|Blockley is a typical picturesque village in
the Cotswolds, with it's rural setting, country cottages, village green etc.
Blockley is on a hill and from the centre of the village there is a 360 degree
The Ford in Blockley is really a Wet Lane, and
the title of the road it is in, Brook Lane, really gives this away. If you enter
Brook Lane from the High Street, as you approach you can see the Ford Sign and
below you on the corner is the start of the water. There is a footpath which
goes to the houses in front of you and takes you along the lane towards a row of
beautiful little cottages where the road starts to rise up hill again.
The High Street is narrow, particularly as cars
park on one side, and it is here you should park and approach the lane on foot.
It appeared to be driveable but there was a car blocking it from the High Street
end and it's not something I would drive through. If you are brave enough to
drive through then continue up the hill past the cottages and go left into
Donkey Lane, a very narrow country lane, that will take you back onto the B4479.
However if not, then you will need to turn around and head back towards the
village centre to get back onto the 'B' road.
The nearby market towns of Moreton in Marsh,
and Stow on the Wold are interesting places to visit with their large number
of antique shops and galleries. There is also Batsford Arboretum and Falconry
centre just down the road.
Location: Blockley Ford, Brook Lane,
Blockley, nr Moeton in Marsh, Gloucestershire
Getting there: From Moreton on Marsh, take the
A44 towards Broadway and once through the pretty village of Bourton the Hill
take the B4479 on the right to Blockley.
Access: When you come off the B4479 and enter
the centre of the village, the road system takes you around the church and
follow it round, past the village shops, at what appears to be a loop back
round continue to follow the road to the right and along continue along
until you see Brook Lane on the left.
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Opening Times: All year
Broadwell Village Ford
Moreton in Marsh, Batsford
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