South Cotswold Ramblers

And Andrew leads us off along a forest track
And Andrew leads us off along a forest track

For the love of walking, come walk with us soon ...

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... we hope you may then decide to join the Ramblers

RSS Try out 3 walks with us – click a date for more details

  • Wednesday, 12th December 2018: I'll meet yew there
    Join the South Cotswold group for a 9.0 mile moderate walk.Hilly countryside to the west of Painswick. Terrain 3 Hilly walk with mud and exposure to the wind. Bring coffee, cakes and picnic.
  • Saturday, 15th December 2018: Over the hill and far away
    Join the South Cotswold group for a 6.0 mile moderate walk.Through Hempsted village, passing Lady's Well to reach Gloucester Docks, staying there one hour. Returning via the Gloucester Sharpness canal. Terrain 1 Not much climbing. Bring a snack.
  • Monday, 17th December 2018: Purton Perambulation
    Join the South Cotswold group for a 4.0 mile leisurely walk.If it is a wet Autumn then it will be a walk along the canal, hopefully I will be able to do a lollipop walk to Hinton or a circular one to Halmore and back.
  • Wednesday, 19th December 2018: A two valleys walk
    Join the South Cotswold group for a 6.5 mile moderate walk.A walk through Slad and Painswick valleys. Terrain 3 Hilly. Might be muddy in places. Bring a snack.
  • Saturday, 22nd December 2018: Taking a leaf out of John’s book
    Join the South Cotswold group for a 4.0 mile moderate walk.From Cainscross along canal to Waitrose then an hour or so to wander around Stroud farmer's market, Shambles market and have a coffee. Back along the river bank and cycle track. Terrain 1 Not much climbing. Fish and chip shop and Chinese takeaway by CP. 

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

We reach Wotton Hill
We reach Wotton Hill

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 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.

We continue around the common
We continue around the common
Following the Cotswold Way
Following the Cotswold Way


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—– Do come and try a walk with us —— Photos done up to Wednesday 5 December 2018 —–

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Walk Planning

PLEASE Save the collectors having to contact you by ringing them with your date offers for March to June this month. Look at available dates HERE. Do it now before you get too involved with Christmas preparations. Give them a surprise!

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Mike is getting help with the walks programme

Mike is very pleased that several members of our group have offered to help him with compiling walks programmes after his appeal at the AGM. Angela is beavering away on the next programme, and Ron is straining at the leash to help with the one after that. Ann A is waiting patiently in the wings!…

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Brimscombe Port plans – a chance for you to comment

New plans for a multi-million pound waterside development at Brimscombe Post are to be revealed by Stroud District Council at a public consultation event on Thursday 13 December, 3.00 – 6.30 pm. Local residents are invited to give their views on the proposals prior to a planning application being submitted in the New Year for…

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Dursley long stay car park now being constructed!

Dursley Town Council has confirmed that work is starting on the Long Street car park this week, 26 -30 November 2018 (stopping for Christmas and New Year) and the forecast opening date is during February 2019. No charges are being imposed. If any leader wants to start a group walk there on the next programme…

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Only 5 places left for Annual Lunch

Please can you contact Sally BEFORE paying any money or sending a cheque if you are interested in coming to our lunch on Saturday 26 January, as I want to be sure there is room for you. Contact me on [email protected] or on 01453 872729

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The Walking Partnership

8 November 2018 – Richard writes, “We have just received another £430 to us under the Walking Partnership. This includes £130 from the Ravenscar Holiday towards Group funds from Ramblers Holidays as a result of members going away with them. Excellent.” South Cotswold Ramblers Group receive funding every time you book a holiday with Ramblers Walking…

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Holiday to St. Ives – September 2019 – changes

Message from Ann Next September’s holiday to St Ives has now changed and we are no longer going with Ramblers Holidays as they could not offer the dates we wanted. For those who have already committed to the holiday I have booked holiday lodges at St Ives Holiday Park from Sept 14th for 7 nights,…

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Culver Hill closed from 10 September

Culver Hill (which runs from Minchinhampton Common near Tom Long’s Post to the A46 at South Woodchester via Amberley) will be closed from 10 September. Originally to reopen 16th November but Amberley residents have been informed that it is likely to be much later.

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