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.




# Sunday 2nd 2.00pm SP500118 4 miles Other coordinates
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Meet at the bus shelter on the bridge above Oxford Parkway Station. A stroll using fields and footpaths looking at the area’s new landscaping. Parking available at the park and ride, buses 2, 5, 7 and 500 routes from Banbury Road. Assistance dogs only. Ann Jones 01865 514663/07762 408072

Thursday 6th 10.15am SU713889 6 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Russell’s Water Common (0.5 miles south of Russell’s Water village). A circular walk along the Chiltern Way to Crockers End and Bix Bottom passing a ruined church and Warburg Nature Reserve. Bring refreshments for en route break, pub at end of walk. Assistance dogs only. Stephen Warren 01865 747170/07941 811537

Saturday 8th 10.00am SP112145 6 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Northleach Church, parking nearby. A circular walk in the lovely countryside around Northleach. Some ups and downs. Bring refreshments for en route break, pubs and cafes in town afterwards. Assistance dogs only. Car sharing from Pear Tree P&R an option but contact leader in advance. Michael Payton 01865 862425/07799 001899

# Wednesday 12th 7.00pm SP508062 3.5 miles Other coordinates
Meet at the Worcester Street car park, Park End Street side. A walk around the industrial side of Oxford, looking at the old buildings and how they have been transformed. Walking on pavements and crossing city roads at lights. Bring refreshments for short break. Liz Adams 01865 726031/07855 170592

Saturday 15th 10.00am SU293865 8.4 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Uffington White Horse Hill carpark (NT fee payable for non-members). A circular walk from the Hill walking south onto the Downs and circling back via Ashdown House, the Ridgeway Path and Waylands Smithy. Bring refreshments and a picnic. Assistance dogs only. John and June Henville 01367 820411/07801 710679

# Sunday 16th 10.15am SP467317 12 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Deddington, in the Market Place. A walk to Nether Worton and Great Tew (Anglo Saxon lease of 1052) returning through the Barfords. Bring refreshments and a pub stop. Crossing B4031 and section with pavement. Dogs on leads. David Godfrey 01865 514082

Wednesday 19th 10.00am SP758010 6.1 miles Other coordinates
Meet in Chinnor in front of shops at junction of Church Road and High Street, parking areas in both roads. A circular walk on flat ground via Sydenham and Emmington. Bring refreshments for en route break. A stretch of walking on the B4445, fast traffic but with good visibility. Assistance dogs only. Jenny Byrne 01865 762298/07914 183394

Saturday 22nd 10.00am SP095246 9 miles Other coordinates
Meet by the church, Guiting Power. A circular walk in Cotswold countryside walking on the Windrush Way to the deserted village of Hawling, and returning through Guiting Wood on the Wardens’ Way. Bring refreshments and a picnic. Possible car sharing from Pear Tree P&R, but contact leader in advance. Assistance dogs only. Liz Adams 01865 726031/07855 170592

Wednesday 26th 10.00am SP244227 6 miles Other coordinates
Meet at the Green, Bledington, south of Stow on the Wold. A circular walk to Bould, Starveal Wood, Idbury and Nether Westcote. Returning via the Oxfordshire Way. Bring refreshments for en route break. Assistance dogs only. Michael Payton 01865 862425/07799 001899

Saturday 29th 10.00am SU414929 8.4 miles Other coordinates
Meet at the War Memorial car park East Hanney. A walk in the floodplain of the river Ock, via Denchworth, Charney Bassett and West Hanney. We pass three mills ranging from ancient to very modern. Joint walk with Ramblers. Bring refreshments and a picnic. Possible pub stop. Some walking on minor roads with fast traffic. Assistance dogs only. Siobhan 01865 510796/07845 401839

Sunday 30th 10.00am SP376242 7 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Enstone School playing field. From A44 turn left onto B4022, signposted Charlbury, turn right at next crossroads (Cox Lane) after 0.25 miles turn left into Lidstone Road, school entrance is on right. A lovely walk taking in Dean and Lidstone. Bring refreshments for en route break, pub at end of walk. The A44 is crossed twice. Assistance dogs only. Roger and Linda Brogden 01865 373366/07501 957625