Benefits of Joining the Cestrian Ramblers include:

  • Programme of Sunday, Thursday and Summer evening walks.

  • Opportunity to join the Footpaths Section.

  • Social activities and weekends away.

  • The quarterly magazine Walk, full of features and ideas to increase your enjoyment of walking.

  • A 15% discretionary discount online and in store at Cotswold Outdoor.

  • The right to walk with other Ramblers groups throughout the UK.


Members of the group enjoying a drink after a walk.

Sunday Walks Grading System – usually 8-10 miles.


D Easy                        

Walks that can include rural tracks and paths, canal towpaths, lanes and fields and with occasional uneven terrain underfoot. There may be one or two gentle hills with little height gain.

C Moderate

Walks similar to the D grade routes but with a number of gentle or short ascents and descents throughout. Underfoot the terrain will sometimes be uneven.

B Energetic

Besides the features included in the lower grades, these routes will include steeper and longer hills. They may cross rugged and very uneven terrain such as moorland where there is no formed path or track.

A Strenuous

These walks will involve all the above features, but will involve prolonged and usually steep ascents requiring climbing effort over 1 to 3 hours. There would often be mountainous terrain and occasionally scrambles.