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Stonehouse Walking Festival is scheduled to take place from Friday 10th to Sunday 19th September this year. The Festival includes a wide variety of walks for all abilities. This includes day hikes for fitter walkers through to walks suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs . All the walks are free guided group walks. There are some…Read More
NOTE This Wednesday’s lakeside walk led by Janet has been postponed for 3 weeks until Wednesday 11 August to avoid very high temperatures this week.Read More
Further to Ann’s message yesterday, we are now ready to accept your offers to lead our walks. For walks in July and most of August please offer them on our front page as we have been doing recently and they will be published online only. Thanks, Mike Led Walks CoordinatorRead More
At our committee meeting on July 8th we decided to restart our formal walks programme, initially for 2 months from Aug 31st which will then get us back to our normal 4 monthly routine. We intend to have a fixed Saturday walk, 1st, 3rd and 5th Mondays as before but allow flexibility with a mid…Read More
Thanks to the Stroud Times, here’s a short clip of a drone view of the Ocean at Stonehouse, and the fully cast concrete sections of the new bridge in a nearby field, ready for installation scheduled for December 2021. Click the play button to see the movie. https://stroudtimes.com/a-birds-eye-view-of-the-ocean-and-new-rail-bridge/ Also a Fast Boat Ride from Ebley…Read More
We were pleased to receive a message from Richard in Washington DC today. Name – Richard Strub Subject – Thankyou Location (optional) – Washington DC Message – Being able to still find the May 2012 walk and share the link and your website with likeminded friends is a great joy! See photos of the walk…Read More
Temporary diversions are being made on the multi-user path between Nailsworth and Woodchester. The main path over the Newman Hender bridge near Gydynap Lane was shut yesterday (21 June) and will be closed for around 7 days to allow Gloucestershire County Council engineers to bore for samples in preparation for improvements to the bridge. There…Read More
The maximum number of walkers allowed on our walks used to be 30 and the leader could choose a lower limit. BUT NOW There is now no need to reserve a place. Just turn up on the day. Walkers’ contact details will be taken and kept for Track and Trace purposes. Please keep the touching…Read More
LATEST PLANS FOR OUR WALKS PROGRAMME
We are continuing our ROLLING ONLINE programme until the end of August and welcome more offers.
OFFERS - Leaders - if you wish to lead a group walk or walks, members will be very pleased if you book the date(s) HERE and send details later.
Walkers - do visit our website regularly to see if any more of our walks have been planned. Leaders are looking forward to welcoming you on their latest walks.
About the South Cotswold Ramblers Group
Once we are back to normal, (very soon we hope!) why not walk with us on our varied Group walks in the Stroud district including Painswick in this beautiful part of Gloucestershire? Before we had to stop, every week we had been putting on weekly Wednesday and Saturday walks and also two or three Mondays easier walks a month. We would love to see you when the time comes. You will be able to 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 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.