Blockley Ramblers

Blockley 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.


August walks

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      


Midweek walks
The midweek walks are part of the Cotswold Wardens programme.

Thursday 6 August
Castlett Wood, Kineton, Barton 
Distance 5.5 miles, moderate 
Meet Guiting Power village hall @ 10.00

Tuesday  18 August
Hailes Abbey, Stanway, Hailes Abbey
Distance 6 miles, moderate but one steep climb
Meet Car park on left before Hailes Abbey @ 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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