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.




Monday 1st 2.00pm SP358196 3 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Spendlove car park, Charlbury. A New Year’s Day stroll around Cornbury Park, by kind permission of Lord Rotherwick. Dogs are not permitted in the park. Michael Payton 01865 862425/07799 001899

Saturday 6th 10.00am SP577093 5.5 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Stanton St. John village hall. A countryside walk towards Holton village returning through Forest Hill. Bring refreshment for en route break. Assistance dogs only. Jenny Byrne 01865 762298/07460 381826

Saturday 13th 10.00am SP510064 11 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Oxford Bus Station, George Street entrance. No parking, please use buses or Park & Ride. A circular walk to Henwood, Dry Sandford and Boars Hill to Besselsleigh. Bring refreshment for en route break and also picnic. Crosses A 420 at Besselsleigh. Dogs on leads. David Godfrey 01865 514082

Sunday 14th 10.00am SP476272 5 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Steeple Aston recreation ground car park, near the church. A circular walk to Rousham, then crossing the Cherwell with a view of Rousham House. We join the Oxford Canal, passing Allen Lock then across the fields and a steady climb to Rousham Eyecatcher, before returning to Steeple Aston. Bring refreshment for an en route break. Crosses a busy B road twice. Assistance dogs only. Marsaleete Anderson 01865 761411/07835 863063

# Wednesday 17th 10.00am SU498970 5 miles Other coordinates
Meet in Abingdon, Market Place. A circular walk through Abbey grounds to Abingdon Lock, then following the River Thames upstream via Swift Ditch to the railway bridge. Return via Thame Lane and Culham Village. Dogs on leads. Bring refreshment for en route break. Pub lunch in Abingdon. Bus nos. 35, X3 & X13. John Eyre 01235 522276

Saturday 20th 10.00am SP358196 6 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Spendlove Centre car park, Charlbury. A walk along the paths and broad tracks around the Evenlode valley with fine views in the later stages. Bring refreshment for en route break, pub or café available in Charlbury. Dogs on leads. Joe Coulson 01993 878079/07808 170418

Saturday 27th 10.00am SU231976 5.25 miles Other coordinates
Meet at National Trust car park Buscot (free), signposted Buscot Weir. A circular walk from Buscot to Kelmscot, taking in part of the Thames Path, the village of Kelmscot, and including a look at Kelmscot Church where William Morris, designer, is buried. Bring refreshment for en route break. Tea Shop at Buscot at end of walk. Some minor road walking. Assistance dogs only. Gill and Paul Cotton & Bill Rooker, 01235 764358/07934 015179