Blockley Ramblers

Blockley Ramblers News – Updated 29 December 2008

January 2009 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 January 2009 walks are as follows:

I very much hope you enjoyed your Christmas and didn't indulge too much.

If you did, it's another reason to join us on January's walks, details of which are as follows:

Tuesday 6 January
Walk: Longborough-Hinchwick-Longborough
Distance: 5.5 miles, easy
Meet: Longborough (opposite Coach & Horses) @ 10.00

Sunday 11 January
Walk: Salford-Rollright Stones-Salford
Distance: 5.5 miles, moderate

Meet: Salford village hall @ 10.00

Thursday 22 January
Walk: Kemerton-Bredon Hill-Kemerton
Distance: 5.5 miles am, 4.5 miles pm
Meet: Crown Inn, Kemerton @ 10.00 and 13.30

Please note especially the start time of the walk on Sunday 11 January. It's 10.00 as it appears in the 2009 Sunday Walks Programme and not 13.30 as on the notices I put up in the High Street last week. Very sorry for any confusion - my mistake, mixing up my mornings and afternoons!

There are also several Cotswold Warden walks taking place locally in January that might interest you:

Saturday 10 January:
a 7 miler up and around Langley Hill starting at Winchcombe Back Lane car park @ 10.00 and stopping for lunch in Gretton

Saturday 17 January:
a 4 miler passing through the Wychwood Forest starting at Spelsbury church @ 10.00

Thursday 22 January:
a 5 miler from Blockley to Northwick Hill and back starting from the village green @ 10.00

Thursday 22 January:
a 3 miler exploring the pavements and paths of Chipping Norton starting at New Street car park at 10.30

You'll find further details of these and other Cotswold Warden walks on

With very best wishes for 2009


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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