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—– Why not try up to 3 taster walks with us? —– Photos done up to Saturday 30 November —– See St. Ives photos at Group >Group Holiday Photos >St. Ives. —–

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MONDAY WALKERS, please note change of date 13th January, not 20th.

Please note Patrick and Angela’s walk from Painswick will now be one week earlier, on Monday 13th January.

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Regular walkers – would you like to help?

We are feeling the need for one or two more leaders to complete our amazing walks programme. We wonder if one or two regular walkers would like to team up with a buddy (an experienced walk leader) and work out a walk for the next programme. Please give Mike a call if you wish to explore…

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A few spaces left for our Annual Lunch

There are just a few spaces left for our Annual Lunch at the Bear of Rodborough on Saturday 15 February at 1pm. £25.70 for 3 courses plus coffee and mince pies. Plus excellent company! Details are in our October newsletter. Mike will have emailed (or posted) you a copy of this but you can also…

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Please take advantage of Ramblers’ special Christmas gift membership offer

This Christmas we’d love to grow our Ramblers walking community. That’s why we’re offering a special incentive for any members who buy Christmas gift membership for family, friends or a loved one. When a member buys Ramblers gift membership they’ll receive a £10 gift voucher from Cotswold Outdoor (with thanks to Cotswold). Hurry – we…

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Further News about Brian Kirkman

Christine T writes, “Please could you appeal on the South Cotswold website to anyone that remembers Brian (our former chairman and Group holiday leader extraordinaire) to visit him if they can fit in the time. Brian would be delighted to see anyone from the R.A if they have time to visit him. Brian is fine.…

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AGM – photos taken by our speaker, and thanks from Richard and Mike

You can see 4 photos taken by our Ramblers Holidays speaker at the AGM on the Photos section, November, Pre-AGM walk. He and his wife were very impressed with our Group and enjoyed making their presentation. Thank you to everybody for attending the meeting and helping to make it go so well. Richard and Mike…

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Endangered crayfish moved

Last Wednesday Brian and Sheelagh led a walk for us and we came across volunteers from Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust moving crayfish. See Richard’s photographs (numbers 5,6 and 7)  here The BBC have now published a news item here

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Think FAST

Act FAST and call 999  

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RSS Try up to 3 TASTER WALKS, either leisurely or moderately paced.

  • Wednesday, 11th December 2019: Up Down, Round and Back
    Join the South Cotswold group for a 6.5 mile moderate walk.Piedmont, Down Hill, Elcombe, Swifts Hill, Round Elm, Ferris Gate. Terrain 3 Hilly. Bring a bite or two.
  • Saturday, 14th December 2019: Mince Pie Walk
    Join the South Cotswold group for a 6.0 mile moderate walk.Following Gloucester Sharpness canal to docks. Returning via Llanthony Secunda Priory and Hempsted village. Terrain 1 Not much climbing. Bring a snack.
  • Monday, 16th December 2019: Coombe and Coombe Hill
    Join the South Cotswold group for a 3.5 mile leisurely walk.Along the stream to Coombe, around the lake, up and around Coombe Hill. Amazing views. Terrain 2 Hilly and level mix. 2 stiles, 4 kissing gates, steep up and downs, slippery and muddy if wet. Pubs and cafes in Wotton. 
  • Wednesday, 18th December 2019: A bracing walk before Christmas
    Join the South Cotswold group for a 5.5 mile moderate walk.Burleigh, Amberley and Box. A walk around the perimeters of common. Terrain 2 Hilly & level mix. Refreshments available in Minchinhampton after.
  • Saturday, 21st December 2019: Hillesley and Kingswood
    Join the South Cotswold group for a 6.0 mile moderate walk.Fields, woods, a sanctuary, more fields and a nice pub. Terrain 1 Not much climbing. A few stiles. Will be muddy in parts. Meal possible at Fleece Inn, please pre-book on day. 
  • Saturday, 28th December 2019: Towpath to Bath
    Join the South Cotswold group for a 5.0 mile moderate walk.Towpath along Kennet & Avon canal to Pulteney Bridge in Bath. One hour for shopping, sightseeing or coffee. Back through Sydney Gardens to towpath and start. Terrain 0 Level. Food in Bath or at George Inn, Bathampton at end. No need to pre-book. 
  • Monday, 30th December 2019: Walk off that Christmas dinner
    Join the South Cotswold group for a 4.0 mile leisurely walk.An easy walk across to the fort and back past Winstone's, ice cream stop if they are open. Terrain 1 Not much climbing. One short climb near end of walk. 
  • Wednesday, 1st January 2020: Ramblers Resolution
    Join the South Cotswold group for a 5.0 mile moderate walk.Shipton Moyne. Terrain 1 Not much climbing.
Views over the Nailsworth valley

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

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.

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