walks archive

This page shows previous walks that are no longer listed in the events calendar, in reverse chronological order.

Details for a walk are removed from the main calendar at midnight on the day it's held and appended to this page. The date for each walk includes the calendar year; contact details for walk leaders are omitted. Use this link to go straight to the oldest walk in the archive.

Minster Meander, 7.5 miles
Date Sunday 12th November 2017
Start Time 10:30AM
Meeting Point and Parking Cogges Manor Farm car park, Witney. As sign-posted from traffic lights on Oxford Hill.
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Route Gentle walk along the Windrush Valley from Witney to the ruins of Minster Lovell Hall and back via Crawley. May be muddy so please wear stout boots.
Walk Leader Kerry Forkner
Lunch Bring packed lunch.
Please no dogs A circuit of Eynsham (followed by AGM), 5.25 miles
Date Sunday 5th November 2017
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Public car park on corner of Back Lane and Clover place, Eynsham GR 411093 (post code approx. OX29 4QB) Village hall in Eynsham - parking in public carpark in Back Lane, Eynsham. S1 bus to Eynsham church
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Route Walk through back streets of Eynsham, out to Cassington, then along Evenlode to Eynsham Mill and back to the village for lunch. Please stay for the AGM, starting at 2pm, followed by the OWW "cake off" – bakers and tasters needed!

Details of AGM below.
Walk Leader David Haynes
Lunch Bring small lunch to eat at Village Hall; lots of cake after AGM
Please note BST ends, The clocks go back an hour Oxford Jubilee Walk, 10 miles
Date Sunday 29th October 2017
Start Time 9:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Hinksey Park car park, Abingdon Road, Oxford There is a fairly hefty day parking charge here so you might prefer to use Redbridge park & Ride and arrive by bus Transport: X3, X13, Park & Ride, possibly other routes also pass along Abingdon Road
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Route We will follow the route devised for the Ramblers' Golden Jubilee in 1985. From the original description: The walk climbs through the Hinksey Uplands(!) to the Cumnor Hills and sandy ridges of Wootton and Boars Hill.
Walk Leader Sheila and Kevin Hessey
Lunch Bring packed lunch. We hope to have a pub stop at the Fox (drinks only)
Charlbury, Chadlington, Char Char Char, 7.5 miles
Date Sunday 22nd October 2017
Start Time 11:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Spendlove car park (behind the Co-op) in Charlbury. 10.52 train from Oxford arrives Charlbury at 11.07am. Ten minute walk from Charlbury station to meeting point.
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Route A gently rolling path through the cotswolds from Charlbury to Chadlington, with a return via Brookend and Walcot. A rickety pond crossing at Coldron Mill and a short pubstop after lunch. Walkers are welcome to come back to our house for a cup of char at the end.
Walk Leader Devinder Sivia and Anna Gillespie
Lunch Bring packed lunch
[Church] Enstone Encounters, 10 miles
Date Sunday 15th October 2017
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Church Enstone, meet outside church entrance. possible parking on roadside at side of church (not by entrance to church), though likely to be a church service (TBC). Otherwise park in village.
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Route An autumn re-run of a personal favourite, taking in Gagingwell, Great Tew, Little Tew and Heythrop Park. Pub stop at end (if still serving!).
Walk Leader Lyn Roberts
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Boars Hill Figure of Eight, 10.5 miles
Date Sunday 8th October 2017
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Council Parking on Meadowlane behind Sea Cadets and by Falcon Rowing and Canoe Club. Bus to Abingdon Road or Iffley Road. 5 minutes walk.
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Route Up to Boars Hill, visit a poets garden. Through Bagley wood and back along river Thames via the Isis Farmhouse for tea and cake.
Walk Leader Eleanor Blyth
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Carterton Caper, 10 miles
Date Sunday 1st October 2017
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Carterton. Free car park behind shops and library. S1 from Oxford via Witney
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Route Flat walk taking in the villages of Asthall, Swinbrook and Shilton. Drinks in the Siege of Orleans after walk Tea and Coffee in Costa
Walk Leader Gavin Powell
Lunch Bring packed lunch
This is a joint 20s & 30s walk. Combe and Blenheim, 11.75 miles
Date Sunday 24th September 2017
Start Time 9:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Car park at cricket club in Combe. Park Road, Witney. Oxfordshire. OX29 8NA
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Route Loop 1: Coombe to Blenheim Out through Blenheim Palace and back along Akeman Street Start time: 9.30 am Distance: 6.5 miles + 500 ft of ascent Finish time (estimate): 1.15 pm Start location: Carpark near nursery on Park Road, Coombe GR 413159 (post code approx. OX29 8NA) Loop 2: Coombe to East End Loop following the Evenlode River via a Roman villa to East End and back via another loop in the river Start time: 1.15 pm (estimate) Distance: 5.25 miles + 500 ft of ascent Finish time (estimate): 4.30 pm Start location: Carpark near nursery on Park Road, Coombe GR 413159 (post code approx. OX29 8NA)
Walk Leader David Haynes
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Please no dogs due to livestock in some fields Lechlade Loop, 10 miles
Date Sunday 17th September 2017
Start Time 10:15 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Riverside Park car park off the A361 just over the bridge south of Lechlade. Lifts available from Witney, please email or text walk leader. S1 or S2 buses from Oxford to Witney.
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Route Leisurely walking through fields and along the Thames Path, taking in a possible drinks stop at the cafe in Buscot and passing William Morris's summer home at Kelmscot.
Walk Leader Kerry Forkner
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Great Tew Trail, 7 miles
Date Sunday 10th September 2017
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Great Tew village car park OX7 4DB (free parking) Nr Chipping Norton
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Route Circular route around the farm lands of Great Tew, Nether Worton and South Newington. If it has rained recently it will be muddy
Walk Leader Phil and Judith
Lunch Bring packed lunch. Pub stop at end.
Regret, no dogs except assistance dogs. Rural routes, a river and reservoir, 6 miles
Date Sunday 3rd September 2017
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Cumnor, the Vine Inn. Please park considerately in the village and not in the pub car park.
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Route A short(ish) ramble that takes us from Cumnor to Bablock Hythe on tracks and wooded paths and then along the Thames to Farmoor reservoir. We'll cross the causeway getting a good look at bird and boating activity before heading up through fields back to the start.
Walk Leader Vanessa Corrick
Lunch Back in time for a late lunch. Bring substantial elevenses and a drink
Please note the new start time (changed on the 15th August) Tea on the Downs, 8.5 miles
Date Sunday 27th August 2017
Start Time 1:30 PM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet at entrance to the Beacon. The Beacon (formerly the Civic Hall), Portway Wantage (OX12 9BX). free parking. Buses run to Wantage town centre from various places
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Route We will potter through the fields from Wantage to Letcombe Regis, followed by a short climb up to the Ridgeway and along to the Ridgeway Centre for tea and cake (there is plenty of outdoor space and picnic benches if you prefer to bring you own mid-afternoon snack). The a waddle home, full of cake, down Lark Hill to Wantage.
Walk Leader Helen Barham
Lunch Eat lunch before you come; we will stop midwalk for
Mill End Meander, 10 miles
Date Sunday 20th August 2017
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Public car park at Mill End. The entrance is on Skirmett Road. Please note that this walk coincides with the Rewind festival. Although the event is on the other side of the river and their car park opens at 11am, please allow extra time. 800 bus at 9.30am from Norman Avenue, Henley (5 min walk from station), arrives at Mill End at 9.40am
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Route We step out across the Thames via the impressively long weir at Hambleden Lock and then follow the river east for a few miles before taking a loop south to Warren Row and Bowersey Hill, from where we might enjoy views of the North Hampshire Downs. We return via Crazies Hill and Aston. The route includes a mixture of riverside, woodland and farmland with a couple of climbs and some road walking plus 80s musical accompaniment, depending on the wind direction. Potential for pub stop on way back.
Walk Leader Jane Pearson
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Goring Gap, 13.5 miles
Date Sunday 13th August 2017
Start Time 9:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Public car park in Goring. Goring station is very close by
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Route We climb over Lough Down, then continue along the Ridgeway above Streatley, gradually ascending to a high point at one of the more remote parts of the Berkshire Downs. We then turn to follow the Fair Mile and will have a lunch stop in a lovely meadow before descending to the River Thames at Moulsford. For the final part of the walk we follow the river towards the Goring Gap, where it cuts through the chalk ridge. This will be a moderately strenuous walk of about 5 hours. The major part of the route is exposed to all elements (Advice: take hats, sunscreen and plenty to drink, also full waterproofs!)
Walk Leader Sheila and Kevin
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Ilmington Hills, 13.5 miles
Date Sunday 6th August 2017
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet in Front Street, Ilmington near the Red Lion Pub. Please park considerately in the village (The Red Lion, Front St, Ilmington, Shipston-on-Stour CV36 4LX). No Sunday service by bus or train
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Route Relatively flat for the first half of the walk through fields via Blackwell and Darlingscote. Then more hilly for the second half a s we climb the hills near Ebrington and head back to Ilmington. Spectacular views to the southeast and then to the northwest as we go.
Walk Leader Mark McCappin and Sheena Derry
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Winding Wendover Chilterns Challenge, 11 miles
Date Sunday 30th July 2017
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Wendover Library Car Park (free on Sundays) Postcode for start - HP22 6DU *car park gets busy and is used by other groups so please car share if possible*. Check train times to Wendover station
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Route A lovely (very undulating) yomp in an area of the Chilterns little-frequented by Oxon WW. We get straight into a wooded ascent to Coombe Hill and some Chequers PM-spotting, another loop to Ellesborough, up Beacon Hill and back round Happy Valley, passing through Great Kimble.Lots of refreshment options available post-walk in Wendover.
Walk Leader Lyn Roberts
Lunch Bring packed lunch and plenty of water if it is hot.
Henley without the Thames, 15 miles
Date Sunday 23rd July 2017
Start Time 9:45 AM
Meeting Point and Parking King's Road (Waitrose) car park, Henley
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Route Beautiful Chilterns countryside - hills, woods and tracks. From Henley to Bix, Middle Assendon, Pishill, Upper Maidensgrove and Stonor - returning to Henley via the Oxfordshire Way. Brisk paced walk with a couple of good hills. Possible pub stop (drinks only) at about half way.
Walk Leader Vanessa Corrick
Lunch Bring packed lunch
White Horse Walkabout, 11 miles
Date Sunday 16th July 2017
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Thomas Hughes Memorial Hall, Uffington. SN7 7SB
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Route A level walk from Uffington to Ashbury via Knighton and the pretty chalk church at Compton Beauchamp with a climb up to the Ridgeway for the return journey, which passes Waylands Smithy and White Horse Hill. There's likely to be some cattle and so dogs must then be on the lead. Pub stop or tea and homemade cake at end.
Walk Leader Jane Pearson
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Ewelme Treasure, 10 miles
Date Sunday 9th July 2017
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Ewelme car park - on edge of village past the school. Parking limited (10+ cars), if full park considerately in the village
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Route Taking in villages of Upperton, Britwell Salome, and Swyncombe. Including a stretch of the Ridgeway.
Walk Leader Ian Feetenby and Catherine Guiver
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Which way to Wychwood, 10 miles
Date Sunday 2nd July 2017
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Spendlove car park (behind the Co-op) in Charlbury. 9.52 train from Oxford arrives Charlbury at 10.07am. Ten minute walk from Charlbury station to meeting point.
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Route A beautiful, varied walk through parkland, woods and open country around Cornbury and Wychwood.
Walk Leader Anna Gillespie and Devinder Sivia
Lunch Bring packed lunch
This walk will be a joint walk with the 20s&30s group (£3 each for castle grounds entry ) Oxfordshire picnic walk from South Newington, 9 miles
Date Sunday 25th June 2017
Start Time 10:15 AM
Meeting Point and Parking South Newington around the High Street and Barford Road. Departure will be reasonably prompt as the 20s & 30s group are organising the picnic.
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Route A 4.5 mile walk from South Newington via Lower Tadmarton to Broughton Castle where lunch will be a joint picnic in the grounds with the other Oxfordshire Ramblers groups. There will then be a further 4.5 mile walk back via Bloxham.
Walk Leader Matthew Hutton 20s & 30s
Lunch Please bring packed lunch as well as some food to share, and £3 for the admission charge into the castle grounds.
Wandering around Woodstock, 9 miles
Date Sunday 18th June 2017
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet in the free car park off Hensington Road which is signposted from the A44. Stagecoach bus S3 runs every 30 mins between Oxford and Woodstock.
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Route We will explore the gently rolling hills north of Woodstock surrounding the Glyme Valley and skirt through the pretty village of Wootton. We will then enter Blenheim Park via the Ditchley Gate and make our return to Woodstock.
Walk Leader Nicola Copeman
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Watermill and Windmill loop, 9 miles
Date Sunday 11th June 2017
Start Time 11:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Park and meet in the Church Street free car park, Wheatley. OX33 1LZ Bus: Arriva 280 from Oxford High Street departs 10.12 arrives 10.34 Returns every half an hour until 16.21 then hourly. Best to check times before setting out.
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Route It's our third walk taken from Elaine Steane's Milestones to Millstones book. We'll ascend the slope of the Corallian ridge on which Wheatley is situated then walk down to the Cuddesdon watermill, then climb again via Cuddesdon, Denton, Garsington and Horspath. We arrive at Wheatley windmill in time for a tour, tea and cakes (it's open day). There are views of the Chiltern Hills scarp slopes, Wittenham Clumps and Oxford.
Walk Leader Carolyn Blackmore
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Please note the parking and start details have been updated on 22/05/2017 due to restricted parking around the green in Combe Combe loop, 12 miles
Date Sunday 4th June 2017
Start Time 10:15 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet in car park next to Combe Methodist Church off Park Road (please note this is a change to earlier instructions). Postcode for Sat Nav users is OX29 8NA. Lift available from Eynsham which is served by S1 bus from Oxford and Witney. Please call Laura in advance if you need lift from Eynsham'
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Route From Combe we will walk through the edge of Blenheim and then make our way to the North Leigh Roman Villa via the Wychwood/Oxfordshire Way.From there we'll head towards the village of North Leigh and then rejoin part of the Wychwood way to return to Combe. There is very little road on this walk - we will mostly be on good footpaths through fields and patches of woodland. There is a potential pub stop at end for refreshments
Walk Leader Laura Thomlinson
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Evening Walk Marsh Baldon Meander, 4 miles
Date Friday 2nd June 2017
Start Time 7:00 PM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet outside Seven Stars pub, Marsh Baldon (just off Nuneham Courtenay on the A4074). Please park considerately around the green.
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Route A largely level walk with good views. From Marsh Baldon to Toot Baldon and back via Nuneham Courtenay. Some minor road walking.
Walk Leader Vanessa Corrick
Lunch Drinks afterwards
Joint walk with the 20s & 30s group Wonderful Wee Wander around Hampstead Norreys, 6.5 miles
Date Sunday 28th May 2017
Start Time 11:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet in Hampstead Norreys Village Hall car park. Next to Primary School on Forge Hill.
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Route This is a short but delightful walk through an ancient and diverse landscape. Hills, 'misfit' valleys, old orchards, disfunct river swimming pools, a motte & bailey are just some of the 25 points of interest along the way. Nice pub in village for respite and chats at the end.
Walk Leader Annie Batten
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Woodland Wander, 12 miles
Date Sunday 21st May 2017
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Maidensgrove, at the eastern edge of Russells Water Common, by driveway to first house. Parking is plentiful along the edge of the common near start point.
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Route This is a re-run of our popular Autumn walk through the Chiltern beech woods. We're hoping for bluebells, but may be a little late, however plenty else to enjoy. We pass firstly through the Warburg nature reserve and then visit the village of Cookley Green. Several other large woodland areas follow, and a couple of ridges where there should be some extensive views (weather permitting). We eventually make our way back to Maidensgrove via Pishill. There is almost no road on this walk, mainly woodland paths, a little bit of stony track. Unfortunately there is no suitable hostelry en route, however the Five Horseshoes is just a short drive from our end point.
Walk Leader Sheila and Kevin Hessey
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Down Deadman's Lane to meet the Devil on his hill, 9 miles
Date Sunday 14th May 2017
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Nettlebed Village/Post Office car park. Free parking.
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Route Pretty, undulating walk through farmland and lots of woods.
Walk Leader Phil and Judith
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Burford Bimble, 7.5 miles
Date Sunday 7th May 2017
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Burford car park. Lift available from Witney which is served by S1 and S2 from Oxford and Carterton
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Route From Burford field paths, quiet lanes and wooded tracks will take us through several Cotswold villages with five interesting churches, returning along the River Windrush. Cafes and pubs for post-walk refreshment in Burford.
Walk Leader Kerry Forkner
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Stroll on Stow, 9.5 miles
Date Sunday 30th April 2017
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Stow on the Wold. Tesco long stay car park
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Route Circular walk in the rolling hills taking in the villages of Swell's, Donnington and Broadwell, possible pub stop for drinks, then back to stow for more drinks and beer
Walk Leader Gavin Powell
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Buscot Bimble, 7 miles
Date Sunday 23rd April 2017
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Buscot Village. Public car park
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Route Flat river walk to Kelmscott then Lechlade, possible pub stop drinks only, then back to Buscot
Walk Leader Gavin Powell
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Islip to Beckley, 9 miles
Date Sunday 16th April 2017
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet by the Swan Inn car park in Islip Oxford. Within cycling distance of Oxford.
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Route Fairly flat with a couple of small hills, pub stop half way round at Beckley.
Walk Leader Devinder Sivia
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Bibury t'Barnsley (and back), 15 miles
Date Sunday 9th April 2017
Start Time 9:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Bibury, opposite the Trout Farm, near the Swan Hotel. Parking available opposite the Trout Farm and along by the river.
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Route A circuitous route to Barnsley, first heading north from Bibury (but not that far north!) and then over the Ablington Downs to Coln Rogers. Then to Winson and Barnsley Park. Equally circuitous route back. Although terrain is not difficult, please note pace will be relatively brisk to get round in reasonable time. Possible pub stop at Barnsley part way round.
Walk Leader Vanessa Corrick
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Urban ramble - Oxfords parks and rivers, 8 miles
Date Sunday 2nd April 2017
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Binsey Lane, Oxforde near The Perch Pub. Bus to Botley Road and walk along Binsey Lane.
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Route Essentially an urban ramble through some of Oxfords beautiful parks and meadows. Along meandering watercourses viewing iconic buildings and secret places along the way. The Perch Pub for respite at the end.
Walk Leader Annie Batten
Lunch Bring packed lunch
BST begins today Remember to put your clocks forward one hour. Please also note revised grid reference. A Racehorse & a Rhinocerous, 12 miles
Date Sunday 26th March 2017
Start Time 11:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking In front of Rose & Crown, Main St, Chilton, Didcot OX11 0RZ. The village hall is in use. So please lift share if possible and park considerately elsewhere in village. If necessary, you should find a space outside Chilton School (OX11 0PQ) on the other side of the A34 . Please then call me so that we know to meet you there. X32 bus from Didcot Parkway to Chilton.
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Route An extra 30 minutes in bed and an early sharp climb to the Ridgeway to counteract the hour change. From the Ridgeway our route drops down though parkland to the model village of East Lockinge. After lunch we have a level walk by Ardington and West and East Hendred before, by contrast, returning to Chilton via the Harwell Campus. Pub stop at end.
Walk Leader Jane Pearson & Hazel
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Great Tew Trekker, 10 miles
Date Sunday 19th March 2017
Start Time 10:15 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Great Tew village car park OX7 4DB (free parking) Nr Chipping Norton
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Route From Great Tew to its sibling Little Tew, we'll continue south towards Enstone, via Heythrop, and loop back up through the grounds of Great Tew Park (=locals permitting...). A scenic, undulating, wildlife-packed yomp. Very muddy in patches! Pub stop at end.
Walk Leader Lyn Roberts
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Yarnton Yomp, 7 miles
Date Sunday 12th March 2017
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Park considerately in Yarnton village on Cassington Road near the Red Lion pub. S3 Bus service from Oxford. 09.40 from rail station arrives Yarnton at 10.09. Services every half hour.
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Route Easy walk through Worten and then north to Bladon, returning via Begbroke. Varied scenery through farmland and woodland - relatively mud free for this time of year. Pub stop in Red Lion afterwards.
Walk Leader Mark McCappin and Sheena Derry
Lunch Bring packed lunch
The Thames around Abingdon, 10 miles
Date Sunday 5th March 2017
Start Time 10:45 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet at Rye Farm car park. Costs £4:30 for over six hours. Postcode of car park is Ox14 3NN. Lots of buses go to Abingdon. X13 has a good service.
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Route A flat meander along the Thames to Clifton Hampden. Returning via the Oxford Greenbelt Way. Possible pub stop at the end.
Walk Leader Nicola Copeman
Lunch Bring packed lunch
This walk will be a joint walk with the 20s&30s group Coxwell circuit, 9 miles
Date Sunday 26th February 2017
Start Time 10:45 AM Please note the new start time changed on 24/02/2017
Meeting Point and Parking Meet at Gloucester St Car Park, Faringdon (SN7 7HY) Bus 66 from Oxford (earliest is 10am from Oxford, arriving 10:40 at Faringdon. Call me if you intend to come by bus, so I know to wait.
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Route A gentle circular route starting from Faringdon and taking in Great Coxwell and Coxwell wood.
Walk Leader Alison Thomas
Lunch Bring packed lunch
The route has changed due to flooding. The start time and meeting place and distance are unchanged Minster Meander, 7 miles
Date Sunday 19th February 2017
Start Time 11:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Cogges Manor Farm car park, Witney. As sign-posted from traffic lights on Oxford Hill. Buses S1 and S2 from Carterton and Oxford.
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Route Gentle walk along the Windrush Valley from Witney to the ruins of Minster Lovell Hall and back via Crawley. May be muddy so please wear stout boots.
Walk Leader Kerry Forkner
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Hambleden Amble, 12 miles
Date Sunday 12th February 2017
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Large car park in village centre on right just after the Stag and Huntsman pub. Please don't park by the roadside. Arriva service 800 High Wycombe to Reading runs on a Sunday. Stop: Mill End. NB There is a mile walk to the start point.
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Route From the picture postcard village of Hambleden we will walk along the ridge to the west of the valley, then along the valley floor as far as Skirmett. We then climb the eastern flank and wend our way gradually towards the open southern end of the valley, finishing with a good yomp across the meadows. There is an opportunity for beer or tea at the Stag and Huntsman at the end of the walk.
Walk Leader Kevin and Sheila Hessey
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Area walk and AGM, 4.5 miles
Date Saturday 11th February 2017
Start Time 10:30 AM AGM starts at 3:00 PM
Meeting Point and Parking Brightwell-cum-Sotwell, village hall, OX10 0RY
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Route Circular walk organised by area; lunch (packed) in the village hall; talk by James Blockley, Leader OCC CAT at 2:15; area AGM at 15:00
Walk Leader Area
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Meander in Morton, 10.5 miles
Date Sunday 5th February 2017
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Morton in Marsh.free car park in market square.Look for the white pick up. Possible train. Check time tables 2017
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Route Undulating walk through local farmland and woods taking in villages of Aston Magna, Great Wolford. Beer and cakes in Morton in Marsh after walk
Walk Leader Gavin Powell
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Ditchley Park, 6.5 miles
Date Sunday 29th January 2017
Start Time 11:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Spendlove car park (behind the Co-op) in Charlbury. 10.52 train from Oxford arrives Charlbury at 11.07am. Ten minute walk from Charlbury station to meeting point.
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Route A gentle circular walk from Charlbury to Ditchley, including a loop within the Park.
Walk Leader Anna Gillespie and Devinder Sivia
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Watlington Workout, 10 miles
Date Sunday 22nd January 2017
Start Time 10:15 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Watlington Hill National Trust car park (at top of Hill Road)
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Route Classic Chilterns countryside of wooded paths interspersed with great views. The walk loops around Christmas Common, Shirburn Hill and Watlington itself. Two good (hard!) hills with a mile or so of road walking through the market town.
Walk Leader Vanessa Corrick
Lunch Bring packed lunch. Possible pub stop at end
Please note dogs are not allowed in the restricted reserve of Wytham Wood. If you require the aid of an assistance dog please get in touch with the walk leader. Wytham Woods, the Thames, and Port Meadow with a 9mile shorter route, and an option to extend to a 12mile route, 12 miles
Date Sunday 15th January 2017
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Free car park at Lower Wolvercote (note there is a height restriction so not suitable for vans). Bus No.6 has a regular service to Wolvercote
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Route Walking into Wytham Woods via the Botley Gate, joining the Thames at Swinford. Following the Thames back and taking in a circuit of Port Meadow and Burgess Nature Reserve. Please note, no dogs are allowed in Wytham so please let me know if you intend to bring your dog so I can arrange an alternative for you.
Walk Leader Nicola Copeman
Lunch Bring packed lunch
January jaunt, 9 miles
Date Sunday 8th January 2017
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Bletchingdon, north of Oxford. OX5 3BZ (Weston Rd)
Note change of start point. Meeting at the green. Parking at the green or along neighbouring lane "Springwell Hill" signposted to 'Kirtlington'.
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Route A lovely gentle walk cross country to Pigeon Lock and along the canal to Enslow and Thrupp, stopping off for tea at Annie's Tea Room (or beer at the pub if you're not doing dry January!), then back via Hampton Poyle.
Walk Leader Dave Flitney/Helen Barham
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Woodstock Winter Wonderland..., 8.5 miles
Date Sunday 1st January 2017
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Hensington Road Car Park (by library), Woodstock
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Route A rousing and brisk hike to start the New Year. We'll skirt Blenheim Castle, head up towards Combe, and loop back down again into Woodstock. Muddy paths!
Walk Leader Lyn Roberts
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Post Christmas cobweb clearout, 8 miles
Date Wednesday 28th December 2016
Start Time 11:30 10:30 brunch; 11:30 walk
Meeting Point and Parking The Beacon (formerly the Civic Hall), Portway Wantage (OX12 9BX). Parking is £3.30 for 4 hours. Brunch from 10:30 at the Buzz Cafe on Mill Street (OX12 9AB) Buses run to Wantage town centre from various places
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Route For those who have been cooped up over Christmas, join me for a refreshing yomp up through Letcombe Regis, along the Ridgeway and back down the gallops to Wantage. Plenty of options for tea/beer in Wantage afterwards
Walk Leader Helen Barham
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Mulled Wine and Mince Pie Meander, 9 miles
Date Sunday 18th December 2016
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Pack Horse Inn, Milton Hill. Park at the southern end of Potash Lane, opposite the pub (postcode OX14 4DP). How to Get There by Bus or Train: X2 bus service from Oxford or Didcot - alight at the Milton Heights stop and it is about a 15 minute walk to the pub.
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Route First we head to Harwell Village, then Chilton, then skirt the perimeter of the Harwell Campus, and finish back at the Pack Horse Inn, where people are welcome to stay for a drink and a chat after the walk. Elevenses will be provided, in the form of Neil's home-made mince pies and mulled wine.
Walk Leader Neil Hoggarth
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Ladies Walk to Colliers Bottom, 9 miles
Date Sunday 11th December 2016
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Ewelme, by village pond towards end of High Street. Please park considerately in the village.
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Route Across rolling countryside following parts of the Ridgeway and Chilterns Way.
Walk Leader Judith + Phil
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Lower Heyford Hike, 9.5 miles
Date Sunday 4th December 2016
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Outside the Bell PH (OX25 5NY), Lower Heyford. Please park considerately in village.
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Route Brush off those party cobwebs with a refreshing ramble. Starting in Lower Heyford we'll go on to Upper Heyford and skirt the former US airbase; then on to Somerton and across to Middle and Steeple Astons),returning via Rousham. This area does get muddy after rain. Pub stop at end.
Walk Leader Lyn Roberts
Lunch Bring packed lunch
It is strongly suggested that Boots and trekking poles will be required. The route was very slippy Evenlode Valley Explorer, 7.5 miles
Date Sunday 27th November 2016
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Outside the White Horse Pub Stonesfield. OX29 8EA. Please park considerately in the village. Possible parking in the village hall car park if no event on. Sorry no public transport on Sundays.
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Route A fortifying spree through the Evenlode Valley to get you through the festive season! From Stonesfield to Ashford Mill, Wilcote, Finstock, Fawler and return to Stonesfield. Hopefully there will be time for a drink at the re-launched White Horse Pub!
Walk Leader Tony Morgan
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Oxon Weekend Walkers AGM and Walk, 6 miles
Date Sunday 20th November 2016
Start Time 10:45
Meeting Point and Parking Eynsham village car park, Back Lane. The AGM will be held after the walk at 2pm in Eynsham Village Hall close to the car park (turn right coming out of the car park and go 100 yards along Back Lane).
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Route A circuitous route through fields and along tracks to the Thames. Return via Pinkhill and Eynsham locks.Come and support your group and maybe stand for a position on the Committee.
Walk Leader Vanessa Corrick
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Cup of Char in Charlbury, 6 miles
Date Sunday 13th November 2016
Start Time 11:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Spendlove car park (behind the Co-op) in Charlbury. 10.52 train from Oxford arrives Charlbury at 11.07am. Ten minute walk from Charlbury station to meeting point.
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Route A gently undulating stroll from Charlbury, around the edge of Cornbury Park, to Finstock and back via Fawler. We may see the herd of deer at Cornbury, but it can't be guaranteed! Walkers are welcome to come back to our house for a cup of char at the end.
Walk Leader Devinder Sivia and Anna Gillespie
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Boots in Broadway, 7 miles
Date Sunday 6th November 2016
Start Time 11:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Broadway Milestone long stay COACH and CAR park. Off B4362. Height restriction 2.1m £4.00 per car. Look for the white pickup
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Route Leg pumping climb to the tower, then a steady return trip through the Cotswold hills. Cakes and Beer after walk in the town.
Walk Leader Gavin Powell
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Map reading and walk leader session, 3 miles
Date Saturday 5th November 2016
Start Time 1:00 PM
Meeting Point and Parking The King's Head, Woodstock, 11 Park Lane, OX20 1UD
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Route I’d like to run another walk leader and map reading session for members of our group. It’s aimed at those who would like to lead a walk and improve their map reading skills. The first hour or so would be a theory session (in the pub over a drink) - followed by a short afternoon walk to put theory into practice and navigate part of the walk with a more experienced helper. Subjects covered: types of map, symbols, direction, grid references, scale, measuring distance, contour lines /landmarks/land features and compass basics. Arranging and leading a walk. Please let me know if you would like to take part, email footpaths@oxonww.org or text O7879892699.
Walk Leader Anthony Williamson
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Please Note GMT starts today. The clocks go back one hour. Woodland Wander, 12 miles
Date Sunday 30th October 2016
Start Time 10:00
Meeting Point and Parking Maidensgrove, at the eastern edge of Russell's Water Common by driveway to first house. Parking is plentiful, along the edge of the common nr start point. Public transport not available
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Route We pass firstly through the Warburg nature reserve and then visit the village of Cookley Green. Several other large woodland areas follow, and a couple of ridges where there should be some extensive views (weather permitting). We eventually make our way back to Maidensgrove via Pishill. There is almost no road on this walk, mainly woodland paths, a little bit of stony track. Unfortunately there is no suitable hostelry en route, however the Five Horsehoes is just a short drive from our end point
Walk Leader Sheila and Kevin Hessey
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Start times First half 10:30 AM and Second half 1:45 PM Lie-in or lunch (or indeed both!)? 6 miles plus 6 miles, 12 miles
Date Sunday 23rd October 2016
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet at the duck pond in East Ilsley, which is by the Crown and Horns pub (RG20 7LH). Please park considerately in the village; there is room for about 6 cars just off Cow Lane at Somerdown Stables Pick up from Wantage square possible - please contact walk leader
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Route Two six-mile "big sky" walks over the Downs. Easy walking; gentle gradients. Come for the morning walk, afternoon walk, or both! Two pubs v close to the meeting point, for half-time (and post-walk) refreshments (or lunch for those doing one walk!..)
