Andrew's view of the Arlingham peninsula from the Forset of Dean

Arlingham Peninsula from Andrew's viewpoint in the Forest of Dean.

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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

Local photos to keep in touch with members and places

Since the lockdown in March, we have added 146 sets of members’ photos from their own “isolation” walks in our beautiful area. We have added a category of “Even less isolated walks” as people meet up with 5 other people for a walk. Why not join in and send a few from your neck of…

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Latest Ramblers’ update – 30 July

All of our group walks and events have been 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 UPDATE HERE Leaders, one day we shall be asking for your help in planning walks…

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We have a new Group Footpath Secretary

It is pleasing to report that Malcolm Taylor has now taken over from Bob Frewin as South Cotswold Footpath Secretary. Malcolm about to lead a VERY wet walk on 14 August 2019 from Cowcombe Hill.

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Sending photos and large files the easy way using WeTransfer

It’s been amazing the number of photos that have been sent to me to go on the website, and also the number of different people who have got interested in doing this. The photos have appeared in all sorts of formats and sizes, and hopefully have encouraged South Cots to learn new skills. After unsuccessful…

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Miserden School Parking

Lawrence has been to Miserden recently and noted that the sign at the entrance to the CP by the school has been recently changed to “School Car Park – No Parking Mon – Fri”. This means that the car park should not be used for mid-week walks, at least in term time. (Jill and Sue…

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Tick time

Be tick aware at this time of year. Here’s a link to a very good summary of how to spot ticks, and hopefully avoid possible health problems. How to remove them safely  

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Walking through uncertainty

Ramblers remedy Walking through uncertainty 01 June 2020 by Dr Nick Summerton Read more

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Our June Newsletter is now published

Sally and Mike thank all the contributors to our special edition of the Group Newsletter, now emailed to members. If anyone not on the email list has obtained an email address in the last few weeks, perhaps they might like to let us know – use the Contact Us form and join our lists. Thanks…

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The Chairman’s Sponsored Walk

    From Richard Davis Hello everybody. Yes I am still here. Like a lot of you I have been trying to continue walking regularly in isolation but I will be glad when we can get our walks programme up and running again. As part of my ‘regular exercise’ programme, this Thursday, I will be…

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Off-road vehicles in the Lake District – what do you think?

Click each line to read more … The Green Lanes Blog UPDATED 30 MARCH Save the Lake District Off-road vehicles – Little Langdale and High Tilberthwaite, Lake District Stop 4x4s ruining the beauty of the Lake District National park’s decision not to ban 4x4s from tracks is outrageous, says action group  

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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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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

The Galloway cattle blocking the footpath at Boundary Court, Woodchester

Galloways obstrcting Woodchester footpath, see more

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.