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Not a member? Why not try up to three walks. See below.

RSS Our next walk – click date for more details

CLICK HERE to see ALL our  October and future group walks

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 November and December walk planning progress HERE.

See photos of some of our walks here

Current Group Walk Guidelines click here.

Late News

—– Our walks have resumed and you can see details of them below the photo on this Home page —– Photos of our walks up to 18 October are on the Photos page —–

Latest on the Message Board

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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Road closure affecting Thursday’s Eastleach walk

The A419 Stroud Road from the top of Cowcombe Hill (the Glider cafe) to Cirencester near Deer Park School will be closed from Thursday 21 October until Wed 27th (excluding weekends) from 7am to 5 pm. This will affect anyone coming from Stroud to the Eastleach walk on Thursday. One suggested route is to go…

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Photos from the past!

John Heathman has sent me these photos of walks that his parents, Lita and Ron, took, he thinks while walking with some of our group. If you have walked with us quite a while ago you might recognise yourself in them. They were proper photos, not digital, which he has scanned in. If you click…

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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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AGM 13 November 2021 6.30pm via Zoom

We will again be holding our AGM by Zoom. You will receive a link to click on nearer the date. There will still be a walk beforehand but not necessarily from Rodborough Tabernacle.

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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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Welcome to our September and October Walks Programme

South Cotswold Ramblers have a two month programme of walks. . Further details of walks can be found here… Sue Jones

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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 https://www.facebook.com/groups/302569751378935/ 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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Half of river bridge still without public right of way

A bridge which links two counties still does not have a public right of way on the Gloucestershire side, three years after the error was discovered.

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Tick time

I wonder if it is worth putting another reminder on the website to check regularly for ticks. I found one feasting on me this morning. (There’s no accounting for taste!) writes Karen. YES HERE GOES:- Be tick aware at this time of year. Here’s a link to a very good summary of how to spot…

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We have now collected offers of walks so as to produce a full published ONLINE programme for November and December. 

LEADERS - see who has made us offers for January and February 2022

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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