Walk Leader Helen Barham and Dave Flitney
Lunch Bring packed lunch if doing both walks
Dassett Hills, 10 miles
Date Sunday 16th October 2016
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Fenny Compton. Meet at the bottom of Mill Lane, opposite the Merrie Lion pub (CV47 2YH). Please park considerately in the village and car share if possible
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Route A varied walk on the Oxford canal tow path, minor roads, and footpaths, taking in farmland, some pretty Warwickshire ironstone villages, and the Dassett hills, with great all round views if we get a good day. Pub stop at end.
Walk Leader Sheena Derry, Mark McCappin
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Autumnal Aynho Adventure, 10 miles
Date Sunday 9th October 2016
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet outside Cartwright Arms in Aynho. Not much parking around pub (on B4100), so car share if possible, and park considerately further into village.
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Route An undulating and scenic walk skirting Aynho Park towards Souldern, over to Croughton and across to the edges of Charlton. The route back takes us past an ancient hill fort (Rainsborough Camp).
Walk Leader Lyn Roberts
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Thames Path Toddle, 7 miles
Date Sunday 2nd October 2016
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Park in the gravelled area of the car park behind the Rose Revived pub at Newbridge. No public transport. Lift available from S1/S2 bus stop in centre of Witney (please text or email walk leader to confirm).
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Route Flat walk through fields to the village of Northmoor, past old gravel pits to the Ferryman Inn at Bablockhythe then along the river back to Newbridge.
Walk Leader Kerry Forkner
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Waterperry Wiggle, 10 miles
Date Sunday 25th September 2016
Start Time 10:30
Meeting Point and Parking Overflow car park at Waterperry Gardens. The 280 bus gets you from Oxford to Wheatley
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Route Level walking across fields, through woods and by the Thame. We follow the Oxfordshire Way and Thame Valley Walk as our route takes us through Albury, Rycote, Shabbington, Ickford, Worminghall and back for a cup of tea at Waterperry.
Walk Leader Jane Pearson
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Chilterns woodland wander, 10 miles
Date Sunday 18th September 2016
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Turville village green, in the centre of the village. Please park considerately.
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Route This is a lovely walk through some typical Chilterns woodlands and valleys, taking in the pretty villages of Turville, Fingest and Ibstone. A fairly gentle walk with are a few short climbs. Pub stop at the end.
Walk Leader Jane Berry & Hazel Geatches
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Book in advance (£16.50) - 12 spaces left Worcestershire Bumps, 13 miles (Group 1) and 11 miles (Group 2)
Date Sunday 11th September 2016
Start Time 8:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking We've hired a bus to take 40 people for a day's walking in Worcestershire. The meeting point will be Redbridge Park and Ride, Oxford. All places on the trip will need to be booked in advance. Please email Mark McCappin to book your place (mark.mccappin@btinternet.com) Places are going quickly. transport: Get to Redbridge by car or bus. Our hired bus will be there for a prompt departure at 8.30am
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Route A linear walk along the central part of the Worcestershire Way with plenty of ups and downs and a great mix of hills, ridges, woods, fields and riverside. Following the recce we have changed the direction and we now plan to walk from north to south. Group 1 will start at Dick Brook Bridge (SP778681) and the bus will then go on another couple of miles to leave Group 2 at their start in Great Witley (SP753664). We will all end up at Knightwick (SP731558) by 4.30 where there's a great pub The bus will collect us at 5.00 for the drive back to Oxford. We expect to get back between 6.30 and 7.00pm.

Walk Leader Helen Barham and Dave Flitney. Sheena Derry and Mark McCappin
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Get Walking in Eynsham, 5 miles
Date Saturday 10th September 2016
Start Time 12:00
Meeting Point and Parking Eynsham village car park, Back Lane. Look for the white pick up. S1 which runs through the town from Oxford to Carterton
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Route Flat easy walk to Pinkhill lock then up the Thames and back through the town via The Talbot public house. Ideal taster walk for get walking week with the Weekend Walkers
Walk Leader Gavin Powell
Lunch Bring Snacks and drinks
Hambleden and Henley Hoops, 11 miles
Date Sunday 4th September 2016
Start Time 10:30
Meeting Point and Parking Hambleden village car park (behind Stag and Huntsman pub). Please car share.
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Route A loop northeast of Hambleden followed by riverside walk to Henley, returning via Remenham Wood and Hambleden Lock. Lovely views and bricks and mortar envy guaranteed!
Walk Leader Vanessa Corrick
Lunch Bring packed lunch. Hopefully a choice of pub stop or tea and cakes at the church at end (the latter likely but not guaranteed)
Broughton (West of Banbury), 6.5 miles
Date Monday 29th August 2016
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Lay-by car park. Directions: Take the A4260 north of Kidlington to Banbury. On entering Banbury and descending the hill towards Banbury Cross take the 1st left exit off the Banbury Cross ‘Statue’ roundabout onto the B4035, west bound, towards Shipton–on-Stour, Broughton, Tadmarton. You will find the lay-by car park on the right hand side a couple of miles after leaving the outskirts of Banbury. If you come to a right hand junction signposted to North Newington you have gone too far. Look out for my car, a blue Honda Jazz.
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Route This is a lovely walk with great views, hilly pastures and wooded areas which takes us on footpaths, an Old Salt Way, and bridleways through beautiful north Oxfordshire countryside. We set off close to Giants Cave which is a beauty spot in hilly pastures where the entrance is all that remains of a cave with a tunnel that is said to have been a secret entrance to Broughton Castle during the English Civil War. Following the walk for those interested, a visit can be made to Broughton Castle, http://www.broughtoncastle.com, just a couple of miles from the start of the walk (open 2:00 – 5:00pm), to visit the castle, gardens, and tea room.
Walk Leader Rosie Butler
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Loopy in Letcombe, 11 miles
Date Sunday 21st August 2016
Start Time 11:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Letcombe Regis near Wantage; Meet in the village car park by the sports pavilion (OX12 9JU) (NOT the village hall). Unlikely to be buses to Letcombe Regis on a Sunday but pick-up from Wantage square available (contact walk leader)
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Route From Letcombe short sharp climb up to the Ridgeway before looping out over the Downs around Sheepdrove farm area. I recommend trousers or a machete, as some paths were a bit overgrown when we recced the walk.
Walk Leader Helen Barham
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Green Lanes, Pay Lanes and Roman Roads revisited, 10 miles
Date Sunday 14th August 2016
Start Time 10:30
Meeting Point and Parking Hailey Village Hall, off Middletown, Hailey, OX29 9UA. Signposted from B4022 in village. Please park at the back of the hall.
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Route A fairly flat walk taking in ancient lanes and a Roman road, including part of the Wychwood Way.
Walk Leader Sheena Derry, Mark McCappin
Lunch Bring packed lunch, Pub stop at end of walk
Marlborough Mosey, 12 miles
Date Sunday 7th August 2016
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Marlborough. Park and meet in the George Lane Long Stay car park which is free on Sundays. Please note the toilets advertised in the car park have been closed
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Route A varied and interesting route that takes us first along the Kennet valley to the east of Marlborough and then through the extensive woodlands and glades of the Savernake forest. Some paths are a little overgrown.
Walk Leader Vanessa Corrick
Lunch Bring packed lunch. Possible pub stop at end of walk.
Afternoon Mill Meander, 8.4 miles
Date Sunday 31st July 2016
Start Time 2:00 PM
Meeting Point and Parking Park in East Hanney War Memorial car park OX12 0JL
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Route A second walk from Elaine Stone's Mill Walks in Oxfordshire: a walk in the flood plains of the River Ock, a tributary of the River Thames. The many place names ending in -ey from the old English for 'island' reflect the fact that the villages we pass through were once islands in marshy ground. The mills range from the ancient to the very modern, using water to power their homes rather than producing flour to eat. This flat walk takes us through East and West Hanney, Denchworth and Charney Bassett. A late start at 14.00 for this four hour walk means it will end with a pub stop and an optional meal at the The Plough free house in West Hanney for their curry night. We need to book a table so if you are staying please let me know by Wednesday 27th July. Cost for all you can eat is based on £45 per table of four. http://www.plough-west-hanney.co.uk/events/
Walk Leader Carolyn Blackmore
Lunch Bring afternoon snacks
Evening Walk Sherborne Saunter, 3 miles
Date Friday 29th July 2016
Start Time 7:00 PM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet at the Ewepen National Trust Car Park (£1 charge), signposted off the A40 west of Burford. No buses or trains. Lifts available from Witney - please call walk leader before 4pm on the day.
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Route Relaxed walk through the beautiful Sherborne estate encompassing woodlands, village and farmland. Pub stop at the Fox, Little Barrington after the walk.
Walk Leader Kerry
Lunch Drink and optional snack
Great Rissington and Windrush valley, 7 miles
Date Sunday 24th July 2016
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Outside the Lamb Inn (GL54 2LP), Great Rissington. Please park considerately in the village, do not park in the pub car park. There is no Sunday bus service.
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Route A relatively short walk taking in the Windrush valley and Sherborne Water Meadows. Pub stop at end.
Walk Leader David Jenkins
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Windrush Wander, 8.5 miles
Date Sunday 17th July 2016
Start Time 10:30
Meeting Point and Parking Cogges Manor Farm car park. Nr Witney Oxfordshire. S1 and S2 from Oxford to the centre of Witney (check Sunday timetable).
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Route Mostly flat field and footpath walking from the outskirts of Witney to High Cogges, South Leigh and Tar Lakes in the Windrush valley. Tea and cake at Cogges Manor Farm after walk.
Walk Leader Kerry Forkner
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Stride out from Stokenchurch, 11.5 miles
Date Sunday 10th July 2016
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Kings Hotel (HP14 3TA), car park: a section (if not all) of the hotel car park is a public car park. It gets busy; additional parking available in adjacent roads.
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Route A saunter down the 'cut' towards Watlington, heading back towards Aston Rowant and up Beacon Hill. Undulating with a couple of 'climbs', lots of flora and fauna and superb views. Some M40 noise... exact route of walk may change for maximum nature / minimum road noise!'.
Walk Leader Lyn Roberts
Lunch Bring packed lunch
The best route to Burton Dassett Country Park is via the B4100 through Banbury. The nearest junction to the country park on the M40 - Junction 12 - is likely to be closed at the weekend. Operation Burton Dasset, 13 miles
Date Sunday 3rd July 2016
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Beacon in Burton Dasset Country Park. Pay and display machine at T junction £2.00 exact money required. Turn left at T junction and go to car park below beacon.
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Route Well defined route with some road walking, through Northend, Fenny Compton, along the Oxford Canal, then on to Claydon, Farnborough, Avon Dasset and back to the Country Park. No dogs please. No pubs stop at the end - if it is a lovely day you may wish to bring a drink with you to save for the end of the walk and to linger over the lovely views.
Walk Leader Ken Grant
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Important Note! No Dogs Please Exercise Flapjack, 11 miles
Date Saturday 2nd July 2016
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Near the Fox Country Inn, Ibstone, HP14 3XT. There is parking along the verges in the area. It's a bit limited so please car-share where possible.
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Route Ibstone to Turville Heath, Pishill, Stonor, Southend to Turville and back to Ibstone via steep climb up to Cobstone Mill. Some wooded walks opening out with lovely valley views. Flapjacks at Pishill (50p) Pub stop at the end.
Walk Leader Ken Grant
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Martyn's Mighty Meander, 10 miles
Date Sunday 26th June 2016
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Park in Beckley, meet outside car park of the Abingdon Arms (the only pub in Beckley)post code OX3 9UU
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Route From Beckley skirting round Otmoor to Horton-cum-studley and Murcot with possibility of pub stop.Returning to Beckley via central route across Otmoor.If access is prevented due to MOD restrictions on the day- (nearby firing range) a contingency route is prepared
Walk Leader Martyn Butt
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Evening Walk Midsummer Meadow Meander, 6 miles
Date Friday 24th June 2016
Start Time 6:30 PM
Meeting Point and Parking Walton Well car park off Walton Street, Oxford, OX2 6ED 3-5 Hours £2.50. Limited free parking available in nearby streets. 0.7 miles from train station (OX1 1HS). Bus 17 from town centre to Walton Street. Train to Oxford station, then you can walk (about 15 mins) to start point. Bus 17 goes nearby.
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Route We will walk up the Oxford Canal to Wolvercote, cross Wolvercote and come back along the River Thames. Thus skirting Port Meadow. A flat but atmospheric walk, right in the middle of Oxford city. Drinks at the end in the Gardeners' Arms, Plantation Road. (They also serve veggie food. Please note food is only served until 9 in the Gardeners Arms).
Walk Leader Helen O'Neill
Lunch Snacks if you want. A variety of food options at the end.
Don't feel like walking but would enjoy a social get together, why not volunteer to help at the picnic and join in at the same time. We need helpers to set up the picnic site and clear away at the end. If you can help please email programme@oxonww.org Picnic walk, 12 miles
Date Sunday 19th June 2016
Start Time 10:15 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Spendlove car park. (behind the Co-op) Charlbury. Check train time table. Bus service limited on Sunday
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Route Rolling hills along the Wychwood and Shakespeares Way to Stonesfield for the Area Picnic. Cakes and drinks with other members of the Ramblers, return to Charlbury via Fawler.
Walk Leader gavin Powell
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Leafield circular, 12 miles
Date Sunday 12th June 2016
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Leafield Oxfordshire. Outside the church at the road junction. Please park carefully around the village. No trains or busses on Sunday
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Route After heading north to Ascott- under -Wychwood and Chilson we will explore the ancient Forest of Wychwood, taking a beautiful path along the Evenlode valley. Our return will take us through the villages of Finstock and Ramsden.
Walk Leader Nicola Copeman
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Evening Walk Friday Night Walk Night - Roman about Stonesfield!, 5 miles
Date Friday 10th June 2016
Start Time 7:00 PM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet on the green near the White Horse PH. Park considerately on the village roads or at Stonesfield Village Hall (subject to no events being held) Regular buses between Oxford and Stonesfield check with Stage Coach for times.
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Route 'Friends, Romans, Countrymen (and ladies)', get limbered up for the weekend with a leisurely amble through the first century AD, from Stonesfield across the river Tiber, sorry I mean Evenlode, to the Roman Villa at East End, then up to the village of Combe where we may have time for a swift 'Aqua Vitae' at the Cock Inn before returning to Stonesfield along the Roman Road known as Akeman Street. Everyone welcome from young gladiators to old centurions, but sandals are not recommended...
Walk Leader Tony Morgan
Lunch Light rations only
Jarn Mound Yomp, 11 miles
Date Sunday 5th June 2016
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Barrow Hills car park (just south of the Radley Road roundabout on Audlett Drive. transport: The 10.05 train from Oxford arrives at Radley at 10.10. The X35 bus also runs through Radley. (If coming by public transport please contact organisers re meeting point.)
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Route An undulating walk through Kennington, Bagley Wood and Bayworth to Jarn Mound, returning through Sunningwell and Radley College.
Walk Leader Catherine Guiver and Ian Feetenby
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Tony's Summertime Caper in the Cotswolds, 8 miles
Date Sunday 29th May 2016
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet by the bench opposite the Plough with parking in the village car park next to the school or around The Green, Kingham. Postcode for SATNAV OX7 6YZ. Kingham has a railway station and there is a limited service on Sundays, however as these are subject to change please check with National Rail Enquiries for the latest news.
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Route A moderate walk taking in a varied Cotswold landscape with ancient monuments, churches wildlife and summer flowers. Pub stop at the end.
Walk Leader Tony Morgan
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Evening Walk Islip Evening Idle, 4 miles
Date Friday 27th May 2016
Start Time 7:00 PM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet by the Swan Inn car park in Islip but park nearby on the road (Lower Street) or in the village hall car park off Church Lane.
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Route Fairly flat walk through fields and lanes and beside the Cherwell. A good way to start the Bank Holiday weekend!
Walk Leader Vanessa Corrick
Lunch Drinks at end
Abingdon Amble, 8 miles
Date Sunday 22nd May 2016
Start Time 1:00 PM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet Rye Farm pay & display car park just off Bridge Street in Abingdon. Charges apply on Sundays: Up to three hours - £1.50 Up to four hours - £3.10 Up to six hours - £3.80 Over six hours - £4.30 X3, X13, 35, etc buses from Oxford. X1 and X2 from Wantage and Didcot.
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Route A late start walk along the River Ock across country to Sutton Courtenay village and back to Abingdon via Thames. Easy flat walk ending up at the Nag's Head pub garden for late afternoon drinks.
Walk Leader Kristin Susser
Lunch Bring snack
White Horse Hill Hike, 10 miles
Date Sunday 15th May 2016
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking White Horse Hill Car Park (charge for non-National Trust members)
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Route Mostly high walk via Lambourn Valley Way, Ashdown House, Ashbury, and the Ridgeway.Pub stop.
Walk Leader Antoinette Meehan
Lunch Bring packed lunch. Food available at pub stop.
West Wycombe, 10 miles
Date Sunday 8th May 2016
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Car park for the Hell Fire Caves. Chorley Road, West Wycombe, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire HP14 3AH
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Route A hilly walk through beautiful countryside, often wooded. A pub stop shortly after lunch.
Walk Leader Devinder Sivia
Lunch Bring packed lunch
The Barringtons, 5.5 miles
Date Sunday 1st May 2016
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet at the crossroads at the western end of Great Barrington. Please park considerately in the village. No public transport, but lift available from Witney (contact walk leader by Sat evening).
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Route Field paths and tracks in the Windrush valley with a gentle climb towards the end. 3 villages with interesting medieval churches.
Walk Leader Kerry
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Shakespeare Way in Oxfordshire - Stage 1 - Little Rollright to Stonesfield, 16 miles
Date Sunday 24th April 2016
Start Time 9:45 AM
Meeting Point and Parking This is a linear walk so we will meet at the end of the walk and arrange lifts to the start. Meet at Stonesfield Village Hall, Field Close OX29 8HA Shakespeare Way in Oxfordshire - Stage 1 - Little Rollright to Stonesfield. The S3 Stagecoach service from Oxford 9.10 arrives Old Woodstock 9.52. Otherwise not well served by public transport on Sundays.
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Route This is the first of 4 stages walking the Shakespeare Way in Oxfordshire - to commemorate 400 years since Shakespeare's death. The Shakespeare Way in Oxfordshire covers 58 miles from Little Rollright to Stonor Park. Start from Little Rollright, via Salford to Chipping Norton. Then follow Glyme Valley Way via Heythrop Park and Enstone to Cleveley. Finally via Ditchley Park to Stonesfield. Recitals of your favourite Shakespearean verse are welcome!
Walk Leader Rob Brown
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Mills in the Evenlode Valley, 8.5 miles
Date Sunday 17th April 2016
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet in Ascott-under-Wychwood outside the Swan Pub (OX7 6AY) on Shipston Road (A361). Park considerately along one side of this road outside The Boundary House and beyond heading away from the pub.
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Route This walk is with gratitude to Elaine Steane and her new book 'Milestones to Millstones' and has many points of interest including 13th century wall paintings in a medieval church as well as natural springs and two mills. It follows a fairly flat yet scenic route over the fields to Chadlington to the Eastend and then back via Shorthampton and and Chilson.
Walk Leader Carolyn Blackmore
Lunch Pub stop at the end
Well Met by Ewelme, 10 miles
Date Sunday 10th April 2016
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Ewelme, at junction of Burrows Hill with High Street. Please note that there is a car park at the south-eastern end of the High Street bordering the sports field and Cow Common. We will return to Ewelme across Cow Common. OX10 6HR.
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Route A mixture of level-ish walking and some good ups and downs, crossing open countryside and passing through woodland. The route takes us to Upperton, Turner's Green and Swyncombe. Pub at end.
Walk Leader Jane Pearson
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Chedworth Roman Tramp, 9.5 miles
Date Sunday 3rd April 2016
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Park on the Compton Abdale road through the disused airfield, near the right-hand bend,1 mile north-west of Chedworth.
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Route An undulating walk through fine scenery and pleasant woodlands with two interesting churches in the villages of Withington and Chedworth. Possible pub stop in Chedworth. Could be muddy so please come prepared.
Walk Leader Kerry
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Please be aware BST starts today, clocks go forward one hour Woodstock and Wootton Womble, 10 miles
Date Sunday 27th March 2016
Start Time 10:15 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet outside Woodstock library. There is a car park entrance adjacent to the library.If full park considerately in village. Stagecoach S3 bus from Oxford
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Route Woodstock to Wootton incorporating Shipton-on-Cherwell, some canal walking, Akeman street(Roman route)some woodland and river valley walking.
Walk Leader Martyn Butt
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Bank Holiday Bibury Hike, 6 miles
Date Friday 25th March 2016
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Bibury. Meet opposite the Trout Farm, near the Swan Hotel.
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Route Walking on the south-eastern fringes of the Cotswolds. Nicely varied countryside. Earlyish start time for ease of parking.
Walk Leader Vanessa Corrick
Lunch Bring elevenses - back in Bibury for lunch time
Islip to Beckley, 9 miles
Date Sunday 20th March 2016
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet by the Swan Inn car park in Islip Oxford, but park considerately on the nearby roads (Lower Street) in the village. Within cycling distance of Oxford
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Route Fairly flat with a couple of small hills, pub stop half way round at Beckley.
Walk Leader Devinder Sivia
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Please note update to bus service Weeping Towers of Didcot, 12 miles
Date Sunday 13th March 2016
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Outside the Hart of Harwell PH, High Street, Harwell,OX11 0EH - Please park considerately in the nearby streets. The only bus service is the X32 which leaves Didcot Parkway Station at 09:25 and arrives at Harwell High Street at 09:38.
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Route Harwell, West Hagbourne, East Hagbourne. Lunch stop on Blewburton Hill. Returning to Harwell by Blewbury, Upton and Hagbourne Hill. Well defined paths with a little road walking, mainly in low lying areas which are likely to be muddy, 2 fields with sheep and young lambs. A last opportunity to view Didcot's skyline before the 3 remaining towers of Didcot Power Station are demolished later this year.
Walk Leader Ken Grant
Lunch Bring packed lunch
TWINELESS TIRROLD TRAMP!! - Aston Tirrold, 8.5 miles
Date Sunday 6th March 2016
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Park at village end of Chalk Hill (Aston St) . Also there is a little space off road where foot path signed on R of road before Aston St at end of Chalk Hill. Try to car share, I have can give lifts from Oxford, call me.
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Route Lovely laid back tramp via Unhill Wood where we'll stop briefly for breath and then have our lunch before emerging for a moment on the Ridgeway to soak up the views and back home again via old Byways. Good tracks, sealed paths & a short B road bit of walking along H'penny Lane. Afterwards a 1.5 mile drive to CAMRA Pub 'The Bear at Home' at North Morton, the beers and atmosphere very nice! I bags the sofa! Rich rekked with me but can't come so hence the Twineless Tirrold Tramp!
Walk Leader Annie Batten
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Streatley Stride, 10 miles
Date Sunday 28th February 2016
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Streatley, Lardon Chase car park (off the B4009 Streatley to Westridge Green road at the top of the hill). Limited parking so please car share.
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Route A combination of sweeping downs, valley and riverside walking. Short killer hill to end with!
Walk Leader Vanessa Corrick
Lunch Bring packed lunch
East of Oxford, 8.5 miles
Date Sunday 21st February 2016
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Car park next to village hall, Middle Road, Stanton St John. No bus service on Sundays
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Route Varied walk via Forest Hill to Shotover Country Park, and back past Thornhill P&R and along Oxford Greenbelt Way. Views on a good day, and everything from tarmac to soft mud underfoot. Please come prepared.
Walk Leader Sheena Derry and Mark McCappin
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Alvescot - My Muddy Valentine, 10 miles
Date Sunday 14th February 2016
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Small car park by the bus stop near to Alvescot village hall. If car park is full please park considerately in the village.
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Route Very level walking across open countryside and passing through Little Clanfield, Langford, Broughton Poggs, Filkins and Broadwell. Pub stop at end.
Walk Leader Jane Pearson
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Please note this walk is now 11 miles Buckland Bumble, 11 miles
Date Sunday 7th February 2016
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Buckland Memorial Hall, Buckland, Faringdon, Oxon SN7 8QT There is a car park.
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Route The route takes us across fields and through woodland to Pusey, Hatford, Faringdon and Littleworth. Mainly level with a pull up to Faringdon Folly for lunch. Two encounters with the A420.
Walk Leader Jane Pearson
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Wytham Woods, the Thames and Port Meadow, with 9mile shorter route as an option, 12 miles
Date Sunday 31st January 2016
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Free public car park at Lower Wolvercote. Bus No 6 has a regular service to Wolvercote.
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Route As there is a high possibility of flooding I have two routes in mind. Plan A; 12 miles (with 9 mile option) Walking into Wytham Woods via the Botley Gate, along the Thames then a circuit of Port Meadow and Burgess Nature Reserve. Plan B; 10 miles approx. Walking down the canal and river into Oxford, taking a tour of the University Parks and returning via the Thames or canal.
Walk Leader Nicola Copeman
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Bourton-on-the-Water, 10 miles
Date Sunday 24th January 2016
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Bourton-on-the-Water. Public car park near Birdland, GL54 2EE (£3.90 for 5 hours).
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Route Bourton to Naunton via the Slaughters and back along the Windrush valley. Easy going with a small amount of road walking.
Walk Leader Bob Pewsey
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Oxfordshire Area AGM, 5 miles
Date Saturday 23rd January 2016
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Begbroke, Village Hall.
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Route A leisurely pre-AGM walk led by the Bicester and Kidlington group. This will be followed by two talks at 2.15pm from Des Garrahan (Chair of the Board of Trustees) and Prof Sir Muir Gray (senior doctor and advocate for Health Walks) who is standing for President of the Oxfordshire Ramblers. The Area AGM proper will begin at 3pm.
Walk Leader .
Lunch Bring packed lunch
This walk is now only going to be 9 miles. 'Expect muddy conditions throughout the walk and plan accordingly Whimsical Woottton, 9 miles
Date Sunday 17th January 2016
Start Time 10:15 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Car park opposite St Peter's Church. The church has services at 10:00, so please car share and park considerately on near by lanes, alternatively there is plenty of space in the car parks opposite the Bystander on Besselsleigh Road and it’s only a short walk back up to the start.. The No. 4 bus
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Route Starting from Wootton and taking in the villages of Besselsleigh, Appleton, Cothill and Dry Sanford.
Walk Leader Kristin Susser
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Tony's Winter Waddle, 7.5 miles
Date Sunday 10th January 2016
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Outside the White Horse Pub Stonesfield. OX29 8EA. Please park considerately in the village Unfortunately no buses available on Sundays. Car share recommended
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Route Come and help the group's Publicity Officer walk off an excess of Turkey, plum pudding and mince pies and get back into good ways for 2016! Your reward will be a charming walk through the Evenlode Valley. From Stonesfield to Ashford Mill, Wilcote, Finstock (with a pub stop if time permits), Fawler and back to Stonesfield. Muddy in places so good pair of boots and gaiters recommended. If the Evenlode breaks her banks a detour will be taken...
Walk Leader Tony Morgan
Lunch Bring packed lunch
New Year Resolution Walk, 5 miles
Date Sunday 3rd January 2016
Start Time 11:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet at Cumnor church. Please car share as much as possible and park considerately in the village - there are places available by the village hall and in Bertie Road. Cumnor is on a bus route from both Oxford and Abingdon.
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Route NEW WALKERS particularly welcome to join this morning stroll with the Oxon Weekend Walkers. Woodland paths and country tracks to Jarn Mound at Boars Hill, then to Bessels Leigh. Fine views of Oxfordshire countryside, and Didcot Powerstation. Pub at end - Bear and Ragged Staff, Cumnor. Will be muddy so please wear suitable footwear
Walk Leader Anthony Williamson
Lunch bring drink and snacks
New Year's Day Refresher, 6.5 miles
Date Friday 1st January 2016
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Park on Arnold's Way, and meet by Mathew Arnold School. Oxford. OX2 9JE Cycling distance from Oxford.
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Route Short annual New Year's Day walk around Boars Hill. Should be back in time for a late lunch
Walk Leader Devinder Sivia
Lunch Bring snack if required
A sloppy post-Christmas potter over the Wantage downs, 8.5 miles
Date Sunday 27th December 2015
Start Time 11:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet where the Ridgeway crosses the B4494, south of Wantage. Parking on both sides of the road; meet on the west side I can pick up from Wantage market square
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Route Heading west along the Ridgeway, along lovely Old Street and then looping out over the Downs to Farnborough. A few small hills. Mud inevitable! Options for post-walk tea or beer in Wantage.
Walk Leader Helen Barham
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Mince Pie and Mulled Wine Meander 2015, 10 miles
Date Sunday 20th December 2015
Start Time 9:45 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Goring and Streatley Railway Station. 09:05 train from Oxford arrives at 09:32. Drivers may prefer to park in the public car park behind the Catherine Wheel pub on Station Road (RG8 9HB, grid ref SU600806), which is free on Sundays, and make their own way to the station for the start of the walk.
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Route A varied Chilterns walk, featuring a few hills, some beech woods. Elevenses will be provided, in the form of Neil's home-made mulled wine and mince pies (booking is not essential but, if possible, please try to RSVP neil.hoggarth@dpag.ox.ac.uk a few days beforehand if you want to partake - so we have a rough idea of how many to cater for).
Walk Leader Neil Hoggarth
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Pre Christmas Ramble Around Stow-on-the-Wold., 13 miles
Date Sunday 13th December 2015
Start Time 10:00
Meeting Point and Parking Free public car park by Tesco superstore in Stow on the Wold. Nearest train station at Kingham.
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Route Beautiful rolling and varied countryside.
Walk Leader Andy Shannon
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Goring Again, 8.5 miles
Date Sunday 6th December 2015
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Car park off Station Road, Goring RG8 9DP. Free on Sundays. Free facilities too! National Rail Enquiries says there's a train leaving Oxford at 9.05am that arrives at 9.37am Only a very short walk to the start.
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Route Work off your Christmas dinner with a stroll through woods and fields following The Chiltern Way towards Whitchurch and then back to Goring along The Thames Path. Pub stop at end.
Walk Leader Jane & Kristin
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Ipso Tysoe, 9 miles
Date Sunday 29th November 2015
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Tysoe Village Hall, Main Street, Middle Tysoe (CV35 0SE). Please car share if possible and park considerately in the village. No public transport.
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Route Middle Tysoe, Upper Tysoe, Winderton, passing near Epwell, returing to Middle Tysoe via Shennington. Undulating countryside along well waymarked route, with attractive views
Walk Leader Ken Grant
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Please note this is now 11 miles and starts at 10:00 AM. The details were modified on 2/11/2015 Combe countryside, 11 miles
Date Sunday 22nd November 2015
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Outside the Cock Inn (OX29 8NT). Park around the village green or on nearby lanes. Possible S3 Stagecoach? No trains on Sundays
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Route Heading south of Combe we will pass both Long Hanborough and Church Hanborough. We will walk over meadows and through woodland to visit Freeland, East End, and a Roman villa before heading back for a beer at the Cock Inn.
Walk Leader Nicola Copeman
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Oxford WW AGM and Walk, 6 miles
Date Sunday 15th November 2015
Start Time 10:45 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Eynsham village car park, Back Lane.
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Route A walk from Eynsham to Church Hanborough. This will be followed by the Oxon WW AGM in Eynsham Village Hall (small hall) at 2pm. The Village Hall is close to the car park (turn right coming out of the car park and go 100 yards along Back Lane). Further details nearer the time but please put the date in your diary now!
Walk Leader Vanessa Corrick (AGM) Kerry Forkner (Walk)
Lunch Bring packed lunch
The Devil's Punchbowl, 10.5 miles
Date Sunday 8th November 2015
Start Time 10:15 AM
Meeting Point and Parking The top of Court Hill Road, just off the A338 a couple of miles South of Wantage.
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Route Walk along the Ridgeway and Lambourn Downs, so some hilly bits (especially by the Devil's Punchbowl).
