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 2nd 10.00am SP599032 7.5 miles Other coordinates
Meet outside Ripon College in Cuddesdon; please park considerately nearby. A circular walk via Chippinghurst, Toot Baldon and Garsington. There are some hills and road walking. Bring a picnic. Dogs on leads welcome. Adam

Wednesday 6th 10.00am SP287112 5.5 miles Other coordinates
Meet near the church at Asthall, park in the road with the avenue of trees. A pleasant walk taking in Widford and Swinbrook. Bring a snack for coffee break. Pub at end of walk. We cross the A40 twice. Assistance dogs only. Roger and Linda Brogden

# Saturday 9th 10.00am SU607894 6.2 miles Other coordinates
Meet in front of the Town Hall, Wallingford. Car parks in town and eastern end of Wallingford Bridge. A circular walk via Sotwell Hill with fine views of the Chilterns, then along the Thames Path to Shillingford Bridge, through Benson and back to Wallingford. Bring refreshments for en route break. Assistance dogs only. Jennifer Byrne

Sunday 10th 10.00am SP836067 5.5 miles Other coordinates
Meet opposite Ellesborough Church on a bridleway on the B 4010 Wendover to Princes Risborough Road. From the church climbing the Chiltern scarp, Beacon Hill, to join the Ridgeway and past Chequers, passing through the village of Dunsmore, back to the scarp and returning via the Combe Hill Monument, the highest viewpoint in the Chilterns. Assistance dogs only. Martin and Kazie Wishnewski

Thursday 14th 10.30am SP496122 5 miles Other coordinates
Meet at the Stratfield Brake Nature Reserve car park, Kidlington. A flat walk through the nature reserve, and along the Oxford Canal returning via Yarnton. Bring refreshments for en route break. Assistance dogs only. Joint walk with Ramblers. Sue Crisp

# Saturday 16th 10.00am SP432094 6 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Clover Place car park, a circular walk to South Leigh via the Nunnery, returning via Twelve Acre Farm. Bring refreshments for en route break. Assistance dogs only. Eileen Mace

# Saturday 16th 10.30am SP432094 4 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Clover Place car park, a shorter walk across fields to Pinkhill Lock, the Thames path and back via Swinford Toll bridge. Bring refreshments for en route break. Assistance dogs only. Jim Parke

# Saturday 16th 2pm SP430094 Other coordinates
AGM at Eynsham Village Hall followed by a talk from Sharon Williams, Director of the Wychwood Project. Teas will be served afterwards.

Saturday 23rd 10.00am SU739858 6 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Middle Assendon, using the long parking bay on the left-hand side before the Rainbow Inn. Please do not block the entrance to any drives. A hilly but rewarding walk in the Stonor valley area, with lovely views. Bring refreshments for en route break; pub at end of walk. Short stretches along, and crossing, minor roads. Assistance dogs only. Marsaleete Anderson

Sunday 24th 10.00am SP287328 6.25 miles Other coordinates
Meet in Long Compton, using the car park behind the Old P.O. Stores on the main road (A3400). A circular walk in the beautiful area of Long and Little Compton. Bring a snack for coffee stop. Assistance dogs only. Roger and Linda Brogden

Wednesday 27th 10.00am SP476016 5 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Wootton (Abingdon); use car park opposite the church. A walk around Old Boar’s Hill, Jarn Mound and Youlbury Woods with fine views over the Thames valley, Chilterns and Berkshire Downs. Bring refreshments for en route break. Assistance dogs only. Steve and Maggie Wallace