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There are currently 15 walks, 1 social and 2 weekends away in the events programme

Last updated: Walks - 23rd April; Social Events - 11th April; Weekends Away - 5th February

2 Walks Today Oxford Green Belt Walk: East, 17 miles
Date Sunday 29th April
Start Time 9:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Oxford Thornhill Park and Ride, meet behind the bus stop area SP566073 NB This is a linear walk. The finish point is Radley Station SU526988. Bus 35, or trains from Radley Station, for return to Oxford from Radley. Or you may wish to car share and leave a vehicle at either end. Bus 400 serves Thornhill from Oxford city centre. Catch the 09.02 from St Aldates.
SP566073 / Click for Street Map / Click for Google Map
Route This year we are planning to walk the 50 mile Oxford Green Belt Way in three sections. This will be somewhat of a challenge for us, but there has never been a better time to appreciate the green spaces around Oxford! The stages will be linear, with the second and third to be arranged over the course of the summer (see website). We would love it if anyone wanted to join us for any of the sections, or indeed the whole thing. The first stage takes us up onto Shotover Plain, then through the villages of Horspath, Garsington and Toot Baldon, with some unusual views of Oxford along the way. We pass through the grounds of Newnham House and skirt the Culham Science centre to reach the river Thames above Abingdon. Crossing at the lock, we then follow the river on the opposite bank as far as Lower Radley, finishing at Radley Station. Should you wish to, there could be opportunities to drop out and pick up transport back to Oxford from Newnham Courtenay (7.5 miles, X40 bus) or Abingdon (13.5 miles, X3 or X13 bus). Please note that in this instance, availability of buses and arrival times at these points cannot be guaranteed by the walk leaders.
Walk Leader Sheila and Kevin Hessey 07480 048440 (Calls forwarded to this number from Monday)
Lunch Bring packed lunch
2 Walks Today Please volunteer a short walk
Date Sunday 29th April
Start Time
Meeting Point and Parking
Route
Walk Leader Somebody 07480 048440 (Calls forwarded to this number from Monday)
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Walk Joint Walk with Oxon 20's 30's
West Wycombe and Piddington, 10 miles
Date Sunday 6th May
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Car park for the Hell Fire Caves. Chorley Road, West Wycombe, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire HP14 3AP. No Bus or Train To start point.
SU826947 / Click for Street Map / Click for Google Map
Route A hilly walk through beautiful countryside, often wooded. We will stop at the Dashwood Arms pub in Piddington half way round. There are several steep hills during the walk.
Walk Leader Andrew Woodmore 07480 048440 (Calls forwarded to this number from Monday)
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Walk 9 miles with option to extend to 12 miles
Wytham Woods, the Thames and Port Meadow, 9 miles
Date Sunday 13th May
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Free car park at Lower Wolvercote, Oxford (note there is a height restriction so not suitable for vans). Bus No. 6 has a regular service to Wolvercote.
SP487094 / Click for Street Map / Click for Google Map
Route Walking into Wytham Woods via the Botley Gate, joining the Thames at Swinford. Following the Thames back to Godstow then taking an (optional) circuit of Port Meadow and Burgess Nature Reserve. Please note that no dogs are allowed in Wytham Woods so please let me know before the walk if you intend to bring your dog or require the aid of an assistance dog, so I can arrange an alternative for you.
Walk Leader Nicola Copeman 07480 048440 (Calls forwarded to this number from Monday)
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Walk Cotswold Classic, 8 miles
Date Sunday 20th May
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Snowshill Village Car Park. Parking also available in nearby NT overflow car park. No public transport.
SP096337 / Click for Street Map / Click for Google Map
Route A scenic, up-and-downy walk via the pretty villages of Snowshill, Stanton, and Stanway. Pub stop at end.
Walk Leader Antoinette Meehan 07480 048440 (Calls forwarded to this number from Monday)
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Weekend Away Bishop’s Castle Ring – Part One – Shropshire Hills AONB This weekend is now fully booked. A waiting list now applies. Please contact Jane if you'd like to go on the waiting list.
Date Friday 25th to Monday 28th May 2018
Where Bank House B&B, Bishop’s Castle

Description

The accommodation is at Bank House, a fabulous B&B in the centre of Bishop’s Castle, owned by former OWW member Gerry Barwell. Cost includes three nights B&B (excellent cooked breakfast), tea and cake in the afternoon and one evening meal on Friday night. We will have use of the kitchen to make packed lunches or Gerry can provide. All rooms are ensuite and can accommodate 2-4 depending on numbers.