Walk Leader Devinder Sivia
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Oxfordshire Way and Outtakes, 10 miles
Date Sunday 1st November 2015
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking On the green beside the Kings Head, Bledington. Please park considerately in the village and car share where possible.
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Route From Bledington to Nether Westcote and Church Westcote and then over the ridge to Wyck Rissington, returning via Icomb. Varied terrain, great views,good autumn colour and potential for one or two claggy fields!
Walk Leader Vanessa Corrick
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Please note GMT starts today. Remember to put your clocks back one hour Nettlebed Autumn Amble, 8.5 miles
Date Sunday 25th October 2015
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Village/Post Office car park. Free parking.
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Route Pretty, undulating walk via Stonor through farmland and lots of woods, so hopefully some good autumn colours.
Walk Leader Phil and Judith Jeffery
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Chipping Norton and the Mystical Hawk Stone, 7.5 miles
Date Sunday 18th October 2015
Start Time 11:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Public car park, New Street, Chipping Norton. Limited bus service on Sunday from Oxford, check with bus companies for latest news.
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Route A fine walk featuring a mystic megalith and an ancient Green Lane. From Chipping Norton to Chadlington and back. Pub Stop at the end.
Walk Leader Tony Morgan
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Remembering Adlestrop Revisited, 13 miles
Date Sunday 11th October 2015
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Village Hall Car Park, Adlestrop (free parking but please make donation in box provided).
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Route A good ramble in the gentle countryside of the Evenlode valley. Possible pub stop en route.
Walk Leader Vanessa Corrick
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Edge Hill Escarpment, 8.7 miles
Date Sunday 4th October 2015
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Tysoe Village Hall, Main Street, Middle Tysoe (CV35 0SE). Please car share if possible and park considerately in the village.
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Route Steep climb onto Edge Hill, then along the ridge (hopefully with great views) up to Ratley. Undulating return route past Upton House. Moderately strenuous - expect 4.5 hours of walking. Pub stop at Peacock Inn afterwards.
Walk Leader Sheena Derry and Mark McCappin
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Due to unforeseen circumstances this walk will be shorter than the 11 miles advertised. Church Enstone Excitement, 11 miles
Date Sunday 27th September 2015
Start Time 10:00
Meeting Point and Parking Entrance to St Kenelm Church, Church Enstone.Very limited parking in front of church; parking available on verge of road / lane leading to Little Tew (just off B4030). Car share if possible please.
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Route Invigorating walk to Great Tew via 'house envy' north Oxon villages (Clevely, Radley), returning through Little Tew and Heythrop park. Pub at end (which shuts at 4!).
Walk Leader Lyn Roberts
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Dorchester and the Clumps Revisited, 9 miles
Date Sunday 20th September 2015
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Bridge End Car park, Dorchester. Parking is free.
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Route A pleasant walk to Little Wittenham and then a short ascent up the Clumps. From here,a walk in the open countryside to Long Wittenham. We will walk along the banks of the Thames, leaving the river at Day's Lock and returning to Dorchester
Walk Leader Liz McGowan and John Roberts
Lunch Bring packed lunch.Pub or tea shop at end
Please note the start time and meeting point has changed 02/09/2015 Tadpole Bridge to Lechlade linear walk, 10.5 miles
Date Sunday 13th September 2015
Start Time 10:15 AM
Meeting Point and Parking carpark just over H'penny Bridge, Lechlade http://www.visitthames.co.uk/dbimgs/Visit%20Thames/Lechlade11.pdf transport: Bus service not practicable, please carpool where possible.
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Route This is a nice, easy, flat walk from Tadpole Bridge to Lechlade along the Thames Path.There are lots of locks, boats, gentle cows and pretty scenery. All walkers will meet in the carpark at Lechlade, see this site for details http://www.visitthames.co.uk/dbimgs/Visit%20Thames/Lechlade11.pdf (Parking is £3 for the day, but when I did the reccie on 31st Aug. the machine had been vandalised, so we could not pay.) Once all have arrived, a few cars, depending on numbers, will drive to Tadpole Bridge -- about a 20 minute drive -- where there is parking for about 4 or 5 cars in a lay by. Then back to Lechlade to start the walk.
Walk Leader Kristin Susser
Lunch Bring packed lunch. Nice riverside pub at the end in Lechlade.
Northmoor, 7.5 miles
Date Sunday 6th September 2015
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Park considerately on Church Road and meet in front of the Red Lion pub.
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Route A leisurely walk by the Thames near Northmoor. Opportunities for an early coffee stop at Newbridge and a pub stop shortly after lunch.
Walk Leader Devinder Sivia
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Cholsey to Goring via the Scenic Route, 12.5 miles
Date Sunday 30th August 2015
Start Time 10:15 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Goring. Car park off Station Road. Free on Sundays.
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Route A linear walk starting at Cholsey Station. Loops to the west across the Downs and then heads towards the Thames at Moulsford. From there it follows the Thames Path to Streatley and over the bridge back into Goring. Travel to the start point will be by car. Please let me know by 25th August if you are coming and, if driving, how many passengers and spare seats you will have. Please note that owing to the threatened rail strike, public transport options will be very limited/non-existent.
Walk Leader Jane Pearson
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Lazy start walk, 11.5 miles
Date Sunday 23rd August 2015
Start Time 01:00 PM
Meeting Point and Parking Uffington Village Hall Car Park on the eastern edge of the village. Bus to Wantage. I can pick up from Wantage market square
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Route A hallmark lazy start walk, so have a lie in, get yours chores done and they enjoy an afternoon and early evening walk. We start with a gentle amble village to village (lots of stiles) with nice views of the White Horse, before a short sharp climb up to the Ridgeway and a loop out over the Downs. Paths were quite overgown so long trousers recommended for the early part at least. Pub at end. Meal at the Wildwood Kitchen in Wantage Market Place afterwards (please let me know so I can confirm booking).
Walk Leader Helen Barham
Lunch Eat lunch before you come; bring food for a mid-walk munch
Deddington double - one loop or two, 12 miles, 12 miles
Date Sunday 16th August 2015
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Market Place, Deddington. Meet at Town Hall building in the Market. Parking in the Square or surrounding streets.
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Route Six and a half mile walk in the morning via Clifton, finishing at Deddington Castle where we will have lunch. Five and a half mile walk in the afternoon via Hempton, finishing back at the Market Place. Undulating countryside with good views, including lanes, tracks and paths. If coming for the afternoon walk only, please get to the castle by 1 o'clock. Pub stop afterwards.
Walk Leader Mark McCappin, Sheena Derry
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Evening Walk City Circular (aka Inner Oxford Orbital!), 6 miles
Date Saturday 15th August 2015
Start Time 5:00 PM
Meeting Point and Parking Oxford Town Hall, St Aldates, Oxford
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Route A chance to enjoy Oxford's parks and meadows with a bit of Thames Path thrown in for good measure. Pub options after walk.
Walk Leader Rob Wakefield
Lunch Bring beer money!
Windrush wander, 9 miles
Date Sunday 9th August 2015
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Ewepen Buildings.Car Park Sherborne Park. Off A40. You may need to make a small contribution to the car park
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Route Rolling hills around the Windrush Valley. Drinks in the Fox at Barrington later
Walk Leader Gavin Powell
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Brill & Post Mill, 9.5 miles
Date Sunday 2nd August 2015
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Post mill car park, Windmill Street, Brill. (Nearest post code for Pheasant PH HP18 9TG)
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Route Brill to Ashendon via Dorton. Return to Brill via Upper Pollicott and Chilton. Some long ascents and descents with valley walks. Outstanding views. Cattle in fields - no dogs. Opportunity to visit Brill Post Mill after walk £2.00 and refreshment stop at Pheasant PH.
Walk Leader Rosie Butler
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Evening Walk Finstock Fiver, 5 miles
Date Saturday 1st August 2015
Start Time 6:30 PM
Meeting Point and Parking Finstock Primary School, School Road, Finstock. Please park considerately in the village.
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Route Evening circular stroll through Topples Wood valley then on to Wilcote and Ramsden. Overgrown in places! Pub at finish.
Walk Leader Rob Wakefield
Lunch Bring beer money!
Please note the start time and walk details were changed on 2nd June Glyme Valley Way, 15 miles
Date Sunday 26th July 2015
Start Time 10:40 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Kings Arms Hotel, West Street, Chipping Norton, by the S3 bus stop. Cars can be parked at either end – in Hensington Road, Woodstock car park – Grid ref SP446167 and postcode OX20 1JQ. or New Street car park, Chipping Norton. Anyone parking in Woodstock should catch the 10.19 S3 bus to Chipping Norton from opposite the Marlborough Arms in Woodstock. Those parking in Chipping Norton will return on the S3 – last bus back to Chipping Norton is at 20.19.
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Route This is a linear walk - allow 8 hours overall. The route goes via Enstone, Glympton and Wooton, finishing at Woodstock. It takes in the picturesque Kiddington Park and Manor, grounds designed by Capability Brown. A route description is on the County Council web-site - https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/content/glyme-valley-way. I will be cutting out the loop around Grim's Ditch, so avoiding crossing the A44 twice.
Walk Leader Rob Brown
Lunch Bring packed lunch. Possible pub stop at end in the Black Prince in Woodstock.
Evening Walk Shotover Stroll, 4.5 miles
Date Saturday 25th July 2015
Start Time 6:30 PM
Meeting Point and Parking Horspath. On the grass opposite the "Horspath Hub" at the junction of Manor Farm Road and Church Road.
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Route Up hill to follow the green route round Shotover Country Park then down hill for a beer.
Walk Leader Rob Wakefield
Lunch Bring beer money!
Oxford 'Hills' and the River Thame, 12 miles
Date Sunday 19th July 2015
Start Time 10:15 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Parking along edge of village green in Stadhampton, just off B480. Please car share where possible and park considerately. Meet by play area on the green.
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Route Gentle countryside close to Oxford, taking in Little Milton and the hilltop villages of Cuddesdon, Garsington and Toot Baldon. Final leg of the route passes Chiselhampton, crossing over the River Thame. Pub stop en route.
Walk Leader Vanessa Corrick
Lunch Bring packed lunch
2 Walks Today Only one walk today see below
Date Sunday 12th July 2015
Start Time
Meeting Point and Parking
Route
Walk Leader Nobody
Lunch Bring packed lunch
2 Walks Today Appleton Amble, 4 miles
Date Sunday 12th July 2015
Start Time 11:00AM
Meeting Point and Parking Outside The Plough, Eaton Road, Appleton, OX13 5JR. Please park considerately in the village
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Route Easy circular route from Appleton incorporating a section of the Thames path
Walk Leader Phil Jeffery
Lunch Bring snacks
Please note it is the Henley regatta this weekend. Please be aware of extra traffic and allow enough time to park and prepare for the walk Sims Saunter, 12 miles
Date Sunday 5th July 2015
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking King's Road (Waitrose) car park, Henley. Sorry no convenient public transport
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Route Thames Path from Henley, Hambleden & Stonor - an energetic walk with plenty of hills and some great views
Walk Leader Ken Grant
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Evening Walk Culham Caper, 3.5 miles
Date Friday 3rd July 2015
Start Time 7:00PM
Meeting Point and Parking Culham Lock car park, Oxfordshire
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Route Walk via Sutton Pools and Sutton Courtenay
Walk Leader Catherine Guiver
Lunch Bring snacks
West Berkshire Wander, 11 miles
Date Sunday 28th June 2015
Start Time 10:15 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Bury Down car park, on the Ridgeway
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Route Undulating route south of the Ridgeway, across lovely open countryside with a remote feel and great views; skirting West Ilsley, Catmore,and Farnborough.
Walk Leader Antoinette Meehan
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Great Shefford -- 6, 8 or 14 miles, 14 miles
Date Sunday 21st June 2015
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Great Shefford Village Hall car park.
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Route A two-loop walk from Great Shefford in beautiful, open, undulating countryside. The morning walk is an 8-mile loop to the north, up to South Fawley. The afternoon walk is expected to commence at 1:45pm, and is a 6-mile loop to the south (up to the M4). The path is overgrown in places, and quite nettley, so shorts are not recommended.
Walk Leader Devinder Sivia and Anna Gillespie
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Evening Walk Rescheduled due to bad weather 5/5/2015 Two pubs on a summer's eve, 4 miles
Date Friday 19th June 2015
Start Time 7:00PM
Meeting Point and Parking Steventon Village Hall, The Green, Steventon, car park. transport: Bus X2 from Oxford stops right by the village hall. Buses are infrequent in the evening though, so consult the timetable carefully.
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Route Meet at Steventon Village Hall, walk to the Causeway, an ancient monks' path, and carry on to Milton village. Pub pitstop at Plum Pudding pub, time allowing, and walk back to Steventon to end the walk at the North Star. It's one of 9 remaining pubs in England where beer is served through a hatch, no bar!
Walk Leader Kristin Susser
Lunch water and/or snack
Sibford Scramble, 10 miles
Date Sunday 14th June 2015
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Outside Sibford Gower primary school OX15 5RW. Parking on road; please park considerately. (Sibford Gower is west of Bloxham/Banbury). No public transport.
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Route A hearty walk in North Oxfordshire awaits us, with rolling hills, tweeting birds and other flora and fauna. From Sibford Gower we'll nudge up to Epwell then on to Shennington to join the Macmillan Way. A fine 'ole pub at the end.
Walk Leader Lyn Roberts
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Evening Walk Dorchester and The Clumps, 3.5 miles
Date Friday 12th June 2015
Start Time 7:00PM
Meeting Point and Parking Bridge End car park, Dorchester, Oxfordshire
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Route Amble through Dorchester, across the Thames and up Wittenham Clumps
Walk Leader Catherine Guiver
Lunch Bring snacks
Oakley Adventure, 10 miles
Date Sunday 7th June 2015
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Brilll road junction with Bicester road (B4011). Please park considerately around village. Contact walk leader for possible Thornhill Park and Ride pickup.
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Route Fairly flat route with woods, an SSSI and some open access land
Walk Leader Matthew O'Byrne
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Stokenchurch scramble, 11 miles
Date Sunday 31st May 2015
Start Time 10:15 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Public car park off A40 in Stokenchurch, adjacent to Kings Arms Hotel HP14 3TA.
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Route Very undulating figure-of-eight walk through great Chilterns countryside, Join us for either the first 5.75 miles or the whole 11 mile walk.
Walk Leader Phil and Judith Jeffery
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Pondering Parks & Wondering the Waterways of Ol Oxford, 8 miles
Date Sunday 24th May 2015
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet outside The Perch, Binsey Lane, Oxford OX2 0NG park considerately in lane as it can get busy.
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Route A postponed walk redeemed to meander through Oxfords bucolic spring greens. The walk is flat and easy (like Sunday morning). Lunch stop at Annie's place on Deans Ham and perhaps a swan song in the Perch if restoration is needed.
Walk Leader Annie Batten
Lunch Bring a pack lunch, the Pimms is on me!
Evening Walk Oxford waterways, 4 miles
Date Friday 22nd May 2015
Start Time 07:30 PM
Meeting Point and Parking Walton Well car park off Walton Street, Oxford, OX2 6ED 3-5 Hours £2.10. Limited free parking available in nearby streets. 0.7 miles from train station (OX1 1HS) Frequent buses from town centre to Walton Street.
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Route Gentle evening wander along the Oxford canal returning via the Thames Path along Port Meadow. Pub stop at the Victoria afterwards
Walk Leader Sara Smith
Lunch
Chipping Campden Circles, 11 miles
Date Sunday 17th May 2015
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Chipping Campden school car park, at North end of village
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Route A very attractive walk from lovely Chipping Campden. Using a section of the Cotswold Way the first part heads to Dover's Hill where there are stunning views if the weather is at all kind. The second loop is a little more gentle, through meadows to picturesque Broad Campden and then on to the valley beyond, again with fantastic views. Possible to walk first five miles only but this is the more energetic bit! Pub and tea shop options at end.
Walk Leader Vanessa Corrick
Lunch Bring packed lunch
We have a walk today. Thanks to Ken and to Kerry who also submitted a walk for today for our enjoyment but has agreed to re-schedule her walk Thornhill Lewknor Point to Point, 15 miles
Date Sunday 10th May 2015
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Thornhill Park and Ride. (charge 2 pounds) This is a linear walk and your car can be left at the end of the walk at the car park on B4009 Lewknor near the J6 M40 turnoff direction Watlington.(grid SU716 973)If you choose to do this, take the Oxford Tube or Airport bus to Thornhill Park and Ride, please allow plenty of time before the start time as the journey time is 15 minutes and there are 30 minute intervals between services before 10.00am. Please also let the walk organiser know by text if you intend to do this. Buses to Thornhill Park and Ride - 400 Park and Ride, 280 Aylesbury, U1, Oxford Tube, X90, Airport Buses.
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Route NB.This is a linear walk - returning to the Park and Ride from Lewknor using the Oxford Tube / Airport Bus services that run from the B4009/J6 M40 turnoff. The walk uses footpaths and small country roads via Horspath, Cuddesden, Great Milton, Great Haseley, Stoke Tamage, Lewknor. Pub stop at the end - Route and distance may vary on the day subject to forthcoming recee.
Walk Leader Ken Grant
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Evening Walk Two pubs on a summer's eve, 4 miles
Date Tuesday 5th May 2015
Start Time 6:30 PM
Meeting Point and Parking Steventon Village Hall, The Green, Steventon, car park. Bus X2 from Oxford stops right by the village hall. Buses are infrequent in the evening though, so consult the timetable carefully.
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Route Meet at Steventon Village Hall, walk to the Causeway, an ancient monks' path, and carry on to Milton village. Pub pitstop at Plum Pudding pub, time allowing, and walk back to Steventon to end the walk at the North Star. It's one of 9 remaining pubs in England where beer is served through a hatch, no bar!
Walk Leader Kristin Susser
Lunch water and/or snack
Ramblers 80th Anniversary Walks and Get Walking Weekend Get walking at Kidlington, 5.5 miles
Date Monday 4th May 2015
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Curtis Place long stay car park, behind Tesco, Kidlington. Look for the white pick up. Kidlington served by public transport
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Route Flat easy walk along the canal, via Stratfield Brake then back through Yarnton. Possible pub stop for drinks only.
Walk Leader Gavin Powell
Lunch Bring packed lunch
2 Walks Today Ramblers 80th Anniversary Walks and Get Walking Weekend Buckland Marsh, 12 miles
Date Sunday 3rd May 2015
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet by the Lamb and Flag PH, Longworth/Southmoor. Plenty of parking on the old A420, now a dead end road, but park towards the roundabout end. Too early for public transport on Sunday (No. 66 bus).
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Route West to Buckland, down to the Thames at Rushey Lock, along the river to Duxford and back to Southmoor. Pub stop shortly after lunch, at Tadpole Bridge. Please note that the route can be quite overgrown in some parts! This is a longer walk for experienced walkers but newcomers to the Ramblers or OxonWW are welcome
Walk Leader Devinder Sivia
Lunch Bring packed lunch
2 Walks Today Ramblers 80th Anniversary Walks and Get Walking Weekend Taster walk at the Talbot, 3 miles
Date Sunday 3rd May 2015
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet outside Talbot Inn OX29 4BT. Near Swinford toll bridge. do not park at the pub. Please park in Wharf rd. which leads to Oxford Magnets
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Route Flat easy walk to Pinkhill lock and back. Ideal for new people who want to get into walking. drinks in the pub afterwards. Food available for whose who want to eat.
Walk Leader Gavin Powell
Lunch Snacks and drinks
Cider with Rosie - Slad Valley, 8 miles
Date Sunday 26th April 2015
Start Time 11:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Bulls Cross car park, on B4070 - 1 mile north of Slad
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Route Following Laurie Lee Wildlife Way through the beautiful Gloucestershire countryside that inspired Cider with Rosie. Route visits posts with his locally influenced poems and places in the book (Miss Flynn's pond and Deadcombe Bottom). Fantastic views, some steep hills and finishes with a drink in Woolpack Inn, Slad.
Walk Leader Anthony Williamson
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Wroxton Ramble, 9 miles
Date Sunday 19th April 2015
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Wroxton, Banbury, Oxfordshire. By the village pond. Please park considerately in village.
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Route From the lovely village of Wroxton we will head in the direction of Broughton Castle (setting for several 'period' dramas and films), and come back via North Newington. and Wroxton College.
Walk Leader Lyn Roberts
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Hambleden walk, 8.5 miles
Date Sunday 12th April 2015
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Car park in Hambleden round the back of the Stag and Huntsman pub RG9 6RP
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Route Rolling Chiltern hills and pretty villages. Route will include Frieth, Fingest, Turville, Skirmett and Pheasant’s Hill. Steep hill at start of walk and some road walking. Pub stop at end of walk.
Walk Leader Ian Feetenby
Lunch Bring packed lunch
West Wycombe, 10 miles
Date Sunday 5th April 2015
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Car park for the Hell Fire Caves. Chorley Road, West Wycombe, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire HP14 3AH
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Route A hilly walk through beautiful countryside, often wooded. A pub stop shortly after lunch.
Walk Leader Devinder Sivia
Lunch Bring packed lunch
White Horse Workout in Reverse, 11 miles
Date Friday 3rd April 2015
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Thomas Hughes Memorial Hall, Uffington. SN7 7SB Parking is free but I will be making a donation to hall funds and a small contribution would be welcome.
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Route A longish Good Friday walk from Uffington to Ashbury via Knighton with a climb up to the Ridgeway for the return journey. A different direction and different season from last July plus a couple of extra miles so that you are ready for your hot cross buns. Might be soggy in places. Pub stop at end.
Walk Leader Jane Pearson
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Summer time begins Don’t forget, clocks go forward today! Charlbury and the Evenlode Valley, 9 miles
Date Sunday 29th March 2015
Start Time 11:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Spendlove car park (behind co-op) Charlbury.
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Route Charlbury to Chadlington via Taston, Spelsbury and Dean returning along the Evenlode valley. Easy going with some road walking, mud, cattle and horses. Pub stop at end with possible pub stop at Chadlington.
Walk Leader Bob Pewsey
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Doing time in Northleach, 10 miles
Date Sunday 22nd March 2015
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking The car park at The Old Prison, Fosse Way (A429), Northleach, Gloucestershire. GL54 3JH
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Route Following short sections of the Macmillan Way and Monarch's Way through Hampnett, Yanworth and Chedworth. Café stop at end, Pubs available in Northleach
Walk Leader Judith Agnew
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Wantage Walkabout, 8.5 miles
Date Sunday 15th March 2015
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking The Beacon, Wantage (ex-Civic Hall off Portway) OX12 9BX, where there is free parking and facilities. From Oxford, the first X30 on Sunday is due at Market Place at 10.14am. The X30, 31, X1 or X32 take you back.
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Route Follows the Wantage circular walk, which takes us through the downland villages of Letcombes Regis and Bassett before striking out to Childrey. Returns to Wantage along the Wilts and Berks Canal, skirting West and East Challow. Despite an ascent from Hell Bottom Copse to Angels Grange, there is nothing strenuous but mud is guaranteed. Pub stop at end.
Walk Leader Jane Pearson
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Anyone for Aston, 12 miles
Date Sunday 8th March 2015
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Aston village hall car park, Cote Rd/B449, OX18 2DU. You may park in the front and rear car parks today only. As we have been informed that no football teams require the use of the rear car park. No Sunday bus service.
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Route Circular walk from Aston to Bampton, north to Ducklington for lunch, returning south to Aston via the hamlet of Yelford. Several stiles, muddy wet fields if it's rained, but also good tracks.
Walk Leader Sarah Howes
Lunch Bring packed lunch. Pub available at lunch stop.
Islip to Beckley, 9 miles
Date Sunday 1st March 2015
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet by the Swan Inn car park in Islip Oxford, but park considerately on the nearby roads (Lower Street) in the village. Within cycling distance of Oxford
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Route Fairly flat with a couple of small hills, pub stop half way round at Beckley.
Walk Leader Devinder Sivia
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Hooray Henley, 11 miles
Date Sunday 22nd February 2015
Start Time 10:15 AM
Meeting Point and Parking King's Road (Waitrose) car park, Henley. Sorry no convenient public transport
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Route A lesser known Henley route to Harpsden, Shiplake Row, Dursden Green and Binfield Heath. Varied terrain, return via Thames path. Some minor road walking. In the vicinity of George Clooney's English residence but am still awaiting confirmation of his attendance. Pub opportunities at end of walk
Walk Leader Vanessa Corrick
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Candleford Green to Larkrise, 9.25 miles
Date Sunday 15th February 2015
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Fringford. Park on the Green. Sorry, Public transport is not available on Sundays
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Route Fairly flat and easy going, taking in the Tusmore Estate, Juniper Hill (Larkrise) and the Shelswell Estate. Mixture of tracks, fields, woodland and villages. May be muddy in places. Sheep in fields, so dogs on leads please. Pub stop at Butcher's Arms (OX27 8EB) afterwards
Walk Leader Mark McCappin and Sheena Derry
Lunch Bring packed lunch
West Ilsley and the Downs, 9 miles
Date Sunday 8th February 2015
Start Time 10:15 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Car park in Chilton village Nr Church
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Route From Chilton village to the Ridgeway and back via West Ilsley. A farm conservation area, so there are lots of bird species on the walk up -- not to mention a wonderful view of Harwell science park. Pub stop at end Rose and Crown OX11 0RZ.
Walk Leader Kristin Susser
Lunch Bring packed lunch
This walk is now being lead by Gavin Powell (Volunteered to take over at very short notice). The route may be subject to some alteration to that listed. Stonesfield Mud Pie Poddle, 7.5 miles
Date Sunday 1st February 2015
Start Time 10:30AM
Meeting Point and Parking Outside the White Horse Pub Stonesfield. OX29 8EA. Please park considerately in the village Unfortunately no buses available on Sundays. Car share recommended
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Route No mince pies here! I have nothing to offer you but mud, sweat, toil and beers... and a beautiful walk through the Evenlode Valley. From Stonesfield to Ashford Mill, Wilcote, Finstock (with a pub stop if time permits), Fawler and back to Stonesfield. Muddy in places so good pair of boots and gaiters recommended. If the Evenlode breaks her banks a detour will be taken
Walk Leader Gavin Powell
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Wandering around Woodstock, 8 miles
Date Sunday 25th January 2015
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking In the free car park off Hensington Road, signposted from the A44. The S3 Stagecoach runs every 30 minutes from Oxford to Woodstock.
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Route We will explore the gently rolling hills north of Woodstock surrounding the Glyme Valley and skirt the pretty village of Wootton. We will then enter Blenheim Park via the Ditchley Gate and make our return to Woodstock.
Walk Leader Nicola Copeman
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Oxfordshire Ramblers AGM Upper Heyford Pre AGM Ramble, 4 miles
Date Saturday 24th January 2015
Start Time 10:30 (AGM starts at 3:00 PM - talk at 2:15 PM)
Meeting Point and Parking Upper Heyford Village Hall
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Route The day starts with a leisurely walk from Upper Heyford in the morning. Meeting starts at 2.15pm - Simon Barnett, Director of Delivery and Development for Ramblers will talk on 1) Ramblers and health walks – how do they fit together? And 2) Volunteering for Ramblers – what does it mean? 3pm AGM followed by tea Event hosted by the Banbury and North Oxfordshire Group
Walk Leader TBA
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Potential for snow, which could affect plans for this walk - check for updates before setting out! Great Tew Trecker, 9.5 miles
Date Sunday 18th January 2015
Start Time 10:15AM
Meeting Point and Parking Great Tew car park (free parking) Chipping Norton OX7 4DB
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Route We'll hike up to South Newington through parts of Great Tew park, on to skirt Barford St Michael and head back to Great Tew...and a lovely pub at the end. Expect hills and mud!
Walk Leader Lyn Roberts
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Benson and Hedges, 6 miles
Date Sunday 11th January 2015
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Mill Stream Car Park, Benson, OX10 6RL The X40 runs from Oxford and the stop is Benson Marina. The link for the timetable is: - http://assets.goaheadbus.com/media/cms_page_media/469/X39-X40_Jun14_Web_10-14.pdf
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Route A circular walk suitable for beginners - Benson, Rokemarsh, Berrick Salome with a lunch stop at Warborough. Returning to Benson via Shillingford and the Thames Path. Pub stop at the end. - Likely to be muddy.
Walk Leader Ken Grant
Lunch Bring packed lunch
New Year's Resolution Foray, 6 miles
Date Sunday 4th January 2015
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Outside the Red Lion PH, Yarnton OX5 1QD. Please park considerately in village - not in pub car park. transport: The S3 bus service from Oxford to Chipping Norton stops at The Paddocks, Yarnton - a few hundred yards from the Red Lion
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Route Ideal walk for anyone resolute about taking more exercise in 2015 particularly new walkers! Relatively flat walk through fields, tracks and woods. Small amount on reasonably quiet roads. Mud guaranteed (unless frozen!). Pub at end (muddy walkers welcome)- food available all day but best to pre-book direct if required - 01865 373556.
Walk Leader Julie Minch
Lunch Bring drink and snack if required - stop for short break only not lunch
New Year's Day Refresher, 6 miles
Date Thursday 1st January 2015
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Park on Arnold's Way, and meet by Mathew Arnold School. Oxford. OX2 9JE
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Route Short annual New Year's Day walk around Boars Hill. Should be back in time for a late lunch
Walk Leader Devinder Sivia
Lunch Bring snack if required
Mince Pie and Mulled Wine Meander 2014, 10 miles
Date Sunday 21st December 2014
Start Time 10:15 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Car park in the centre of Moreton-in-Marsh, off the A429, opposite tourist information centre. transport: First Great Western train to Great Malvern, departs Oxford 09:18, arrives Moreton-in-Marsh 09:52. Five minute walk from the railway station to the start point.
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Route A varied North Cotswold walk. Elevenses will be provided, in the form of Neil's home-made mulled wine and mince pies. Booking not essential but, if possible, please try to RSVP Neil by email or text a few days before, so he has a rough idea of how many to cater for: neil.hoggarth@dpag.ox.ac.uk.
Walk Leader Neil Hoggarth
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Morning Mosey, 6 miles
Date Sunday 14th December 2014
Start Time 10:15 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Bibury. Opposite the Trout Farm, near the Swan Hotel. An opportunity to get in a yomp but still leave time for Christmas prep or a Sunday afternoon laze.
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Route A circuit from Bibury taking in the Ablington Downs and Winson. Some minor road walking.
Walk Leader Vanessa Corrick
Lunch Morning walk so no lunch stop. Bring substantial elevenses if required!
Whichford Trails to the Brailes, 8 miles
Date Sunday 7th December 2014
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Outside The Norman Knight, Whichford, CV36 5PE park considerately along the village green. Car share if possible.
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Route A valley walk from Whichford to Sutton Under Brailes, then along the side of Brailes Hill to Lower Brailes where we stop for lunch, returning to Whichford via Milne Hill. Pub stop at end. Muddy in parts, animals in fields , no dogs, superb views.
Walk Leader Ken Grant
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Dorchester and the Clumps, 9 miles
Date Sunday 30th November 2014
Start Time 10:15 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Car park at Bridge End, Dorchester
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Route A stroll along the bank of the River Thames, ascend Wittenham Clumps for a lovely view of the Thames Valley. Open countryside takes us into Long Wittenham. We then return along river bank and leave at Day's Lock, heading back into Dorchester. Tea shop or pub at end.
Walk Leader Liz McGowan and John Roberts
Lunch Bring packed lunch
The Devil's Punchbowl, 10.5 miles
Date Sunday 23rd November 2014
Start Time 10:15 AM
Meeting Point and Parking The top of Court Hill Road, just off the A338 a couple of miles South of Wantage.
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Route Walk along the Ridgeway and Lambourn Downs, so some hilly bits (especially by the Devil's Punchbowl).
