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: e.adams745@btinternet.com or 01865 726031 for details and a leader pack of information.




Saturday 2nd 10.00am SU425881 5.5 miles Other coordinates
Meet in Ardington, opposite the Loyd Lindsay Rooms. A country village walk with open landscapes at the foot of the Downs. Bring refreshments for en route break, pub and café in village. Walking along a few quiet roads. Assistance dogs only. Sally Shepherd 01235 532418/07592 444612

# Sunday 3rd 10.30am SP446168 6 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Hensington Road, car park, Woodstock. A walk around Old Woodstock to Wootton using fields and footpaths. Bring refreshments and picnic. Buses from Oxford S3,7 and 500, note start time to accommodate bus users. Assistance dogs only. Ann Jones 01865 514663/07762 408072

Saturday 9th 10.00am SU361874 5 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Childrey, by the Duck Pond, please park considerately. A hilly walk to Letcombe Regis and Letcombe Bassett. Bring refreshments for en route break. Dogs on leads. Lesley Fraser 01367 718791

Sunday 10th 10.00am SU599806 8 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Goring village car park (RG89HB). A circular walk from Goring along the Thames Path to Whitchurch and return through gently climbing Chiltern Hills, without a village in sight. Bring refreshments and a picnic, possible pub at end of walk. Crossing the B471 twice. Assistance dogs only. Martin and Kazuyo Wishnewski 01628 622162/07443 528001

Wednesday 13th 10.00am SP472465 4.5 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Cropredy Sports Club car park. Walking in the Cherwell Valley, through the scene of the Civil War Battle of Cropredy Bridge (June 1644), through Williamscot and returning along the Oxford Canal. Bring refreshments for en route break, pubs in Cropredy after walk. A short stretch of walking along Williamscot/Cropredy Road. Assistance dogs only. Liz Green and Mary Goodrum 01295 810771

Saturday 16th 10.00am SU293866 5.5 miles Other coordinates
Meet at the White Horse Hill car park (NT fee payable). A circular hilly walk across fields taking in part of the Lambourn Valley Walk and across the Gallops, with fine views across the countryside. Bring refreshments for en route break. Assistance dogs only. Gill Cotton 01235 764358/07934 015179

# Sunday 17th 10.30am SP505064 5.5 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Oxford Railway Station, main forecourt. A circular walk along Willow Walk up Raleigh Park Hill, through the Golf Course Nature Trail returning via South Hinksey and Thames Path. Use P&R buses to city centre. Bring refreshments for en route break. Crossing the A34 via bridge and underpass. Assistance dogs only. Sue Crisp 01865 553800/07711 564311

Wednesday 20th 10.00am SP436324 6.5 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Barford St Michael, park in Townsend, or nearby wider village streets. A hilly circular walk to Over Worton and Nether Worton, with fine views and passing Ilbury Hill Fort. Bring refreshments for en route break. Assistance dogs only. Liz Adams 01865 726031/07855 170592

Saturday 23rd 10.00am SP220225 6.5 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Church Westcote Church, park outside church, on minor road off A424 towards Stow-on-the-Wold. A circular walk mostly on the Oxfordshire Way , through Gawcombe Woods. Crossing the A424 and along a minor road, with views of Bourton-on-Water, to Wyck Rissington with its’ 12 century church. Returning on the Oxfordshire Way to Icomb, with another interesting church. Bring refreshments and a picnic. Eme Pilgrim 01865 510900/07963 906335

Wednesday 27th 10.00am SU584870 5.5 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Cholsey, St Mary’s Church car park, from village follow Church Road, over the railway bridge, church on left. A fairly level walk across open fields, a gently rising track round Lollington Hill with fine views and on to Aston Tyrold before returning to Cholsey across drained fen land. Bring refreshments for en route break. Assistance dogs only. Jenny Byrne 01865 762298/07914 183394

Saturday 30th 10.00am SP410221 6 miles Other coordinates
Meet in Horley, by the village green, please park considerately in the village, or phone leader for car sharing. A scenic walk from Horley to Horton, both churches with medieval wall art, then along the D’Arcy Dalton Way and returning across fieldpaths. Some ascents and a few stiles. A short section of road walking. Dogs on leads. Bring refreshments for en route break. Margaret Jones 07722 571895