South Cotswold Ramblers

 John proudly shows path clearing work which he organised following his  walkover
John proudly shows path clearing work which he organised following his walkover

For the love of walking, come walk with us soon ...

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... we hope you may then decide to join the Ramblers

RSS Try out 3 walks with us – click a date for more details

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

Then along Frome Banks
Then along Frome Banks

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 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.

Intrepid Ramblers ready to shake off seasonal sloth and gluttony
Intrepid Ramblers ready to shake off seasonal sloth and gluttony

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—– Do come and try a walk with us —— Please note walk change on Mon 21 Jan, now from Frampton Mansell —–Photos done up to Saturday 12 January 2019 —–

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Seating Arrangement for Annual Lunch

SOUTH COTSWOLD RAMBLERS LUNCH AT THE BEAR OF RODBOROUGH SATURDAY 26 JANUARY TERRACE ROOM  12.30 FOR 1PM Table 1 Table 2 Table 3 Jacqui Graham Ann Cheryl Charles Ros John L Kathy Ron Patrick Karen Sally Angela Jim Keith E Mike Caroline Dave Heather Christine T Jenny Anne E Brian K Margaret   Table 4…

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Arrangements for Annual Lunch on Saturday 26 January

Annual Lunch Saturday 26 January at the Bear of Rodborough Hotel. Hope you are all looking forward to the lunch on the 26th. The entrance to the car park is on the Minchinhampton side of the hotel. We are in the Terrace Room which is in the main hotel near the outdoor bar (the same…

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999 or 112 for Emergency Calls – which is better in wild places?

Watch this short video on how best to use the (relatively) new 112 number, especially if you are in a remote area. Don’t be put off by the fact that it is on Youtube. This is actually very useful. Click HERE

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Now Closed Again – Culver Hill water main work to last until mid April 2019

UPDATE Culver Hill has now closed again – Culver Hill (which runs from Minchinhampton Common near Tom Long’s Post to the A46 at South Woodchester via Amberley) is now closed again, this time from the reservoir to the Amberley Inn. This started on Monday 7th January and will last about 14 weeks, residents of Amberley…

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Leisurely walk Monday 21 January – CHANGE from Cirencester to Frampton Mansell

Because of her broken wrist, Jacqui is not able to lead her Cirencester walk scheduled for Monday 21 January, but hopes to do it later in the year. We wish her well for her speedy recovery. Mike and Heather will lead a 3.5 mile walk in replacement from Frampton Mansell around the Golden Valley, with…

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Is Ramblers using your correct email address?

GDPR News – All your contact details are your personal information, including your email address. To check your record and indeed update it if necessary it is quite straightforward: Go to If you have already registered online with Ramblers, enter your login details (email address and password) and then check your record. If not…

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