Arranged over a long weekend this trip is designed to cover the first half of the Bishop’s Castle Ring - a 62 mile walk which includes many of the highlights of the Shropshire Hills including parts of Offa’s Dyke, the Clun Valley, the Long Mynd, the Stiperstones and Corndon Hill and promises varied walking and spectacular views.

  • Saturday, Section 1: Bishop’s Castle to Churchtown, 11.92 miles, 542 metres ascent
  • Sunday, Section 2: Churchtown to Three Ashes, 11.60 miles, 589 metres ascent
  • Monday, part of Section 3: 6-8 miles from Three Ashes, TBC.

A second weekend to complete the walk will be offered – either this year or next.

Places 10-14
Costs £130 for 3 nights B&B in shared rooms. This assumes 10 people there will be savings if numbers exceed this.
Organiser Jane Berry
Contact janefberry@gmail.com
Walk 'Uncommon' Nettlebed
Date Sunday 27th May
Start Time
Meeting Point and Parking TBC
TBC / Click for Street Map / Click for Google Map
Route TBC
Walk Leader Vanessa Corrick 07480 048440 (Calls forwarded to this number from Monday)
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Walk Finstock Favourite, 9 miles
Date Sunday 3rd June
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking TBC
TBC / Click for Street Map / Click for Google Map
Route TBD
Walk Leader Sheena Derry and Mark McCappin 07480 048440 (Calls forwarded to this number from Monday)
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Walk Laura and Ian's walk, 9 miles
Date Sunday 10th June
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet Farmoor Reservoir main car park off the B4017. Nearest postcode is OX2 9NS. Drive through auto barrier into car park. Please note there is charge of £2 (coins only) to park which you will need to pay on exit.There is a toilet in the car park. Public Transport: The S1 bus from Oxford stops at Farmoor village (Mayfield Road) from where you could walk 0.5 miles down the B4017 to car park. Please check Stagecoach bus website for details.
SP452061 / Click for Street Map / Click for Google Map
Route A varied route including parts of Farmoor reservoir, the Thames Path, Cumnor Village, woodlands and fields. Hot drinks and cake available at the Reservoir cafe after walk. Sorry, but Farmoor reservoir does not allow dogs.
Walk Leader Laura Thomlinson and Ian MacPherson 07480 048440 (Calls forwarded to this number from Monday)
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Walk Bledlow, Beechwoods & Bledda's Rest, 10 miles
Date Saturday 16th June
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Bledlow. Please park alongside Holy Trinity Church Postcode HP27 9PE
SP778022 / Click for Street Map / Click for Google Map
Route Passing through Great Wood, Bennett End, Bledlow Ridge, Lodge Hill. The walk comprises Chiltern villages, beech woods, fine ridgeway views, and sheep (no dogs please). An opportunity to visit Radnage Church en-route. The walk finishes at the Lions of Bledlow PH. Optional visit to The Lyde Water Gardens at the end of walk in the village of Bledlow.
Walk Leader Rosie Butler 07480 048440 (Calls forwarded to this number from Monday)
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Walk Oxford Green Belt Way: West
Date Sunday 17th June
Start Time
Meeting Point and Parking TBC
TBC / Click for Street Map / Click for Google Map
Route This year we are planning to walk the 50 mile Oxford Green Belt Way in three sections. This will be somewhat of a challenge for us, but there has never been a better time to appreciate the green spaces around Oxford! This is the second stage of the route with the third to be arranged over the course of the summer (see website). We would love it if anyone wanted to join us for any of the sections, or indeed the whole thing.
Walk Leader Kevin and Sheila Hessey 07480 048440 (Calls forwarded to this number from Monday)
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Walk Joint walk with the 20s and 30s group
Oxfordshire picnic walk, 9.6 miles
Date Sunday 24th June
Start Time 10:30
Meeting Point and Parking Meet outside the Red Lion in Lower Heyford. Can get the S4 bus from Oxford to Heyford Bridge for 10:30 and meet us outside the Red Lion, then there is a bus back at 4:48 or you can get a lift back to Oxford with the walk leader.
SP486248 / Click for Street Map / Click for Google Map
Route Walk along the canal to Kirklington Quarry and then back to Lower Heyford via Northbrook. Cake will be provided at the picnic site which is with all the Oxfordshire Ramblers
Walk Leader Devinder and Anna 07480 048440 (Calls forwarded to this number from Monday)
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Walk Cotswold contours, 9.5 miles
Date Sunday 1st July
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet near Feathered Nest Country Inn at Nether Westcote (OX7 6SD). Please park considerately in village and car share if possible. Sorry no public transport available.
SP225203 / Click for Street Map / Click for Google Map
Route Figure of eight walk including sections of Oxfordshire Way and Diamond Way, taking in the villages of Wyck Rissington and Icomb. Some moderate climbs with good views on a clear day.
Walk Leader Mark McCappin and Sheena Derry 07480 048440 (Calls forwarded to this number from Monday)
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Weekend Away Weekend Away to the Cardigan Coast This weekend is now fully booked. A waiting list now applies. Please contact Carolyn if you'd like to go on the waiting list.
Date Friday 6th to Monday 9th July 2018
Where Aberystwyth University Cwrt Mawr residence.

