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 5th 10.30am SU102699 6.7 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Avebury Pay and Display car park (NT, English Heritage). A circular walk through ancient history including Avebury circle, Silbury Hill and West Kennet Long Barrow. Possibility of car sharing, please contact leader by Wednesday 2nd August if you are prepared to offer a lift, or would like a lift. Bring refreshments and a picnic. Tea rooms and museum at Avebury available after walk. We cross the busy A4 twice. Assistance dogs only. Eme Pilgrim

Sunday 6th 10.00am SU593807 10 miles Other coordinates
Meet by St Mary’s Church, Streatley, park on roadside. A circular walk from Streatley along the Thames Path to Whitchurch, Cleeve, and Goring. Bring refreshments and a picnic. Assistance dogs only. Adam (replacement leader for Peter Pettit)

Wednesday 9th 10.00am SP479207 5 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Tackley Village Hall car park. A pleasant circular walk with some lovely countryside views. Bring refreshments for en route break. Pub at end of walk. Assistance dogs only. Roger and Linda Brogden

Saturday 12th 10.00am SU392813 9 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Fawley village green. A leisurely walk in the footsteps of Jude the Obscure passing landmarks of Thomas Hardy’s novel. From the high Berkshire Downs, to Letcombe Basset, with stops for reading from the novel. Bring refreshments and a picnic, pub and tea shop options at the end. Joint walk with Ramblers. Car sharing from Seacourt park and ride near exit at 9am, but essential contact leader in advance. Assistance dogs only. Elaine Steane

# Wednesday 16th 6.30pm SP489094 3.5 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Port Meadow car park. An evening walk along the Thames Path going northwards to King’s Lock and on to Pixey Meadow, returning the same way. Flat with no stiles. Assistance dogs only. Pubs in Wolvercote after walk. Buses from city. Janice Ure

Friday 18th 11.00am SP629032 Provisional Other coordinates
A Blue Plaque will be unveiled to commemorate Colonel W.P. d'Arcy Dalton in Great Milton (Lower End) where he lived. For further details see flyer or contact Jim Parke

Saturday 19th 10.00am SP347103 6 miles Other coordinates
Meet at the Windrush Inn, park either in the public car space at pub, or plenty of laybys nearby on side of B4095/ B4022. A lovely walk in the Windrush valley to Minster Lovell Hall ruins, then on to Crawley and back along the river. Bring refreshments for en route break, pub at end. There is a stretch of minor road walking which can be busy. Assistance dogs only. Dave and Eileen Mace

# Sunday 20th 10.00am SU607894 6.2 miles Other coordinates
Meet in front of the Town Hall, Wallingford. A circular walk via Sotwell Hill, with fine view. Along the Thames Path from Shillingford Bridge through Benson and back through Wallingford Castle grounds. A very steep descent near Shillingford Bridge and two crossings of the busy A4130. Bring refreshments for en route break. Assistance dogs only. Bus X39 from Oxford. Jenny Byrne

# Wednesday 23rd 10.00am SU267470 5 miles Other coordinates
Meet at the Market Cross, Faringdon (adjacent bus stop). Park at Gloucester Street (£2.40/2 hrs). A farmland walk to Littleworth returning via the Folly. Bring refreshments for en route break. Assistance dogs only. Bus 66 from Oxford. Lesley Fraser

Saturday 26th 10.00am SU648912 6.5 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Ewelme Sports Field (Cow Common) car park. A circular walk passing Ewelme Park, Swyncombe Church and Swyncombe Down. Bring refreshments for en route break. Assistance dogs only. Steve and Maggie Wallace