New walks leaders needed

The task of leading walks for OFS is falling on an ever decreasing number of members. For each six month period there are 26 weekends so if there is to be a walk at the weekend as well as one midweek then more leaders are needed so that 50 walks can be offered, it is not fair to ask a small number of leaders to be leading a walk every month in order for there to be a full programme. If you feel that you could lead a walk or would like help to reccy and then lead one please contact Liz Adams: or 01865 726031 for details and a leader pack of information.

Saturday 8th 10.00am SP264183 6.0 miles Other coordinates
Meet at the Hare Pub, High Street, in Milton-under-Wychwood. Park considerately in the village. The first part of the walk is on the west side of the River Evenlode passing through woods and a nature reserve near Bruern Abbey. The return is along more open ways to Fifield and back to Milton. Dogs on leads. Joe Coulson 01993 878079/07808 170418

# Tuesday 11th 10.30am SP514056 4.75 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Folly Bridge, on the Abingdon Road, by the Head of the River pub. A stroll along the Thames Path to Medley Bridge across Port Meadow to Aristotle Lane, returning via the Oxford Canal and Castle Mill stream to Folly Bridge. Coffee stop en-route. Assistance dogs only. Using designated crossings in City Centre. Sue Crisp 01865 553800/07711 564311

Saturday 15th Annual outing to Gloucester
The coach will depart from Pear Tree Service station at 8:30, returning at approx. 7:00 pm. The cost will be £18. A morning walk of 5.5miles along the Banks of the River Severn returning to Gloucester Quay via the canal. This is a fairly level walk with four stiles. A pre-booked lunch will be served at the Brewhouse and Kitchen where tables overlooking the waterfront have been reserved. This is an optional lunch, the cost is not included and must be paid on the day. The menu will be sent at a later date. The coach will depart Gloucester at 5:30 allowing time in the afternoon to explore the Quays, museum, shops and cathedral. Closing date for booking is August 1st. Menu choice and coach fare must be paid by August 15th. Please reserve your seats by contacting Anne Partridge 01865 767932

Saturday 22nd 9.30am SP491463 7.5 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Wardington Church. Park on the road leading to Upper Wardington. There will be car shuffle to Mollington. This is a linear walk in conjunction with the Oxford City Ramblers Group, as part of walk along the Seven Shires Way to the northern tip of the county and along the Oxfordshire / Northamptonshire border. Bring refreshment for en-route break and a picnic. Option of pub at the end of the walk. Assistance dogs only. There is a car share option from Water Eaton P&R at 8.30 am. Please phone walk leader in advance if required. Elaine Steane 01865 552531/07919 121505

Saturday 29th 10.00am SU389993 7.75 miles Other coordinates
Meet at the Parish Council noticeboard in the centre of Longworth village, Park considerately nearby. A circular walk from Longworth, taking in a remote section of the Thames Path, lanes and field paths, with lovely views from Harrowdown Hill. Bring refreshment for an en-route break and a picnic. Assistance dogs only. Gill and Paul Cotton, Bill Rooker. 07934 015179

Sunday 30th 10.00am SP145052 6.0 miles Other coordinates
Meet at the village store in Coln St Aldwyns. Please park tidily in the village. A circular walk across the fields to Bibury with a visit to churches in Coln St Aldwyns and Bibury. Bring refreshment for en-route break and a picnic, teas available in the Coin St Aldwyns village store (if open at the end of the walk). Short stretch of walk on a quiet lane. Assistance dogs only. Margaret Jones 07722 571895