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 4th 10.00am SP652142 9.5 miles Other coordinates
Brill Village Windmill car park. A circular walk, passing Wootton House, with a visit to Ludgershall Church (if open). A walk in Elaine Steane’s book Milestones to Millstones’. Bring refreshment for en-route break and a picnic. Short walks on quiet roads. Assistance dogs only. Heyfordian Travel 118 from Oxford to Thame, please check times and inform the leader if coming by bus. Margaret Jones 07722 571895

Thursday 9th 10.00am SU567924 7.5 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Wittenham Clumps Public car park (north side of road just past the Earth Trust). A circular walk to Little Wittenham, then the Thames Path returning via Long Wittenham. Bring refreshments for en-route break and picnic. Assistance dogs only. Stephen Warren 01865 747170/07514 359062

Saturday 11th 10.00am SP494262 6.0 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Allen’s Lock, Upper Heyford. Park at Allen’s Lock or surrounding roads. A circular walk to Middle and Steeple Aston by the Oxford Canal and through beautiful countryside. Bring refreshment for en-route break and a picnic. Assistance dogs only. Steve and Maggie Wallace 01993 883422/07807 661272

Saturday 18th 10.00am SU550844 7.0 miles Other coordinates
Meet up the lane on the turn off on the A417 after Blewbury at cross roads signposted to the Downs (Aston Tirrold the other way). Proceed up the lane, a bit rough but is tarmaced, and after a kilometre there is parking at the barn. A circular walk, uphill at first to Langdon and Lowbury Hills up to the Ridgeway, via Warren Farm and Starveall and then back on a permissive path through a pretty valley. Good views, can be muddy after rain, particularly at the beginning and end. Bring refreshment for an en-route stop and a picnic. Assistance dogs only. Marion Hanbury-Brown 01865 240974/07765 123716

Tuesday 21st 10.00am SP458044 6.0 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Cumnor Village Hall. Park on the verge parking area not in hall car park. A circular walk to Bessels Leigh then on to Bablock Hythe, passing Physic Well. Bring refreshment for en-route break. Assistance dogs only. Dave and Eileen Mace. 01865 880393/07884 252885

Saturday 25th 10.00am SP430494 8.0 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Farnborough, north of Banbury. National Trust car park by the lane on the Avon Dassett road. A circular undulating walk via Avon Dassett, Northend, Fenny Compton and Mill Hill. Bring refreshments and a picnic. Some walking on minor roads. Assistance dogs only. Michael Payton 01865 862425/07799 001899

Wednesday 29th 10.00am SP394171 8.5 miles Other coordinates
Meet at St James’s Church, Stonesfield Park. Park in the triangle near the church. A classic Cotswold circuit via Fawley, Finstock, North Leigh (with its fine church) and Ashford Bridge. Crosses minor road. Bring refreshment for en-route break and a picnic. Assistance dogs only. Marsaleete Anderson 01865 761411 / 07835 863063