Description

This follows on from where we left off last July and is a spectacular bit of coastline. Whether you were there last year or not, do consider joining the group this time.

The walking will be, to an extent, demanding but certainly rewarding.

Walks are along the Welsh Coast Path S to N:

  • Friday 6th: Aberaeron to Llanrhystud (7 miles)
  • Saturday 7th: Llanrhystud to Aberwystwyth (10 miles)
  • Sunday 8th: Aberwystwyth to Furnace (13 miles)
  • Monday 9th: Furnace to Machynlleth (8 miles)
Places are allotted on a first come first served basis.

Booking deadline 15th February 2018

For full information and details of how to book your place by paying a £50 deposit please email Carolyn cfeb@btinternet.com

Places 16 (max 18)
Costs Self-catered accommodation costs £90 per person for three nights in single rooms.
Organiser Carolyn Blackmore
Contact cfeb@btinternet.com
Walk Four seasons walk (with variations): summer
Date Sunday 15th July
Start Time
Meeting Point and Parking Beacon car park, Wantage
SU397877 / Click for Street Map / Click for Google Map
Route The third of the four seasons walk. As for "Winter" and "Spring", we'll head off to Letcombe Regis, up on to the Ridgeway, and then along to the Ridgeway Centre for lunch/tea. This time we'll carry on further east towards Hendred before looping back to Wantage. More details nearer the time
Walk Leader Helen Barham 07480 048440 (Calls forwarded to this number from Monday)
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Walk Waterside wander, 9 miles
Date Sunday 29th July
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Stoke Lyne, by the parish church entrance. Please park considerably around the village- some spaces right by the church.
SP567284 / Click for Street Map / Click for Google Map
Route A pretty, mostly flat walk following the stream, then over to Shelswell Park, Juniper Hill and taking in the impressive Tusmore Estate
Walk Leader Pam Cartledge 07480 048440 (Calls forwarded to this number from Monday)
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Walk Joint Walk tiwh Oxon 20's 30's
Bourton-on-the-Water, 8 miles
Date Sunday 5th August
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Bourton-on-the-Water. Pay and display Car Parking can be found adjacent to Birdland on Rissington Road (This is NOT the coach car park). Parking costs £6.50 for the day (there are toilets in the car park at a cost of 20p). No Bus or Train available
SP171203 / Click for Street Map / Click for Google Map
Route Our walk takes us from the lovely town of Bourton-on-the-Water along the Diamond Way down to Sherborne Common then back up through Great Rissington and Little Rissington. We will stop at the Lamb Inn in Great Rissington about 2/3rd of the way round the route. There is an opportunity at the end to visit the famous Model Village, have a drink at a local pub or tea and scones at a local tea shop.
Walk Leader Andrew Woodmore 07480 048440 (Calls forwarded to this number from Monday)
Lunch Bring packed lunch