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 1st 10.00am SP112145 5 miles Other coordinates
Meet by Northleach Church, parking in the Market Square, or surrounding roads. A walk in the Leach Valley along lanes, fieldpaths and tracks between Northleach and the hilltop village of Farmington, crossing the A40 once. Bring refreshments for en route break. Assistance dogs only. Steve and Maggie Wallace

Wednesday 5th 10.30am SP451061 4 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Farmoor Reservoir car park (fee £2), off B4017. A flat walk around the reservoir, on tarmac surfaces, with 360° views. See coots, cormorants, grebes and tufted ducks. No stiles, toilets. Dogs not permitted. Janice Ure

# Saturday 8th 10.00am SP431094 5.75 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Eynsham, Clover Place car park, for the pre-AGM walk to Freeland and Church Hanborough returning via City Farm. Crossing the A40 twice at safe crossings. Bring refreshments for en route break. Bus S1 from city. Assistance dogs only. Liz Adams

# Saturday 8th 2.00pm SP431094 Other coordinates
AGM at Eynsham Village Hall, followed by Conversazione, a Q and A session of members with the Committee. After which teas will be served, donations to cover cost.

Wednesday 12th 10.00am SU670953 6.8 miles Other coordinates
Meet at the Half Moon Pub, Cuxham, park on B480. A circular walk visiting Brightwell Baldwin, Chalgrove and the deserted village of Easington. Rolling hills and superb views. Bring refreshments for en route break, please use pub at end of walk. Assistance dogs only. Jenny Byrne

# Saturday 15th 10.00am SP525044 9 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Donnington Bridge at Meadow Lane car park, next to Sea Cadets hut. This is walk 11 from the 1979 OFS book of walks. Walking from Donnington Bridge to South Hinksey and Boars Hill, returning via Kennington and the Thames Path. Bring refreshments and a picnic. Some road walking. Dogs on leads. Bus 16/16A to Donnington Bridge. Adam

Monday 17th 10.00am SP355331 6.5 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Hook Norton church, park nearby. A circular walk to Manor Farm, Wiggington and Paradise Farm, returning via Swerford. Crossing minor roads and walking through villages. Bring refreshments for en route break. Assistance dogs only. Michael Payton

Saturday 22nd 10.00am SP287331 9 miles Other coordinates
Meet at the lay by to the north end of Long Compton. A fairly demanding walk on the Oxfordshire/Warwickshire border with excellent views visiting the Rollright stone circle, the King Stone and the Whispering Knights Grave. Bring refreshments for en route break, pub in Long Compton. The walk passes through part of Long Compton on the A3400. Dogs on leads. Joe Coulson

# Wednesday 26th 2.00pm SP528063 4 miles Other coordinates
Meet by the entrance to South Park, at the bottom of Headington Hill. An afternoon walk through the backways of Old Headington, looking at the history of some of the buildings. Hilly at start, crossing Headley Way and walking along roads. Refreshment break. Assistance dogs only. Sue Crisp

# Saturday 29th 10.00am SP492142 10 miles Other coordinates
Meet in the main car park, Kidlington, behind Tesco. A walk to Bletchingdon and Kirtlington via some ancient routes and the canal. Bring refreshments and pub stop en route. Dogs on leads. David Godfrey