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 2nd 10.00am SP428158 5.75 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Combe Lodge Gate, Blenheim. Use verge side parking nearby. A walk within Blenheim Parkland from Combe passing Fair Rosamund's Well and the Column of Victory. Walking a short distance on minor roads. Bring refreshments for en route break, pub in Combe, the Cock Inn, on return. Assistance dogs only. Sue Crisp

Saturday 5th 10.00am SP395293 5.6 miles Other coordinates
Meet at the public car park Great Tew. A circular walk through the valley to the north and east of Great Tew and over Iron Down with superb views over the Swere valley. Bring refreshments for en route break, pub at end of walk. We cross minor roads. Assistance dogs only. Liz Adams

Wednesday 9th 10.30am SP483246 4 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Heyford Station. A walk south along the Oxford Canal to Dashwood Lock, then walking towards Northbrook Spinney returning north to Heyford. Assistance dogs only. Janice Ure

# Saturday 12th 1.00pm SP495098 8 miles Other coordinates
Meet at the Plough Inn Upper Wolvercote, using the 6 bus from the city centre, or car share and park considerately in local streets. A linear walk from Wolvercote to Woodstock via Yarnton, Bladon and Blenheim Palace. Please note the later start time for those who wish to linger in Blenheim/Woodstock to see the Christmas lights. May involve some twilight walking so torches could be useful. Returning by bus S3 from Woodstock. Bring a snack for the afternoon, lunch available at the Plough for those who want it before we set off. Judith Secker

Wednesday 16th 10.00am SU292919 4 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Fernham opposite the Woodman pub on the village green. A circular walk along the ridge to Little Coxwell with lovely views and a steep descent at the end of the walk. Bring refreshments for en route break. Assistance dogs only. Lesley Fraser

Saturday 19th 10.00am SP564063 5 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Shotover Country Park car park. This is the annual mulled wine and minced pie walk. A circular walk in and around the Horspath area. Pub at end of walk. Assistance dogs only. Michael Payton

# Saturday 26th 2.00pm SP513071 3 miles Other coordinates
Meet at the gates of the University Parks, Norham Gardens. A short walk around the University Parks and footpaths on the Marston side of the river to walk off some of the festive excesses. Liz Adams