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 9.30am (Note Time) SP578325 7.7 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Juniper Hill, by the former pub in the middle of the village. Starting from the Lark Rise to Candleford village going eastwards to the junction of the three County boundaries. Car shuttle back to Nell Bridge. This is the next stage of the Seven Shires County Boundary joint walk with the Ramblers. Car share possible at 8.30 am from the Water Eaton P&R but please ring leader in advance if required. Bring refreshment for en-route break and picnic. Assistance dogs only. Elaine Steane

Sunday 4th 10.30am (Note Time) SP482182 4.0 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Enslow, the Rock of Gibraltar Pub. Parking areas nearby. From the Rock of Gibraltar pub, walk over Enslow Bridge, past the satellite earth station, along to Old Whitehill Farm and Deserted Mediaeval Village, to Flight’s Mill and Pigeon Lock, returning along the Oxford Canal towpath, sometimes parallel to the River Cherwell, to Enslow. En-route refreshment break at Pigeon Lock. Assistance dogs only. Janice Ure

Wednesday 7th 10.00am SP503176 5.5 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Bletchingdon, the Green. Park considerately in the village. A circular walk to Weston-on-the-Green via Kirtlington on the Oxfordshire way, returning via College Farm. Bring refreshment for en-route break. Crossing minor roads. Assistance dogs only. Michael Payton 01865 862425

Saturday 10th 10.00am SP457285 6.0 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Duns Tew, by the church. Park considerately in the village. An undulating walk to Down Hill Farm and on to Ledwell and Over Worton. Bring refreshment for en-route break. Assistance dogs only. Liz 01865 726031 / 07855 170592

# Tuesday 13th 10.30am (Note Time) SP496122 5.0 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Kidlington, Stratfield Brake Nature Reserve car park. A flat walk through the nature reserve and along the Oxford Canal, returning via Yarnton village. Bring refreshment for en-route break. Crosses the A44 with a central reservation for safety. Assistance dogs only. No.2 buses stop at Sainsbury’s and it is a very short walk to the car park. Sue CriSP07711 564311

Saturday 17th 10.00am SP611117 7.5 miles Other coordinates
Meet in the car park in the Forestry Commission’s Bernwood Forest. A walk through Bernwood Forest amd other woodlands passing through Stanton St. John. Bring refreshment for en-route break and picnic. Dogs on leads. Some road walking. Margaret Jones 07722 571895

Saturday 24th 11.00am (Note Time) SP318111 3.5 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Minster Lovell, the car park by the cricket club. A walk by the Windrush river to Crawley passing the church and the ruins of the Minster Lovell hall. A break at the Lamb Pub, Crawley for a picnic or pub lunch (let walk leader know at the beginning of the walk). Then a return on a track overlooking the valley, finally passing through Minster Lovell village. Dogs on leads. Joe Coulson 07808 170418

Sunday 25th 10.00am SP244227 6.25 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Bledington at the side of the village green. A circular walk taking in Icomb and the Westcotes. A very small section of road walking. Bring refreshment for en-route break. Pub at the end. Assistance dogs only. Roger and Linda Brogden 01865 373366/07501 957625

Tuesday 27th 10.15am (Note Time) SP467317 10.0 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Deddington in the Market Square. Parking in Market Square. A circular walk to paper mill, Souldern Wharf, the canal, North Aston, Manor Farm and Chapmans Lane. Bring refreshment for en-route break and a picnic. Crosses B4031 in villages. Dogs on leads. Bus No S4 arrives from Banbury or Oxford. Please lead leader know if coming by bus. David Godfrey 01865 514082