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 5th 10.10am SP648051 6.1 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Tiddington village hall car park, accessed by road opposite the Fox Pub. Note time to allow for bus arrival. A figure-of-eight walk through Fernhill Wood to Albury church, along the Oxfordshire Way to Rycote, returning via Thame Valley Walk. Bring refreshments for en route break. Assistance dogs only. Bus no 280 to Aylesbury. Jenny Byrne

Sunday 6th 10.00am SP244227 6.25 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Bledington at the side of the village green. A circular walk taking in Icomb and the Westcotes. A very small section of road walking. Bring refreshments for en route break, pub at end of walk. Assistance dogs only. Roger and Linda Brogden

Wednesday 9th 10.00am SP566283 5 miles Other coordinates
Meet at the church, Stoke Lyne. A circular walk via Sheep Walk, Tusmore Park and Hardwick. Bring refreshments for en route break. Assistance dogs only. Michael Payton

# Saturday 12th 10.00am SP509063 10 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Oxford Bus Station, George Street entrance. Walking to Carfax, Folly Bridge then on to Iffley, the Lye Valley and Bury Knowle, returning via Mespotamia. Bring refreshments, pub lunch or picnic. Walking on pavements, dogs on leads. David Godfrey

# Sunday 13th 10.10am SP446167 6 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Hensington Road car park, Woodstock. A pleasant walk through farmland and into Blenheim Park via the Oxfordshire Way, crossing the A44 carefully. Bring refreshments for en route break. Bus S3 from Oxford Assistance dogs only. Ann Jones

Wednesday 16th 10.30am SP482122 4 miles Other coordinates
Meet at the Turnpike Inn, Yarnton. Park in adjacent lane or pub car park if using pub on return. A flat walk along fields towards Kidlington, then along the Oxford Canal to Roundham Lock. Returning via Rowel Brook and across fields to Gravel Pitts Lane. Pub lunch or picnic. Assistance dogs only. Janice Ure

Saturday 19th 10.00am SU697841 6.5 miles Other coordinates
Meet by the Rising Sun pub, Witheridge Hill, Highmoor Cross . Use the pub car park if using pub after walk, otherwise park nearby. A circular walk through woods to the villages of Shepherd’s Green and Greys Green and past Greys Court. Returning through Holly Grove Wood to Lower Highmoor and Witheridge Hill. Bring refreshments for en route break. Assistance dogs only. Liz Adams

# Thursday 24th 10.00am SP496122 7.5 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Stratfield Brake Nature Reserve car park, Kidlington. Walking along the canal to Sparrowgap Bridge, returning along footpaths circuiting Kidlington. Some urban backways will be used. Joint walk with Ramblers. Bring refreshments and picnic. Crossing A4260 at a designated place. Assistance dogs only. Buses 2A, B and C. Sue Crisp

Saturday 26th 10.00am SU579940 6 miles Other coordinates
Meet at the bridge car park Dorchester-on-Thames. Walking via Day’s Lock and Shillingford along the Thames Path. Bring refreshments for en route break. Assistance dogs only. Pubs/cafes in town at end of walk. Margaret Jones

# Wednesday 30th 10.00am SU398879 6 miles Other coordinates
Meet outside the Bear Inn, Market Place, Wantage. A walk along the arm of the Wilts and Berks Canal to East Challow; then on to Letcombe Regis via Windmill Hill, returning to Wantage passing Letcombe Plantation. Bring refreshments for en route break. Bus X30 from Oxford. We cross the A417 at East Challow. Assistance dogs only. Lesley Fraser