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Lovely woodland paths

—– Do come and try up to 3 taster walks with us —– Photos done up to Wednesday 16 October 2019 —– St. Ives photos Day 1 – 7 on the website at Group >Group Holiday Photos >St. Ives. —–

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Possible delays on A46 at Pitchcombe

From Lawrence: There is a 3 way temporary traffic light at Pitchcombe on the A46 where it joins the A4173 between Painswick and Stroud causing significant delays at times. Suggest you approach the Shortwood (Cripplegate) Car Park either from Whiteshill or from Gloucester. This is apparently continuing into January 2020.

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Would you like to receive South Cotswold Ramblers’ communications?

Updated message Mike, Group Membership Secretary writes, “I was on a Group walk quite recently and met a member who lives in our district but does not receive communications from South Cotswold Ramblers. I was a bit puzzled and he said he would contact me via our website so we could sort it out. I…

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URGENT – Holiday September 2020

Message from Ann Having just returned from a successful holiday in St Ives I have been asked by a number of people if I would consider doing the same thing next year. I am proposing a week’s holiday to another John Fowler site at Killigarth near Polperro on 12/9/20, I know this is a long…

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A417 Update – including news of garden bridge

See the latest designs for the A417 Missing Link scheme, including a garden bridge from Crickley Hill taking the Cotswold and Gloucestershire Ways safely across the roads. Read about it here Report in the Citizen/Echo (including fly-through video after noisy advert!)  

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Thank you leaders 🙂

Ron and Mike congratulate our walk leaders in sending in details for the next programme. All details in and checked one day before the deadline!    

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Nailsworth to Woodchester section of the cycleway UPDATE

A quick update on the surface upgrade scheme on the Nailsworth to Woodchester section of the cycleway. The contractor will be commencing operations on site on Monday 23rd September and the works are programmed to last for around six weeks. The contractor has also provided a method statement and requested sections of the route be…

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News about Cheryl with photo!

Good news. Monday walkers saw Cheryl and John (and Hugo, their dog) at the start of Monday’s walk on Minchinhampton Common. She is not up to Group walking yet, but it was good to see them. Mike Jane (our backmarker) says goodbye to Cheryl, John and Hugo, off on their own walk. Good to see…

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Ramblers’ Volunteer Roadshow – Saturday 26 October

Gloucestershire Volunteer Roadshow – Saturday 26th October The day is absolutely free for members and volunteers to attend and provides an opportunity to learn new skills or brush up your knowledge in workshops such as Rights of Way, navigation, walk leadership, welcoming new members and treasurer training. It’s also a great opportunity to meet with other…

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Weather Forecasts

RSS Try up to 3 TASTER WALKS, either leisurely or moderately paced.

Enjoying the views

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

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 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 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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