Walk Leader Devinder Sivia
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Oxon WW AGM Oxon WW AGM and Walk, 6 miles
Date Sunday 16th November 2014
Start Time 10:45 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Eynsham village car park, Back Lane. S1 bus from Oxford or Carterton
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Route A walk from Eynsham to South Leigh. This will be followed by the OxonWW AGM in Eynsham Village Hall (small hall) at 2pm. The Village Hall is close to the car park (turn right coming out of the car park and go 100 yards along Back Lane). Further details nearer the time but please put the date in your diary now!
Walk Leader Vanessa Corrick
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Recce Weekend
Date Saturday 8th November 2014
Start Time
Meeting Point and Parking There are no planned walks this weekend so please use the opportunity to recce a walk to lead for the group.
Route
Walk Leader you
Lunch
Ewelme Encounter, 10 miles
Date Sunday 2nd November 2014
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Ewelme, by village pond towards end of High Street. Please park considerately in the village.
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Route Across rolling countryside to Ewelme Park and Swyncombe following parts of the Ridgeway and Chilterns Way. Pub at end.
Walk Leader Phil Jeffery
Lunch Bring packed lunch
End of BST - clocks go back one hour Northleach and Farmington, 5 miles
Date Sunday 26th October 2014
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet at Northleach Market place, park there or on the surrounding roads. No buses or trains. Please email walk leader if you require a lift.
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Route A mixture of lanes, field paths and tracks will be followed between Northleach and the hilltop village of Farmington giving extensive views. Possible pub stop at end of walk.
Walk Leader Kerry Forkner
Lunch Bring packed lunch
THIS WALK HAS BEEN MOVED TO DECEMBER Whichford Trails to the Brailes
Date Saturday 25th October 2014
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Walk cancelled today and moved to 7th December 2014.
Route
Walk Leader Ken Grant
Lunch
Return to Burford, 10.5 miles
Date Sunday 19th October 2014
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Public car park at end of Church Lane (free), Burford.
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Route A regular feature of past programmes, this delightful walk takes us through Fulbrook, down Dean Bottom to the tiny church of St Oswald, into Swinbrook and then Asthall. The return leg skirts Widford before following the Windrush back to Burford, where there are multiple opportunities for refreshment.
Walk Leader Jane Pearson
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Waterperry wandering, 9.5 miles
Date Sunday 12th October 2014
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Waterperry overflow car park. transport: Via Thornhill park and ride if you can find someone nice to give you a lift :-).
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Route Flat route (hopefully not under water) taking in Waterperry, Waterstock, Ickford and Worminghall. Teashop at end.
Walk Leader Matthew O'Byrne
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Limited number of walkers allowed so need to pre-book - see route details. Oxford Orbital, 25 miles
Date Saturday 11th October 2014
Start Time TBA
Meeting Point and Parking TBA after booking, but will be accessible by public transport
Route A circumnavigation of Oxford keeping mainly outside the Ring Road. Variety of terrain and a couple of steep hills. Numbers limited to 24 people, who need to register in advance, due to permits required for areas of private land. Book with Rob Wakefield by email (robwakefield10@hotmail.com). Waiting list will operate when fully subscribed. Meal after walk to discuss/compare blisters!
Walk Leader Rob Wakefield & Neil Hoggarth
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Snowshill Loop, 10.5 miles
Date Sunday 5th October 2014
Start Time 11:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Snowshill Manor NT overflow car park. Just off the road to Snowshill.
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Route Circular walk taking the top farms in, then along the ridge and back to the village and the pub.
Walk Leader Gavin Powell
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Please note new meeting point details Abingdon to Drayton and Sutton Courtenay, 8 miles
Date Sunday 28th September 2014
Start Time 10:15 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet Rye Farm pay & display car park just off Bridge Street in Abingdon. Transport: X3, X13, 35, etc from Oxford
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Route Start in Abingdon and follow the Ock river to Drayton. Sutton Wick to Sutton Courtenay and its weirs then to Culham lock and back to Abingdon. Pub at the end in Abingdon, Nag's Head, with optional short walk to yet another weir in Abingdon itself.
Walk Leader Kristin Susser
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Witney Woodland - ancient and modern, 10.5 miles
Date Sunday 21st September 2014
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Crawley Mill Industrial Estate, Dry Lane, Crawley, OX29 9TJ.
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Route A wander around the villages of Crawley, Ramsden and Hailey, just north of Witney, including some old and some very new woodland. Pub stop at end.
Walk Leader Sheena Derry and Mark McCappin
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Chippy - Heythrop Circular, 11 miles
Date Sunday 14th September 2014
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Main car park New Street Chipping Norton. transport: Bus - S3 from Oxford. Nearest station Kingham - lifts from there can be arranged (no bus connection on Sundays).
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Route From Chipping Norton, past the William Fowler Trust Allotments towards Lidstone and Enstone. Returning via Heythrop Park and Over Norton. Pub or tea stop at end.
Walk Leader Rob Brown
Lunch Bring packed lunch
A lazy start walk: up on the Downs and a pizza finale, 11.5 miles
Date Sunday 7th September 2014
Start Time 1:00 PM
Meeting Point and Parking Kingston Lisle near Wantage; Drive through Kingstone Lisle village, past the Blowing Stone pub; the start point is where a footpath crosses the road heading north out of KL. Plenty of space to park along the road side.
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Route We walk low level though to Fawler before heading up to the Ridgeway and looping out over the Lambourn Downs. End up at the Blowing Stone pub in Kingstone Lisle, for pizza fresly baked in the garden oven(I will take numbers for pizza at the start of the walk)
Walk Leader Helen Barham
Lunch Eat lunch before you come! Bring snacks for tea breaks
No dogs allowed on this walk Wytham, Eynsham and Wolvercote Wander, 8.5 miles
Date Sunday 31st August 2014
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet at the public car park at Lower Wolvercote. Plenty of free parking (Public loos there too). transport: Oxford City Bus Company No 6 from Magdalan St. West to Wolvercote Home Close then short walk to the car park.
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Route A short amount of road walking to Wytham then paths through Wytham Woods (permission has been obtained for the group as normally permit only) emerging near Eynsham. A very brief road walk to join the Thames which we will follow back to Wolvercote. Possible pub stop at The Trout afterwards.
Walk Leader Nicola Copeman
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Contact walk leader by 20th August if doing this walk. Thame Valley - The lower reaches, 15 miles
Date Sunday 24th August 2014
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Dorchester Village Car Park for car users at Bridge End. Parking is free. This is a linear walk and the start point is at the Fox, Tiddington SP649051. Please contact the walk leader by email by Wednesday 20 August 2014 to enable car share / taxi arrangements to be made to the start point. Transport: Those using public transport please go directly to the starting point in Tiddington. The Arriva Bus service 280 Oxford to Aylesbury stops at The Fox. At the walk end the Reading Oxford service X40 stops at Dorchester Berinsfield Lay-By. Those using public transport please also contact the walk leader.
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Route The walk follows on from the Thame Valley Walk yesterday which finished in Tiddington. The route roughly follows the Thame through Waterstock, Wheatley, Cuddesdon, Little Milton, Stadhampton, Newington,to Dorchester where it joins the Thames. There may be a route change if a footbridge near Drayton St Leonard has been repaired. The route will then include Chislehampton and omit Little Milton, Stadhampton and Newington. Generally good walking with defined routes mainly in the river valley. There are animals in some fields, and in some low lying meadows water may be retained if there is a heavy rainfall.
Walk Leader Ken Grant - kjgrant418@hotmail.com
Lunch Bring packed lunch and plenty of fluids
Contact walk leader by 20th August if doing this walk Thame Valley Walk, 15 miles
Date Saturday 23rd August 2014
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet at The Fox Tiddington. Please park considerately nearby. This is a linear walk and starts at SP793142 - Upper Hartwell, Aylesbury, Bucks. Please email the walk leader by Wednesday 20 August 2014 if you intend to do the walk to enable car sharing / taxi arrangements from Tiddington to the start point. Transport: For those who wish to use public transport; the Arriva Bus service 280 Oxford to Aylesbury stops at the meeting point in Tiddington. Or you can choose to go onto Aylesbury Bus Station. The starting point of the walk can be reached from the bus station by Arriva Bus 2, getting off at Raban Lane with a small walk through an Industrial Estate to the start of the walk next to allotments. Please notify walk leader if using public transport.
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Route The walk starts on the edge of Aylesbury and follows the River Thame on part of it's journey towards the River Thames passing through Eynthrope, Nether Winchendon, Chearlsey, Shabbington, Albury and finishing at the meeting point in Tiddington. It is a pleasant walk with many interesting sites on the way. It is likely to be heavy going in parts after a rain fall, and there are animals in the fields. A full walk description is available on a leaflet published by Aylesbury Vale District Council :- http://www.buckscc.gov.uk/media/951438/Thame_Valley_Walk_Leaflet.pdf
Walk Leader Ken Grant
Lunch Bring packed lunch and plenty of fluids
Evening Walk Talbot Trip, 3 miles
Date Friday 22nd August 2014
Start Time 7:00 PM
Meeting Point and Parking Outside The Talbot Inn, Eynsham, near the Swinford Toll bridge on the B4044. Do not park in the pub car park. Park in Wharf road which leads to Oxford magnets/Siemens plant. transport: S1 runs between Oxford and Carterton
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Route Flat walk to Pinkhill lock then back along the Thames. Drinks in the Talbot afterwards. Anyone welcome for a drink 8.30pm onwards. Food available until 9.00pm.
Walk Leader Gavin Powell
Lunch N/A
Fringford Frolic, 9.5 miles
Date Sunday 17th August 2014
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Fringford village green, parking around green or in adjacent village hall if no events scheduled.
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Route A lovely skip and hop (=optional) from Fringford around adjoining villages and lots of north Oxfordshire countryside. Pub stop at the Butchers in Fringford at the end. (May even catch some cricket on the green!)
Walk Leader Lyn Roberts
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Ibstone Interlude, 8 miles
Date Sunday 10th August 2014
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Near the Fox Country Inn, Ibstone, HP14 3XT. There is parking along the verges in the area. It's a bit limited so please car-share where possible.
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Route An undulating route through the Chilterns via Turville Heath and Northend
Walk Leader Judith Agnew
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Distance, route and walk leader changed! Witney Wander, 5.5 miles
Date Sunday 3rd August 2014
Start Time 10:30 Approximate mileage
Meeting Point and Parking Cogges Manor Farm Museum car park, Witney. S1 and S2 buses from Oxford to Carterton stop nearby on Oxford Hill in Witney.
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Route Rambling route through fields and tracks to the south east of Witney and around South Leigh. Not stopping for lunch but excellent cafe at the Farm Museum for tea and cake at the end. Some road walking and may meander at times as not recced so might get lost!
Walk Leader Anthony Williamson / Julie Minch
Lunch Short coffee break, bring snack if required
Filmed Walk Revisited! Eastleach Turville, 7 miles
Date Sunday 27th July 2014
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Eastleach Turville, outside the Victoria Inn. Please park considerately in the village and car share where possible.
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Route You've seen the film, now walk the walk! The twin villages of Eastleach Turville and Eastleach Martin and the Leach Valley were the picturesque setting for our successful movie debut 'Out and About with the Oxon Weekend Walkers'. Come along and enjoy the walk for yourself or re-live fun moments if you featured on screen! Pub stop at end.
Walk Leader Vanessa Corrick
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Whitehorse Workout, 9 miles
Date Sunday 20th July 2014
Start Time 11:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking The Memorial Hall car park in Uffington
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Route Mostly flattish, apart from a steep ascent to the White Horse and steady descent down from the Ridgeway. Quite a lot of stiles along the way.
Walk Leader Devinder Sivia
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Farnborough Far Walk, 8 miles
Date Sunday 13th July 2014
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Car park off the road from Farnborough to Avon Dassett. From the village pass the National Trust visitor entrance to Farnborough Hall on the left side then go on for 200m and the car park is on the right side.
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Route Farm fields to Avon Dassett then the way rises to the Burton Dassett Hills. Scenic views over south Warwickshire. Passing through Fenney Compton and up Mill Hill to then return to our starting point. Bring your own refreshments for a picnic at the end of the walk near a pool.
Walk Leader Rob Goddard
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Stonesfield Sojourn, 6 miles
Date Sunday 6th July 2014
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet in front of the White Horse Inn, Stonesfield, OX29 8EA. Please park considerately in the village and car share if possible.
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Route Pretty walk to Charlbury and back taking in fields, tracks, woods and a few quiet lanes. Short Ice cream and drinks stop in Charlbury and pub stop at end for lunch time drink. Lunch available at the pub if required, please contact me if you would like a copy of the menu.
Walk Leader Julie Minch
Lunch bring drink, no lunch stop
The Bimble of Edgehill, 9 miles
Date Sunday 29th June 2014
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking The Castle at Edgehill, Edgehill, Nr Banbury, OX15 6DJ. Although there is parking along main route through Edgehill it does get very congested. It is suggested that cars are parked in the nearby side road linking Edgehill to Ratley at SP374472 which is a small walk away from the meeting point
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Route Edgehill village, Ratley, Hornton returning to the starting point along the lower Edgehill escarpement via Radway. Pleasant valley walk with some farm track and road walking with one particularly steep muddy track coming out of Hornton. Cattle, sheep and lambs in several fields. Superb views on the final stretch of the walk. Pub stop at the end.
Walk Leader Ken Grant
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Evening Walk Please note change of date Finstock to the Lady Well, 5 miles
Date Friday 27th June 2014
Start Time 7:00 PM
Meeting Point and Parking Plough Inn, Finstock. Limited parking near the pub so please park considerately in the village and walk to the start.
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Route An evening tramp using tracks and fields, passing through the hamlet of Wilcote to the Lady Well. Returning through Wychwood Forest we'll hope to avoid the headless horseman...
Walk Leader Vanessa Corrick
Lunch Pub stop at end
2 Walks Today Summer Solstice walk in reverse, 14 miles
Date Saturday 21st June 2014
Start Time 11:15 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Outside George and Danvers ice cream shop, St Aldates. Oxford has many car parks. Redbridge is the closest Park and Ride. Charges apply. All buses to Oxford pass through St Aldates
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Route A circular route taking in 6 pubs. We'll head out of Oxford via South Hinksey and return via Boar's Hill, Sunningwell, Radley and the Thames Path.
Walk Leader Sara Smith
Lunch Bring packed lunch
2 Walks Today Area Picnic Walk! Castle Hill to Wittenham Clumps, 4.5 miles
Date Saturday 21st June 2014
Start Time 10:15 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet in the Earth Trust's Wittenham Clumps car park on south side of Clumps on Little Wittenham Road, free and popular so car pool if at all possible. Please note walk leader details have changed.
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Route Easy pre-prandial walk through fields, woods (may be some mud) and part of the way on Thames tow path. Up the Clumps for area picnic lunch at the end.
Walk Leader Jane Pearson
Lunch Bring picnic lunch
A Walk in the Chilterns, 10 miles
Date Sunday 15th June 2014
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Chinnor Village Centre, High Street, Chinnor. Park considerately nearby
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Route A varied, undulating walk taking in parts of the Ridgeway and Chiltern Way. Pub at end.
Walk Leader Antoinette Meehan
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Southmoor Stroll, 9 miles
Date Sunday 8th June 2014
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet by the Lamb and Flag PH, Longworth/Southmoor. Plenty of parking on the old A420, now a dead end road, but park towards the roundabout end.
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Route Fairly flat and gentle, some of it along the Thames.
Walk Leader Devinder Sivia
Lunch Bring packed lunch
A summer evening on the downs, 10.5 miles
Date Sunday 1st June 2014
Start Time 1:30 PM
Meeting Point and Parking Bury Down car park - take the West Ilsley exit from the A34; the park is on both sides of the road where it crosses the Ridgeway. No direct buses but I can pick up from Wantage.
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Route Get your chores done early (or have a lie in) and enjoy an afternoon and early evening walk over the downs. We will head west along the Ridgeway and then south along "Old Street" track, looping round to West Isley and up past the gallops back to Bury Down. Should be lovely views of the Downs (and Didcot power station if you missed the recent walk!) Its a very short drive from there to The Harrow in West Ilsley for post-walk refreshments.
Walk Leader Helen Barham
Lunch Bring packed TEA, which we will eat towards the end of the walk, so eat lunch before you come!
Stanford Stroll, 8 miles
Date Sunday 25th May 2014
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet on grass at the junction of High Street and A417. There are some parking spaces on High Street.
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Route We'll head in the direction of Faringdon, passing through Shellingford. Our return will be on the other side of the A417 following Frogmore Brook and skirting Hatford. Pub at end.
Walk Leader Jane Pearson
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Evening Walk Appleton Village, 5 miles
Date Friday 23rd May 2014
Start Time 7:00 PM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet at the war memorial opposite the School. Please park considerately in the Village
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Route Evening stroll around the outskirts of this ancient village, along the river, bluebell woods and open fields
Walk Leader Sarah and Nick Baines
Lunch pub stop at end
Eastbury Eight, 12.5 miles
Date Sunday 18th May 2014
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Turn north at the footpath sign near the pub in Eastbury, go up the track (100m) and park by the old barn; this is the meeting point. Parking is very limited in the village
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Route A hilly walk with some flat bits and good views, consisting of a loop north of Eastbury before lunch and a loop south of Eastbury after lunch. Path is overgrown in places.
Walk Leader Devinder Sivia
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Brill Hill to Muswell Hill, 9 miles
Date Sunday 11th May 2014
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Brill Hill windmill car park
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Route Brill Hill off towards Oakley Wood, Skirt round the edge, Over fields and crossing the Honey Burge golf course at the top of Panshill. Looking down on MOD woods and Barracks,Continue up the Hill to Muswell Hill, past the spot of Ralph the Hermits Easter Pilgrimage. Across rolling fields to Chilling Place Stud, back via Brill's north west side and over the Commoners hillocks to the Pheasant pub to finish.
Walk Leader Aileen Gonella
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Get Walking Week Finale! Begbroke to Bladon, 5 miles
Date Saturday 10th May 2014
Start Time 2:15 PM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet in front of St Michael's Church, St Michael's Lane, Begbroke. There might be limited parking near church and outside the Royal Sun pub. Please share lifts as much as possible. The S3 from Oxford stops near the Royal Sun pub. Please be prepared for mud!
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Route A gentle, level walk which take's us past Churchill's grave in the church at Bladon. Pub at end of walk.
Walk Leader Jane Pearson
Lunch No lunch stop
Get Walking Week - ideal walk for new walkers Baldons Bumble, 5 miles
Date Monday 5th May 2014
Start Time 1:45 PM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet outside the Seven Stars pub, Marsh Baldon (just off Nuneham Courtenay on the A4074). Please park considerately around the green.
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Route A fairly level walk with good views. From Marsh Baldon to Toot Baldon and back via Nuneham Courtenay. Leisurely pace.
Walk Leader Vanessa Corrick
Lunch Bring drink. Pub stop at end
Get Walking Week - Short starter walk. A Stately Stroll, 3.5 miles
Date Sunday 4th May 2014
Start Time 11:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Outside The Cock Inn, The Green, Combe. Please park considerately in village.
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Route A gentle meander from Combe through beautiful Blenheim Estate Parkland. Then get yourself a drink from the Cock Inn and stop for a chat on the village green at the end - free snack provided (weather permitting!).
Walk Leader Julie Minch
Lunch Free 'welcome' snack provided by Oxon Weekend Walkers at end of walk
Dreaming Towers of Didcot, 14 miles
Date Saturday 3rd May 2014
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Outside the Hart of Harwell PH, High Street, Harwell,OX11 0EH - parking in nearby streets. 1) Thames Travel Bus X32 leaves Oxford St Aldates Stop H5 at 08.43am. (2)Trains to Didcott - Thames Travel Bus X1/X32 leaves Didcot Parkway station at 09.17am and 09.47am respectively. (3) Thames Travel Bus X1 leaves Abingdon Town Centre Stratton Way Stop A4 at 09.15am. (3) Thames Travel X1/X32 leaves Wantage Market Place at 08.59am and 09.25am respectively. Destination stop for bus services: Harwell High Street
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Route Harwell, West Hagbourne, East Hagbourne,South Moreton. Lunch stop on Blewburton Hill. Returning to Harwell by Blewbury, Upton and Hagbourne Hill. Well defined paths with a little road walking, mainly in low lying areas, 2 fields with sheep and young lambs. A last opportunity to view Didcot's distinctive skyline before the southern towers (Didcot A) of Didcot Power Station are demolished. The demolition is likely to occur during a weekend in June or July 2014.
Walk Leader Ken Grant
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Kingham to Churchill, a Cotswold adventure!, 8 miles
Date Sunday 27th April 2014
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking By the bench opposite the Plough, with parking around The Green, Kingham. Park considerately in the village. SatNav: OX7 6YZ. Kingham has a railway station and there is a limited service on Sundays. But please check with National Rail Enquiries for the latest details.
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Route Moderate walk taking in a varied Cotswold landscape with ancient monuments, churches, wildlife and birds (If we are lucky the Bluebells may be out). Pub stop at the end.
Walk Leader Tony Morgan
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Easter Egg Fuelled Goring Gallop, 15.5 miles
Date Sunday 20th April 2014
Start Time 10:15 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Goring. Car park off Station Road. Pay and display but free on Sundays.
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Route Through Chiltern countryside of beech woods and rolling fields to Mapledurham. Return route uses part of Thames path. A relatively fast paced walk to get round in reasonable time. Easter egg incentives will be provided!
Walk Leader Vanessa Corrick
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Sapperton Tunnel Loop, 12.2 miles
Date Friday 18th April 2014
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Large layby on A419 Cirencester to Stroud road, opposite the airfield. Look for the white pick up. Please allow sufficient time to get to the start point. Car share as much as possible please.
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Route Rolling Cotswold hills, estate land, then along the old canal. Pub stop for drinks only.
Walk Leader Gavin Powell
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Hookie Hike, 9 miles
Date Sunday 13th April 2014
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Hook Norton, opposite Pear Tree Pub at jcn of Chipping Norton Rd and Netting Street. Parking very limited immediately by pub, please park in adjacent streets.
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Route Lovely north Oxfordshire hills, taking a (vaguely) circular route, across to the Rollrights first, then back via Whichford, skirting Whichford Wood. Pub stop at end to sample some Hookie.
Walk Leader Lyn Roberts
Lunch Bring packed lunch
The Malvern Hills, 9 miles
Date Saturday 5th April 2014
Start Time 9:00 AM at Oxford Station or 11:15 AM at Colwall Station.
Meeting Point and Parking Meet in the concourse at Oxford Station at 9 am if you want to reduce the fare by buying a group discount ticket, otherwise meet on the platform ready to catch the 9.23am to Colwall or at Colwall Station meeting the train which is due in at 11.12am. Train also calls at Hanborough, Charlbury, Kingham and Morton in Marsh. Fare is £19.40 return for an off peak ticket.
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Route Walk from Colwall to British Camp and taking in the views from the Herefordshire Beacon. Walking then along the 8 remaining peaks of the Malvern Hills. Pub stop at the end with trains back to Oxford 16.34 or 17.49 (this one gets us back at 19.21).
Walk Leader Sara Smith
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Don't forget clocks go forward today! A Good Walk: Sibford Gower, 6 miles
Date Sunday 30th March 2014
Start Time 11:45 AM Village Hall car park available from 11:30am after church use
Meeting Point and Parking Sibford Village Hall car park, Sibford Gower/Burdrop Road. Later start due to clock change.
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Route A walk published in The Times on 1st March by Christopher Somerville (http://www.christophersomerville.co.uk/?p=734). Easy walk, wonderful views and picturesque villages - some muddy lanes. Pub stop at end.
Walk Leader Anthony Williamson
Lunch Bring packed lunch
New start time Charlbury and the Salt Way, 6 miles
Date Sunday 23rd March 2014
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Spendlove car park, (behind co-op) Charlbury
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Route Taking the Oxfordshire Way out of Charlbury across the fields, then following part of the Wychwood Way along the ancient Salt Way towards the Ditchley Estate. May be muddy, please wear suitable boots. Pub stop at end.
Walk Leader Kerry Forkner
Lunch No lunch stop
Islip to Beckley, 9 miles
Date Sunday 16th March 2014
Start Time 10:30 AM .
Meeting Point and Parking Meet by the Swan Inn car park in Islip, but park considerately on the nearby roads (Lower Street) in the village. Within cycling distance of Oxford or public transport accessible: No trains currently due to upgrade work but there are rail replacement buses running in place of trains, for the forseeable future. On Sundays: 09:20 bus from Oxford station is scheduled to arrive at Islip 09:45. 10:05 bus from Bicester Town station is scheduled to arrive at Islip 10:20. Turn left onto the main road when leaving the station, and just follow the road - the Swan is about 6 minutes walk.
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Route Fairly flat with a couple of small hills, pub stop half way round at Beckley.
Walk Leader Devinder Sivia
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Cold Aston Canter, 10 miles
Date Sunday 9th March 2014
Start Time 10:45 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet outside the Plough Inn, Cold Aston, near Northleach. Please park considerately in the village.
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Route Route visits lesser known (but still pretty) Cotswold villages of Cold Aston, Notgrove, Hazleton and Turkdean. Varied terrain - tracks, fields and valleys. Pub stop at end.
Walk Leader Vanessa Corrick
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Good walk for new walkers! Kidlington, 5.5 miles
Date Sunday 2nd March 2014
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Curtis Place car park. Behind Tesco. Kidlington. Look for the white pickup. Kidlington is served by public buses on Sunday
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Route Flat circular walk North of Kidlington coming back along the canal. Ideal for new members. cafes and pubs at the end of the walk
Walk Leader Gavin Powell
Lunch Coffee stop mid walk, no packed lunch
Please note change to details pub stop midday not at end. Shotover Shuffle, 9.5 miles
Date Sunday 23rd February 2014
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Shotover Park, free car park accessed via Old Road, Headington, Oxford. Buses to London Road, Headington: alight at shops and walk down Windmill Road to Old Road junction, then turn left and continue along Old Road to car park (30 minute walk). Alternatively, bus no. 4 from Botley/City centre to Wood Farm, alight at Masons Road and head north to join Old Road (20 minute walk).
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Route Walking from Shotover to Wheatley, pub and picnic lunch stop at Cuddesdon, skirting Garsington and then Horspath, before returning via Horspath Common to Shotover. Very muddy and numerous stiles! Bat and Ball in Cuddesdon at mid-day for a drink. There is a recreation ground next to the pub with benches and swings to sit on if you would prefer not to go to the pub and where we can eat our picnic lunches. Alternatively, the Bat and Ball does food if you wish to eat in there.
Walk Leader Sarah Howes
Lunch Bring packed lunch or eat at pub
Please note start time changed from 10:30 to 10:00 Charlbury Mudfest, 9.5 miles
Date Sunday 16th February 2014
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Spendlove Centre, Charlbury (behind Co-op, Enstone Road). Trains to Charlbury. First Great Western train service. Start of walk passes Dyers Hill Bridge by station so can join group here
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Route Circular woodland walk via Wychwood Forest. Visit to 12th-century church in Shorthampton and parkland of Cornbury Deer Park - field tracks, woodland paths and quiet country lanes. Please wear suitable footwear for muddy uneven terrain. 3mph pace, back around 3pm. Pub stop at end.
Walk Leader Lorraine Cotterell
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Which Way Walk, 8 miles
Date Sunday 9th February 2014
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet on the green in front of the church, Turville. Park considerately in village and car sharing advised as very little parking space. Annie offers lifts from Oxford, Richard from Abingdon.
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Route Start in the quintessential (much filmed) village of Turville, heading to Stonor Deer Park for tea break. The Chilterns, Shakespeare and Oxford Ways take us through undulating countryside and woodlands with stunning views. Poles would be a good aid as can be a little steep & slippy in places. Optional sprint up to Cobstone Windmill at the end with drink at the Bull & Butcher.
Walk Leader Annabell Batten 07590978344 &
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Get Walking! Woodstock Saunter, 5 miles
Date Sunday 2nd February 2014
Start Time 10:45 AM Ideal trial walk for new walkers
Meeting Point and Parking Car park behind Woodstock library, Hensington Road
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Route Open to all, easy stroll to encourage new people try a walk with the Oxon Weekend Walkers - field tracks, muddy paths, country lanes and parkland - Oxfordshire Way and Blenheim park. No lunch stop but pub stop at end.
Walk Leader Anthony Williamson
Lunch Bring refreshments and snack
Faringdon Folly, 9 miles
Date Sunday 26th January 2014
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Long stay car park off Gloucester Street, Faringdon (free on Sundays).
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Route Relatively flat walk heading east from Faringdon, past the folly and on to Buckland, returning via Littleworth. A mixture of fields, woodland and villages, with good views. We'll be walking along a ridge, so minimising mud risk.
Walk Leader Mark McCappin & Sheena Derry
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Oxfordshire Area Ramblers AGM Area Meeting Walk, 5 miles
Date Saturday 18th January 2014
Start Time 10:00 AM OWW will be hosting the Area AGM this year
Meeting Point and Parking Eynsham Village Hall, Back Lane, Eynsham S1 bus from Oxford.
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Route Exact route to be determined on the day due to recent bad weather and waterlogged conditions. Walk will either go from Eynsham to the Thames and back via Pinkhill and Eynsham Locks or from Eynsham towards South Leigh. Snack pub lunch after walk or bring picnic to eat in the hall. Ramblers Trustee Alex Mannings will give a talk at 2pm in the large hall, followed by the Oxfordshire Area AGM at 2.30pm, with tea and cakes at the end.
Walk Leader Vanessa Corrick
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Bracing Blewbury, 9 miles
Date Sunday 12th January 2014
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Recreation Ground car park, Blewbury. Signed off A417 at western end of village. Drive s short distance up lane from A417, car park is on the left.
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Route Undulating walk across the Berkshire Downs including a short section of the Ridgeway, returning via Aston Upthorpe. Almost certainly muddy! Tea shop or pub at end.
Walk Leader Judith Agnew and Phil Jeffery
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Thornhill Short Loop, 7.5 miles
Date Sunday 5th January 2014
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Thornhill Park and Ride, Near to the exit. Lots of Buses including the 400 park and Ride, 380 Aylesbury, U1, Oxford Tube and X90 plus airport ones.
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Route Through Risinghurst, up Shotover and across to Wheatley before returning via Forest Hill.
Walk Leader Matthew Byrne
Lunch Bring packed lunch
New Year's Day Refresher, 6 miles
Date Wednesday 1st January 2014
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Park on Arnold's Way, and meet by Mathew Arnold School. Cycling distance from Oxford.
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Route Short annual New Year's Day walk around Boars Hill. Should be back in time for a late lunch.
Walk Leader Devinder Sivia
Lunch Bring a light snack if required
Two rivers, a canal, a park and a meadow, 8 miles
Date Sunday 22nd December 2013
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Walton Well car park off Walton Street, Oxford, OX2 6ED 3-5 Hours £2.10 0.7 miles from train station (OX1 1HS) Frequent buses from town centre to Walton Street.
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Route A level circumnavigation of Oxford City beside water wherever possible
Walk Leader Neil Gorton
Lunch Bring packed lunch but beer/pies at The Victoria, Walton Street after.
Mince Pie and Mulled Wine Meander, 2013, 10 miles
Date Sunday 15th December 2013
Start Time 09:45 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Goring and Streatley Railway Station. 09:05 train from Oxford
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Route A varied Chilterns walk, featuring a few hills, some beech woods. Elevenses will be provided, in the form of Neil's home-made mulled wine and mince pies (booking not essential, but if possible please try to RSVP to the walk leader a few days before if you want to partake, so I have a rough idea of how many to cater for, neil.hoggarth@dpag.ox.ac.uk).
Walk Leader Neil Hoggarth
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Ideal trial walk for new walkers Short Combe Circular, 5.5 miles
Date Sunday 8th December 2013
Start Time 10:45 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Outside The Cock Inn, The Green, Combe. Please park considerately in village.
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Route Walk through the gentle slopes of West Oxfordshire to North Leigh and back. No lunch stop, quick coffee break half way round then return for a drink at the pub leaving time for some afternoon Xmas shopping!
Walk Leader Julie Minch
Lunch N/A
Rousham Ramble, 9.5 miles
Date Sunday 1st December 2013
Start Time 10:15 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Outside the Bell PH, Lower Heyford. Please park considerately in village.
