We are restarting some events with the easing of lockdown restrictions.
Currenly walks in England can restart from the 29th of March. Walks in Scotland may take place with a maximum of 15 participants, but all participants (and walks) must stay within their own local authority area. Walks in Wales are not currently able to restart.
A 7 mile walk, on paths and lanes, in and around the fascinating Cotswold village of Blockley. As the name suggests, there will be some ups and downs but only one steepish climb, but well worth it for the view of Blockley nestled in its valley below.
The walk is in a figure of 8 and will take in the wooded valleys of The Warren and Norcombe Wood in the morning (3.7 miles) and include a walk along one of the Cotswolds’ most attractive, but least visited, High Streets. We will return to Blockley for a picnic lunch by the bowling green so anyone who wants to avoid the steeper climb in the afternoon can drop out then. The afternoon (2.9 miles) will take us up the eastern slope of the valley to enjoy the view from the ridge down onto Father Brown’s parish.
Terrain / Difficulty
The walk is mostly on field or woodland paths so be prepared for mud. There is some road walking but on quiet lanes. The steeper gradients are in the afternoon. There are a few, but not many, stiles.