ramblers remedy Walking through uncertainty 01 June 2020 by Dr Nick Summerton Read more

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Weather Forecasts

Our Walks Programme is suspended until further notice

(To see maps once our walks start again, and where to meet on the displayed 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.