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 10.00am SP409221 4.0 miles Other coordinates
Meet at the Kiddington crossroads on the A 44, parking in the layby or the lane off the A44. A gentle scenic walk in the Glyme Valley with 3 short ascents and descents. Bring refreshment for an en-route break. Crosses a minor road. Dogs on leads. Margaret Jones

# Wednesday 4th 7.00pm SP546072 2.5 miles Other coordinates
Meet at the entrance to Bury Knowle Park, Headington, by the bus stops. An evening walk to Headington Quarry exploring the quarries and alley ways of this historic area. Many of the Oxford colleges were built using stone from this area. Visit Trinity Church, resting place of C.S.Lewis and William Kimber and if thirsty visit the local pub. Dogs on leads. Urban area with pavements. Jenny Byrne

# Saturday 7th 10.00am SP495098 8.0 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 parklands. Returning by S3 bus from Woodstock. Bring refreshments and a picnic lunch. Pub possibilities and teashops in Woodstock in case of bad weather. Assistance dogs only. Judith Secker

Sunday 8th 10.00am SU358196 6.0 miles Other coordinates
Meet at National Trust car park Buscot (free), signposted Buscot Weir. A circular walk from Buscot to Kelmscot, taking in part of the Thames Path, the village of Kelmscot, and including a look at Kelmscot Church where William Morris, designer, is buried. Bring refreshment for en-route break. Tea Shop at Buscot at end of walk. Some minor road walking. Assistance dogs only. Gill and Paul Cotton & Bill Rooker

# Thursday 12th 7.00pm SP540047 3.0 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Marsh Park car park off the Cowley Road. An evening circular walk through the woods from Marsh Park, South Field golf course, Lye Valley Nature Reserve and back to the car park. Dogs on leads. Stephen Warren

Saturday 14th 10.00am SP400135 5.5 miles Other coordinates
Meet at North Leigh Common car park, 25 metres off Boddington Lane towards East End/Roman Villa. A fairly flat east circular walk to North Leigh, Moorland Farm, Bridewell and East End. Bring refreshments for en-route break. Assistance dogs only. Dave and Eileen Mace

Sunday 15th 10.00am SP447168 10.0 miles Other coordinates
Woodstock, Hensington Road car park (free). A circular walk to Grim’s Ditch, Akeman Street, the Roman Villa, Combe and Rosamund’s Well. Bring refreshment for en-route break, picnic stop or pub lunch. Crosses B 4031 and section on pavement. Dogs on leads. Bus S3 arrives 09.53 at Marlborough Arms. Let leader know if coming by public transport. David Godfrey

Wednesday 18th 7.00pm SP564063 3.5 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Shotover Country Park car park. A gentle ramble in the evening over Shotover. Short drinks break if hot. Dogs on leads. Liz Adams

Saturday 21st 10.00am SU261945 6.0 miles Other coordinates
Meet at the Badbury Hill National Trust car park, (fee payable if not a member of the NT). A circular walk to Great Coxwell (Great Barn), Colleymore Farm and the d’Arcy Dalton way to Oldfield Farm. Return by skirting Oak Wood, Badbury Hill House and Coxwell Wood. Bring refreshment for en-route break and a picnic. Crossing one main road. Assistance dogs only. Eme Pilgrim

Sunday 22nd 10.00am SP205131 6.2 miles Other coordinates
Meet at The Fox Inn, Great Barrington. Please use riverside car park on the right before pub. Park away from pub. A pleasant walk taking in the Barringtons, Sherborne and Windrush. Bring refreshments for en-route break. Pub at end of the walk. Assistance dogs only. Roger and Linda Brogden

Wednesday 25th 10.00am SU237936 5.0 miles Other coordinates
Meet in the car park in the National Trust Coleshill Estate. A flat circular walk around the Coleshill Estate, passing Brimstone Farm, Colleymore Farm and skirting Strattenborough Castle. Bring refreshment for en-route break. Assistance dogs only. Lesley Fraser

Saturday 28th 10.00am SP381251 7.5 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Church Enstone, Little Tew road, next to the cemetery. A circular walk to Heythrop Park. Lttle Tew Farm, Tracey Farm, Gagingwell and Cleveley. Bring refreshment and a picnic. Some walking on minor road and crossing the B4030. Assistance dogs only. Michael Payton.

# Sunday 29th 6.30pm SP446167 4.0 miles Other coordinates
Meet in Woodstock, Hensington Road car park. Parking free. A circular walk to Hensington along pavement then footpath towards Shipton Slade Cottages, returning via Shipton Slade Farm to Woodstock. Mostly flat. Assistance dogs only. Janice Ure