Climbing up through the leaves

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  • Saturday, 4th December 2021: Fairly flat to Frocester
    Join the South Cotswold group for a 10.0 mile moderate walk.Frocester Hill, Silver St, Coaley, Frocester, Eastington, Stanley Downton. Bring a picnic. Terrain 1 Not much climbing. 
  • Monday, 6th December 2021: A short winter walk
    Join the South Cotswold group for a 3.0 mile leisurely walk.Walk from Tesco at Cam through Rackleaze Nature Reserve, continuing parallel to the River Cam to Halmore Lane. Visit Halmore Water Mill and then via Upthorpe and back through the fields. May be muddy. Several stiles. A short easy winter walk. Afterwards visit Froffy Coffee […]
  • Wednesday, 8th December 2021: A stroll around the Cotswold Water Park
    Join the South Cotswold group for a 5.5 mile moderate walk.A gentle walk around the Cotswold Water Park and through the village of South Cerney. An easy walk along canal paths, along the old railway line via Cerney Wick and through the village of South Cerney. Canal paths can be slippery (watch out for tree […]
  • Saturday, 11th December 2021: Over the hill and far away
    Join the South Cotswold group for a 6.0 mile moderate walk.Through Hempsted village, passing Lady's Well to reach Gloucester Docks, staying one hour. Returning via the Gloucester Sharpness canal. Terrain 1 Not much climbing. Bring a snack.
  • Wednesday, 15th December 2021: Around Cam Long Down
    Join the South Cotswold group for a 6.0 mile moderate walk.Ashmead Green and Springhill to Drake Lane, return via Twinings Ash and Far Green. Terrain 1 Not much climbing. Some muddy stretches and difficult stiles. Take a snack. Coffee and Tea available from Coaley Shop before and after the walk.

CLICK to see ALL our  planned walks to the end of the year

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 30 November are on the Photos page —–

Latest on the Message Board

Walk programme.

Our walk programme for Jan – Feb is now full. Many thanks to our walk leaders who have turned up trumps again. Please could we have the walk details in the next couple of weeks so we can send out the programme by the middle of Dec. Click here

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Zoom Presentation

Gloucestershire’s Industrial Heritage    Monday 13 December 2021     7-15 pm for 7-30pm. You are warmly invited to a fully illustrated talk (by Zoom), presented by the Gloucestershire Society for Industrial Archaeology, which will hopefully reveal another aspect of the County we all enjoy walking in. The talk does not need to be pre-booked. To join the…

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Footpath update

For quite some time now the footbridge at Ebley (SO 82611 04534 on footpath MCA7) has been blocked off to prevent its use after it was condemned as dangerous. This bridge is on one of the branches of the Cotswold Way and although an alternative was available by the Council Offices is absence limited walking…

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New walks co-ordinator

We would like to welcome Karen who was voted on at the AGM yesterday evening as our new walks co-ordinator. We would also like to thank Mike for the amazing job he has done for the last couple of decades, he must have organised hundreds of walk programmes and without him the group would not…

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Richard’s walk for Sat 27 November

Here is Richard’s replacement walk for Saturday 27 November. CLICK HERE  

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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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Cotswold Canals Restoration Project

This brilliant film clearly explains the vision & work to restore the canals from Saul Junction via Stroud to Lechlade – with lots of drone footage, maps, interviews & fantastic camerawork. If you click below there may be a couple of adverts to skip or endure before you reach the film. CLICK HERE

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Ocean railway bridge information

Work will commence soon and the towpath between The Ocean swing bridge to Bonds Mill will be closed from 18 October 2021 to 6 February 2022. Read more here

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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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New simpler Risk Assessment form

Ramblers head office has issued a new simpler Risk Assessment form which is now on the Leaders menu. There is a PDF version and a Word version. Thanks to Lawrence for highlighting this change. Sally

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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 (19 July)

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Weather Forecasts


We are now collecting offers of dates of walks for January and February so as to produce a full programme. 


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.

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