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Route Rousing ramble up to Upper Heyford where we'll skirt the former US airbase; on to Somerton and across to Middle and Steeple Aston(s)back via Rousham. This area does get muddy/flooded in rain. Pub stop at end.
Walk Leader Lyn Roberts
Lunch Bring packed lunch
The Devil's Punchbowl, 10.5 miles
Date Sunday 24th November 2013
Start Time 10:15 AM
Meeting Point and Parking The top of Court Hill Road, just off the A338 a couple of miles South of Wantage.
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Route Walk along the Ridgeway and Lambourn Downs, so some hilly bits (especially by the Devil's Punchbowl).
Walk Leader Devinder Sivia
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Group AGM Oxon Weekend Walkers AGM and Walk, 6 miles
Date Sunday 17th November 2013
Start Time 10:45 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Eynsham village car park, Back Lane. The AGM will be held after the walk at 2pm in Eynsham Village Hall (small hall) close to the car park (turn right coming out of the car park & go 100 yards along Back Lane). S1 bus from Oxford
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Route It will be a prompt start, walking through fields and along tracks, taking a circuitous route that brings us to the Thames. Return via Pinkhill and Eynsham Locks Come and support your group and maybe stand for a position on the committee. Further details to follow nearer the time but put the date in your diary now!
Walk Leader Vanessa Corrick
Lunch Bring packed lunch, tea and cakes provided after meeting
Brill Hilly, 7.3 miles
Date Sunday 10th November 2013
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking The Pheasant, Windmill Street, Brill, parking near windmill.
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Route Brill to Ashendon,via Dorton. Return to Brill via Upper Pollicott and Chilton. Some long descents and ascents with valley walks, route overgrown in parts, with a small amount of road walking. Cattle in fields - no dogs. Outstanding views. Pub stop at end.
Walk Leader Ken Grant
Lunch Bring packed lunch
The Devil's Quoits, 12 miles
Date Sunday 3rd November 2013
Start Time 10:15 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet outside The Bear and Ragged Staff PH, Cumnor. Please park considerately in the village.
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Route Walking to Stanton Harcourt via Farmoor and the Thames Path returning via Appleton. Visiting on the way the Devil's Quoits - a fully restored Stone Circle near Stanton Harcourt. The site is believed to be between 4000 and 5000 years old, and is a Scheduled Ancient Monument. The Quoits were restored between 2002 and 2008, with stones which had been knocked over or had fallen over being re-uprighted, and the surrounding earthworks re-built. Expect a reasonably fast pace and mud. Pub stop at end.
Walk Leader Anthony Williamson
Lunch Bring packed lunch
BST ends - clocks go back one hour A chance for a lie in!, 7.5 miles
Date Sunday 27th October 2013
Start Time 11:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Ewe pen car park, Sherbourne Park
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Route A pretty walk along the wooded ridge of Sherbourne Park with excellent views over Sherbourne Brook valley, visiting the villages of Sherbourne and Windrush. Pub stop or tea room at end.
Walk Leader Julie Minch
Lunch Bring packed lunch
The Highworth Hike, 9.5 miles
Date Sunday 20th October 2013
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Free car park where Brewery St meets High St, Highworth
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Route A trot up Red Down from Highworth to Stanton Fitzwarren, then on to Broad Blundon's iron age fort and back across the vale via Hannington. Some North Wiltshire hills, some nice views and some challenging kissing gates to squeeze through !
Walk Leader Alison Thomas & Jane Pearson
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Hanwell Hussle, 10 miles
Date Sunday 13th October 2013
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Outside The Moon & Sixpence PH, Hanwell. Please park considerately in the village.
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Route Hike from Hanwell via Shotteswell to Hornton then back via Horley. Enjoy pretty villages and a disused railway along the way. May be a pub stop on route or at end of walk.
Walk Leader Sarah Billam & Nick Baines
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Radley River Ramble, 9 miles
Date Sunday 6th October 2013
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking White Horse Leisure Centre, Audlett Drive. Abingdon Number 35 bus from Oxford. Get off at Peachcroft stop and walk down Audlett Drive.
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Route Lovely stroll along the Thames Path to Lower Radley, then up through Radley College grounds to Sunningwell. Return via Tisley Park.
Walk Leader John and Liz
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Gentle amble along a stretch of the Oxford Green Belt Way, 11.5 miles
Date Sunday 29th September 2013
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet outside The Vine Inn in Cumnor. If driving, park carefully on the road side (but note that this is not a circular walk so you will need to work out transport from Abingdon back to Cumnor). Or get No 4 bus from Oxford (High St J3 at 9.44, Castle St E2 at 9.50, Frideswide Square R10 at 9.53 to arrive in Cumnor at 10.07); see timetable here: http://assets.goaheadbus.com/media/route_pdf/city4_2013_web.pdf. Buses return from Abingdon to Oxford City Centre frequently.
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Route Our walk takes in approximately a quarter of the 50-mile-long Oxford Green Belt Way, from Cumnor to Abingdon Lock, meandering up to Boar’s Hill, through Sunningwell and then Radley, with the last stretch along the river. If, like us, you were unable to tackle 25 miles of the Green Belt in one go with Neil earlier this year, here’s your chance to start walking the route in smaller chunks (we are hoping to do three further walks next year, to complete the circuit). And for those who did: you get to see the same walk from the other direction! Fairly easy amble, without too many hills. Bring a packed lunch and lots of water. Once we get to Abingdon there are multiple pub and tea shop options.
Walk Leader Frances Hansford and Jo Lateu
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Chinnor Circular, 10 miles
Date Sunday 22nd September 2013
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking The Ridgeway, on the outskirts of Chinnor. Parking is on the Ridgeway itself on both sides of the road where the Ridgeway crosses the bottom of Chinnor Hill. The Ridgeway and the parking area are hidden by trees – look out for four black and white posts at the roadside which mark the crossing point. The parking area is a bit limited, so please car share if possible.
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Route Varied walk through woodland and open countryside along parts of the Ridgeway and Chiltern Way, with some fine views. Time to stop at mediaeval church in Radnage (wall paintings). Pub at the end.
Walk Leader Antoinette Meehan
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Hambleden and Henley Hike, 7 miles
Date Sunday 15th September 2013
Start Time 1:45 PM
Meeting Point and Parking Hambleden village car park (just past the pub)
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Route Woods, fields and riverside route in the Chilterns, passing through Henley half way round.
Walk Leader Vanessa Corrick
Lunch Bring snack and drink if required
2 Walks Today Ideal trial walk for new walkers Burford Bumble, 5.5 miles
Date Sunday 8th September 2013
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Burford car park
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Route A gentle stroll through Burford, Fulbrook and Widford with the last section along the banks of the River Windrush. Refreshments in Burford after the walk
Walk Leader kerry Forkner
Lunch Bring packed lunch
2 Walks Today Wendover Wanderings, 11 miles
Date Sunday 8th September 2013
Start Time 10:15 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Library car park (off the High Street). If full, use the Station car park (SP865078). Train to Wendover
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Route A varied, quite hilly walk, encompassing beech woods and the Chiltern escarpment with superb views across the Vale of Aylesbury
Walk Leader William Barford
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Ambling-under-Wychwood, 8.5 miles
Date Sunday 1st September 2013
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Park considerately by the village green, Ascott under Wychwood from where we will start our walk.
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Route A moderate walk in the glorious Cotswolds from the charming West Oxfordshire village of Ascott under Wychwood, a setting of wonderful Cotswold stone buildings. Worry ye not, I will be leaving my movie camera at home!
Walk Leader Tony Morgan
Lunch Bring packed lunch
White Horse Hill and Wayland Smithy, 9 miles
Date Monday 26th August 2013
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking National Trust car park. Charges apply if you are not a member. Expect to pay around £4.
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Route Head up over White Horse Hill to join the Lambourn Way. Up over the downs to Wayland Smithy, we return via Woolstone.
Walk Leader Sara Smith
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Chedworth Charge!, 10.5 miles
Date Sunday 25th August 2013
Start Time 11:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Chedworth village hall car park. Look for the white pick up.
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Route Through the rolling Cotswold hills around Yanworth and Stowell Estate. Pub on route for drinks only
Walk Leader Gavin Powell
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Woodcote Wander, 9.5 miles
Date Sunday 18th August 2013
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Woodcote Village Hall (RG8 0QY)
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Route We pass through various woodlands, open countryside and the village of Ipsden. Pub stop at the end.
Walk Leader John Allen
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Ideal trial walk for new walkers Royal Ramsden, 5.5 miles
Date Sunday 11th August 2013
Start Time 10:45 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Outside The Royal Oak PH at Ramsden. Please park considerately in village.
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Route Circular walk taking in Wilcote and North Leigh through gentle West Oxfordshire countryside and woodland. Will stop for a brief snack and back to pub in time for a lunchtime drink
Walk Leader Julie Minch
Lunch Bring snack
Redbridge 14 miler, 14 miles
Date Saturday 3rd August 2013
Start Time 9:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Redbridge Park and Ride, Oxford. Charges apply - £2 per day so car share wherever possible. Bus friendly from city centre to Park & Ride on Oxford Bus Company service 300.
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Route Along the Thames Path to Radley, through Radley College to Sunningwell, skirting Youlbury woods, pass through South Hinksey. Possible pub stop at lunchtime.
Walk Leader Sarah Howes
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Dorchester and the Clumps, 9 miles
Date Sunday 28th July 2013
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Village car park at Bridge End, Dorchester. Parking is free
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Route Leaving Dorchester we make our way up the clumps and then follow open countryside into Long Whittenham. We then walk along the bank of the Thames, returning to Dorchester. Pubs or tea and cakes at end of walk.
Walk Leader Liz McGowan
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Evening Walk Appleton Amble, 4 miles
Date Friday 26th July 2013
Start Time 7:00 PM
Meeting Point and Parking Outside The Plough, Eaton Road, Appleton, OX13 5JR. Please park considerately in the village
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Route Easy circular route from Appleton incorporating a section of the Thames path
Walk Leader Judith Agnew & Phil Jeffrey
Lunch N/A
Due to the extended warm weather this walk may be shortened or rerouted. Cotswolds Canter, 13 miles
Date Sunday 21st July 2013
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Public car park, New Street (off A44), Chipping Norton.
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Route A canter to Salford and up to Long Compton, then a loop west and up some hills! We'll pick up the Darcy Dalton way back, skirting the Whispering Knights stones and Little Rollright. Please bring plenty of water and suncream
Walk Leader Lyn Roberts
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Stadhampton and the Bard, 12 miles
Date Sunday 14th July 2013
Start Time 10:30
Meeting Point and Parking Parking along edge of village green in Stadhampton, just off B480. Please car share where possible and park considerately. Meet by play area on the green.
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Route Gentle countryside close to Oxford, taking in the villages of Little Milton, Cuddesdon, Garsington, Toot Baldon and Chiselhampton. Uses part of the Shakespeare Way. Pub stop en route.
Walk Leader Vanessa Corrick
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Evening Walk Radley Lakes picnic walk, 4.5 miles
Date Friday 12th July 2013
Start Time 6:30 PM
Meeting Point and Parking Abingdon Bridge car park X3 and X13 buses run regularly from Oxford city centre to Abingdon.
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Route Circular walk starting along the Thames to Radley Lakes for a picnic tea. Drinks afterwards at the Nags Head
Walk Leader Ian Feetenby and Catherine Guiver
Lunch Bring picnic
An Afternoon Around Uffington, 6 miles
Date Sunday 7th July 2013
Start Time 1:45 PM
Meeting Point and Parking Free car park at Uffington Village Hall
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Route We start with a level stroll south from Uffington followed by a climb up to The Ridgeway Path. After walking east along the Ridgeway for about 2/3 mile, we descend to Fawler and return to Uffington via Stutfield Brook and Uffington Gorse. Weather permitting, there are fine views of The Downs and across The Vale. There are opportunities for tea and cake or a pub stop at the end.
Walk Leader Jane Pearson
Lunch N/a
PLEASE NOTE meeting and parking point changed Banbury Fringe, 10 miles
Date Sunday 30th June 2013
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Riverside car park at Spiceball Park. £1 charge.
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Route A walk around the perimeter of Banbury. There’s a mix of town and country taking us through some lovely countryside with great views, on an old mineral railway track, and along the canal. Very varied, on relatively good paths and tracks, with one or two stretches of road, suburbia, and retail. Pub stop at end of walk.
Walk Leader Sheena Derry, Mark McCappin
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Stroll from Stow, 9.5 miles
Date Sunday 23rd June 2013
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Tesco long stay car park. Stow on the Wold
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Route Undulating walk around Stow. Possible pub stop on route, drinks only. Tea & cakes after finish in Stow or more pubs
Walk Leader Gavin Powell
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Oxfordshire Ramblers Area Picnic Walk Marston Meander, 4 miles
Date Saturday 22nd June 2013
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Oxford University Parks, Keble Gate (on Parks Road, opposite Keble Road). There is a limited amount of metered parking nearby in Keble Road and Museum Road, and more in St Giles. Please use public transport if at all possible. Oxford is well served by bus and train services - contact the walk leader if you require any advice.
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Route Around the University Parks, over the Rainbow Bridge (a good opportunity for playing pooh sticks), north through the water meadows alongside the River Cherwell, until we reach the Victoria Arms for a brief refreshment stop. Returning to the University Parks via the bridleway from Old Marston, and finishing at Parson's Pleasure to join the Area Picnic at 12:30. Ducks sure to appreciate any wholemeal/seeded bread!
Walk Leader Neil Hoggarth
Lunch Bring plenty of picnic things
Evening Walk Solstice saunter around Boar's Hill, 5 miles
Date Friday 21st June 2013
Start Time 7:00 PM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet outside Matthew Arnold School on Arnold's Way (Elms Rise Estate) in Botley 4A bus from city centre
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Route Easy ramble with good views of Oxford.
Walk Leader Sara Smith
Lunch
Bledington Blunder, 9.5 miles
Date Sunday 16th June 2013
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Bledington village green, near the King's Head (pub post code OX7 6XQ). Please park considerately in the village. Train from Oxford at 09:18 arrives Kingham (just over 1 mile away) 09:43.
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Route Undulating walk through pretty Cotswold scenery and the village of Church Westcote. A short section was very muddy when I reccied it! Pub at end.
Walk Leader Judith Agnew
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Oxford Green Belt Challenge Walk, Part 2, 27 miles
Date Saturday 15th June 2013
Start Time 9:15 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Outside the Vine Inn, Cumnor. If coming by car then park responsibly and considerately in the village - I recommend using public transport if possible.
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Route Finishing the challenge started in May we will be walking the second half of the Oxford Green Belt Way, starting in Cumnor, skirting the southern end of Farmoor reservoir, following the Thames to Swinford Bridge, cutting across country to Wolvercote, follow the Oxford Canal to Shipton-on-Cherwell, the ruined manor at Hampton Gay, Hampton Poyle, Kidlington, Elsfield, Beckley, Forest Hill, and finishing at Thornhill Park and Ride. This is NOT a circular walk: we will be returning from Thornhill to Cumnor by bus for the benefit of those who need to be reunited with a car. There are potential drop-out points with public transport options along the route at Wolvercote (9 miles), Roundham Lock at Kidlington (12 miles), and St Mary's Church at Kidlington (16 miles). People may choose to join us for part of the walk if they wish - however I would ask that everyone participating endeavour to maintain a decent pace (on the order of 3mph), for the benefit of those attempting the full distance.
Walk Leader Neil Hoggarth
Lunch Bring packed lunch, a full day's worth of energy giving snacks, and plenty of drinking water.
Eastbury Eight, 12.5 miles
Date Sunday 9th June 2013
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Turn north at the footpath sign near the pub in Eastbury, go up the track (100m) and park by the old barn; this is the meeting point. Parking is very limited in the village.
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Route A hilly walk with some flat bits and good views, consisting of a loop north of Eastbury before lunch and a loop south of Eastbury after lunch. Path is overgrown in places.
Walk Leader Devinder Sivia
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Evening Walk Blenheim Picnic Walk, 4 miles
Date Friday 7th June 2013
Start Time 6:30 PM
Meeting Point and Parking Combe gate. Parking on roadside.
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Route Walk around the grounds of Blenheim Palace. We will stop for a picnic tea at about 7pm. If wet, stop will be brief! After walk drink at the George and Dragon in Long Hanborough.
Walk Leader Sam Band
Lunch Bring picnic supper
Badbury Clomp and the Great Burn, 7.25 miles
Date Sunday 2nd June 2013
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Park and meet in the National Trust car park (free) at Badbury Clump. Car share where possible as not unlimited space.
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Route This is a fine walk through woodland and rolling Oxfordshire countryside on the edge of the Cotswolds, west of Faringdon. The circuit starts from Badbury Hill (hill fort) and will take us across to Coleshill - a lovely village preserved by the National Trust. After lunch we reach the attractive village of Great Coxwell with its C11th church and the famous medieval Great Barn. Weather permitting, there will be time for a pre-lunch stop in The Radnor Arms garden (ales from their on-site micro-brewery). Return there at the end of the walk or enjoy a tea shop in the market town of Faringdon.
Walk Leader Carolyn Blackmore
Lunch Bring packed lunch
*THIS WALK WILL BE FILMED* Eastleach Turville Totter, 7 miles
Date Sunday 26th May 2013
Start Time 10:30 AM You will need to pre book to come on this walk - see below
Meeting Point and Parking Meet outside the Victoria Inn, Eastleach Turville. Please park considerately in the village and car share where possible.
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Route A lovely stroll through the Leach Valley and Macaroni Downs. Beautiful riverside stretch and fascinating twin villages of Eastleach Turville and Eastleach Martin. Please note that this walk will be filmed to advertise the Weekend Walkers. You will need to pre book to come on this walk by emailing chairman@oxonww.org. You will also need to sign a disclaimer form allowing your image to be used.
Walk Leader Vanessa Corrick
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Oxford Green Belt Way Challenge Walk Part I, 25 miles
Date Sunday 19th May 2013
Start Time 9:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Outside the waiting room at Thornhill Park and Ride. transport: 400 Park and Ride bus from Oxford.
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Route The Oxford Green Belt Way is a fifty(ish) mile walk created by the CPRE in 2007, around Green Belt of Oxford. This almost marathon distance walk will cover roughly half of the route, from Thornhill in the east, across Shotover, through Horspath, Garsington, Toot Baldon, Nuneham Courtenay, Abingdon (picnic lunch stop in Abbey Meadows), Radley, Boars Hill and finish at Cumnor in the west. Pub stop at the Vine Inn at end. This is NOT a circular walk: we will be returning from Cumnor to Thornhill by bus for the benefit of those who need to be reunited with their car. There are potential drop-out points with public transport options along the route at Abingdon (13 miles), Radley (17 miles), and Lodge Hill (19 miles). People may choose to join us for part of the walk if they wish - however I would ask that everyone participating endeavour to maintain a decent pace (on the order of 3mph), for the benefit of those attempting the full distance. In June we will be doing a similar length challenge walk covering the second half of the Green Belt Way.
Walk Leader Neil Hoggarth
Lunch Bring a packed lunch, a full day's worth of energy giving snacks, and plenty of drinking water.
Chocolate Box Cotswolds, 10 miles
Date Sunday 12th May 2013
Start Time 10:15 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Car park next to Birdland in Bourton on the Water. All day parking is very expensive so car share to spread the cost.
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Route An old favourite taking in the Slaughters and Naunton (possible pub stop). Varied and picturesque route.
Walk Leader Vanessa Corrick
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Bluebell Walk (hopefully!), 6 miles
Date Monday 6th May 2013
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Eynsham car park, Back Lane, Eynsham. The S1 bus from Oxford to Carterton stops near the Square in Eynsham.
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Route Easy walk through fields to Freeland and Church Hanborough, then back to Eynsham. Pub stop at Church Hanborough or after walk. Could be muddy after rain. No dogs please
Walk Leader Kerry Forkner
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Tony's Folly - Wroxton, Broughton & North Newington, 8 miles
Date Sunday 28th April 2013
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Walk starts next to the duck pond in Wroxton village Nr Banbury. On street parking in village please park responsibly and car share where possible.
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Route Varied terrain over rolling hills, open country, woodland and parkland. A number of interesting features along the way including Broughton Castle and Church, and an 18th C. folly and an Obelisk.
Walk Leader Gavin Powell
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Church Enstone Entertainer, 9.5 miles
Date Monday 22nd April 2013
Start Time 10:15 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Church Enstone church.Very limited parking in front of church; parking available on verge of road / lane leading to Little Tew (just off B4030). Car share if possible please.
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Route Invigorating yomp through open countryside, woodland and riverside paths, passing through Cleveley, Great Tew, Little Tew and skirting Heythrop. Exotic flora and fauna to make up for the *very muddy* fields!...Pub at end.
Walk Leader Lyn Roberts
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Nettlebed Natter, 8 miles
Date Monday 15th April 2013
Start Time 10:45 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Village/Post Office car park. Free parking. Bus from Oxford via Benson.
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Route Pretty, undulating walk through woods and farmland to the south of Nettlebed. Perhaps some bluebells to be seen? Pub at end.
Walk Leader Judith Agnew
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Deddington - one loop or two, 12 miles
Date Monday 8th April 2013
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Market Place, Deddington. Meet at Town Hall building in the Market. Parking in the Square or surrounding streets.
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Route Six and a half mile walk in the morning via Clifton, finishing at Deddington Castle where we will have lunch at about 12.45. Five and a half mile walk in the afternoon via Hempton, finishing back at the Market Place. Undulating countryside with good views, including lanes, tracks and paths. Relatively mud-free. If coming for the afternoon walk only, please get to the castle before 1 o'clock. Pub stop afterwards.
Walk Leader Mark & Sheena
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Middle Assendon and Evening Drink/Pub Meal, 7.5 miles
Date Sunday 7th April 2013
Start Time 3:00 PM
Meeting Point and Parking Long parking bay outside row of houses in Middle Assendon, nr Rainbow PH www.rainbowinnhenley.co.uk Postcode RG9 6AT
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Route Scenic walk in quiet valleys of the Chilterns with plenty of wild flowers; includes a visit en-route to the Victorian church of St James at Bix to admire the internal gothic brickwork; refreshment stop at the medieval ruins of St James church (no mead available), through Croker End, and Warburg Nature Reserve, where the filming of ‘Restless’ the spy thriller shown at Christmas took place in the farmhouse starring Rufus Sewell and Michelle Dockery. Back towards Stonor and along the ridgeway with lovely views, past Paradise Wood to Middle Assendon. Drink and/or meal at the Rainbow Inn afterwards.
Walk Leader Rosie Butler
Lunch Bring liquid refreshment for afternoon pause
BST begins today! Clocks go forward 1 hour Islip to Beckley, 9 miles
Date Monday 1st April 2013
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet by the Swan Inn car park in Islip, but park considerately on the nearby roads (Lower Street) in the village. Within cycling distance of Oxford or public transport accessible: 09:36 train from Oxford arrives Islip 09:49; 10:05 train from Bicester Town arrives Islip 10:16. Turn left onto the main road when leaving the station, and just follow the road - the Swan is about 6 minutes walk.
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Route Fairly flat with a couple of small hills, pub stop half way round at Beckley.
Walk Leader Devinder Sivia
Lunch Bring packed lunch
THIS WALK HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW Eastleach Turville 'Not Filmed!'
Date Sunday 24th March 2013
Start Time
Meeting Point and Parking
Route
Walk Leader Vanessa Corrick
Lunch
THIS WALK HAS BEEN CANCELLED Combe Afternoon Stroll
Date Saturday 23rd March 2013
Start Time This will be rescheduled as soon as weather conditions allow
Meeting Point and Parking
Route
Walk Leader Anthony Williamson
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Great Rissington, 8.5 miles
Date Sunday 17th March 2013
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Outside the Lamb Inn, Great Rissington. Please park considerately in the village, do not park in the pub car park.
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Route Follow the River Windrush to Windrush Mill, returning to Great Rissington via Sherborne. Pub stop at end.
Walk Leader David Jenkins
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Wootton nr Woodstock, 9.5 miles
Date Sunday 10th March 2013
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking At the church. Please park considerately around the church and along the verge (may need to park in other parts of the village if there is a church service in progress)
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Route Moderately undulating walk from Wootton to Barton Abbey and Middle Barton and back through the Glympton Estate. Lunch at the ford in Middle Barton
Walk Leader Sarah and Nick
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Ewelme Yomp - 'take 2', 10 miles
Date Sunday 3rd March 2013
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Ewelme, by village pond towards end of High Street. Please park considerately in the village.
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Route From Ewelme to Cookley Green, using some delightful (new to me!) wooded and sunken paths. Pub at end.
Walk Leader Vanessa Corrick
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Northend and surrounding villages, 10 miles
Date Sunday 24th February 2013
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Northend. Please park considerately in the village and car share where possible.
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Route Our route will take in the villages of Fingest and Turville, various woodlands and Ibstone Common. Pub stop on route.
Walk Leader John Allen
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Joint walk with 20's 30's walkers Milton March, 6 miles
Date Sunday 17th February 2013
Start Time 11:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet at The Quart Pot PH (now closed down?) at corner of High Street /Shipton Rd in the centre of Milton-under-Wychwood. Car share where possible, please park considerately along the road.
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Route A walk through the woodlands of the Evenlode valley including part of Foxholes Nature Reserve, up to the village of Fyfield then across fields to return to the start. May be muddy! Pubs or teashops in Burford after end of walk.
Walk Leader Kerry Forkner
Lunch Bring packed lunch
The Ducklington Waddle, 9 miles
Date Sunday 10th February 2013
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Car park just off A415 next to Ducklington school & playing fields.
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Route A flat walk following the River Windrush to Hardwick then passing lakes towards Standlake and returning via Yelford & Ducklington country Parks. (From the description you will appreciate this is likely to be VERY wet with current conditions so appropriate footwear essental!)
Walk Leader Dave Tylee
Lunch Bring packed lunch
The Burdrop Triangle, 8 miles
Date Sunday 3rd February 2013
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Sibford Village Hall car park, Sibford Gower/BurdropRoad.
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Route Starting along the D'arcy Dalton Way this is a varied walk with rolling hills, beautiful views and the odd very muddy field to cross. Route visits the lovely North Oxfordshire Villages of Shutford and Swalcliffe before returing to Burdrop. Pub stop after walk at Gate Hangs High PH on road from Sibford Ferris to Hook Norton
Walk Leader Julie Minch
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Barbury or Bust, 9.5 miles
Date Sunday 27th January 2013
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet by the "Inn with the Well" pub in Ogbourne St George just off the A346 (Swindon to Marlborough). Please park considerately within the village and minimise car numbers where possible.
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Route We will wander through the lovely village of Ogbourne St George and take the Ridgeway over Smeathes Ridge to Barbury Castle. Then return via Ogbourne Maizey Down to Ogbourne St Andrew and back to Ogbourne St George. Drinks at "Inn with the Well" afterwards (open til 5pm)
Walk Leader Alison Thomas
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Get Walking Saturday Stroll, 5 miles
Date Saturday 26th January 2013
Start Time 2:30 PM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet at Cumnor church. Please car share as much as possible and park considerately in the village - there are places available by the village hall and in Bertie Road. Cumnor is on a bus route from both Oxford and Abingdon.
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Route Open to all, afternoon stroll to encourage new people try a walk with the Oxon Weekend Walkers. Woodland paths and country tracks to Jarn Mound at Boars Hill, then to Bessels Leigh. Fine views of Oxfordire countryside, and Didcot Powerstation. Pub at end - Bear and Ragged Staff, Cumnor. Will be muddy so please wear suitable footwear.
Walk Leader Anthony Williamson
Lunch n/a (flasks optional)
THIS WALK HAS BEEN CANCELLED Ewelme Yomp, 10 miles
Date Sunday 20th January 2013
Start Time
Meeting Point and Parking due to weather conditions, it will be rescheduled in the near future
Route From Ewelme to Cookley Green, using some delightful (new to me!) wooded and sunken paths. Pub at end.
Walk Leader Vanessa Corrick
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Oxfordshire Area Ramblers AGM Sunningwell, 5.5 miles
Date Saturday 19th January 2013
Start Time 10:00 AM AGM starts at 2.30 PM with a speaker beforehand at 1:30 PM
Meeting Point and Parking Sunningwell Village Hall
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Route Pre AGM walk in the vicinity of Sunningwell with a stop at the Flowing Well near the end. Tea will be provided at the AGM.
Walk Leader Pat Lonergan
Lunch Bring packed lunch
The Saltway Saunter, 12 miles
Date Sunday 13th January 2013
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Spendlove Centre, Charlbury (free parking behind Co-Op, Enstone Road) The 09:18 train from Oxford gets to Charlbury 09:34. It's a 10 minute walk from the station to the car park at the Spendlove Centre - up the hill into the village, turn right into Market St, then right into Browns Lane.
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Route A mixture of muddy footpaths and muddy bridleways following the Wychwood Way and Saltway. Mud free lunch stop at East End Roman Villa. Pub stop at end - Rose and Crown.
Walk Leader Phil Jeffery
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Thornhill Teaser, 10 miles
Date Sunday 6th January 2013
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Thornhill Park and Ride, Oxford. Meet near the exit. The 400, U1 and Oxford tube all stop + various other buses and coaches.
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Route Up to Shotover (the only climb) and then over to Wheatley and Forest Hill. Mix of mainly farmland and woods. There are options to shorten if the weather is poor and numbers are low. Sadly there is no pub at the end but option to stop on route.
Walk Leader Matthew O'Byrne
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Sarah Billam New Year's Day Refresher, 6 miles
Date Tuesday 1st January 2013
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Park on Arnold's Way, and meet by Mathew Arnold School.
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Route Short annual New Year's Day walk around Boars Hill. Should be back in time for a late lunch.
Walk Leader Devinder Sivia
Lunch Bring a light snack if required
Boxing Day Wantage Wander, 7.5 miles
Date Wednesday 26th December 2012
Start Time 11:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Corner of Ormond Road and Maryfield, Wantage. There are free parking spaces along the road. Alternatively park in Portway car park by the Civic Hall
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Route Up Larkhill and the Downs then along the Ridgeway returning to Wantage via Letcombe Regis.
Walk Leader Sara Smith
Lunch Bring packed lunch or snacks if you've still room after Christmas dinner
Minced Pie, Mulled Wine and Mosaic Meander, 8 miles
Date Sunday 16th December 2012
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet outside the Black Horse pub, Standlake. Park responsibly and condiderately within the village.
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Route We will follow the Windrush Path Mosaic Trail from Standlake to Newbridge, then the Thames Path to Northmoor Lock, and return to Standlake via Northmoor and Linch Hill. Elevenses will be provided, in the form of mulled wine and mince pies (booking not essential, but if possible please try to RSVP to the walk leader a few days before if you want to partake, so I have a rough idea of how many to cater for, neil.hoggarth@dpag.ox.ac.uk).
Walk Leader Neil Hoggarth
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Annual Burford Bumble, 10.5 miles
Date Sunday 9th December 2012
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Public car park in Burford (behind the church)
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Route A fine walk in Cotswolds passing through various picturesque villages and rolling countryside, returning to Burford along the riverside. Optional pubs and cafes after walk in Burford.
Walk Leader Liz and John
Lunch Bring packed lunch
2 Walks Today THIS WALK CANCELLED due to weather conditions Rousham Ramble, 9.5 miles
Date Sunday 2nd December 2012
Start Time Alternative walk provided
Meeting Point and Parking
Route
Walk Leader Lyn Roberts
Lunch Bring packed lunch
2 Walks Today Replacement walk Fringford to ??!!, 8.5 miles
Date Sunday 2nd December 2012
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Fringford Village Green. Please park considerately on verges.
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Route We will aim for a 8-9 mile walk through Cottisford, Tusmore and Stoke Lyne, weather and ground conditions permitting, though route could change en route! Likely to be very muddy at the least.
