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.

# Wednesday 1st 10.00am SP471354 7 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Adderbury Church. A leisurely walk in undulating North Oxfordshire countryside, via Deddington, Daeda’s Wood and Milton. Some stiles. Refreshment break en route at Deddington Church. Two crossings of A 4260. Assistance dogs only. Bus no. S4 from Oxford stops in Adderbury (one per hour). Please let walk leaders know if you are coming by bus. Mary Goodrum & Liz Green 01295 810771

Saturday 4th 9.30am SU646821 9.5 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Woodcote Village Hall car park. A circular walk through beechwoods to Mapledurham House and watermill. Joint walk with Ramblers. One of the walks in ‘Milestones to Millstones’. En route picnic. Car sharing from Water Eaton park and ride at 8.30 am. Please inform walk leader in advance if required. Assistance dogs only. Elaine Steane. 01865 552531/07919 121505

Sunday 5th 10.00am SU784926 5.5 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Cadmore End Church, or along the lane leading to it. Please do not park too near the church if there is morning service. A scenic walk taking in woodlands, the lovely villages of Turville, Fingest and the edge of Ibstone, passing the former home of Rebecca West. A steep climb toward the end of the walk but we’ll stop of a breather and take in the view. Refreshment stop en route. Crossing a busy B road twice. Assistance dogs only. Marsaleete Anderson 01865 761411/07835 863063

Wednesday 8th 10.00am SU578940 4.75 miles Other coordinates
Meet at the Bridge End car park in Dorchester-on-Thames. Public Toilets at car park. A circular walk on field and woodland paths, and a stretch of the Thames Path, steep descent from Wittenham Clumps. Refreshment for en route break, several lunch options in Dorchester. Assistance dogs only. Brian and Julia Dobson 01865 873038 / 07837 717492

Saturday 11th 10.00am SU563993 5.5 miles Other coordinates
Meet by the school in Marsh Baldon. Please park sensibly on the green. A circular walk through Toot Baldon towards Oxford and returning via Roman Road and skirting Nuneham Courtney. Bring refreshment for en route break. Dogs on leads. Michael Payton 01865 862425/07799 001899

Wednesday 15th 10.10am SP648051 6.1 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Tiddington village hall car park. Note time to allow for bus arrival. A figure of eight walk through Fernhill Wood to Albury Church along the Oxfordshire Way to Rycote returning via Thame Valley Walk. Varied terrain, may be muddy, some stiles. Bring refreshment for en route break, pub at end. Crosses A 329. Dogs on leads. Jenny Byrne 01865 762298/07460 381826. Bus no. 280 to Aylesbury from Oxford. Let leader know if using the bus.

Saturday 18th 10.00am SP317152 6 miles Other coordinates
Park considerately in Leafield Village by the primary school. A circular walk using Leafield paths and lanes to Potter’s Hill, South Lawn, Swinbrook, Field Assarts and back to Leafield. We pass Swinbrook House which was used by the Astors who, allegedly, were visited there by Adolf Hitler. Bring refreshments for en route break and a picnic. Dogs on leads. Joe Coulson 01993 878079/07808 170418

Saturday 25th 10.00am SP409221 4 miles Other coordinates
Meet in lay-by on A 44 at Kiddington crossroads. An undulating walk in the Glyme valley rewarded by fine views. Bring refreshment for an en route break. Assistance dogs only. Margaret Jones 07722 571895

Wednesday 29th 10.00am SP270271 5.5 miles Other coordinates
Meet in Cornwell Village in lay-by by telephone box. A circular walk linking the two intriguing villages, Cornwell and Churchill, on the d’Arcy Dalton Way through farmlands, village lanes and quiet roads. Bring refreshment for en route break. Dogs on leads. Steve and Maggie Wallace 01993 883422/07807 661272