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 7th 10.00am SP118066 6.5 miles Other coordinates
Meet at the clapper bridge near Arlington Row in Bibury Park in the road alongside the river. A circular walk in the Coln Valley with fine views through riverside meadows and woodland. Bring refreshments for en-route break and a picnic. Assistance dogs only. Steve and Maggie Wallace

# Saturday 14th 10.00am SP479121 5.5 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Yarnton Village Hall car park, for the pre-AGM walk. A circular walk to Begbroke, via Frogwelldown Lane, then on to the Oxford Canal Walk. Crosses A 44 twice and some pavement stretches. Bring refreshment for en-route break. Dogs on leads. Bus no S3 to The Paddocks, Yarnton. Let leader know if intending to come by bus. Jim Parke

# Saturday 14th 2pm SP479121 Other coordinates
AGM at Yarnton Village Hall, The Paddocks, Yarnton OX5 1TE followed by a talk given by the Cotswold Wardens. After the talk teas will be served, donations to cover cost

Saturday 21st 10.00am SP357196 6.0 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Charlbury, the Spendlove Centre. A circular walk on paths and broad tracks along the Evenlode valley including the ancient Saltway which linked Droitwich salt mines with Princes Risborough. Bring refreshment for en-route break. A pub and café are available in Charlbury. Dogs on leads. Train station at Charlbury. Please advise leader of arrival time if you use the train. Joe Coulson

Sunday 22nd 10.00am SP242272 8.0 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Adlestrop village hall car park (small fee payable). A lovely circular walk taking in Cornwell, Little Compton and Chastleton. Pub stop en route but please bring a packed lunch. Two main roads to cross. Assistance dogs only. Roger and Linda Brogden

Tuesday 24th 10.00am SU578940 4.75 miles Other coordinates
Meet at the Bridge End car park in Dorchester on Thames. Public Toilets at the car park. A circular walk on field and woodland paths and a stretch of the Thames Path, including a steep descent from Wittenham Clumps. Bring refreshment for an en-route break. Several lunch options in Dorchester at the end of the walk. Assistance dogs only. Brian and Julia Dobson

Saturday 28th 10.00am SP355331 7.0 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Hook Norton Church. A circular walk on the d’Arcy Dalton Way to Nill Cottages, Old Grange, Swalcliffe Grange. Returning via Lodge farm. Bring refreshments and a picnic. Crossing minor roads. Assistance dogs only. Michael Payton.