Walk Leader Lyn Roberts
Lunch Bring packed lunch
THIS WALK HAS BEEN CANCELLED Waddesdon Hike, 10 miles
Date Sunday 25th November 2012
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Unfortunately this walk is waterlogged. Hopefully it will be recheduled at some other time
Route A 10 miler through rolling (i.e., hilly) Bucks countryside. A good part of the route takes us through Rothschild estates land. Starting at Waddesdon village we will make our way along the Bernwood Jubilee Way past Waddesdon Stud onto the Winchendons, via beautiful Eythorpe Park (& The Homestead). We'll then head out through open countryside up to Windmill Plantation and finally Waddesdon Manor, exiting at the Five Arrows Hotel. Features of note along the way include Nether Winchendon House - scene of many Midsomer Murders; the stunning medieval architecture of Nether Winchendon itself and a few moats along the way. Some Churchillian spirit is required to handle the unavoidable hills.
Walk Leader Karen Grave
Lunch Bring packed lunch
OWW AGM TODAY! Pre AGM walk, 6.5 miles
Date Sunday 18th November 2012
Start Time 11:00 AM AGM starts at 2pm in village hall
Meeting Point and Parking Car park at Stanton St John Village Hall
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Route Looping out through Beckley with views over Otmoor and retuning back to Stanton St John
Walk Leader Gavin Powell
Lunch Bring packed lunch
JOINT WALK Joint walk with Henley and Goring RA, 8.5 miles
Date Sunday 11th November 2012
Start Time 9:45 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Hambledon Village car park.
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Route To Lower Woodend Farm, Kimble Wood, Skirmett and Pheasants Hill. Dogs on short leads. Pub stop at end.
Walk Leader Peter Stone / Gavin Powell 07703 360957
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Charlbury Stroll, 6 miles
Date Saturday 10th November 2012
Start Time 2:15 PM
Meeting Point and Parking Spendlove Centre, Charlbury (free parking behind Co-Op, Enstone Road)
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Route Afternoon saunter north of Charlbury - Spelsbury, Taston and Wychwood Way. Country tracks, muddy paths. Pub stop at end - Rose and Crown.
Walk Leader Anthony Williamson
Lunch
Naunton and the Slaughters!, 8 miles
Date Sunday 4th November 2012
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Naunton Village Hall car park or on road outside. Please car share wherever possible, as public transport isn't really viable, and to minimize parking space.
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Route A lovely walk through rolling Cotswold countryside taking in the villages of Naunton and Upper and Lower Slaughters. Some muddy bits especially if it has been raining. Optional drink stop at Black Horse afterwards or tea (various) at Bourton on the Water, 1 mile away (c/p charges apply).
Walk Leader Pen Barnes & Bob Pewsey
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Remember - British Summer Time ends: clocks go back 1 hour Remembering Adlestrop, 12 miles
Date Sunday 28th October 2012
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Village hall car park, Adlestrop.
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Route A good ramble in the gentle countryside of the Evenlode valley. Possible pub stop en route.
Walk Leader Vanessa Corrick
Lunch Bring packed lunch
River Ramble, 7.5 miles
Date Sunday 21st October 2012
Start Time 11:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Memorial Hall car park, Burford Road, Lechlade. Contact walk leader if lift required from Witney area.
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Route Flat ramble across fields to Kelmscot and back along the River Thames. Pub stop during walk and pub/cafe at end
Walk Leader Kerry Forkner
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Otmoor 'March', 8 miles
Date Sunday 14th October 2012
Start Time 11:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet outside the church in the High St, Charlton on Otmoor (opposite Crown PH). Please park considerately in village.
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Route Starting at the church in Charlton a level walk across the moor skirting the RSPB Nature Reserve.  We may have to do slight detour if the Army are on target practice! Pub stop in Charlton at the end.
Walk Leader Julia Burchell
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Lark Rise to Candleford Country, 10 miles
Date Sunday 7th October 2012
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Village Green, Main Street in the centre of Fringford
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Route A varied walk through generally flat countryside and country estates. On the way we'll pass Tusmore Park (the best modern house as an exact replica of a 1770 original) plus Queenies (the cottage where Flora Thompson of Lark Rise fame grew up)and much more! Pub stop after our walk at the Butchers Arms in Fringford
Walk Leader Sheena Derry and Mark McCappin
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Henley without the Thames, 15 miles
Date Sunday 30th September 2012
Start Time 9:45 AM
Meeting Point and Parking King’s Road (Waitrose) car park in Henley
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Route Beautiful Chilterns countryside – hills, woods and tracks. From Henley to Bix, Middle Assendon, Pishill, Upper Maidensgrove and Stonor – returning to Henley via the Oxfordshire Way. Brisk paced walk with a couple of good hills. Possible pub stop at about half way.
Walk Leader Vanessa Corrick
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Chiltern Challenge Revisited, 12 miles
Date Sunday 23rd September 2012
Start Time 11:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Car park in front of King's Arms, on A40 in Stokenchurch.
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Route Following a VERY wet attempt to do this walk back in April we'll try again! This time hoping, instead of bluebells, for Autumn colour and MUCH drier weather!  A reasonably challenging stroll up, down and around the Chilterns taking in Lewknor, Aston Rowant, plenty of fabulous beech woodland, a nature reserve, red kites etc...
Walk Leader Derek Jones
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Claydon Capers….., 10 miles
Date Sunday 16th September 2012
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking The Phoenix PH, Queen Catherine Road, Steeple Claydon. Please park to the right of the pub or considerately on the road if necessary. No dogs please.
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Route A 10 mile stretch of the Bernwood Jubilee Way taking us through the pretty and historic villages of Steeple Claydon, Middle Claydon, East Claydon and Botolph Claydon. We'll also be walking by Claydon House which was built by the Verney Family, whose relatives included Florence Nightingale.  The house has notably been used in the films, Emma and Vanity Fair.
Walk Leader Karen Grave
Lunch Bring packed lunch
The Malvern Hills, 10 miles
Date Saturday 15th September 2012
Start Time 9:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet in the concourse at Oxford Station at 9 am if you want to reduce the fare by buying a group discount ticket, otherwise meet on the platform ready to catch the 9.23am to Colwall or at Colwall Station meeting the train which is due in at 11.12am. Train also calls at Hanborough, Charlbury, Kingham and Morton in Marsh. Fare is £18 return for an off peak ticket.
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Route Walk from Colwall to British Camp and taking in the views from the Herefordshire Beacon. Walking then along the 8 remaining peaks of the Malvern Hills. Pub stop at the end with trains back to Oxford 16.34 or 17.49 (this one gets us back at 19.21). Pub also does food (or did when I last went there).
Walk Leader Sara Smith
Lunch Bring packed lunch
2 Walks Today Snowshill Ridge Loop, 10 miles
Date Sunday 9th September 2012
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Snowshill Manor NT car park (overflow)
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Route Along the ridge then down to pick up a section of the Cotswold Way through Stanton looping back to Snowshill. Possible pub stop for drinks! Pub at end.
Walk Leader Gavin Powell
Lunch Bring packed lunch
2 Walks Today Chiltern Marathon Organised by Long Distance Walkers Assoc - entry required
, 20 miles
Date Sunday 9th September 2012
Start Time 8:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Lane End Village Hall. Parking at Lane End Industrial Estate. 
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Route PLEASE NOTE: This event is run by the Long Distance Walkers Association. You will need to book a place on the event (cost £5 in advance £7 on the day). There is a limit of 350 entrants). The event is not a race but there is a time limit of 9 hours. So if you fancy a 20 mile or 26 mile challenge amongst the wonderful Chiltern Hills you can find further details and entry form on the Chiltern Marathon website www.chilternmarathon.org.uk.  I am happy to coordinate car sharing for any Oxon WWs interested in taking part.
Walk Leader Derek Jones
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Dorchester Revisited, 9 miles
Date Sunday 2nd September 2012
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Bridge End car park, Dorchester. The X40 bus from Oxford is doable: leaves Oxford from St Aldates stop H5 at 09:45, arrives at the stop for Dorchester on the A4074 at 10:02 - then there is a 3/4 mile walk from the bus stop on the bypass to the start point at the Bridge Street car park.
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Route A quick clamber up the clumps followed by a scenic river walk.
Walk Leader Liz McGowan
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Hawk Stone Walk, 7.5 miles
Date Sunday 26th August 2012
Start Time 11:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Public car park, New Street, Chipping Norton. Limited bus service.
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Route A fine walk featuring a mystic megalith and an ancient green lane. From Chipping Norton to Chadlington and back. Pub Stop at the end.
Walk Leader Tony Morgan
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Whitehorse Workout, 9 miles
Date Sunday 19th August 2012
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet by the Fox and Hounds PH, Uffington; park considerately on nearby streets.
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Route Mostly flattish, apart from a steep ascent to the White Horse and steady descent down from the Ridgeway. Quite a lot of stiles along the way.
Walk Leader Devinder Sivia
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Evening Walk Ironstone Hills, Villages, Forts and a Castle, 7.5 miles
Date Sunday 12th August 2012
Start Time 10:00 AM / 1:30 PM
Meeting Point and Parking Outside the George & Dragon Pub, Shutford OX15 6PG. Car share if possible. Park considerately in the village. Spaces can be found but might take a little search to find one.
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Route An opportunity to see the rolling hills and Ironstone villages of North Oxon. There are 3 walk options to choose from. Either one of two medium length walks or do both and enjoy the full 16 miles.  10am start for Part I  An 8.5 mile walk from Shutford to take in Wroxton, North Newington and Broughton Castle before returning to Shutford at around 1.30pm. For those who fancy just Part II then meet us by the George and Dragon for 1:30 pm (time change)
. After lunch (and maybe a crafty pint in the pub) we then head off for Part II via Swalcliffe & Tadmarton before returning to Shutford and, of course, The George and Dragon!
Walk Leader Derek Jones
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Shared walk from Chilterns WW
Roman Silchester, 7 miles
Date Saturday 4th August 2012
Start Time 11:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Car park on Pamber Road, Silchester
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Route A walk through the Roman Town of Silchester after a walk through the Pamber Forest. Silchester was one of the most important Roman Towns in Southern England with a population of over 4000 people. The town lies between the Roman Settlements of Winchester and Dorchester on Thames and we'll be able to see the Town Walls which are over 4 meters high in places and the quite well preserved Amphitheater. Each year, Reading University, hold an archaeological dig near the former market place and we will be able to look around the dig and possibly meet some of the students who are digging and also look at the relics as they are cleaned and cataloged. For more details look at http://www.silchester.rdg.ac.uk. Pub stop at end.
Walk Leader Lawrence Jones
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Stow Summer Saunter, 6 miles
Date Sunday 29th July 2012
Start Time 1:30 PM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet at entrance to Tesco car park. Park in superstore car park or elsewhere in the town.
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Route Gentle ramble from Stow to Broadwell and Donnington. A couple of (potentially!) muddy tracks and a fair amount of walking on minor roads but lovely views make this an interesting and enjoyable Sunday afternoon circuit.
Walk Leader Vanessa Corrick
Lunch Please have lunch before walk starts. Bring water / snack if required. Good tea / pub options at end
Evening Walk Begbroke Bounder, 4.5 miles
Date Friday 27th July 2012
Start Time 7.00 PM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet outside The Royal Sun PH, parking on road in front of pub or considerately in the village.
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Route Quick jaunt to Bladon and back taking in two churches. Pub stop at end.
Walk Leader Julie Minch
Lunch N/A
Coxwell and Coleshill Caper, 10.5 miles
Date Sunday 22nd July 2012
Start Time 9:45 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet in Gloucester Street car park in Faringdon. Free parking on Sundays, but please car share where possible as the car park is not huge.
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Route A mostly level walk taking in woodland, farmland, historic buildings and picturesque villages. No dogs please due to livestock. Pub stop in Coleshill after lunch.
Walk Leader Heather Card & Alison Thomas
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Great Tew Safari - Revisited, 9.5 miles
Date Sunday 15th July 2012
Start Time 10:45 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Great Tew car park - free parking
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Route Repeated due to popular demand. Moderate walk; field tracks, woodland paths and glorious views. Starting at the beautiful village of Great Tew, via Heythrop Park, Church Enstone and Cleveley. Unexpected wildlife enroute! Finish at Falkland Arms, famed for it's selection of beers, whiskies and country wines.
Walk Leader Anthony Williamson
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Green Lanes and Roman Roads, 10 miles
Date Sunday 8th July 2012
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Hailey Village Hall, off Middletown, Hailey. Signposted from B4022 in village. Please park at the back of the hall.
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Route A flat walk taking in ancient lanes and a Roman road, including part of the Wychwood Way. From Hailey heading out to Ramsden then towards Leafield before looping back. Possible pub stops in Ramsden and at end.
Walk Leader Sheena Derry
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Evening Walk Evening Magic, 3 miles
Date Friday 6th July 2012
Start Time 7:30 PM
Meeting Point and Parking Mason's Arms pub, Headington Quarry, OX3 8LH. Easy walk from any London Road buses (9,U1,400 and others)
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Route Stroll through the CS Lewis nature reserve and up to Shotover.  Back in time for a beer at this CAMRA-award-winning pub.
Walk Leader Jane Ferguson
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Eastbury Eight, 12.5 miles
Date Sunday 1st July 2012
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Turn north at the footpath sign near the pub in Eastbury, go up the track (100m) and park by the old barn; this is the meeting point. Parking is very limited in the village.
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Route A hilly walk with some flat bits and good views, consisting of a loop north of Eastbury before lunch and a loop south of Eastbury after lunch. Path is overgrown in places.
Walk Leader Devinder Sivia
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Evening Walk June Jaunt, 4 miles
Date Friday 29th June 2012
Start Time 7:00 PM
Meeting Point and Parking Beckley, outside The Abingdon Arms, please park considerately in the village.
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Route A good stroll from Beckley, on the edge of Otmoor. Good views. Drinks at end of walk.
Walk Leader Vanessa Corrick
Lunch N/A
Enslow Picnic CaperArea Annual Picnic
, 8 miles
Date Saturday 23rd June 2012
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet at Rock of Gibraltar PH, Enslow Bridge. Please park considerately on the nearby road/layby or edge of car park.
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Route Varied walk taking in part of the Oxford Canal then crossing farm and park land to pass the manor houses at Hampton Gay, Bletchingdon and Kirtlington. Stopping at Kirtlington Quarry to join other groups for the Area Annual Picnic lunch. Then back along the canal with pub stop at end.
Walk Leader Gerry Barwell
Lunch Bring picnic lunch
2 Walks Today East Ilsley Excursion, 8 miles
Date Sunday 17th June 2012
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking By village pond, East Ilsley. Please park considerately in the village.
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Route A scenic walk over the Berkshire Downs via Stanmore and a short section of the Ridgeway. Expected to be muddy in places! Pub at end.
Walk Leader Judith Agnew
Lunch Bring packed lunch
2 Walks Today Otmoor 'March' PLEASE NOTE THIS WALK HAS HAD TO BE CANCELLED DUE TO AREA BEING TOO WET
, 8 miles
Date Sunday 17th June 2012
Start Time 11:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking
Route
Walk Leader
Lunch
Long Compton Loop, 10 miles
Date Sunday 10th June 2012
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Park and meet in Long Compton Village Hall carpark. The hall is on the left as you drive through the village on the A3400 - shortly after the Red Lion Inn and opposite school on right.
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Route A few and ups and downs on this one as we go round the high ground above the village and then back through the Rollrights. Great views if we get a clear day. Pub stop at end.
Walk Leader Mark McCappin
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Jubilee Jaunt, 10 miles
Date Saturday 2nd June 2012
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet at Court Hill Centre, Letcombe Regis, just south of Wantage  OX12 9NE (www.courthill.org.uk). Park in layby opposite entrance to the Centre (not in the centre carpark); there is also parking for a few cars where the Ridgeway crosses the A338 (GR 394845) (in which case wait there for us there)
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Route We head out along the Ridgeway then south to South Fawley, NW towards Farnborough and then loop home. Crosses contour lines in places (it is the Downs); lovely open countryside and some wooded areas; tea and cake at Court Hill Centre at end (pub in Letcombe Regis)
Walk Leader Helen Barham
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Bibury t'Barnsley (and back), 15 miles
Date Sunday 27th May 2012
Start Time 9:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Bibury, opposite the Trout Farm, near the Swan Hotel. Parking available opposite the Trout Farm, and along by the river.
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Route A circuitous route to Barnsley, first heading north from Bibury (but not that far north!) and then over the Ablington Downs to Coln Rogers. Then to Winson and Barnsley Park. Equally circuitous route back. Although terrain is not difficult, please note pace will be relatively brisk to get round in reasonable time. Possible pub stop at Barnsley and opportunities for ice creams etc at end.
Walk Leader Vanessa Corrick
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Evening Walk Port Meadow and Oxford Canal, 4 miles
Date Friday 25th May 2012
Start Time 7:30 PM
Meeting Point and Parking Walton Well car park off Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6ED. 4 hours free parking.
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Route Lovely meadow with lovely pub at end of walk
Walk Leader Sara Smith
Lunch N/A
Wychwood Wander, 8 miles
Date Sunday 20th May 2012
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Car park at Spendlove Centre, Charlbury (behind co-op). Train station on edge of Charlbury. Please contact walk leader for lift from Witney.
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Route Criss-crossing the Evenlode valley, through Cornbury Park, across to Finstock and back. Can be muddy after rain, please wear suitable boots.
Walk Leader Kerry Forkner
Lunch Bring packed lunch
An Aynho Adventure, 10 miles
Date Sunday 13th May 2012
Start Time 10:45 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet outside Cartwright Arms in Aynho. Not much parking around pub (on B4100), so car share if possible, and park considerately further into village.
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Route An undulating and scenic walk skirting Aynho Park towards Souldern, over to Croughton and across to the edges of Charlton. The route back takes us past an ancient hill fort (Rainsborough Camp). Mud risk high!!!
Walk Leader Lyn Roberts
Lunch Bring packed lunch
2 Walks Today Otmoor 'March' PLEASE NOTE THIS WALK HAS HAD TO BE CANCELLED DUE TO AREA BEING UNDER WATER
Date Sunday 6th May 2012
Start Time
Meeting Point and Parking
Route
Walk Leader Julia Burchell
Lunch
2 Walks Today Sarsen Trail and Neolithic Marathon
Date Sunday 6th May 2012
Start Time TBA
Meeting Point and Parking Start point is Avebury, Wilts but meet and car share in Oxford area
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Route This walk is organised by, and is a fundraiser for, the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust. Details are available on their website (just 'google' Sarsen Trail 2012 for full information).  There are 4 different length routes 7, 11 15 and finally 26 miles. If you want to do a walk and share transport please contact walk co-ordinater - Derek Jones.
Walk Leader Derek Jones - email: delpjones@gmail.com
Lunch Bring packed lunch although water is provided en route as are opportunities to buy refreshments.
Chiltern Challenge, 11 miles
Date Sunday 29th April 2012
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Cowleaze Wood car park (free), transport: Oxford Tube bus to Lewknor stop (junction 6 M40) £5.50 return  The walk will start at Cowleaze Wood and then head to Lewknor. We will meet bus travellers by Lewknor church about 20-25 mins after the start of the walk. (Please let walk leader know if you are travelling by bus)
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Route A little more challenging than Saturday's walk. A few more hills to raise the pulse. Hopefully plenty of bluebells, red kites and green grass across the Vale of Oxford?! We'll call in on the villages of Lewknor and Aston Rowant before tackling the wooded hills of the Chilterns either side of the M40. Besides the woods there are pleasant valley views (oh and a little bit of the back end of Stokenchurch).
Walk Leader Derek Jones
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Canyon Creep 'n' Crawl, 6 miles
Date Saturday 28th April 2012
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Cowleaze Wood car park (free). Oxford Tube to Lewknor stop (M40 Junction 6) £5.50 return If people are travelling by bus can they let the leader know. The group will meet you in Lewknor village (by the church (SU716976)) about 20 mins after the start of the walk from Cowleaze Wood
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Route Start and finish amongst the glorious bluebells (fingers crossed!) of Cowleaze Wood at one of the highest points of Oxfordshire (it was the highest until Vale of White Horse defected from Berkshire in 1974!). A wander through Aston Rowant Nature Reserve either side of the M40 'canyon' with views across the Vale of Oxford. Being the Chilterns there will be hills to get up and down and a healthy glow in the cheeks is guaranteed!
Walk Leader Derek Jones
Lunch Bring packed lunch, at the end of the walk an opportunity to picnic amongst the bluebells.
The Eastleach Lollop, 8 miles
Date Sunday 22nd April 2012
Start Time 11:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet outside the Victoria Inn, Eastleach Turville. Limited parking on the road in Eastleach Turville, please park considerately and car share where possible.
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Route After a nice 'lie in' come and enjoy wonderful views of beautiful Cotswold countryside walking through the Eastleach and Macaroni Downs,starting and ending in quintessentially English villages. Pub stop at end.
Walk Leader Julie Minch
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Longworth Paddle, 9.5 miles
Date Sunday 15th April 2012
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet at the Blue Boar pub, Tucks Lane, Longworth.  Please park considerately in the village.
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Route Lovely spring walk along the River Thames to Buckland and back passed Hinton Waldrist house and church. Pint at the Blue Boar pub at the end of the walk!
Walk Leader Sarah and Nick
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Islip to Beckley, 9 miles
Date Sunday 8th April 2012
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet by the Swan Inn car park in Islip but park considerately on the nearby roads in the village. Within cycling distance of Oxford.
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Route Fairly flat with a couple of small hills, pub stop half way round at Beckley.
Walk Leader Devinder Sivia
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Red Kite and Ridgeway Ramble (again!), 11 miles
Date Friday 6th April 2012
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking By village pond in Ewelme, towards the end of the High Street. Please park considerately in the village.
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Route From Ewelme to Britwell Salome and up on to the Ridgeway. Good views. Gaiters recommended! Pub stop at end of walk only
Walk Leader Vanessa Corrick
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Mad Hatter Walk, 10 miles
Date Sunday 1st April 2012
Start Time 10:45 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet outside St Mary's church, Wootton, near Woodstock. Parking - road adjacent to Church Street by side of chuch, please park considerately.
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Route Easy grade walk - explores Glympton and Barton parkland estates north of Wootton. Country tracks, muddy paths and stunning views. PRIZE for person wearing the BEST HAT
Walk Leader Anthony Williamson
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Ashdown House and Wayland Smithy, 8 miles
Date Sunday 25th March 2012
Start Time 10:30 AM NOTE
Meeting Point and Parking Car park where the Ridgeway crosses the B4000. Limited parking so please car share where possible. Additional parking available in Ashbury.
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Route A wander through classic chalk downland with a bit of history thrown in.
Walk Leader Sara Smith
Lunch Bring packed lunch
The Chipping Norton Set Saunter, 11 miles
Date Sunday 18th March 2012
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Long stay car park, New Street, Chipping Norton (free parking)
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Route The route takes us through rolling countryside from Chipping Norton to the villages of Salford, Cornwell, Chastleton, and Little Rollright. Depending on time we may fit in a pub stop along the way or at the finish. Sightings of Rebekah, Jeremy, Dave and other wildlife are not guaranteed.
Walk Leader Tony Morgan
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Witney Windrush Wramble, 11 miles
Date Sunday 11th March 2012
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Long stay car park, Witney far end from Waitrose. Meet in the corner where Waine Rush View meets Witan Way. S1 bus from Oxford.
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Route A bit of everything! Riverside walk, following part of the "Blanket Trail" and including some historical sites/buildings and visiting Minster Lovell and Crawley. Pub stop at end.
Walk Leader Dave Tylee
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Chip and charge to Enstone, 10.5 miles
Date Sunday 4th March 2012
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Long stay car park, New Street, Chipping Norton (free parking)
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Route Along the Glyme Valley to Enstone. Possible pub stop in Enstone. Drinks only. Cafes and Pubs in Chipping Norton after the walk
Walk Leader Gavin Powell
Lunch Bring packed lunch
The Cholsey, Churches & 'Choo-Choo Train' Challenge, 12 miles
Date Sunday 26th February 2012
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Cholsey Railway Station. There's an hourly(ish) service on Sundays: 9:53am direct train from Oxford (£6.10 return), 9:29am train from Swindon (change at Didcot). (The hourly nature of the train timetable may dictate the speed of the walk towards the end for those travelling by the train!)
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Route The walk takes in the pleasing villages of South Moreton, East Hagbourne, Upton, Blewbury and both Astons Upthorne and Tirrold. There are many interesting churches/chapels en route, several pubs (at least one one of which I'm hoping to stop at) and few railway lines. Oh and I'll chuck in an Iron Age hillfort for free. So, something for everyone, I hope!
Walk Leader Derek Jones
Lunch Bring packed lunch
The Bletchingdon Blunder, 10 miles
Date Sunday 19th February 2012
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet outside St. Mary's Church, Kidlington.  Please  park considerately in the local area.
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Route Circular walk taking in the lovely estates at Bletchingdon and Kirtlington,  returning via Oxford canal.  Possible short section of mud. Pub stop in Thrupp near end of walk.
Walk Leader John Roberts
Lunch Bring packed lunch
The Great Tew Circular Walk, 9.5 miles
Date Sunday 12th February 2012
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Great Tew car park - free parking
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Route Rolling hills from Great Tew to South Newington with llamas/alpacas? Muddy in places.
Walk Leader Bob Pewsey and Pen Barnes
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Red Kite and Ridgeway Ramble PLEASE NOTE THIS WALK HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW AND ICE
Date Sunday 5th February 2012
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking
Route
Walk Leader Vanessa Corrick
Lunch Bring packed lunch
North Leach Mosey, 9 miles
Date Sunday 29th January 2012
Start Time 10:15 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Market Place, North Leach. Reasonable amount of parking on square and nearby roads. Please park considerately.
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Route Circular walk around North Leach, a lovely cotswold town. Varied countryside using both the Monarch's Way and Diamond Way. Pub stop at end.
Walk Leader Julie Minch
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Fringford Frolic, 9 miles
Date Sunday 22nd January 2012
Start Time 10:15 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Fringford village green, parking considerately on verges.
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Route Brisk winter walk across varied parkland and farmland from Fringford to Cottisford and Tusmore, skirting Stoke Lyne en route. Risk of very muddy fields...pub at end!
Walk Leader Lyn Roberts
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Area AGM and walk
Sorry, no dogs allowed, 4.5 miles
Date Saturday 21st January 2012
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet outside Cumnor Village Hall, please park considerately in the village.
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Route A scenic walk from Cumnor to the picturesque villages of Bessels Leigh, Appleton and Eaton taking in countryside and outstanding woodlands. The walk will be followed by the Oxford Area AGM held in Cumnor Village Hall starting with a talk by Kate Ashbrook at 13:15 and the meeting at 14:15.
Walk Leader Rory Scannell
Lunch Bring packed lunch
The Winter W's …, 10 miles
Date Sunday 15th January 2012
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Please meet at the free car park on the A41just outside Waddesdon – the car park is essentially in a safe lay-by. If you are coming from Bicester/Oxford on the A41 the car park is on your right hand side as you leave the village towards Aylesbury. If you are coming from Aylesbury the car park is on left hand side just before you enter Waddesdon
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Route A 10 miler through rolling (i.e., hilly) Bucks countryside. A good part of the route takes us through Rothschild estates land. Starting at Waddesdon village we will make our way along the Bernwood Jubilee Way past Waddesdon Stud onto the Winchendons, via beautiful Eythorpe Park (& The Homestead). We'll then head out through open countryside up to Windmill Plantation and finally Waddesdon Manor, exiting at the Five Arrows Hotel. Features of note along the way include Nether Winchendon House - scene of many Midsomer Murders; the stunning medieval architecture of Nether Winchendon itself and a few moats along the way. Some Churchillian spirit is required to handle the unavoidable hills.
Walk Leader Karen Grave
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Aves Ditch Flyer, 12 miles
Date Sunday 8th January 2012
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Kirtlington village green. Park considerately around the green.  Extra parking at village hall SP501196 short walk back to village green.
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Route Taking in Lower Heyford and Kirtlington, easy walking towpath and farmtracks plus very muddy footpaths and bridleways.
Walk Leader Phil Jeffery
Lunch Bring packed lunch
New Year's Day Stroll, 6.5 miles
Date Sunday 1st January 2012
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Park on Arnold's Way, and meet by Mathew Arnold School. Walking/cycling distance from Oxford.
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Route Short annual New Year's Day walk around Boars Hill. Should be back at start in time for a late lunch.
Walk Leader Devinder Sivia
Lunch Bring a light snack if required
The Watchfield Windmills, 8 miles
Date Friday 30th December 2011
Start Time 11:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Badbury Clumps NT car park. If there is heavy snow please check with the walk leader that the walk is going ahead.
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Route Through fields to Longcot, then Little Coxwell and finally Great Coxwell.
Walk Leader Sara Smith
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Wantage Wander, 9 miles
Date Tuesday 27th December 2011
Start Time 11:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Corner of Ormond Road and Maryfield. There are free parking spaces along the road. Alternatively park in Portway car park by the Civic Hall but there will probably be a charge. X30/31 from Oxford and Abingdon, 32 from Didcot.
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Route Easy walk up to the Letcombes, then to Childrey and back via the Wilts and Berks Canal
Walk Leader Sara Smith
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Bracing Bishopstone, 4 miles
Date Monday 26th December 2011
Start Time 1:00 PM
Meeting Point and Parking By the duck pond in Bishopstone, please park considerately in the village.
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Route Wander up to the Ridgeway at an easy pace, along a bit and back via a nature reserve. Possible pub stop at end. If there is heavy snow please check with the walk leader that the walk is going ahead
Walk Leader Sara Smith
Lunch N/A
Kingham Kaper, 8 miles
Date Sunday 18th December 2011
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet and park in Kingham Station car park. 09:18 train from Oxford. 09:25 number 233 bus from Chipping Norton (West St stop B).
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Route Circular walk using part of the Oxfordshire Way as a backbone. Bledington to Bruern Abbey, Foxholes Nature Reserve, Idbury, Nether Westcote, Bledington (pub stop at the King's Head Inn) and back to the station. Elevenses will be provided, in the form of mulled wine and mince pies (if possible please try to RSVP to walk leader a few days before the walk if you want to partake, so I have a rough idea of how many to cater for, neil.hoggarth@dpag.ox.ac.uk).
Walk Leader Neil Hoggarth
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Annual Burford Walk, 10.5 miles
Date Sunday 11th December 2011
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Public car park in Burford (behind the church).
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Route This lovely walk starts from picturesque Burford and passes through attractive North Cotswold villages such as Swinbrook and Astall before following the River Windrush back into Burford. Tea/cakes/pub options at the end of the walk.
Walk Leader Liz McGowan
Lunch Bring packed lunch
2 Walks Today West Oxon Walk (WOW), 12 miles
Date Sunday 4th December 2011
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Car park by the Co-op in Madley Park, Witney. Regular S1 bus service from Oxford stops on Newlands approx half a mile from start.
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Route Witney to New Yatt to North Leigh to Wilcote to Ramsden then back to Witney. Possible Pub stop at end. Proper walking boots required as there is a walk through a stream and also quite muddy in places.
Walk Leader Martin and Anne Lister
Lunch Bring packed lunch
2 Walks Today Joint event with Chilterns Weekend Walkers
German Christmas Markets Walk, 5 miles
Date Sunday 4th December 2011
Start Time 11:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Under Marble Arch Monument, London.
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Route Meet under Marble Arch for a walk through Hyde Park and St. James Park down to Hungerford Bridge and we'll stop for lunch at the Cologne Christmas Market which is just under Hungerford Bridge and next to the Royal Festival Hall. After lunch we'll walk along the river and back up to Hyde Park to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Winter Wonderland Christmas Market which has many of the rides from the Oktoberfest. Glühwein will be available at both markets but you might want to bring a flask of your own. The walk will be on pavements so trainers are more appropriate than winter walking boots. This is the third time I've organised this. We do tend to lose people at the Christmas Market on the Southbank as they have lots of good food and Glühwein. I don't mind i
Walk Leader Lawrence Jones
Lunch Lunch at market or bring your own
Wob's Whichford Wamble, 11 miles
Date Sunday 27th November 2011
Start Time 9:40 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet by the War Memorial near Whichford village green and bus stop.  Please park considerately in the village avoiding St. Martin's Church. Please car share where possible.
