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 SP395293 5 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Great Tew public car park. A circular walk to Little Tew and on to Little Tew Grounds Farm returning by Hookerswell Farm and Tracey Barn Farm. Bring refreshment for en route break. Pub at end. Assistance dogs only. Liz Adams

Wednesday 7th 10.00am SP412160 6 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Combe Village Hall car park on village sports ground. A circular walk through Long Hanborough, Freeland and East End. Bring refreshment for en route break. Crosses A 4095 once. Dogs on leads. Steve and Maggie Wallace

# Saturday 10th 10.00am SP499058 7 miles Other coordinates
Meet at the end of Ferry Hinksey Road near Osney Mead Industrial Estate. Park in parking bays or in the industrial estate. A walk from Oxford to Cumnor returning via Chiswell Farm. Bring picnic and refreshments. Dogs on leads. Osney Island bus stop (nos. 3B,4A/B/C, 11). Adam

Sunday 11th 10.00am SP686018 8 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Tetsworth village green. A circular walk to Great Hazeley via Lobb Farm returning via Latchford Lane and Latchford. Bring refreshments for en route break and picnic. Dogs on leads. Jenny Byrne

Saturday 17th 10.00am SP358196 6 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Spendlove Centre in Charlbury. A circular walk via Stonesfield Lane, Highfield Farm and the Salt Way. Return via Dustfield Farm. Bring refreshments for an en route break. Pub at end of walk. Assistance Dogs only. Michael Payton

Sunday 18th 10.00am SP416440 6 miles Other coordinates
Meet in Horley, by the village green (incorrect grid reference in prited programme), please park considerately in the village, or phone leader for car sharing. A scenic walk from Horley to Horton, both churches with medieval wall art, then along the d’Arcy Dalton Way and returning across fieldpaths. Some ascents and a few stiles. A short section of road walking. Dogs on leads. Bring refreshment for en route break. Margaret Jones

Thursday 22nd 10.00am SU563993 5.5 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Marsh Baldon and park by the village green by the Seven Stars pub. A circular flat walk to Little Baldon, Chiselhampton and Shakespeare’s Way. En route coffee stop. Assistance dogs only. Crossing B road. Stephen Warren

Saturday 24th 10.00am SP299187 8.3 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Ascott-under-Wychwood, near church on Shipton Road. A circular walk to Chadlington as described in ‘Milestones to Millstones’. A joint walk with Ramblers. Bring refreshment for en route break and also picnic. Car sharing from Water Eaton park and ride at 9.00 am. Please inform walk leader in advance if required. Assistance dogs only. Elaine Steane

Sunday 25th 10.00am SU458850 6.2 miles Other coordinates
Meet at East Hendred, Cuckhamsley Hill car park on the Ridgeway. A circular Downs Walk to West Ilsley, returning via Starveall Farm, Lands End, West Ginge Down and the Ridgeway. Some road walking. Bring refreshment for en route break. Dogs on leads. Jim Parke

# Wednesday 28th 10.30am SP706059 5 miles Other coordinates
Meet at the Town Hall in Thame. Free parking in the High Street but check time restrictions carefully. A circular walk looping around Moreton village, followed by a historical trail around Thame itself. Pubs and cafes in town after walk. Crossing several minor roads. Assistance dogs only. Arriva bus no.280 stops in the town centre. Sue Crisp and Janice Ure