Then over the Tetbury road again and into a large estate

—– Try up to 3 taster walks with us? You will be very welcome —– Photos done up to Saturday 15 February (Annual Lunch) —– See all our holiday photos at Group >Group Holiday Photos. —–

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BILL AND PENNY’S WALK START POINT AND ROUTE CHANGE – WEDNESDAY 26 FEBRUARY WALK from Bulls Cross. As the start of the walk clashes with a Cotswold Warden’s walk, the route will be changed to start from Painswick Walkers CP . Please tell regular walkers without web access. Thanks ALEX’S WALK, DISTANCE CHANGE – SATURDAY 29 FEBRUARY WALK from Stonehouse Terrain 2 was…

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Leaders – possible lunch stops on walks from July to October

Quite by chance caterers from two golf clubs have recently contacted our group offering lunches after our walks. Some of you might be interested in investigating one of them when planning a walk during July-October. Normally you would pick your date in April. But ring or email Mike for contact details at any time. Stinchcombe…

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Battle for the Cambrian Way You can see 661 photos of the scenery as if you were walking the route! CLICK HERE to start. About Tony Drake  

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On the 11th February Ramblers will be launching  a new campaign, ‘Don’t Lose Your Way’ and will be emailing members with details of the campaign including a promotion pack explaining how you can help to register lost paths. At the same time there will be a major media launch to focus on our activities. An…

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Looking around at the start of recent walks it has become noticeable that many members are not bothering to clean their boots and arrive at the walk with them caked in mud from previous walks. Apart from falling far short of the usual high standards of sartorial elegance which we expect in South Cots have…

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Janet Everdell dies – funeral details

Steve P has passed on the news that a former member of the group, Janet Everdell of Uley, died recently. Older members may remember that she regularly came on Group Holidays from 2006 to 2010. ==== UPDATE We have now heard that the funeral service for Janet Everdell is at Earthcott Green Memorial Woodland, Bristol…

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Large scale development affecting the Cotswold Way at Lower Kilcott Farm

Hi members Our group footpath committee has discussed this matter and put in an objection to a planning application at Lower Kilcott Farm Hillesley GL12 7RL for change of use from a small rural farm to a large scale forestry enterprise that will be reliant on bringing in and then distributing large volumes of timber…

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Before walking with us, do look at Walks > Walks Programme

With all these muddy conditions, several walks have needed changing. Do look at Walks > Walks Programme for changes. Your printed programmes are out of date but the Ramblers site has been updated. At the moment there are no fewer than 4 messages. Thanks Mike

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RSS Try up to 3 TASTER WALKS You are advised to check the website beforehand for any changes, particularly during adverse weather.

Then back up onto the bank

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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