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South Cotswold Ramblers


We have placed some links here which you may find interesting. To suggest new links or report broken links email please contact us

Our members live in the Five Valleys of Stroud (including Slad Valley of Cider with Rosie fame), Painswick (the Queen of the Cotswolds), Minchinhampton, with a huge National Trust common famous for its orchids, Tetbury with nearby Westonbirt and Highgrove, Wotton-under-Edge, Dursley and the Berkeley Vale including Slimbridge, not forgetting the River Severn. Read about where we are in the south of the Cotswolds.

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A Cotswold Year - a fascinating blog by Sue and Peter, two of our walks leaders, charting the progress of the seasons in the South Cotswolds.

Ancient Gloucestershire - a tour of the county

The Barn Owl Centre near Gloucester.

Berkeley, The Edward Jenner Museum

Berkeley Castle - open April to October, Sundays to Wednesdays.

Chavenage House

Cotswold Canals Trust - aiming to restore the link between the Rivers Severn and Thames.

The Cotswold Way National Trail runs through our part of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with its attractive villages and countryside. On a clear day there are wide views from the escarpment over the Severn Vale to the Royal Forest of Dean, the Welsh mountains and the Malvern Hills.

Cotswold Way Pictorial Guide - an excellent website with suggested day plans and lots of photos. A web site constructed about the End to End Walks from Lands' End to John O'Groats - the Cotswold Way is merely Part 4.

Cotswolder - a website devoted to encouraging hikers from the "other side of the pond". UPDATE Now closed but links to Slow Europe with details of Market Towns in our area.

Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)


Gloucester Cathedral - the medieval cloisters used as a film location for the first Harry Potter film!

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust


North Nibley


Painswick Tourist Information

Painswick Rococo Garden

Prinknash Abbey

Sapperton Tunnel - Sapperton Tunnel, through which the Thames and Severn Canal flows, is 2.17 miles, 3,817yds or 3.49 km long. The tunnel burrows under the highest part of the Cotswold Hills and, at its deepest point, is 70yds or 65m below ground. The tunnel was completed on 20th April 1789 and at that time was the longest tunnel ever dug in England.

River Severn, Britain's longest river

The Severn Bore

Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust


Stroud Town

Stroud Valleys Project - the Stroud district's own environmental charity which helps local people to repair and improve the environment for everyone' s benefit.

Tetbury guide

Tourist Information Centres

Westonbirt, The National Arboretum

Woodchester Mansion

Woodchester Park allow half or even a full day to walk here

Woodland Trust This site has been put together for use by the local community. This encompasses many villages that use Wotton as a commercial, shopping and leisure centre: Charfield, North Nibley, Kingswood, Wortley, Alderley, and Hillesley. The Official Website of the Wotton-under-Edge Town Council

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