South Cotswold Ramblers

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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

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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.

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—– Do come and try a walk with us —– Photos done up to Wednesday 22 May 2019 —– For Amalfi photos, see Group>Group Holiday Photos —–

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Thank you walk leaders!

We are very pleased to report that details for all 54 walks for the next programme have been received, have been processed and checked and are ready for the walks programme to be published in June. Today was the final date, and EVERYONE met the deadline!! Well done. Mike and Ron

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Walkers – please note change of Richard’s mobile number

Change of mobile number – Please note Richard & Diana’s new permanent mobile number on day 07579 219065 if you are likely to need it in future.

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Walking holiday – Spring 2020

Ann A is planning a walking holiday to Catalonia in Spain for Spring 2020. Details will be in the next newsletter which will come out in June. However, if you want to look at the holiday in advance, you will find it on the Preferred Travel Services website. The holiday is called Catalonia – Trails…

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Watch this short video on how best to use the (relatively) new 112 number, especially if you are in a remote area. Don’t be put off by the fact that it is on Youtube. This is actually very useful. Click HERE

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