Ramblers News – Updated 23 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.
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.
Sunday 9 August
Walk: Icomb-Wyck Rissington-Icomb
Distance: 5 miles (2½ hours), moderate with 2 climbs
Leaders: Julie and Anthony Downing
Meet: Icomb village at gates to church @ 14.30
The midweek walks are part of the Cotswold Wardens programme.
Castlett Wood, Kineton, Barton
Distance 5.5 miles, moderate
Meet Guiting Power village hall @ 10.00
Hailes Abbey, Stanway, Hailes Abbey
Distance 6 miles, moderate but one steep climb
Meet Car park on left before Hailes Abbey @ 10.00
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
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,
firstname.lastname@example.org know in the first instance.