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 9 miles
Walk the second stage of the Vale Way from Ardington to Stanford in the Vale. For further details and car sharing please contact Jim Parke 01865 730664 by Wednesday 29th June.

Sunday 3rd 11 miles
Day trip to Isle of Wight. Meet at the Lymington Ferry Terminal by 9.30 am to catch the 10.15 ferry sailing. Allow 2 hours driving time from Oxford and plenty of time for parking as it could be necessary to use overflow car park. A circular walk via Freshwater Bay, Tennyson Down, Totland Bay and Colwell Bay. This is subject to weather being suitable. Bring refreshments, pub lunch or bring picnic, at least one tea shop en route. Please contact leaders in advance if you wish to join the walk. Barry and Helen Burlingham

Wednesday 6th 6.30pm SP487094 3.5 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Wolvercote riverside car park for a pleasant stroll around the river. Possible pub stop at end of walk. Assistance dogs only. Ann Jones

Saturday 9th 10.00am SU280644 9.3 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Great Bedwyn Wharf (SN8 3PB). A walk following the Kennet and Avon Canal to Crofton pumping station and on to the site of Wolfhall, the ancestral home of the Seymour family, and on to Wilton to see the windmill, returning through the original deer park and to the village of Great Bedwyn. Bring refreshments and a picnic lunch. Assistance dogs only. Car sharing possible from Redhill P&R; please contact leader in advance Liz Adams

Sunday 10th 10.00am SU599806 5.5 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Goring car park (free on Sundays). Train from Oxford. A circular walk via Wroxhills Wood and Great Chalk Walk. Bring refreshments for en route break. Pub at end of walk. Some crossing of roads. Assistance dogs only. Barry and Helen Burlingham

Tuesday 12th 10.00am SP254122 5.5 miles Other coordinates
Meet at the car park, Church Lane Burford. A gentle walk from Burford, passing through meadows, with an attractive stretch by the river Windrush. Bring refreshments for en route break. Pub in Fulbrook at end of walk. Dogs on leads. Joe Coulson

Wednesday 13th 10.30am SP544132 4 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Leafield Lower End Village Hall/Sports Field. A short walk through the village to Greenwich Lane, along track past Blindwell Wood via Pay Lane to Akeman Street Roman Road/Wychwood Way. Returning north along Wychwood Way. Bring refreshments for en route break. Assistance dogs only. Janice Ure

Saturday 16th 10.00am SP432094 10 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Clover Place car park, Eynsham. A walk to South Leigh church, Tar Wood, Stanton Harcourt, Pinkhill Lock with detour to Eynsham Abbey grounds at end. Bring refreshments and picnic lunch - proposed lunch pubs now closed. Dogs on leads welcome. David Godfrey

Wednesday 20th 10.00am SP428158 5.5 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Combe Lodge Gate, Blenheim; please use verge-side parking space. A circular walk around Blenheim parkland from Combe passing the Column of Victory and Fair Rosamund’s Well. Bring refreshments for en route break. Pub in Combe on return. Walking a short distance on minor road at start. Assistance dogs only. Sue Crisp

Sunday 24th 10.00am SU459889 6 miles Other coordinates
Meet at the Plough, East Hendred; please park away from the building. A lovely Chilterns walk taking in West Hendred. Bring a snack for coffee stop. Pub at the end of the walk. Assistance dogs only. Roger and Linda Brogden

Wednesday 27th 10.30am SU713889 6.75 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Russell Water Common, park carefully on the edge of the Common. A circular walk taking in the Warburg Nature Reserve, Nettlebed and the Oxfordshire Way, with three interesting stops. Bring refreshments and a packed lunch, pub at end of walk. Assistance dogs only. Stephen Warren

Saturday 30th 10.00am SU386994 5.5 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Longworth parking available outside the church. A circular walk to Hinton Waldris and Duxford, then following the Thames Path for 2 miles. Bring refreshments for en route break. Approximately ¾ mile along a quiet road from Hinton Waldrist to Duxford. Assistance dogs only. Sally Shepherd