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Route Starting in the pretty village of Whichford.  Passing Great Rollright, through Little Rollright, and Long Compton.  Walking up and down rolling landscapes, through fossil-fuelled farmland with some water crossing aided by footbridges. PH at end.
Walk Leader Rob Goddard
Lunch Bring packed lunch
AGM walk, 6.5 miles
Date Sunday 20th November 2011
Start Time 11:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Stanton St John. Village Hall car park. For those who are not walking the AGM starts at 2.00pm
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Route A romp to Forest Hill, then Holton then looping back to Stanton St John.for lunch. The Annual General Meeting will start at 2.00pm prompt. Followed by tea and cakes.
Walk Leader Gavin Powell
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Claydon Capers….., 10 miles
Date Sunday 13th November 2011
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking The Phoenix PH, Queen Catherine Road, Steeple Claydon. Please park to the right of the pub or considerately on the road if necessary. No dogs please.
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Route A 10 mile stretch of the Bernwood Jubilee Way taking us through the pretty and historic villages of Steeple Claydon, Middle Claydon, East Claydon and Botolph Claydon. We'll also be walking by Claydon House which was built by the Verney Family, whose relatives included Florence Nightingale.  The house has notably been used in the films, Emma and Vanity Fair. Please note this is Remembrance Sunday and so there will be a one minute stop at 11am for those who wish to pay appropriate respects.
Walk Leader Karen Grave
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Bourton in autumn, 11 miles
Date Sunday 6th November 2011
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Car park next to Birdland in Bourton on the Water. Parking is expensive (approx. £6.50 when last checked) so car share to spread the cost.
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Route From Bourton on the Water to Little Rissington, Wyck Rissington and Icomb. Expect good autumn colour, nice views, and ploughed fields! Note - no pub stop en route but numerous options for alcoholic / non alcoholic beverages at end of walk.
Walk Leader Vanessa Corrick
Lunch Bring packed lunch
2 Walks Today Summer time ends wander, 6 miles
Date Sunday 30th October 2011
Start Time 9:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Culham Lock car park. Free parking please park as close together as possible. Culham train station 2kms from start of walk.
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Route Flat walk to the south of Abingdon. Early lunch at 11:30 am at Culham Lock. Dogs on leads.
Walk Leader Gavin Powell
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Evening Walk The Abingdon Murderers Walk, 8 miles
Date Sunday 30th October 2011
Start Time 12:00 PM
Meeting Point and Parking Culham Lock car park Culham Lock where we will be having lunch 11.30 till 12.00
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Route Flat walk to Sutton Courtney then to Clifton Hampton then back along the river. Possible pub stop. Dogs on leads please.
Walk Leader Gavin Powell
Lunch Pre walk lunch. Bring snacks and goodies for the afternoon
Abingdon Autumn Afternoon Amble, 7.5 miles
Date Saturday 29th October 2011
Start Time 12:00
Meeting Point and Parking Abingdon Four Pillars Hotel. Free parking in adjacent Tesco car park
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Route Easy walk via Drayton and Sutton Courtenay, then back to Abingdon along the Thames path. Drink stop en-route, then plenty of refreshment opportunities in Abingdon near the end. This is a joint walk with the Chiltern Weekend Walkers - come and meet the neighbours!
Walk Leader Judith Agnew
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Rycote Ramble, 10 miles
Date Saturday 22nd October 2011
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Overflow car park at Waterperry Gardens 280 bus from Oxford and walk approximately 1 mile to the start point (contact walk leader for detailed instructions if you want to attempt this).
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Route Following the Oxfordshire Way from Waterperry, through Albury and the Rycote estate with good views over Thame Valley. Packed lunch by Rycote Chapel. Return along River Thame, field-paths and water-meadows. Brief pub stop (drinks only) at the Old Fisherman at Shabbington. Tearoom at end.
Walk Leader Neil Hoggarth
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Oxford Jubilee Walk This is a joint walk with Oxon 20s&30s Walkers
, 11 miles
Date Sunday 16th October 2011
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Redbridge Park and Ride, Oxford. Cost £1.50 per day. Meet behind the bus waiting room. This is on many bus routes from Oxford, Abingdon, Didcot and Wantage. Also accessible by train if you then catch a bus from Oxford station.
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Route This walk is very varied. There will be a bit of city walking around Oxford, a portion of the Thames path, good views of Oxford from Boars Hill and some woodland down 'Happy Valley'. Possible pub stop for drinks en route or at the end.
Walk Leader Alice Marten
Lunch Bring packed lunch
A walk in the woods, 8.5 miles
Date Sunday 9th October 2011
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Car park for Nettlebed shop/post office
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Route An undulating walk through fine Chilterns woodlands, hopefully very colourful at this time of year.
Walk Leader Judith Agnew
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Mills and …..Boon?, 7.5 miles
Date Sunday 2nd October 2011
Start Time 11:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet by public phone box near the church in Little Barrington - car share if possible please and park considerately in village
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Route Certainly pituresque enough to be in a novel, starting at Little Barrington a circular route through fields and woods with panoramic views, visiting the edge of Great Rissington and Windrush, short stretch on a quiet road. Pub stop at end.
Walk Leader Julie Minch
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Wychwood Which Wood Way?, 10.5 miles
Date Sunday 25th September 2011
Start Time 10:15 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Charlbury - Spendlove Centre (free parking behind Co-Op, Enstone Road). Trains to Charlbury.
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Route Explores woodlands and estates north of Charlbury, taking in sections of the Wychwood and Oxfordshire Ways. Country tracks, muddy paths, hidden dells and stunning views. Pub stop at end.
Walk Leader Anthony Williamson
Lunch Bring packed lunch
The Churches Walk - Alvescot, 10.5 miles
Date Sunday 18th September 2011
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Alvescot village near Carterton. Small car park by the bus stop near to the village hall. If car park is full please park considerately in the  village.
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Route Fair paced walk through open countryside/ farm land. Passing through Little Clanfield, Grafton, Broughton Poggs, Filkins and Broadwell. A number of historic churches on route. Pub stop part way round for drinks only if time permits.
Walk Leader Tony Morgan
Lunch Bring packed lunch
West Ilsley Downs, 9.5 miles
Date Sunday 11th September 2011
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Public car park behind the church in Chilton village.
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Route From Chilton up to the Ridgeway, around the downs by West Ilsley, back to the Ridgeway and then Chilton
Walk Leader Devinder Sivia
Lunch Bring packed lunch
The Ashdown Downs Gallop, 9.5 miles
Date Sunday 4th September 2011
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking White Horse Hill National Trust carpark (near Uffington), off the B4507. Please note the Car Park is free for National Trust members or £5 per day for non-members.
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Route Gently undulating walk on the edge of the Lambourn Downs. Starting at White Horse Hill, then along the Ridgeway, circumnavigating Ashdown house (17th century Hunting lodge built for the Winter Queen), then up Weathercock Hill and back through the Woolstone Down Gallops to White Horse Hill. People can drive back downhill to the White Horse pub in Woolstone for drinks post walk.
Walk Leader Helen Barham/Alison Thomas
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Dorchester and the Clumps, 9 miles
Date Sunday 28th August 2011
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Bridge End car park, Dorchester. Bus via Abingdon.
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Route From Dorchester, we walk along the bank of the Thames, and ascend the clumps for a great view of the countryside.  From here we walk in open countryside to Long Wittenham and return along the Thames to Dorchester. Choice of afternoon tea or pubs at the end of the walk.
Walk Leader Liz McGowan
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Hambleden, 9.5 miles
Date Sunday 21st August 2011
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet at car park in Hambleden, near the Stag and Huntsman PH
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Route Rolling Chiltern hills taking in the villages of Frieth, Turville, Skirmett, and Pheasant’s Hill. Potential for pub stop enroute and at end of walk. Steep climb at start of walk and road section near start but from then on a lovely walk
Walk Leader Ian Feetenby
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Linear walk; Rousham to Tackley; Gardens, Canal and Tea experience, 5.5 miles
Date Sunday 14th August 2011
Start Time 10:30 AM RoushAM or 11:45 Heyfor
Meeting Point and Parking Meet at the Lodge entrance to Rousham Gardens at 10.30 or Heyford Station at 11:45. If driving park at Heyford Station car park NOT Rousham Gardens car park. Train leaves Oxford at 10:00 arrives Heyford 10:13 or bus 59 Oxford to Rousham dep 9:45 arr 10:15. Train Banbury to Heyford dep. 11:00 arr 11:14. Bus Banbury to Rousham dep 11:00 arr 11:35. Return: trains from Tackley to Oxford or Banbury via Heyford, or bus Tackley to Oxford or Banbury via Heyford.
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Route Starting at the amazing Rousham Gardens, if you have never been you will have a treat in store. NOTE: £5 admission fee
. Join walk at Heyford Station if you don’t want to pay this. We will wander in this historic garden (the first Kent landscaped garden still in original state) then walk to Heyford Station picking up the 11:45 starters and start down the Oxford Canal. At Pigeon Lock we divert to Jane's Teas - another amazing experience! www.quaintliving.com/2010/05/janes-teas-in-kirtlington. The last leg is to Tackley Village and The Gardiner's Arms PH with various public transport options for the return to Heyford, Oxford or Banbury. This will be a relatively leisurely day with varied entertainments en route!
Walk Leader Helen O'Neill
Lunch Bring packed lunch (though tea shop also does savouries)
Evening Walk Avebury Afternoon, 11 miles
Date Saturday 13th August 2011
Start Time 12:00 PM
Meeting Point and Parking Contact John Waldram (walk leader) for details and to put your name down if you wish to go on this walk as it will be limited to the number of meal places available. Email jcwaldram@googlemail.com
Route An afternoon and evening walk from Avebury roving over downlands with stunning views and a countryside brimming with archaeological wonders. We continue our walk as the harvest full moon rises and the landscape cloaks itself with an otherwordly aspect.
Walk Leader John Waldram
Lunch Meal at end of walk
Three Ways Tramp, 14 miles
Date Sunday 7th August 2011
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Plough Inn, Cold Aston, nr Northleach. (Pub sadly closed for refurbishment when last checked). Please park considerately in village.
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Route Route heads in a loop first to Notgrove and Turkdean before another loop heading north to Naunton (possible pub stop) and then dropping down to the River Windrush. Uses sections of the Macmillan Way, Diamond Way and Gloucestershire Way. Relatively brisk paced walk.
Walk Leader Vanessa Corrick
Lunch Bring packed lunch
A Brill Medieval Meander, 10.5 miles
Date Sunday 31st July 2011
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet/park at Brill Windmill.  There is some parking space at the Windmill, otherwise please park considerately on the roads alongside the Windmill.
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Route A beautiful walk through parts of the Ancient Bernwood Forest.  Starting in Brill, the site of the medieval royal hunting palace of Edward the Confessor, we walk up to the pretty village of Ludgershall where we can also see a medieval moat.  Then walking through rolling countryside through Piddington and onto Piddington Wood.  We then walk to Boarstall, which was both an important medieval site and a key site in the English Civil war.  We return to Brill along the Bernwood Jubilee Way. Pub stop at end in The Pheasant in Brill. Sorry no dogs.
Walk Leader Karen Grave/Hazel Geatches
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Wolvercote to Farmoor and back, 11.5 miles
Date Sunday 24th July 2011
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Wolvercote car park, Oxford Bus Co No 6 from Magdalen St at 9.45 arrives Home Close, Wolvercote 9.58
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Route Nice flat walk along the Thames Path past Eynsham around the Farmoor Reservoir and back. Pub stop at end.
Walk Leader Frances Hansford/Rachel Murphy
Lunch Bring packed lunch
The Kidlington Caper, 10 miles
Date Sunday 17th July 2011
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Council car park behind St Marys church, church street, Kidlington. Note: Follow road round to right upon approaching church. For Sat Nav use OX5 2AZ. Oxford Bus Company 2A Stagecoach 7B
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Route River and canal side walk including some water meadows, woods, hills and a rather large village. Pub stop at end.
Walk Leader John Waldram
Lunch Bring packed lunch
2 Walks Today Charming Chipping Campden, 12.5 miles
Date Sunday 10th July 2011
Start Time 11:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Chipping Campden school car park, at the north end of the village.
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Route Through the villages of Ebrington, Paxford and Broad Campden. Rolling hills. Dogs on leads. Pub stops for drinks only.
Walk Leader Gavin Powell
Lunch Bring packed lunch
2 Walks Today Shared walk from Chilterns WW
Silchester, 7 miles
Date Sunday 10th July 2011
Start Time 11:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Wall Lane car park, Silchester
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Route Starting at Wall Lane car park we will have a chance to walk around the walls of the Roman settlement which housed 4,000 people. We'll also see the remains of the amphitheatre and the site where Reading University is excavating (see www.silchester.rdg.ac.uk).
Walk Leader Lawrence Jones
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Evening Walk Dorchester and Wittenham Clumps, 3.5 miles
Date Friday 8th July 2011
Start Time 7:00 PM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet at Bridge End car park in Dorchester
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Route Gentle evening stroll from Dorchester across the Thames, including an ascent of Wittenham Clumps! Pub at end.
Walk Leader Judith Agnew
Lunch N/A
Park, or Ride, and Walk, 12 miles
Date Sunday 3rd July 2011
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Thornhill Park and Ride, Oxford The 400, U1 and Oxford tube all stop
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Route Taking in Shotover Park, Wheatley and Forest Hill. Largely flat with one hill at the start.
Walk Leader Matthew O'Byrne
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Evening Walk Sherborne Stroll, 4 miles
Date Friday 24th June 2011
Start Time 7:00 PM
Meeting Point and Parking Ewepen Car Park, Sherborne Estate.
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Route Gentle walk through the National Trust parkland and farmland of Sherborne Estate. Optional pub stop at end. Dogs on leads welcome.
Walk Leader Kerry Forkner
Lunch N/A
Charlbury, 9 miles
Date Sunday 19th June 2011
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet in Park Street, Charlbury, parking considerately along the road.
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Route Circular walk taking in Wychwood, Finstock, site of a Roman Villa and part of the Oxfordshire Way.
Walk Leader John Waldram
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Evening Walk Chalgrove Wander, 4.5 miles
Date Friday 17th June 2011
Start Time 7:00 PM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet outside the Red Lion PH in Chalgrove. Park considerately in village (don’t use the car park as it gets shut in the evening).
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Route Evening stroll to Brightwell Baldwin and back. Pub at end.
Walk Leader Ian Feetenby
Lunch N/A
Great Tew Safari, 9.5 miles
Date Sunday 12th June 2011
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Great Tew car park - free parking
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Route Circular moderate walk - field tracks, woodland paths and country lanes. Starting at Great Tew (probably one of the most beautiful villages in Oxon), via Cleveley, Church Enstone and Heythrop Park. Unexpected wildlife enroute! Finish at Falkland Arms, famed for it's selection of beers, whiskies and country wines.
Walk Leader Anthony Williamson
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Evening Walk Central Oxford Waterways, 4.5 miles
Date Friday 10th June 2011
Start Time 7:00 PM
Meeting Point and Parking Next to The Head of the River PH, Folly Bridge, Oxford - easily accessable from central bus and train station.
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Route Flat walk, taking in two islands, a canal, a river and several streams, ending with a drink in the pub.
Walk Leader Jane Ferguson
Lunch N/A
Bredon Hill, 9.5 miles
Date Sunday 5th June 2011
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet outside The Star Inn, Ashton under Hill, please park considerately in village and car share where possible.
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Route Circular route in the north west Cotswolds incorporating several attractive villages and a climb up Bredon Hill with excellent views of the Vale of Evesham and Shakespeare's Avon on a fine day - well worth the climb! Pub stop at end with Sunday lunch available.
Walk Leader Julie Minch
Lunch Bring packed lunch
2 Walks Today Shared walk from Northampton Ramblers
Finstock figure-of-eight, 9 miles
Date Saturday 4th June 2011
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking The Plough Inn, Finstock, OX7 3BY. Small pub car park otherwise please park considerately in village. X9 Witney to Chipping Norton Bus stops at Finstock. Leaves from Market Place Stop 'C' Witney or West St Stop 'B', Chipping Norton
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Route Walking from Finstock via Wilcote, Fawler, Charlbury and Cornbury Park. 3 stiles. A lunch stop back at the meeting point from 12.30 - 13.30 means you can either walk 4 or 5 miles or the whole walk of 9 miles. This walk is already on the Northampton programme but open to Oxfordshire Ramblers as walk leader lives in Enstone.
Walk Leader Ian Cave, Northampton Ramblers
Lunch Pub stop at lunch time with pub grub available (contact walk leader to book if required). Not able to eat own food at pub so will need to eat elsewhere if bringing packed lunch.
Evening Walk The Children's Trust Sleepwalk, Henley-on-Thames, 10 miles
Date Saturday 4th June 2011
Start Time 7:00 PM
Meeting Point and Parking Mill Meadows, Henley-on-Thames. Public parking available on Meadow Road (off Thameside). Entry fee £15
concessions for under 16's and a team of 5 people or more and includes a special edition T-shirt, light refreshments and walkers medal. Bus and train services available see national websites.
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Route Figure of eight walk starting and finishing at the bandstand in Mill Meadows. You start by walking through the town centre heading north towards Lower Assendon along the Oxfordshire Way, returning down the Fair Mile. The route will then take you via Henley Sports Centre before returning to Mill Meadows.
Walk Leader Clare Evans-Pollard
Lunch N/A
The Chilterns Chequers Chase, 10 miles
Date Sunday 29th May 2011
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Wendover at library car park (off High St)
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Route A fairly steep climb to start, up to the Boer War Monument then we'll saunter through woodland down past the Prime Minister's country residence (Chequers), skirting Ellesborough and Little Kimble before heading back to Wendover. Pub stop at end.
Walk Leader Lyn Roberts
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Evening Walk Islip to Woodeaton Evening Amble, 4 miles
Date Friday 27th May 2011
Start Time 7:00 PM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet by the Swan Inn car park in Islip, but park nearby on the road (Lower Street) or in the village hall car park off Church Lane.
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Route Fairly flat walk through fields and lanes and beside the Cherwell. Drinks at end. A good way to start the Bank Holiday weekend!
Walk Leader Vanessa Corrick
Lunch N/A
Myths of the Rollright Stones, 8 miles
Date Sunday 22nd May 2011
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Free parking off A44, in centre of Chipping Norton. S3 stagecoach bus via Woodstock.
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Route From Chipping Norton to an ancient site associated with a charming legend. A circular route through rolling hills on the Oxfordshire/Warks border. Cafes and pubs in Chippy at end of the walk.
Walk Leader Liz McGowan
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Port Meadow and Oxford Canal, 9 miles
Date Saturday 21st May 2011
Start Time 8:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Walton Well car park off Walton Street, Oxford, OX2 6ED. 4 hours free parking if you display a ticket.
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Route Brisk circular walk around Oxford's waterways with lovely pub pie and chips lunch at end of walk at The Victoria Arms.
Walk Leader Neil Gorton
Lunch Bring elevenses
Witney Wander (Get Walking Day), 6 miles
Date Sunday 15th May 2011
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Witney long stay car park, zone G. Opposite end to Waitrose. Look for white pickup. S1 bus from Oxford or Carterton.
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Route Flat easy walk, down the Windrush and through the surrounding farms. Part of the Get Walking Week to encourage new people into the Ramblers
Walk Leader Gavin Powell
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Evening Walk Wolvercote Wander (Get Walking Day), 5 miles
Date Saturday 14th May 2011
Start Time 4:00 PM
Meeting Point and Parking Car park by the Thames in Wolvercote at the top of Port Meadow (Godstow Road). Bus from Oxford city centre (route no. 6).
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Route Easy circular walk across meadows to edge of Wytham Great Wood, returning along the Thames Path (visiting wildlife centre at King's lock). Pub stop at end - The Trout Inn.
Walk Leader Anthony Williamson
Lunch Bring refreshments
Ewelme Energiser, 16.5 miles
Date Sunday 8th May 2011
Start Time 9:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Ewelme, by village pond towards the end of the High Street. Please park considerately in the village.
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Route Through the characteristic beech woods and rolling contours of the Chiltern Hills. Using parts of the Ridgeway and passing through various hamlets including Pishill, Maidensgrove, Russell's Water, Cookley Green and back through Ewelme Park. The walk will be relatively fast paced to ensure we get round in reasonable time and the route is quite hilly in places. On the plus side it should provide a good workout in beautiful countryside and we should be able to fit in a pub stop (for drinks only) part way round.
Walk Leader Vanessa Corrick
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Evening Walk Bank Holiday Stroll, 3.5 miles
Date Monday 2nd May 2011
Start Time 4:00 PM
Meeting Point and Parking Sandford Lock, across the footbridge from the King's Arms. Parking available at pub (£1 charge refundable against a drink) or in free car park at end of Sandford Lane.
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Route Easy stroll to Bagley Wood and back via the riverbank, finishing with a drink in the pub
Walk Leader Jane Ferguson
Lunch N/A
Stokenchurch Scramble, 6 miles
Date Sunday 1st May 2011
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Public car park off A40 in Stokenchurch, adjacent to Kings Arms Hotel.
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Route Undulating figure-of-eight walk through great Chilterns countryside, hopefully with some bluebells in flower! Join us for either the first 6 miles or the whole walk.
Walk Leader Judith Agnew
Lunch Bring packed lunch for either option
Chedworth and Withington Woodland Circular, 9.5 miles
Date Sunday 24th April 2011
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Disused airfield 1 mile north west of Chedworth. Travel along Chedworth/Withington Rd for 2.75 miles from A429 and then turn right into road signposted to Compton Abdale. Parking 0.25 mile on left hand side.
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Route Woodland walk passing through the villages of Chedworth and Withington. The walk is varied with a couple of short climbs that rewards us with some wonderful views. A well earned drink awaits on route after lunch in the village of Withington. No dogs please.
Walk Leader Pete Richards
Lunch Bring packed lunch
General Council/Keble Walks, 3.5 miles
Date Sunday 17th April 2011
Start Time 2:30 PM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet outside entrance to Keble College, Oxford.
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Route Two walks, 3.5 miles led by Helen Burlingson - Canal Walk and 5 miles led by David Godfrey - Thames to Port Meadow.
Walk Leader David Godfrey
Lunch Bring a drink
2 Walks Today Southmoor Stroll, 9 miles
Date Sunday 10th April 2011
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet by the Lamb and Flag PH, Longworth/Southmoor. Plenty of parking on the old A420 - now a dead end road.
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Route Fairly flat and gentle, some of it along the Thames.
Walk Leader Devinder Sivia
Lunch Bring packed lunch
2 Walks Today Woodville Lions Club 17th Annual Manawatu GorgeTrack & Tunnel Walk! !, 99.99 miles
Date Sunday 10th April 2011
Start Time 9:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Ashhurst Domain, State Highway 3, 15 KM north of Palmerston North, New Zealand. Transport - plane then hire car best option. Please allow plenty of time.
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Route Takes approx 8 km (1.5 - 2.5 hours walking time). Moderate fitness required, sturdy footwear, wet weather clothing and a strong TORCH. $25, no gate sales. Tickets limited - available from iSities at Tararua and Palmerston North Phone 0800 872278 (fundraising to Cancer Care and local charities). If you come I will buy your lunch !!
Walk Leader Dave Willis
Lunch BBQ provided user pays
Wroxton Wander, 9 miles
Date Sunday 3rd April 2011
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Wroxton village (near Banbury) meet by the duck pond in the centre of the village.
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Route Moderately hilly walk, taking in some fine views of the north Oxfordshire landscape. Route brings us through Broughton Park and the moated Broughton Castle, ending back by the old college in Wroxton where Henry James once stayed. Pub stop at end. Dogs on leads only please as lambing season.
Walk Leader Lyn Roberts
Lunch Bring packed lunch.
Clocks change - forward one hour!
Common to Common (Selsley Common, Glos) No dogs please., 7 miles
Date Sunday 27th March 2011
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Selsley Common car park (off B4066). Note there are 2 car parks next to each other, park in either and meet on grassy area next to car parks. Parking may be limited so car sharing advised.
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Route Starting at Selsley Common we work our way towards Amberley where a short steep climb is rewarded by a pub stop (drink only) and scenic views. We then venture over to Rodborough Common for lunch and make our way back to Selsley. The walk is varied with a few steep climbs and although a little further afield the views are well worth the effort.
Walk Leader Glynis Toye/Clare Stonebridge
Lunch Bring packed lunch. Hopefully ice cream van in car park at end
Roman Road to Blenheim, 9 miles
Date Sunday 20th March 2011
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet outside the Cock Inn in Combe, please park considerately in the village.
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Route Fairly flat walk from Combe towards East End and down to the river at Stonesfield, then along the course of Akeman Street across fields into Blenheim Park Estate with views of the palace. Possible pub stop at end.
Walk Leader Kerry Forkner
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Moreton on Marsh March! In March, 11.5 miles
Date Sunday 13th March 2011
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Car park in the centre of town, off the A429. Opposite tourist information centre. 09.19 Oxford to Malvern train stops at Moreton in Marsh at 09.53.
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Route Through the rolling hills of Gloucestershire to Brockley and back to Moreton. Possible pub stop for drinks only.
Walk Leader Gavin Powell
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Hinksey Hike, 12.5 miles
Date Sunday 6th March 2011
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Redbridge Park and Ride, Abingdon Rd, Oxford. Meet outside the waiting room building next to the bus stops. X3/X13/300 bus from central Oxford. X3/X13 bus from Abingdon. 31 bus from Wantage.
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Route Through South Hinksey, joining the Oxford Green Belt Way (OGBW) at Chiswell Farm, following the OGBW through Old Boars Hill, Sunningwell, Radley and then returning to Oxford by way of the Thames Path. Pub stop at the Isis Farmhouse near end.
Walk Leader Neil Hoggarth
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Bibury and the Coln Valley, 6 miles
Date Sunday 27th February 2011
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Bibury. Meet opposite the Trout Farm, near the Swan Hotel.
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Route Walking on the south-eastern fringes of the Cotswolds.
Walk Leader Vanessa Corrick
Lunch Bring elevenses - back in Bibury by lunch time
2 Walks Today Joint event with Chilterns Weekend Walkers
Maidensgrove, 6 miles
Date Sunday 20th February 2011
Start Time 11:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Park on the grass verge close to Maidensgrove village in the direction of the Five Horseshoes PH.
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Route From Maidensgrove we will be walking south towards Bix and will be going past a disused Chapel. We will then head west towards Nettlebed and then north towards the Five Horseshoes PH where we will stop for a drink. They ask walkers to remove muddy boots so make sure you have no holes in your socks! From the pub it is a 10-15 min walk back to the cars.
Walk Leader Lawrence Jones lawrence.jones@gmx.de
Lunch Bring packed lunch
2 Walks Today Stow-on-the-Wold, 9.5 miles
Date Sunday 20th February 2011
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Tesco long stay/overspill car park. Look for the white pick-up
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Route Rolling Cotswold hills. Circular route around Stow. Pub stops for drinks only
Walk Leader Gavin Powell
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Stroll with Snowdrops, 6 miles
Date Sunday 13th February 2011
Start Time 10:45 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Glympton village near the Post Office/Stores. Very limited parking so please do try to car share or the S3 bus from Oxford leaving at 09:55 reaches the stop at Glympton Turn on the A44 at 10:25, and it is about a 15 minute brisk walk into the village from there (call walk leader if doing this and there is a delay).
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Route Leisurely stroll taking in the lovely villages and buildings of Glympton and Kiddington, woodland and open countryside. There should be snowdrops on view. Tea or pub stop opportunities in Woodstock after the walk.
Walk Leader Helen O'Neill
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Wychwood Forest, 7 miles
Date Sunday 6th February 2011
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet at Charlbury Railway Station Car Park cost £2.30 for day or free parking is available in Charlbury with the centre about 5-10 minutes walk from the station. First Great Western train service.
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Route Circular woodland walk via Wychwood Forest. Visits 12th-century church in Shorthampton and parkland of Cornbury Deer Park - field tracks, woodland paths and quiet country lanes. Please wear suitable footwear for muddy uneven terrain. Pub stop at end.
Walk Leader Anthony Williamson
Lunch Bring packed lunch
To the Manor Born, 8 miles
Date Sunday 30th January 2011
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet at Rock of Gibraltar PH, Enslow Bridge. Please park considerately in car park or on the nearby road/layby.
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Route Varied walk taking in part of the Oxford Canal then crossing farm and park land to pass the manor houses at Hampton Gay, Bletchingdon and Kirtlington. Few hills but good views nonetheless. Pub stop at end - for those who fancy it Sunday roast can be preordered at start.
Walk Leader Gerry Barwell
Lunch Bring snack/packed lunch
Area AGM and walk
Sorry, no dogs allowed, 6 miles
Date Saturday 29th January 2011
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Horspath Village Hall. Accessible via bus 104 from Oxford or Wheatley operated by Heyfordian Travel.
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Route This is the pre-AGM walk for the Oxfordshire Area AGM. The walk is led by the Thame and Wheatley group who are hosting the AGM (starting at 2:30 pm). It would be great if you could make this walk and/or the AGM. There will be tea, coffee and cakes after the meeting. The link below takes you to the Area Annual report which will be discussed at the AGM. http://www.ramblers-oxon.org.uk/Annual%20Report%202010.pdf . Sorry no pub stop.
Walk Leader Mike Smith from Thame and Wheatley
Lunch Bring packed lunch (can be eaten in village hall)
Windrush Wander, 7.5 miles
Date Sunday 23rd January 2011
Start Time 10.30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Cogges Manor Farm Museum car park, Cogges Hill Rd, Witney. S1 bus from Oxford to Witney/Carterton stop at Oxford Hill, Witney
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Route Mostly flat meandering walk along the Windrush from Witney towards Hardwick, then across fields to South Leigh. Probably muddy!
Walk Leader Kerry Forkner
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Stanton Saunter, 8 miles
Date Sunday 16th January 2011
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet at pub in Stanton. Please park considerately in the village. (Note: this is Stanton near Broadway and Winchcombe, not to be confused with Stanton St John nearer Oxford!)
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Route A walk in beautiful Cotswold countryside. Fantastic views. One steep climb. Pub at the end and possible pub stop during the walk.
Walk Leader Sam Band
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Chalgrove and chill, 10 miles
Date Sunday 9th January 2011
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Chalgrove village car park - opposite the Red Lion pub, accessed via lane to left of the Crown pub
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Route Generally flat walk taking in some of the best scenery around Chalgrove. Pub stop at end of walk.
Walk Leader John Allen
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Donnington New Year wander, 9 miles
Date Monday 3rd January 2011
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Snelsmore Common car park, opposite Mary Hare School RG14 3BQ
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Route Snelsmore Common and Donnington Castle. Possible pub stop in Bagnor. Walk will be cut short to 3 1/2 miles if weather bad. Easy pace.
Walk Leader Sara Smith
Lunch Bring packed lunch
New Year's Day Ramble, 5 miles
Date Saturday 1st January 2011
Start Time 11:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet outside entrance to Matthew Arnold School, Arnold's Way, Oxford, OX2 9JE, just off Cumnor Hill in Botley.
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Route Leisurely ramble around Boar's Hill after the night before! Fine views of Oxford. Pub stop at the Fox Inn. Could be muddy so wear suitable footwear.
Walk Leader Sarah Billam
Lunch Drinks at pub only - not planning a lunch stop
Christmas leg stretcher, 10.5 miles
Date Tuesday 28th December 2010
Start Time 11:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Portway car park outside Wantage Civic Hall OX12 9BY. Possible Saturday services from Oxford, Abingdon and Didcot (X30, 31 and 32A).
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Route Up to the Ridgeway via the Letcombes via a short but steep hill, along to Furzlewick Down and back via Larkhill with some good views across the Oxford plain. Route may be shorten if the weather is bad. Likely pub stop at end. Easy pace.
