Blockley Ramblers

Blockley Ramblers News – Updated 27 April 2010

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.


May walks

Sunday 9 May
Walk:          Foxholes Nature Reserve - Bledington - Foxholes Nature Reserve
Distance:    5.5 miles (3hrs) easy
Leaders:      Nick Mahony
Meet:          Foxholes Nature Reserve Car Park @ 14.30
Directions:   Take the A424  Burford Rd from Stow; Turn off at signs for Idbury and Foscot; At Foscot take the right turn signposted "Foxholes Only". Proceed right to the very end of the track to small car park. Space will be limited so please car-share   

Midweek walks

Tuesday 4 May
Bourton Woods looking for bluebells
4.5 miles Easy
Meet at Blockley Shop & Cafe @ 10.00

Thursday 27 May (Cotswold Wardens' walk)  
'Figure of eight’ based on the Donnington Way (i
n the morning, Little Compton, Chastleton and Cornwell; in the afternoon, Long Compton)
9.5 miles Moderate Pub lunch available
Meet at Red Lion, Little Compton @ 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, 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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