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.




Sunday 1st 10.30am SP562159 3.5 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Charlton-on-Otmoor Church. A flat walk on Otmoor, going east towards the Roman road at the centre of Otmoor and returning near the New River Ray cut. Pub in Charlton at the end of walk. Assistance dogs only. Janice Ure

# Monday 2nd 10.00am SP507106 8 miles Other coordinates
Meet in Cutteslowe Park car park (Harbord Road entrance,) fee payable. Number 2 bus from Oxford to Kidlington, alight at the Cemetery. A circular walk to Islip by the riverside, over fields to Noke, on the Oxfordshire Way, and through Prattle Wood with (hopefully) spring flowers. Bring food and drink for two short stops. Assistance dogs only. Ann Jones

Saturday 7th 10.00am SU701868 6 miles Other coordinates
Meet at the Old Kiln, Nettlebed. This is the bluebell walk, via Berrick Trench, Priors and Park Woods. Bring refreshments for en route break. Pub at end of walk. We shall be walking on minor roads which may be busy. Assistance dogs only. Michael Payton

Sunday 8th 10.00am SP315154 11 miles Other coordinates
Meet at the west end of Leafield, please park tidily. A walk along Grenwich Lane, then along parts of Anglo-Saxon boundaries of Witney (969 and 1044) and Roman road. Bring refreshments, lunch at Ramsden pub (if open). Crossing B4022 twice. Dogs on leads. David Godfrey

# Saturday 14th 10.00am SP495098 8 miles Other coordinates
Meet at the Plough Inn, The Green, Upper Wolvercote OX2 8BD, using no 6 bus or car sharing where possible and parking considerately in local streets. A linear walk to Woodstock via Yarnton, Bladon and Blenheim Palace parkland. Returning by S3 bus from Woodstock. Bring a picnic lunch and refreshments. Pub possibilities in case of bad weather, teashops and pubs in Woodstock. Assistance dogs only. Judith Secker

Saturday 21st 10.00am SU746767 5.75 miles Other coordinates
Meet at the Flowing Spring Pub, Henley Road, A4155 between Caversham and Henley (RG4 9RB), parking in the pub car park away from the pub. A circular walk going to Binfield Heath, and on to Shiplake and returning along the Thames and through Sonning village. Bring refreshments for en route break. Pub at end of walk. Liz Adams

Wednesday 25th 10.00am SP564063 5 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Shotover Country Park car park. A circular walk around Shotover in the vicinity of Shotover House and Littleworth. Bring refreshments for en route break. Dogs on leads only. Joint walk with Ramblers. Barry Burlingham

Saturday 28th 10.00am SP258237 5.4 miles Other coordinates
Meet at St Andrews’s Church, Kingham. Please park considerately in the village. A quiet level walk in the Evenlode valley via Bledington. Bring refreshments for en route break. Pubs in village after walk. Assistance dogs only. Mary Goodrum and Liz Green

Saturday 28th, Sunday 29th and Monday 30th 11-12 miles
We are walking the southern section of the d’Arcy Dalton Way as part of the Society’s 90th birthday celebrations. We shall be walking 11-12 miles each day Please contact the leader by Wednesday 25th May as there will be car sharing and shuffling to the start each day. Margaret Jones and Adam