Blockley Ramblers

Blockley Ramblers News – Updated 25 January 2009

Please make a special note of these words from Keith:

1.  Bernard has asked us to draw attention to the requirement in respect of the walk on Sunday 8 February - given it's on the Northwick Estate, dogs must be kept on leads at all times.

2.  I must apologise for changing the Thursday walk from the third (19 February) to the fourth week of the month (26 February) - so please ignore what will appear about this one in February's Church & Village News. The change is necessary because Paul Adams and I are leading a Cotswold Wardens' walk on Thursday 19 February. It's very local - it's entitled "In and around Blockley" - and involves both morning and afternoon walks of around 5 miles each with a lunch at the Great Western. Starting points/times are the Shop & cafe @ 10.00 and the Great Western @ 13.30. Blockley Ramblers members are welcome to join us (could be interesting for those new to the area), but I'm afraid dogs aren't allowed.

February 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 February 2009 walks are as follows:

Tuesday 3 February
Aston Magna-Lower Lemington-Dorn-Aston Magna
5 miles, easy
Meet Aston Magna (by the church) @ 10.00

Thursday 26 FebruaryPaxford-Aston Magna-Paxford-Ebrington-Paxford
4 miles am, 3 miles pm, easy
Meet Churchill Arms, Paxford @ 10.00 and 13.30

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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