South Cotswold Ramblers

Majestic beech trees
Majestic beech trees

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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

Lunch - Keith looking very determined as he heads back the way we have come

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.

Then dropping down through the woods

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—– Do come and try a walk with us —– Photos done up to Wednesday 20 March 2019 —–

Latest Messages

Spring Concert – including Elgar’s Enigma Variations

Have you seen the feature in the Local Answer about the Stroud Symphony Orchestra? Click HERE Tickets now available from Mike on walks or by post (see Group> Group Newsletters) or from Stroud Sub Rooms. UPDATE – Stroud Sub Rooms booking office is closing on 15 March, but you can pay on the night (most…

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Would you like to lead a walk on Sat 5 Oct for Dursley Walking Festival?

Walks Leaders Would you like to lead a walk for Dursley Walking Festival? We usually provide a couple of walks for this event. The Festival runs from Wed 2 to Sun 6 October, and we just need a volunteer or two for the Saturday walk on 5 October, as Jill and Sue have already offered…

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Avening extra parking on Wednesday 27 March

Wednesday 27 March – John G has agreed extra parking at Avening Social club car park, with kind permission. (GL8 8NL) L162/E168 ST879981

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The right walks… but not necessarily in the right order!

Reminds me of Eric Morecambe with the famous sketch with Andre Previn (or was it Andre Preview) playing the Grieg piano concerto! (writes Mike) See BBC clip All the May walks on the new programme are correct, but not necessarily in the right order when I emailed it to members. Whoops! On the Mainly May…

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Dursley Long Stay Car Park News

Town Council Long Stay Car Park Update At the end of November 2018, the Civil Engineering contractor, Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd, started work to construct the town’s new long stay car park. The Car Park is due to be completed and opened by the end of February 2019. This is easily the most ambitious project…

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999 or 112 for Emergency Calls – which is better in wild places?

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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Now Closed Again – Culver Hill water main work to last until mid April 2019

UPDATE Culver Hill has now closed again – Culver Hill (which runs from Minchinhampton Common near Tom Long’s Post to the A46 at South Woodchester via Amberley) is now closed again, this time from the reservoir to the Amberley Inn. This started on Monday 7th January and will last about 14 weeks, residents of Amberley…

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Is Ramblers using your correct email address?

GDPR News – All your contact details are your personal information, including your email address. To check your record and indeed update it if necessary it is quite straightforward: Go to If you have already registered online with Ramblers, enter your login details (email address and password) and then check your record. If not…

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