Blockley Ramblers

Blockley Ramblers News – Updated 24 March 2009
Further update 4 April - click here.

April 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 April 2009 walks are as follows:

Sunday 19 April

Walk:      London Jubilee
Distance: 8.5 miles, moderate
Leaders:  Keith & Jan Sisson
Meet:      Thornhill Park & Ride, Oxford @ 9.30 for coach to London or, if going independently, main entrance to Westminster Underground station @ 11.30

Midweek walks

Tuesday 14 April
Hinchwick Manor-Bourton Hill-Hinchwick Manor
5 miles, easy
Meet Hinchwick Manor @ 10.00

Thursday 23 April
A "figure of 8" around Naunton
6 miles am, 4.5 miles pm, moderate
Meet Black Horse Inn, Naunton @ 10.00 & 13.30

Click here for information about the Brailes Three Hills Walk - Monday 4 May 2009

Cotswolds Wardens Walks in March 2009 - Note from Keith Sisson

Paul Adams and I are leading a couple of Cotswold Wardens' walks during the month on the theme of 'Manors and houses':

  1. The first, on Monday 16 March, starts at the NT car Park at Hidcote @ 10.00 - it's about 6.5 miles.

  2. The second, on Thursday 26 March, starts at the public car park on the Snowshill-Broadway road, also at 10.00, and is roughly the same distance.

You'll find further details in the Cotswold Lion free newspaper or by going on line at

You're very welcome to join us. There's no charge. You will be invited, though to make a (small) contribution to the Wardens' 'Countryside Fund.'

Best regards


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

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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