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 3rd 10.00am SU529861 6.5 miles Other coordinates
Meet at the Village Hall/Post Office car park, Blewbury. A circular walk on Blewbury Down with broad vistas of the Gallops to Aston Tirrold. Some minor road walking. Bring refreshments for en route break. Assistance dogs only. Jim Parke

Wednesday 7th 10.00am SP467316 5 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Deddington Market Place. A circular walk via Clifton Road, Bowman’s Bridge to North Aston, returning via open country. Bring refreshments for en route break. Some road walking. Assistance dogs only. Michael Payton

# Saturday 10th 10.00am SP312270 5.25 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Chipping Norton New Street car park. A leisurely rural walk from Chipping Norton via Over Norton and Salford. Bring refreshments for en route break, pubs and cafes in Chipping Norton after walk. Bus S3 from Oxford. Assistance dogs only. Liz Green and Mary Goodrum

Sunday 11th 10.00am SP302187 6.5 miles Other coordinates
Meet by the church, Ascott under Wychwood. A circular walk following the banks of the Evenlode on the Oxfordshire Way, and through the Wychwood Forest to Chilson. Fine views on the walk. A pub in Leafield, please advise if you wish to book lunch. Assistance dogs only. Joe Coulson

# Tuesday 13th 10.30am SP519063 5.5 miles Other coordinates
Meet outside the Queen’s College, High Street, Oxford. A circular city walk, around Christchurch Meadow along the Thames Path to Iffley. Returning via Meadows Lane and part of Iffley Road. Use Park and Ride buses to city centre. Bring refreshments for en route break, there are plenty of places to eat in city centre at end of walk. Assistance dogs only. Sue Crisp

Saturday 17th 10.00am SP436186 6 miles Other coordinates
Meet in the lay by at the first turn to Wootton, one mile north of Woodstock on A44. This is the annual mulled wine and minced pie walk in and around Blenheim Palace grounds. We cross the A44 twice. Pub at end of walk. Assistance dogs only. Michael Payton

Wednesday 28th 10.30am SP564063 4 miles Other coordinates
Meet in the car park Shotover Country Park. A short walk to end the year. Bring refreshments for a short break. Pub in Horspath at end of walk. Dogs on leads. Liz Adams