Blockley Ramblers

Blockley Ramblers News – Updated 9 July 2009

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 of each month, the walks being similar in length to the Sunday’s i.e. around 4-5 miles.

As well as the walks below, Keith has asked me to draw your attention to the Cotswold Wardens' walk that Peter Mansion and Robin Cochrane will be leading on Thursday 14 July - it's very local (from Hinchwick Manor) and starts at 10.00. Because it's a Wardens' walk, though, dogs aren't allowed.

Keith has stopped arranging all day walks on Thursdays as take up was not good although we all enjoyed the morning walk and stopping for lunch in a pub. That will continue I hope.


Blockley Ramblers July walks

Sunday 12 July 

Walk:       The Comptons and the Rollrights
Distance:  5 miles (3 hours), moderate
Leader:    Tom Clifton

Meet:       Long Compton (recreation ground) @ 14.30

Midweek walks

Tuesday 7 July
Walking Blockley's footpaths (2) 
Distance  5.5 miles, easy
Meet       Blockley shop & cafe @ 10.00

Thursday  16 July
The Westcotes, Icomb and Bledington,
Distance  6.5 miles, moderate 
Meet       Westcote Inn, Nether Westcote @ 10.00

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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