Snack stop, some in shade, some in sun

RSS Walks Programme – click walk date for full details and map

  • Wednesday, 23rd June 2021: Both sides of the Uley Valley - BOOKING REQUIRED
    Join the South Cotswold group for a 6.5 mile moderate walk.Dursley, Sheephouse Farm, Stouts Hill, Uley, return along the north side of the valley. Mainly through fields on good paths, several stiles but no hills. Terrain 1 Not much climbing. Bring a packed lunch. 15 places. Please book by text or phone 07721 605409.
  • Saturday, 26th June 2021: Peak and Park - NO NEED TO BOOK
    Join the South Cotswold group for a 6.3 mile moderate walk.From Coaley Peak along the top of the woods to Selsley Common and down to the bottom entrance of Woodchester Park. Terrain 2 Hilly and level mix. Bring coffee and a sandwich to eat at the end if you wish. No need to book but names and phone numbers […]
  • Thursday, 8th July 2021: The Holy Rail - NO NEED TO BOOK
    Join the South Cotswold group for a 6.5 mile moderate walk.Tetbury to Ashley over fields. Long grass. Back on old railway line. Level. Bring snack. No need to book but contact details will need to be taken if Track and Trace is still in place.


Wed 30 June Cricklade walk. Janet is sorry but needs to cancel this walk for health reasons, but hopes she might be able to reschedule it at a later date.

NEW Wed 30 June Cam Peak walk 5.2 mile walk led by Ann, CLICK HERE

Sally and Ros have just added a 6.5 mile walk on Thursday 8 July. See above.

If any leader wishes to lead a walk soon, please let us know here

See photos of some of our walks here, here and here

Current Group Walk Guidelines click here.

Late News

—– Our walks have resumed and you can see details of them on our Home page below the photo —– Photos of our April, May and June walks are now on the Photos page —–

Latest on the Message Board

Half of river bridge still without public right of way

A bridge which links two counties still does not have a public right of way on the Gloucestershire side, three years after the error was discovered.

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Tick time

I wonder if it is worth putting another reminder on the website to check regularly for ticks. I found one feasting on me this morning. (There’s no accounting for taste!) writes Karen. YES HERE GOES:- Be tick aware at this time of year. Here’s a link to a very good summary of how to spot…

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Latest Update from Ramblers UK

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Current Group Walk Guidelines

Please note that the maximum number of walkers allowed on our walks is now 30. The leader can choose a lower limit. Reserve your place(s) by contacting the leader by landline, mobile or text as specified in the description. First come, first served. Walkers’ contact details will be kept for Track and Trace purposes. Please…

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Pathwatch and Report – It

Have you discovered Pathwatch yet? If you know of any path problem, you can report it on PATHWATCH APP FOR APPLE OR ANDROID while you are out walking here in Gloucestershire or anywhere in GB. At home you can report a problem via the internet right now (give it a go by clicking “Report a…

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Sponsored Walk

Hello all, Di and I are doing an 11 mile sponsored walk on the 15th May, to raise money for Christian Aid, starting from the Tab, over Selsley, then following the Cotswold Way via Ryeford and Randwick Woods back through Whiteshill to the start. If you feel able to support our efforts on behalf of…

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Snacks at the Walkers’ Car Park, Painswick

There is now an excellent hot drinks and snack service at the Walkers’ Car Park Painswick. It operates 8am – 2pm Wednesday to Friday and 9am to 3 pm at weekends. Many thanks Penny Boydell

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‘My doctor prescribed rambling for lockdown anxiety’

An Edinburgh widower who was struggling with mental health issues due to the isolation of lockdown has walked 2,000 miles in a year after his doctor prescribed that he join the Ramblers. Jim Snodgrass, 84, from South Queensferry, said he was expecting to receive medication for his anxiety. But instead all he was given was…

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Cotswold Gateways

In case you haven’t come across Gateway routes, thanks to Sue for pointing them out. Some excellent ideas for walks here:

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Stroud Leisure Centre problem as a starting place – Leaders please note

Parkrun in Stratford Park are looking at restarting and using the car park at Stroud Leisure Centre, making it almost impossible to park as all spaces are taken by runners. Parkrun’s website says that there will be a Parkrun there every Saturday at 9am. Leaders might want to avoid this as a starting place on…

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If you have not received a link to your newsletter or a paper copy, which gives info on walks restarting, let the membership secretary know

Our South Cotswold Ramblers newsletter and the Area newsletter were emailed out on April 1st. Paper copies which had to be printed and posted out should have arrived shortly afterwards. If you have not received one or the other, please let the membership secretary know by emailing Both newsletters can be found on our…

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Group changes and Newsletter

At our AGM (via Zoom) on 14th January there were some changes of officers. Ann A is now Chair, Sally Vice Chair and Ros is Membership Secretary. Brian W is continuing as Treasurer, Andrew as Secretary and Malcolm as Footpath Secretary. Mike is continuing as Walks Co-ordinator (when walks are permitted) and Richard is remaining…

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Weather Forecasts


If some of our leaders want to lead a walk for the group with a nominated maximum number of walkers (eg 10, 20, 30), please offer a date HERE.

Walkers - visit our website regularly to see if any more of our walks have been  planned - Remember - First Come, First Served to book these walks!

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.

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.