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 10.00am SP395175 7.5 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Stonesfield, Village Hall car park. A circular walk through the surrounding woodlands of Stonesfield. Bring refreshment for en-route break. Assistance dogs only. Steve and Maggie Wallace

Saturday 9th 10.00am SP648051 6.1 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Tiddington, Village Hall car park, accessed by road opposite the Fox Pub. A figure of eight walk through Fernhill Wood to Albury Church along the Oxfordshire Way to Rycote returning via Thame Valley Walk. Some stiles, may be muddy in places. Bring refreshment for en-route break, pub at end. Crosses A 329. Assistance dogs only. Bus No 280 to Aylesbury. Please check times and inform leader if using the bus. Jenny Byrne

Thursday 14th 10.00am SP499199 5.5 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Kirtlington, North Green, please park in the lay-by along Mill Lane. A circular walk from Kirtlington to Tackley, returning via Pigeon Lock and the quarry. A joint walk with the Ramblers. Bring refreshment for en-route break. Walking a short distance on minor roads. Dogs on leads. Sue Crisp 07711 564311

Saturday 16th 10.00am SP736053 5.5 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Towersey, by the church. Please park considerately in the village. A circular walk going towards Kingsey, Grange Farm and on to New Close Farm, returning through village of Emmington. Bring refreshment for en-route break. Assistance dogs only. Liz 01865 726031/07855 170592

Tuesday 19th 10.00am SP432094 6.0 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Eynsham, Clover Place car park. A circular walk to South Leigh via Twelve Acre Farm and returning past the Nunnery. Bring refreshment for en-route break. Assistance dogs only. Eileen Mace 01865 880393/07884 252885

Sunday 24th 10.00am SP501195 6.0 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Kirtlington, Village Hall car park. A circular walk along the Oxforshire Way passing Kirklington Park to Weston-on-the-Green and return via Bletchington. Bring refreshment for en-route break. Assistance dogs only. Roger and Linda Brogden 01865 373366/07501 957625

Wednesday 27th 10.30am SP588079 3.5 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Forest Hill. Park in the White Horse pub car park if using the pub, or in nearby roadsides. From Forest Hill following track eastwards towards Bernwood Forest, then across two fields and onto a hard track around south of Stanton Great Wood. Returning south via Breach Farm. Mostly flat with two stiles. Assistance dogs only. Janice Ure 01865 371985/07940 460871

Saturday 30th 9.30am (Note time) SP648232 7.5 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Finmere, triangular green below the church. After car shuttle from Marsh Gibbon to follow the Seven Shires Way County Boundary Walk. A joint walk with Oxford City Ramblers. Car share possible from Water Eaton P&R at 8.30am but please ring leader in advance if required. Bring refreshment for en-route break and a picnic. Assistance dogs only. Elaine Steane 01865 552531/07919 121505