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.




# Wednesday 3rd 10.00am SP353195 8 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Charlbury Rail Station, fee payable. Possible train from Oxford, please check timetable. Alternative parking at the Spendlove Centre car park, and walk to station. A walk through parkland, woodland and river valley with panoramic views. Can be muddy. Bring a snack, or the Plough Inn at Finstock. Assistance dogs only. Joe Coulson

Saturday 6th 8.5 miles
The final section of the Vale Way walking from Stanford in the Vale to Longcot. For details and car sharing arrangements please contact Jim Parke 01865 730664 by Wednesday 3rd August.

Saturday 6th 10.00am SU425881 5.5 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Christopher’s Wood car park, Ardington, at the west end of the village. A circular walk from Ardington passing two water mills. Bring refreshments for en route break, café in village at end of walk. Assistance dogs only. Joint walk with Ramblers. Car sharing option from Redbridge P&R contact leader in advance if required. Elaine Steane

Wednesday 10th 2.30pm SP476085 5 miles Other coordinates
Meet in the car park of the White Hart Pub, Wytham. A flat walk towards University Farm, then west towards and round Wytham Wood to Thames Path returning via King’s Lock to Wytham Mill. Pub at end of walk. Assistance dogs only. Janice Ure

Saturday 13th 10.00am SP758010 6.1 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Chinnor, outside the Spar shop on junction of Church Road and High Street; parking areas in both streets. A circular walk via Sydenham and Emmington. Bring refreshments for en route break. Pub in village at end of walk. Assistance dogs only. Margaret Admans

Wednesday 17th 10.30am SU156761 7 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Barbury Castle car park, near Chiseldon, Wilts. A circular walk with some fine views, including part of the Ridgeway/White Horse Trail, Barbury Castle Hill Fort and Hackpen White Horse. This walk is mainly on chalky bridleways and a few grassy surfaces. Bring a picnic and plenty to drink. Please car share if possible. Siobhan

Saturday 20th 10.00am SP436092 8 miles Other coordinates
Meet at the Sports Pavillion car park Eynsham. A lovely walk through Wytham Woods to Wolvercote, returning along the Thames Path to Eynsham. Bring refreshment, a picnic and plenty to drink. There is a short section of minor road walking. Assistance dogs only. Dave and Eileen Mace

Sunday 21st 10.00am SP199035 7 miles Other coordinates
Meet at the Swan Pub at Southrop, roadside parking available. A circular walk to Eastleach Turville, Sheep Bridge, and Eastleach Martin and returning to Southrop. A pleasant Cotswold walk which includes a stretch of Akeman Street. Bring refreshments for en route break. Assistance dogs only. Peter Petit

Saturday 27th 10.00am SP657299 7 miles Other coordinates
Meet at the Church, Preston Bissett, please park considerately in village. A circular walk to Twyford and on to Hillesden via the Cross Bucks Way, and back to Preston Bissett across open country. Please bring a picnic. Crossing minor roads twice. Assistance dogs only. Michael Payton

Saturday 27th, Sunday 28th, Monday 29th 11-12 miles
We are walking the northern half 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 24th August as there will be car sharing and shuffling to the start each day. Margaret Jones and Adam