Blockley Ramblers

Blockley Ramblers News – Updated 12 September 2008

September and October walks

Blockley Ramblers now walk mid-week as well as on Sundays. Depending on Bank Holidays, mid-week walks are being arranged for the first Tuesday and third Thursday of each month, the Tuesday walks being similar in length to the Sunday’s i.e. around 4-5 miles, with the Thursday ones being longer (8-9 miles), with a pub or picnic lunch.

Details of the September walks are as follows:

Sunday 14 September
Walk:           Around Winchcombe
Distance:      6 miles, moderate
Leaders:       Peter Mansion & AN Other

Meet:           Winchcombe (Back Lane car park, behind Library) @ 14.30    

Midweek walks

Tuesday 9 September
Blockley - Campden Hill Farm – Blockley  5 miles, easy
Meet Blockley shop & café @ 10.00

Thursday 18 September
Around Stow-on-the-Wold,  8 miles, moderate (lunch Golden Ball Inn, Lower Swell),
Meet Public car park (Tesco, Stow) @ 10.00

Anyone wanting just a morning walk (around 5.5. miles) can return from Lower Swell at lunchtime. Anyone wanting just an afternoon walk (around 4 miles) can start from the
Golden Ball Inn @ 13.30

Details of the October walks are as follows:

Sunday 12 October
Walk:       Moreton-in-Marsh – Sezincote - Bourton-on-the-Hill – Batsford - Moreton-in-Marsh
Distance:  5.5 miles, easy
Leaders:   Christine Girling & AN Other
Meet:       Moreton-in-Marsh (car park in Station Road) @ 14.30

Midweek walks

Tuesday 7 October
nowshill - Broadway – Snowshill, 6 miles, moderate with one climb
Meet Snowshill public car park @ 10.00

Thursday 23 October
Around Long Compton, 5 miles am and 4.5 miles pm, moderate with a couple of climbs (lunch Red Lion, Long Compton)
Meet Red Lion @ 10.00 and 13.30.  
If you want lunch we need to order it and Jenny will send out a reminder nearer the day.

NB Everyone participating in walks does so at her/his own risk and should not leave the group without informing the leaders. Please ensure that your clothing/footwear is appropriate to the conditions. If you walk with a dog, please keep it on the lead when on roads or where live stock is present. Also, wherever possible, please share cars to avoid congestion at meeting place.

Suggestions for future walks will be gratefully received. Please email details to

Cotswolds Wardens

Parish Wardens
The Cotswolds Wardens undertake a variety of activities to help sustain and improve the amenities of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) that is the Cotswolds. One of these, the job of so-called Parish Wardens, is walking local footpaths and liaising with the relevant Gloucestershire County Council officers in the event of problems such as broken stiles or fallen trees. Blockley, which is one of the largest parishes in the north Cotswolds, has a number of such Wardens, each of whom has responsibility for a different group of footpaths: Paul Adams, Chris Blewitt and Emma Blewitt, Dick Robinson and Keith Sisson. If you come across a problem on a footpath in the parish during your walking, please let know in the first instance.



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