Cheltenham Rambling Club
Cheltenham Rambling Club 

Cheltenham Rambling Club - summer rambling in Gloucestershire and beyond.

Club weekends

Join us for walking weekends away. This year, we have already visited Llandudno. More details are available in our full programme, which can be obtained from our Membership Secretary at


Summer programme to end of October 2019

Walks available up to end of October 2019. Short walks during weekdays (evenings in spring/summer and during the mornings in autumn/winter). Longer full day walks during the weekends (throughout the year).



Recent walks

Greet, Gretton and Trains - 21 July 19


We were very pleased to see the new footbridge, previously a very difficult descent from a stile, we managed to all fit on ( 20 plus 2 dogs), civilised tea stop at Greet station and exceptionally tall broad beans (see left), fortunately I counted them all out so no one lost.


Mary H.

Paradise to Purgatory - 13 July 19


I'm not sure if the bus driver had ever had so many passengers wanting to get a ticket to Paradise (the site of an old dis-used pub); but that was where we began this fine ramble. There were a lot of ups and downs as would be expected in the Stroud valleys, but luckily weather not too hot. The reward was a marvellous lunch stop on Swifts Hill, with butterflies all around and looking down at the buzzards gliding over the tree-tops. A great summer walk. Thank you, David and Liz.

Llandudno - 24-27 May 19


Our weekend in Llandudno started with a brisk walk up and around The Great Orme, with splendid views all around. A great introduction to the Snowdonia hill-walking to come, but also with fine sea views. North Wales at its' best.


A great club weekend - thank you Jenny and Carol.

Northleach - 16 January 19


An interesting start to the year - saw St. George in Hampnett Church and snow drops in January!


Thanks to leader Dave T.

Celebrations Walk - 12 December 18


Dave recently stepped down as Chairman at this years AGM. He has also just celebrated a 'significant birthday'. There was a great turn out for his walk on Cleeve Hill.


Thank you Dave, for all your hard work for the club.

Have a hair-raising halloween!


From a walkover near Cowley (thanks Mary).

Sapperton - 21 October 18


The final ascent back into Sapperton. What glorious weather!

Thanks to Jenny for leading.

Shurdington / Crickley Hill - 19 September 18


Chivalry from the retiring chairman on this mornings walk, very windy and warm with some steep descents after coffee at Crickley Hill cafe, the “ ups” were before coffee time.



Much Marcle - 27 August 18


We started by walking in cider country and onto the ridge, where we saw some magnificent views of the Malverns and could see right across glorious Herefordshire. Afterwards, a visit to the extraordinary Hellens Manor House to cap the day. Many thanks to Allan for a great walk.

Goodrich - 18 August 18


Goodrich is a great walking area in the beautiful Wye valley (with the added benefit of refereshments at the cafe afterwards). Sadly, no peregrines this time, but we still had some good weather and splendid views. 


Thanks to leaders Keith and Mary

Walking blog

One of our members, Guy, has a blog covering some of his own favourite walks and walking experiences. He features an overview of walks such as The Ross Round, The Palladian Way and The Cape to Cape walk: Guy's rambling guide to walks in England, Scotland and Wales


Bad weather: Some walks may have to be cancelled because of difficult weather conditions. Our Walks Programme Secretary, Paul, is currently keeping members informed of any alterations to the programme.

It is always a good idea to check your e-mail before going on a walk in case of a cancellation or a last minute change in the walk detail.

News page essentials (links to documents)


Health and safety: Please be aware, that with rambling, as with many outdoor activities - there is a small health and safety risk. Please read the health and safety guidance, particularly if walking with the club for the first time.


CRC Privacy Policy: full details of our policy to protect members data is available to download - see News page.

Find out how your walking holiday can benefit the club...


Cheltenham Rambling Club has recently joined The Walking Partnership. This new partnership, supported by Ramblers Worldwide Holidays, provides direct financial contributions to local walking groups to help with organising group walks, encouraging people to get out walking, helping to clear and improve footpaths, providing equipment to help walkers etc. Over the past 65 years, Ramblers Worldwide Holidays has given many millions of pounds to assist walking charities and conservation projects in Britain and the countries they visit on their worldwide holidays. Remember when you book to quote the name of our group, and we will then receive a contribution of £10 per person on UK holidays, £20 per person on short haul holidays, and £30 per person on long haul holidays. (important: please quote the club name at the time of booking - this cannot be done after the holiday). This extra funding could really make a difference to us!

Welcome to Cheltenham Rambling Club

The Cheltenham Rambling Club  was founded in 1942 and is affiliated to the Ramblers Association. It is a friendly club and always welcomes new members.


Want to join us?


Become a member to benefit from the club programme walks, social events and to be in touch with the latest information.

Contact Liz, our Membership Secretary, at

Useful rambling Sites


Check out the following links to other rambling sites:


Ramblers - at the heart of walking.


Gloucestershire area ramblers.


Cotswold Rambling Club

Happy Hiker


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