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  • Saturday, 28th May 2022: Cam Long Down and Ewelme Valley
    Join the South Cotswold group for a 9.0 mile moderate walk.Coaley Peak to Dursley via Long Down then back via Uley and Nympsfield. Two steep climbs, many stiles and paths may be slippery if wet. Bring a picnic.
  • Monday, 30th May 2022: Flower Frolic
    Join the South Cotswold group for a 4.0 mile leisurely walk.Burleigh. Tobacconist's Farm. Tom Long's Post. Lanes. Commons. Odd stile. Odd hillock. Odd leader. Three pubs within half a mile - Black Horse. Old Lodge. Amberley Inn.
  • Wednesday, 1st June 2022: Horsley, Hazlecote and Hay bottom
    Join the South Cotswold group for a 7.5 mile moderate walk.A circular walk via, Horsley, Wickley wood, Hazlecote farms and Hay bottom. 15 stiles and some steep hills. Bring a packed lunch. Refreshments in the pub at the end.

CLICK HERE to see ALL our  planned walks.

After trying out and enjoying up to three of our walks, we hope you will wish to join our friendly group. Details of how to join Ramblers are here.

Print out our walks programme here (scroll down first)

See photos of some of our walks here

Current Group Walk Guidelines click here.

Late News

—– You can see details of our walks below the photo on this Home page —– Photos of our walks up to 26 May are on the Photos page —–

Latest on the Message Board

Stroud Symphony Orchestra concert soon!

In the “old days” some of us used to attend Holy Trinity Church (near Stroud Hospital) for a concert by the local orchestra. Now one is coming up on Saturday 25 June 2022 with a lovely cello concerto as well as Mozart and Beethoven. Mike is playing but is not selling tickets this time. They…

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Leaders – please can we have your walk details for the next programme by 5th June

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South Cotswold Ramblers holiday 2023

Would anyone like to organise a Walking holiday for next year now that Covid restrictions are over? A chance to choose somewhere you’ve always wanted to go to, choose the format of the holiday you like and the season, enjoy good company and food? If anyone feels they might be interested in doing this, or…

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Horsfall House Charity Walk

The walk is on Sunday June 12th this year and is back to normal with bacon butties at Avening and a shuttle bus for those who don’t want to do the full route. Avening court have also refurbished their rose garden and hope it will be in full bloom. It is best to register on…

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Wed 15th June – changes

Alex has had to make some changes to her walk and it will now be 8.8 miles and will finish at 14.45. Sally

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Monday walks in danger!

Mike G writes, Our popular Monday gentle paced walks of 4 or so miles are in danger of stopping which would be a great pity. We need some members to volunteer to lead a walk for us. For the next period, July to September, we so far have just 2 leaders and 5 gaps! (1…

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New OS Maps

Having been confronted with the changed OS layout last week, I recorded and saved a walk, but couldn’t find it afterwards in My Routes or Favourite Routes as before, but today I found it in My Profile/My activities. Lawrence has told me that you click on the 3 dots at the top of the screen…

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Next walk programme – update

A big Thank You to the leaders of mid-week and Saturday walks who have offered dates on the next programme which is for 3 months ( we used to do a 4 month programme ). However, there are 5 Mondays left to fill. Unless people step forward to lead there will be very few Monday…

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Stroud Leisure Centre and Tetbury Goods yard -problem as a starting place – Leaders please note

Parkruns in Stratford Park and Tetbury Goods Yard are taking place and it is almost impossible to park as all spaces are taken by runners on a Saturday.  Leaders might want to avoid these as a starting place on Saturdays, though they are still fine for other days. Sally

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Emergency Contact

Walk leaders if you need to cancel a walk at the last minute for whatever reason e.g. weather conditions, illness etc. rather than using the contact page on the website which may not be picked up straight away you can ring either Ann  on 07931114439, Sally on 07818425088 or Mike. We can then put a…

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Leaders – no need to keep a register of walkers for Track and Trace

You do still have to do a simple Risk Assessment. You can find blank forms on the Leaders menu on our website.

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New simpler Risk Assessment form

Ramblers head office has issued a new simpler Risk Assessment form which is now on the Leaders menu. There is a PDF version and a Word version. Thanks to Lawrence for highlighting this change. Sally

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Weather Forecasts


May and June Walks Programme was sent out today by email  (19 April). You can also find it under Walks on the dropdown menu above. Available dates for July, August and September ARE NOW on the Walk Planning Progress page (under Leaders) above SO PLEASE OFFER A DATE.

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 are putting on weekly Wednesday and Saturday walks and also two or three Mondays easier walks a month. We 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.

Try up to three walks before deciding whether to join Ramblers and our group. Click here to see membership details.

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.

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