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Walks by Gloucestershire Area
The Gloucestershire Area runs a mid-week walks programme throughout the year. The all-day walks usually take place on either Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursday's and are normally 8-10 miles in length. Full details are available on the Ramblers website.
GRWalks (Gloucestershire Ramblers' Walks)
A new programme is available each March, July and November, and combines all the led walks from the seven geographical Gloucestershire Groups, the Gloucestershire Walking Group (for 20s 30s & 40s) and Gloucestershire Area Mid Week group.
The current programme (July 2013 to October 2013) can be downloaded by clicking here. The new GRWalks programme, which includes walks from November 2013 to February 2014, is now also available for download.
Occasionally a late change becomes necessary. Do check here for GRWalks Updates before travelling any distance.
Individual Group walks
Each of the eight individual local Groups has a wide and varied range of walks throughout the County.
- Cleeve Group;
- Forest of Dean Group;
- Gloucester Group;
- Gloucestershire Walking Group;
- Mid-Gloucestershire Group;
- North Cotswold Group;
- South Cotswold Group.
If you want to find a walk in a different part of the UK, or with a different group, then simply visit the 'Walks Finder' on the Ramblers website under Group 'Walks Finder' where you can find hundreds of different walks each week.
Full details can be found by:
- Searching the website map (click here to find walks in the Gloucestershire area);
- Simple search form (by postcode, town name etc);
- Advanced search form (by distance, difficulty etc).
Longer distance walks
The Cotswold Way
Probably the best known long-distance path in the county the 102 mile long path starts at Chipping Campden and ends at Bath in Avon. It passes through the quintessential Cotswold countryside with a wonderful blend of small towns and villages, woods and open countryside with marvellous views in plentiful supply. For further details click here
The Diamond Way
A rough diamond in shape it stretches through quiet rural Gloucestershire from the ancient wool town of Northleach in the south to Chipping Campden in the north, Guiting Power in the west and Bourton on the Water in the east. For further details click here
The Gloucestershire Way
Starting at Chepstow with its famous castle, the 100 mile long path meanders through the ancient Forest of Dean, finally reaching the Cotswolds escarpment near Shurdington. A large loop then takes it to Stow on the Wold and thence to the ancient Saxon town of Winchcombe from where it continues on to finish at Tewkesbury on the banks of the River Severn. For further details click here
The Severn Way
Linking Wales to England the 210 mile long waymarked path is the longest riverside walk in the UK. In Gloucestershire it follows the route of the Severn as it passes Tewkesbury on onwards to Gloucester and Saul Junction. For further details click here
The Wardens Way
A 14 mile path which starts at Winchcombe and heads up into the surrounding hills on its way to Bourton on the Water. The route passes through some of the finest small villages and hamlets in the Cotswolds, such as Guiting Power, Naunton and the Slaughters.
The Windrush Way
As its name implies this picturesque 14 mile route follows the quiet waters of the delightful River Windrush as it gently meanders towards the head waters of the Thames near Lechlade.
The Winchcombe Way
The Winchcombe Way is a new 42-mile figure-of-eight trail that is centred on Winchcombe. The way marked trail is designed to show walkers the hidden gems of the northern Cotswolds. For further details click here