Still in the lead

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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

Ramblers response to farming community’s proposals to divert paths

The National Farmers Union (NFU) and Country Land and Business Association (CLA) recently published proposals for new legislation that would enable farmers to divert public rights of way where livestock – including cattle, pigs, goats and alpaca – are present. The Ramblers has joined with a range of access organisations to raise serious concerns about…

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Ramblers’ advice on walking near livestock

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A417 Missing Link (Air Balloon) – updates and further consultation

Mike has viewed the video, and thought it was just the previous one. However the last two minutes of the video is worth a view, showing NEW walkers’ crossings for the Cotswold Way AND another for the Gloucestershire Way. Using your feedback, we’ve made some improvements to our proposals to build 3.4 miles of new…

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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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Well done, Malcolm, for dealing with the Cherington Ponds tree

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Sue Price is looking for some people to walk with

Sue would like to find some people to walk with, up to 9 miles. If you’re interested, get in touch with her on 01453 751809 or [email protected]  

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Members: Are any of you newly online?

Seeing how so much shopping has been done online recently, I wonder if any members who normally have a paper group newsletter could let us know their NEW email address. We will then be able to notify you immediately of any further news about the Group. Just reply here CONTACT US Thanks Mike Garner Membership

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Walking all around, up along, down along Robinswood Hill

The new café at the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust at Robinswood Hill Country Park has just opened for take away. This makes this location a good start point for walks. Robinswood Hill Country Park CP (free). Reservoir Rd. Gloucester (GL4 6SX) L162/E179 SO837158 Lawrence

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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. Just added Sue C’s. 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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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

Only to have to cross some of the highest stiles imaginable. (That's Jill crawling under)

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.