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 3rd 10.00am SP361165 8 miles Other coordinates
Meet at School Road, Finstock. A circular walk past the site of a deserted village, to Lady Well, and along the Evenlode river to Stonesfield, and returning via Fawler. Bring refreshments for en route break and possible pub lunch at Finstock. There is a short section along the B4022. Dogs on leads. Joe Coulson

Sunday 4th 10.00am SP198052 10 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Eastleach, the rear of the car park of the Victoria Inn (permission given). A circular walk to Sheep Bridge, Ladbarrow Farm and Barrington Down Farm, returning via Semeril Plantation. There is a modest amount of road walking B4425. Bring refreshments and a picnic. Assistance dogs only. Peter Pettit

# Thursday 8th 2.00pm SP503074 5 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Walton Well Road car park, city end of Port Meadow (fee payable). A circular walk across Burgess Field and Wolvercote Commom, stopping at the Lakes Nature Reserve, before returning along the Thames Path. Crossing road in Wolvercote. Joint walk with Ramblers. Bus no6 along Woodstock Road, then walk through Jericho. Assistance dogs only. Cafes in Jericho on return. Sue Crisp

Saturday 10th 10.00am SU306893 7 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Uffington Village Hall car park. A circular walk from Uffington across fields to Fawler then climbing to the Ridgeway and White Horse Hill before returning via Woolstone. Assistance dogs only. Bring refreshments and a picnic. John and June Henville

Sunday 11th 10.00am SP071342 8 miles Other coordinates
Meet at the car park, Stanton Glos, near cricket ground. (£1 honesty box) A circular walk through Cotswold countryside visiting Stanton and Snowshill and passing Stanway House, with one stiffish climb. Bring refreshments and a picnic. A short section on a B road and through villages. Snowshill Manor open till 5.30pm for those who wish to visit after walk. Assistance dogs only. Marsaleete Anderson

Wednesday 14th 7.00pm SP459044 4 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Cumnor Village Hall, please park at roadside, not in Hall car park. A circular walk to Denmans Copse, Filchampstead and Upper Whitely Farm, returning via Long Leys. Bring refreshments for short break. Michael Payton

Saturday 17th 10.00am SP395175 7.2 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Stonesfield Village Hall. The walk explores the hills on either side of the Evenlode Valley. Fine views including woodland, green lanes and quiet riverside scenery, visiting Wilcote and Fawler. Bring a picnic for en route stop. Assistance dogs only. Sally Shepherd

Sunday 18th 10.00am SP871073 7 miles Other coordinates
Meet by St Mary's Church, Wendover, signposted off the A413 Great Missenden Road. A varied walk through Wendover Woods, visiting Aston Clinton Nature Reserve with a display of rare orchids. Returning to the start along the Wendover Arm of the Grand Union Canal. Bring refreshments and a picnic, café in Wendover Woods. Walking on A4011 after the Nature Reserve. Assistance dogs only. Martin and Kazuyo Wishnewski

# Wednesday 21st 7.00pm SU498970 4.5 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Abingdon Market Place (old County Hall). An evening stroll along the Oxford Green Belt Way to Radley village. Pub stop at end. Option of bus 35 back to Abingdon and the city. Bring refreshments for short break. Assistance dogs only. Jim Parke

Saturday 24th 9.30am 11 miles
A linear walk on the d’Arcy Dalton Way, the 4th stage from Lyneham to Great Rollright, this is a repeat of the rainy section walked last year. Please telephone the leaders by Wednesday 21st as car sharing and shuffling will be needed. Bring refreshments and a picnic and plenty to drink. Assistance dogs only. Margaret Jones and Adam

Sunday 25th 2.00pm SP569120 4.5 miles Other coordinates
Meet at the RSPB car park, Beckley. A circular walk north to Otmoor and then west round bank to Oddington and to the centre of Otmoor, returning via Roman Road to Beckley. Bring refreshments for en route break. Assistance dogs only. Janice Ure