Walk Leader Sara Smith
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Walking off the turkey round West Ilsley, 5.5 miles
Date Sunday 26th December 2010
Start Time 1:00 PM
Meeting Point and Parking Outside The Harrow in West Ilsey RG20 7AR. Limited parking around the village.
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Route Up to the Ridgeway, along a bit and back down through the village before the sun sets
Walk Leader Sara Smith
Lunch NA
2 Walks Today THIS WALK HAS BEEN POSTPONED - SEE BELOW
Dorchester, Wittenham Clumps and the Thames Path
Date Sunday 19th December 2010
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking
Route
Walk Leader Carolyn Blackmore
Lunch Bring packed lunch
2 Walks Today Substitute walk
Abingdon -snowy walk, 7.75 miles
Date Sunday 19th December 2010
Start Time 10.00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet at the West St Helen Street car park in Abingdon town centre
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Route Along the river Ock to Drayton, Sutton Courtney and return along Thames Path.
Walk Leader Carolyn Blackmore
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Joint event with Chilterns Weekend Walkers
London Christmas Markets Walk, 5 miles
Date Sunday 12th December 2010
Start Time 11:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Marble Arch, London. Bus information from Oxford can be found at www.oxfordtube.com/londontube.php
Route Meet under Marble Arch (click for map) for a walk through Hyde Park and St. James Park down to Hungerford Bridge. Stop for lunch at the Cologne Christmas Market which is just under Hungerford Bridge and next to the Royal Festival Hall. [Toilets are available in the Royal Festival Hall]. After lunch walk along the river and back up to Hyde Park to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Winter Wonderland Christmas Market. The walk will be on pavements so trainers are more appropriate than winter walking boots. The walk finishes at about 4pm.
Walk Leader Lawrence Jones lawrence.jones@gmx.de
Lunch Buy lunch at the Market
Four Villages, a River and Two Weir(do)s!, 10.6 miles
Date Sunday 5th December 2010
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Siemens Magnet Technology front car park, Wharf Road, Eynsham, OX29 4BP. S1 from Oxford or Witney / Carterton, Talbot Pub stop.
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Route Through Eynsham to South Leigh, Stanton Harcourt, Sutton, and Thames Path back to Eynsham. Flat easy walk but is very open in places. Pub stop at the end of walk.
Walk Leader Anne and Martin Lister
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Oxon Weekend Walkers AGM
Stanton Stroll, 6 miles
Date Sunday 28th November 2010
Start Time 10:45 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Stanton St John Village Hall. Park in village hall car park.
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Route Group AGM at 2pm (prompt!) to be preceded by a short fairly flat morning walk through the Oxfordshire countryside. Enjoy walking with the Group? Come and support your Committee and maybe stand for a post!
Walk Leader Gavin Powell
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Burford Wander, 10.5 miles
Date Sunday 21st November 2010
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Public car park in Burford.
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Route A lovely walk passing through attractive villages into the Cotswold countryside, heading back to Burford along the riverside.
Walk Leader Liz McGowan
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Ramblers 75th Anniversary Event
Oxfordshire Way Baton Walk, 13.5 miles
Date Sunday 14th November 2010
Start Time 09:30 AM prompt!
Meeting Point and Parking Waterperry overflow car park - look for the white pick up.
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Route Walk to Beckley to meet the Oxon 20s 30s Group at or near the Abingdon Arms Pub at approximately 11.30am. Then back to Waterperry along the Oxfordshire Way. Route subject to change if flooded. Note that this is part of a series of baton walks across England, Wales and Scotland to celebrate the Ramblers 75th Anniversary.
Walk Leader Gavin Powell
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Rolling Hills, 8 miles
Date Sunday 7th November 2010
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Ewelme. Meet by village pond, towards end of High Street. Please park considerately in the village.
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Route Circular walk through rolling countryside. Pub stop en route and at end.
Walk Leader Ian Feetenby
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Remember that clocks go back one hour!
Autumn colours in the Chilterns, 10.5 miles
Date Sunday 31st October 2010
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking West Wycombe Garden Centre. Train station at High Wycombe
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Route A 10.5 mile quite hilly walk from West Wycombe through the Chilterns via the Hell Fire Caves, Downley, Hughenden Manor (Disraeli's home), Naphill, Bradenham (Disraeli's birthplace), Saunderton, and the Dashwood mausoleum. Possible coffee stop at the NT cafe at Hughenden Manor, picnic lunch on the common in Bradenham, tea and cake stop at the end at the West Wycombe garden centre. Please note that there are two sections of road walking of approximately 1/2 mile each.
Walk Leader William Barford
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Pub Walk
Thames Path at Oxford, 5.5 miles
Date Saturday 30th October 2010
Start Time 11:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking The Trout, Wolvercote. Turn up shortly after 11am for a 'swift half' and pre walk briefing. Contact organiser for full details of public transport to and from walk.
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Route A linear pub walk. From the Trout at Wolvercote along the Thames Path taking in four further pub stops along the way to Iffley Lock and a sixth pub in Iffley Village.
Walk Leader Neil Hoggarth
Lunch Bring packed lunch or order food at a pub en route.
Traditionally Wet!, 9.5 miles
Date Sunday 24th October 2010
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Chalgrove village car park - opposite the Red Lion pub, accessed via lane to left of the Crown pub
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Route A circular walk from Chalgrove via several villages including a pub stop in Ewelme and/or at end.
Walk Leader Gavin Powell
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Combe Amble, 9 miles
Date Sunday 17th October 2010
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet on the green near the Cock Inn, Combe. Reasonable amount of parking available around the green - please park considerately.
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Route An attractive walk winding through the wilds of West Oxfordshire, taking in the odd wood or two and a Roman bath. Slightly earlier start in anticipation that we make it back to the pub for a drink before last orders.
Walk Leader Julie Minch
Lunch Bring packed lunch
2 Walks Today Bourton to Bledington, 16 miles
Date Sunday 10th October 2010
Start Time 9:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Car park next to Birdland in Bourton-on-the-Water. All day parking is very expensive (£6.30 when last checked) so car share where possible to spread the cost. Toilets in car park.
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Route Starting from bustling Bourton-on-the-Water and taking in the quieter villages of Little Rissington, Wyck Rissington, Icomb, Bledington (possible pub stop) and Nether Westcote. Hopefully good Autumn colour. This will be a relatively fast paced tramp.
Walk Leader Vanessa Corrick
Lunch Bring packed lunch
2 Walks Today A Bridge Too Far, 8 miles
Date Sunday 10th October 2010
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Great Milton. Meet outside church but please park considerately in the village and not in the immediate vicinity of the church.
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Route Walk to Chippinghurst Manor and then retracing our steps back for part of the way because there is no bridge to cross the river.
Walk Leader Ian Feetenby
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Dorchester and the Clumps, 9 miles
Date Sunday 3rd October 2010
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet at Bridge End car park in Dorchester
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Route A walk along the bank of the River Thames, a climb up to 'the clumps' and a wander through a lovely village.
Walk Leader Liz McGowan
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Longworth Loop, 7.5 miles
Date Sunday 26th September 2010
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Outside the Blue Boar PH, Longworth, OX13 5ET. Please don't park in the pub car park but park considerately in the village - car share where possible.
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Route A moderate walk with just a couple of gentle hills. From the village of Longworth down to the Thames, before following a really pretty and peaceful stretch of river, then crossing over to the Chimney Meadows side. The route crosses back at Tenfoot bridge, to Duxford Ford, and then returns via the magnificient village of Hinton Waldrist. Probably muddy!
Walk Leader Helen O'Neill
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Step into the Cotswolds, 8 miles
Date Sunday 19th September 2010
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Milton-under-Wychwood, the Quart Pot Pub. On street parking around in the village.
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Route Gently undulating walk to Fifield and Little Rissington Airfield and back to Milton. One short steep section near the Merrymouth Inn.
Walk Leader Sarah Billam
Lunch Bring packed lunch. Pub stop after the walk at the Red Lion in Shipton.
Islip to Beckley, 9 miles
Date Sunday 12th September 2010
Start Time 10.30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet by the Swan Inn car park in Islip, but park nearby on the road (Lower Street)
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Route Fairly flat, with just a couple of small hills; pub stop half way round.
Walk Leader Devinder Sivia
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Faringdon Circular, 12.5 miles
Date Sunday 5th September 2010
Start Time 10:15 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Gloucester Street car park, Faringdon.
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Route A circular walk from Faringdon, featuring an Iron Age camp at Badbury Hill, the 13th C. Cistercian Great Barn at Great Coxwell and Faringdon's Folly. Liable to be overgrown and muddy. Possible pub stop at Little Coxwell.
Walk Leader William Barford
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Crickley Hill Country Park, 9 miles
Date Sunday 29th August 2010
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking The Visitor Centre Crickley Hill Country Park
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Route A country park on the Cotswold scarp approximately 6 miles East of Gloucester with extensive views. The route explores farmland, a limestone valley, commons high above the Severn Vale and Beech woodlands along the Cotswold edge. There will be time to look at the Iron Age Camp after the walk if anyone is interested. Refreshments at the Air Balloon PH after the walk.
Walk Leader Rosie Butler / Rosemary Burton
Lunch Pub stop en route. Bring packed lunch
Stow-on-the-Wold Stroll, 9 miles
Date Sunday 22nd August 2010
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Public car park in Stow (has toilets!). Parking is £3.70 for 5 hours, which should be long enough. The superstore car park or other places in Stow may be cheaper, but we'll meet at the advertised grid reference for the public car park.
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Route Undulating walk but no long steep climbs. Great Cotswold scenery. Pubs and tea shops in Stow at end of walk.
Walk Leader Judith Agnew
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Wittenham Clumps Weeknight Wander, 4 miles
Date Wednesday 18th August 2010
Start Time 7:00 PM prompt!
Meeting Point and Parking Free car park (with toilets!) by bridge in Dorchester. Pub at end.
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Route Scenic route over the Thames at Days Lock and up to the clumps. Prompt start and brisk pace to hopefully get us back before dark!
Walk Leader Judith Agnew
Lunch NA
Winchcombe Wander, 8.5 miles
Date Sunday 15th August 2010
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Back Lane car park, Winchcombe, costs £1 for all day parking
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Route Relatively easy walk with lovely scenery and historic buildings including an abbey and castle. Takes in farmland, the Cotswold Way and a woodland path. Hostelry stop at end.
Walk Leader Gerry Barwell & Julie Minch
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Wantage and surrounding villages, 9 miles
Date Saturday 7th August 2010
Start Time 3:00 PM
Meeting Point and Parking Outside the Civic Hall, Portway car park. Parking charges in force on Saturdays. Surrounding roads are free parking. Stagecoach buses from Oxford and Abingdon x30/31. 32 from Didcot.
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Route Up out of Wantage to the Letcombes, then through Childrey and back to Wantage via the West Berks canal. A moderate walk. Social event at end
Walk Leader Sara Smith
Lunch Bring afternoon tea
Whitehorse Workout, 9 miles
Date Sunday 1st August 2010
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet by the Fox and Hounds pub; park considerately on nearby streets.
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Route Mostly flattish, apart from a steep ascent to the White Horse and steady descent down from the Ridgeway. A lot of stiles along the way, a number of which are quite wobbly.
Walk Leader Devinder Sivia
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Oxon 20s30s Group 10th Anniversary Walk
Cumnor circumnavigation, 10 miles
Date Sunday 25th July 2010
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Vine PH car park, Cumnor, though DO NOT PARK HERE please. Car share as much as possible and park considerately in the village - there are places available at the village hall and in Bertie Road. Park away from the pub and walk to the meeting point. Cumnor is on a bus route from Oxford and Abingdon - check appropriate timetables for Sunday service.
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Route A joint walk to mark the 10th anniversary of the Oxfordshire 20s and 30s Group. Many of the early members of the 20s and 30s Group have now moved on to form the Weekend Walkers, hence this combined celebration. The walk will head south to the village of Appleton, then on to the Thames and back to the Vine. Drinks in the beer garden, weather permitting - ETA 2 - 2.30pm.
Walk Leader Gavin Powell
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Evening Walk Summer Stroll, 3.5 miles
Date Wednesday 21st July 2010
Start Time 7:00 PM
Meeting Point and Parking Stanton St John Village Hall. Park in village hall car park.
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Route Gentle stroll across fields and tree lined pathways. Drinks afterwards at 'the Star' pub.
Walk Leader Vanessa Corrick
Lunch NA
Epwell Big Loop, 9 miles
Date Sunday 18th July 2010
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Epwell village, outside Chandlers Arms pub OX15 6LH. Please park with consideration around the village and car share if at all possible
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Route Across the lumpy bits to storm the castle at Brailles before a long swooping climb back over the hills. Cracking views but a few climbs
Walk Leader Pete Norris
Lunch Bring packed lunch. Pub for drinks only at end
Henley and Thames stroll, 9 miles
Date Sunday 11th July 2010
Start Time 10:15 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Car park next to Henley Football Club. From Henley turn left down Mill Lane just before Jet garage.
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Route Gentle scenic ramble through meadows and woodland heading to Shiplake and along the Thames path
Walk Leader John Allen
Lunch Bring packed lunch
West Ilsley Downs, 10.5 miles
Date Sunday 4th July 2010
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Car park behind the church in Chilton. Difficult to get to by public transport - nearest bus stop is at the Harwell Campus, about a mile away.
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Route Flatish at beginning and end but, otherwise, mostly hilly
Walk Leader Devinder Sivia
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Great Rissington, 9 miles
Date Sunday 27th June 2010
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Outside the Lamb Inn, Great Rissington. Please park considerately in the village.
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Route Setting off from Great Rissington and taking in the villages of Little Rissington, Bourton-on-the-Water and Clapton-on-the-Hill. Pub stop at end.
Walk Leader David Jenkins
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Ramblers 75th Anniversary Walk
Birthday Bash, 12 miles
Date Saturday 26th June 2010
Start Time 10:00 AM prompt
Meeting Point and Parking Chinnor Hill Nature Car Park - look for the white pickup. Please car share if possible.
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Route Wooded section through the Chilterns up to Stokenchurch, with further rolling wooded hills to Shirburn Hill for a picnic lunch with other groups from the Oxfordshire Area to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Ramblers. Route back along the railway line.
Walk Leader Gavin Powell
Lunch Bring packed lunch for picnic between 1pm - 2pm. Further details about lunch arrangements to be confirmed.
Evening Walk An evening in East Ilsley, 3.5 miles
Date Friday 25th June 2010
Start Time 7:00 PM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet by pond in East Ilsley. Please park considerately on nearby streets.
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Route A scenic undulating walk on the Berkshire downs with a pub at the end, perfect for chilling out on Friday evening!
Walk Leader Judith Agnew
Lunch NA
Joint walk with Oxon 20s 30s
Midsummer Celebration, 12 miles
Date Saturday 19th June 2010
Start Time 11:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Waterman's Arms, South Street, Osney Island, Oxford, OX2 0BE. Parking, Seacourt Park and Ride. Train, Oxford city railway station. Bus, Oxford Bus Company, bus no. 4, for Botley Road, Stagecoach, bus no. S1 for Botley Road.
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Route A meandering walk along the river Thames enjoying the water meadows, architectural oddities and hostelries of Oxford and the surrounding area.This is a protracted saunter with plenty of refreshment stops to mark the Summer Solstice on 21 June.
Walk Leader John Waldram
Lunch Bring packed lunch. Meal after walk.
Evening Walk Abingdon River Toddle, 6 miles
Date Friday 18th June 2010
Start Time 7:00 PM
Meeting Point and Parking Abbey Close car park in Abingdon - if full, extra parking is close by at Civic Centre. From Oxford the Express X2, X3, X13 buses or 35 and 4 all drop off in High Street just 5 minutes walk from start point. Tickets for the X services are interchangeable so you can go back to the city on any of them.
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Route Up some byways-ish to Radley and then back along the Thames path
Walk Leader Pete Norris
Lunch Pub for drinks at end
Waterperry Wandering, 10 miles
Date Sunday 13th June 2010
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Waterperry overflow car park. Lift(s) available from Thornhill Park and Ride - contact walk leader in advance.
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Route Flat route taking in Waterperry, Waterstock, Ickford and Worminghall. Teashop at end.
Walk Leader Matthew O'Byrne
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Evening Walk Culham Caper, 3.75 miles
Date Friday 11th June 2010
Start Time 7:00 PM
Meeting Point and Parking Culham Lock car park
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Route Via Sutton Pools and Sutton Courtenay
Walk Leader Catherine Guiver
Lunch NA
Naunton, Slaughters and Bourton, 13.5 miles
Date Sunday 6th June 2010
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Layby about a quarter of a mile outside Naunton on the Stow road.
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Route Through Naunton onto rolling Cotswold countryside to Upper and then Lower Slaughter where weather permitting we can stop for an ice cream. Then on to Bourton on the Water where we will stop for a lunch break of approximately 40 minutes - plenty of facilities / choices. Back along the Windrush Way to Naunton. Pub at end of walk.
Walk Leader Martin and Anne Lister
Lunch Bring packed lunch
2 Walks Today No dogs please
Bluebell walk (hopefully!), 6 miles
Date Sunday 30th May 2010
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Eynsham car park, Back Lane, Eynsham. The S1 bus from Oxford to Carterton stops near the Square in Eynsham
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Route Easy walk through fields to Freeland and Church Hanborough. Could be muddy after rain.
Walk Leader Kerry Forkner
Lunch Bring packed lunch
2 Walks Today Joint walk with Oxon 20s 30s
Hook Norton, 8 miles
Date Sunday 30th May 2010
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Village of Hook Norton, very limited parking in village. Please meet at parking area at bottom of Park Hill. Extra parking opposite Pear Tree Inn near the brewery.
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Route Super circular walk from Hook Norton to the motto and bailey castle at Swerford. From there to the picturesque village of Wiggington and along the river back to Hook Norton. Could be very muddy so walking boots essential.
Walk Leader Sarah Billam
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Please note change of starting point
Blewbury Bumble, 8.5 miles
Date Sunday 23rd May 2010
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Recreation car park on Boham's Road off the A417
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Route Visiting Blewburton Hillfort and Churn Knob.
Walk Leader Catherine Guiver
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Evening Walk Water Meadow Wander, 4 miles
Date Friday 21st May 2010
Start Time 7:00 PM
Meeting Point and Parking Yarnton village. Park down Church Lane near St Bartholomew's Church. Leave the A44 at the Turnpike roundabout into Cassington Road, then keep straight on until Church Lane on the left.
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Route Walking in water meadows and beside a stretch of water. Pub at end of walk.
Walk Leader John Waldram
Lunch NA
2 Walks Today No dogs please due to lambs
Hook North, 8 miles
Date Sunday 16th May 2010
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Outside the Pear Tree pub OX15 5NU at Scotland End, Hook Norton. Park on roadside with consideration. No public transport.
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Route Heading north to Sibford Ferris and back over lumpy farmlands. Pub at end.
Walk Leader Pete Norris
Lunch Bring packed lunch
2 Walks Today Joint walk with Oxon 20s 30s
Waddeston Wander, 8 miles
Date Sunday 16th May 2010
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Village of Waddeston, large parking area (lay by) at edge of village off the A41
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Route A circular walk along the North Bucks Way and the Aylesbury Ring to Eythrope Park, along the river Thames and back through parkland to the village of Waddeston. Fine views of Waddeston Manor to be had en route.
Walk Leader Sarah Billam
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Evenlode Explorer, 13 miles
Date Sunday 9th May 2010
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Charlbury. Spendlove Centre car park
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Route Taking in several beautiful villages of Middle Oxfordshire - Taston, Spelsbury, Dean, Chadlington, Brookend and on to Ascot under Wychwood, at times using part of the Oxfordshire Way. Possible pub stop en route, pub at end.
Walk Leader Vanessa Corrick
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Evening Walk Port Meadow and Oxford Canal, 4 miles
Date Friday 7th May 2010
Start Time 7:00 PM
Meeting Point and Parking Walton Well car park off Walton Street, Oxford, OX2 6ED. 4 hours free parking.
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Route Lovely meadow with lovely pub at end of walk
Walk Leader Neil Gorton
Lunch NA
Scutchamer Knob, 10 miles
Date Sunday 2nd May 2010
Start Time 10:15 AM
Meeting Point and Parking East Ilsley, just off the A34. Park considerately near the village pond just past the Crown and Horn Pub (RG20 7LH).
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Route Up the Woolvers track way to the Borders, passing Lands End to walk Britain's most ancient of Mesolithic paths,stopping at the highest point of Scutchamer Knob, before descending past Gore hill to the droving town of Ilsley. This is a ramble over Downs with fine views and a few bluebell woods. Pub at end of walk.
Walk Leader John Waldram
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Evening Walk Blenheim Park Stroll, 4 miles
Date Friday 30th April 2010
Start Time 7:00 PM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet at Combe Lodge, near Combe village
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Route The first evening walk of the year! An easy 4 mile stroll in beautiful parkland. Drink in the Cock Inn (Combe) afterwards.
Walk Leader Sam Band
Lunch NA
Watlington Hill, 8.5 miles
Date Sunday 25th April 2010
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Watlington Hill, National Trust car park
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Route A walk through fine woodland and rolling countryside. Good area to see red kites. Pub stop near end of walk.
Walk Leader Ian Feetenby
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Stonor Saunter, 8 miles
Date Sunday 18th April 2010
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Park by side of road on B480 at north end of Stonor village.
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Route A scenic Chilterns walk with a few short but steep hills and a lovely ridge section. Pub stop towards end of walk.
Walk Leader Judith Agnew
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Tusmore Park and the Villages, 8 miles
Date Sunday 11th April 2010
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Church of St Mary in Cottisford. Park on the roadside near the church.
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Route An easy walk through woodland and along side streams to the village of Stoke Lyne, returning to Cottisford through attractive countryside.
Walk Leader Liz McGowan
Lunch Bring packed lunch
British Summer Time begins - clocks go forward 1 hour!
Macaroni Downs and Leach Valley, 7.5 miles
Date Sunday 28th March 2010
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet outside the Victoria Inn, Eastleach Turville. Limited parking on the road in Eastleach Turville, so please be considerate and car share where possible. For lift from Witney area please contact the walk leader.
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Route One of the quieter areas of the Cotswolds, following the lovely Leach Valley and exploring the open downland and woodland above the twin villages of Eastleach Turville and Eastleach Martin before returning to the villages and their fine medieval churches.
Walk Leader Kerry Forkner
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Goring Gallop, 16 miles
Date Sunday 21st March 2010
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Goring. Car park off Station Road. Pay and display but free on Sundays. Toilets in car park.
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Route Chiltern countryside of beech woods and rolling fields. Part of Thames path too. A relatively fast paced walk to put a spring in your step! Pub at end of walk.
Walk Leader Vanessa Corrick
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Edgehill and back to Stig's place, 9 miles
Date Sunday 14th March 2010
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Hornton, at the sharp bend in the road through the village.
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Route Sweeping circular route taking in a few miles along the ridge and rolling farmland on way back. Pub at end.
Walk Leader Pete Norris
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Chalgrove, 9.5 miles
Date Sunday 7th March 2010
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Chalgrove village car park - opposite the Red Lion pub, accessed via lane to left of the Crown pub
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Route A circular walk from Chalgrove via several villages including a pub stop in Ewelme.
Walk Leader Ian Feetenby
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Joint walk with Oxon 20s 30s
The Doctor Who Walk, 9 miles
Date Sunday 28th February 2010
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Village hall car park, Chilton
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Route Route covers locations used in Doctor Who and the Android invasion including Harwell and East Hagbourne. Fairly easy walk.
Walk Leader Sara Smith
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Sunningwell Saunter, 9 miles
Date Sunday 21st February 2010
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Outside the Bowyer Arms, Foxborough Road, Radley, OX14 3AE. Please park considerately on road. 10.05am train from Oxford arrives at Radley at 10.11am, no. 35 bus from Oxford.
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Route Circular walk through Radley Park, Sunningwell, Boars Hill, Bayworth and Kennington.
Walk Leader Catherine Guiver
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Hooky Hearty Hack, 8 miles
Date Sunday 14th February 2010
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Outside the Pear Tree pub OX15 5NU at Scotland End, Hook Norton. Park on roadside with consideration. No public transport but cycle route to start available from walk leader.
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Route Over the lumpy bits to the Rollrights and Whichford and then a stroll back to the pub at end where hopefully they'll have some Hooky Dark on. Couple of short steepish climbs rewarded with views.
Walk Leader Pete Norris
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Ardington, 7.5 miles
Date Sunday 7th February 2010
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Small car park on the edge of the village just off A417 - opposite School Road which leads into the village. Parking limited, so car share where possible. If car park full, please park considerately in the village.
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Route Through Ardington towards West Hendred. Up to the Ridgeway then back down towards Lockinge and Ardington. Pub stop at the end.
Walk Leader Martin and Anne Lister
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Dorchester and the Clumps, 9.5 miles
Date Sunday 31st January 2010
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Village car park at Bridge End, Dorchester
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Route A lovely walk along the banks of the River Thames, an ascent for a view of the Thames Valley and a wander through a medieval village.
Walk Leader Liz McGowan
Lunch Bring packed lunch. Pub stop at end of walk
Hambleden, 6.5 miles
Date Sunday 24th January 2010
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Car park in Hambleden. From the Henley to Marlow road (A4155) take road north at Mill End.
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Route A circular walk in the Chilterns. Pub at end of walk.
Walk Leader Ian Feetenby
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Walk followed by Group AGM, 6 miles
Date Sunday 17th January 2010
Start Time 11:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Stanton St John Village Hall. Park in village hall car park.
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Route Rolling hills of Oxfordshire around Stanton St John. Lunch at the end of the walk followed by AGM.Please come along and voice your opinions and support your walking group! Committee appointments for the coming year will be made. Tea and cakes after AGM!
Walk Leader Gavin Powell
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Two rivers, a canal, a park and a meadow, 8 miles
Date Sunday 10th January 2010
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Walton Well car park off Walton Street, Oxford, OX2 6ED. 4 hours free parking.
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Route A level circumnavigation of Oxford City beside water wherever possible
Walk Leader Neil
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Ashdown House and Wayland Smithy, 7.5 miles
Date Sunday 3rd January 2010
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Car park where the Ridgeway crosses the B4000. Limited parking so please car share where possible. Additional parking available in Ashbury.
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Route A wander through classic chalk downland with a bit of history thrown in.
Walk Leader Sara Smith
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Joint walk with Oxon 20s 30s
New Year's Day Cumnor Hill to Boars Hill, 6 miles
Date Friday 1st January 2010
Start Time 11:15 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Outside the Matthew Arnold School in Arnolds Way, Oxford OX2 9JE. Plenty of parking along the long layby in front of the school. 4A Elms Rise bus from city centre stops right in front of the school but please check holiday bus times. Starting point is about 2 miles cycle ride from the city centre and there are plenty of railings to which you can secure your bike.
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Route Blow the winter cobwebs off or nurse your hangover with a leisurely walk across the hills west of Oxford with some excellent far reaching views of city and country, assuming it's not foggy like last year!
Walk Leader Pete Norris
Lunch No lunch stop, just nibble on way round and maybe bring a hot flask to drink at view stops. Pub stop halfway round at Boars Hill for drinks and a warm by open fire.
The Blowing Stone, 6.5 miles
Date Sunday 27th December 2009
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Outside the Star Inn, Sparsholt (OX12 9PL). Parking is limited so please park considerately around the village.
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Route Across some muddy fields to Kingstone Lisle then up to the Ridgeway via the Blowing Stone. Beautiful views if the weather is fine.
Walk Leader Sara Smith
Lunch Bring snack as not intending to stop for lunch. Pub stop at end. Pub does food.
Christmas walk at Christmas Common, 6.5 miles
Date Sunday 20th December 2009
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Watlington. Car park on Hill Road at bottom of hill
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Route A pleasant walk from Watlington to Christmas Common
Walk Leader Liz McGowan
Lunch Bring packed lunch. Pub stop at end of walk
Joint walk with Oxon 20s 30s
Old Kidlington, 10 miles
Date Sunday 13th December 2009
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet in the car park behind St Mary's church, just past the Alms houses OX5 2AZ
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Route Walk via field and canal to the Satellite earth station, then on to Shipton Slade farm near Woodstock. Back to Kidlington along an old railway, lastly passing the Pits. Pub at end.
Walk Leader John Waldram
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Snowshill I hope, 10.5 miles
Date Sunday 6th December 2009
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Snowshill Manor NT car park
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Route Moderate to hard. Hilly with good views.
Walk Leader Gavin Powell
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Ewelme, 8 miles
Date Sunday 29th November 2009
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet outside school. Please park considerately in the village.
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Route Circular walk through rolling countryside. Pub stop en route or at end.
Walk Leader Ian Feetenby
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Ridgeway Ramble, 7.5 miles
Date Sunday 22nd November 2009
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet outside church in Letcombe Bassett. Please park considerately in the village.
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Route Fairly easy route with the odd hill. Beautiful views and pretty villages. Pub stop at end.
Walk Leader Sam Band
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Under Wychwood, 8 miles
Date Sunday 15th November 2009
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Church of St Mary the Virgin, Shipton-under-Wychwood. Please park considerately in the village and car share where possible.
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Route An undulating walk, providing some fine views and woodland walking. Also visiting the villages of Fifield and Milton-under-Wychwood. Pub stop at end of walk.
Walk Leader Vanessa Corrick
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Charlbury back to back, 7.5 miles
Date Sunday 8th November 2009
Start Time 10:00 AM prompt
Meeting Point and Parking Charlbury Station car park. Possible charges. Sunday train service from Oxford.
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Route Moderate rolling hills. First walk of 7.5 miles starts at 10am prompt, second one of 8 miles starts in the same place at 1pm prompt. You can do either walk or both.
Walk Leader Gavin Powell
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Islip, 9.5 miles
Date Sunday 1st November 2009
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet outside Swan Inn, Islip. Please park considerately in the village (there is some parking in Lower Street, about 50m from the bridge)
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Route A walk to Beckley for a pub stop, and back to Islip; a few undulations, but nothing too strenuous.
Walk Leader Devinder Sivia
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Remember that clocks go back one hour!
Autumn colours in the Chilterns, 10.5 miles
Date Sunday 25th October 2009
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking West Wycombe Garden Centre. Train station at High Wycombe
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Route A 10.5 mile quite hilly walk from West Wycombe through the Chilterns via Downley, Hughenden Manor (Disraeli's home), Naphill, Bradenham (Disraeli's birthplace), Saunderton, and the Dashwood mausoleum. Possible pub stop at Bradenham, definite tea and cake stop at the end at the garden centre. Please note that there are two sections of road walking of approximately 1/2 mile each.
Walk Leader William Barford
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Great Rissington, 10 miles
Date Sunday 18th October 2009
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Outside the Lamb Inn, Great Rissington. Please park considerately in the village.
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Route From Great Rissington walk down to the River Windrush and follow it to Windrush Mill, returning to Great Rissington via Sherborne. Pub stop at end.
Walk Leader David Jenkins
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Saturday walk
Great Milton, 7.5 miles
Date Saturday 17th October 2009
Start Time 10:45 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Great Milton. Meet outside church but please park considerately in the village and not in the immediate vicinity of the church.
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Route Two walks in one. 7.5 miles circular walk with option to extend the walk to 13 miles for those that want a longer walk.
Walk Leader Ian Feetenby
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Chip and Charge, 10 miles
Date Sunday 11th October 2009
Start Time 10.30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Chipping Norton public car park. Left hand side as you go down the bank on the Morton road.
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Route Moderate walk. Rolling hills, to Enstone and back, possible pub stop. Beer or cakes in Chippy at end.
Walk Leader Gavin Powell
Lunch Bring packed lunch
*Note change of walk for this date*
Stokenchurch Strolls, 5 miles
Date Sunday 4th October 2009
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Car park in front of King's Arms, on A40 in Stokenchurch. Contact leader by 28 September if you would like a lift from Thornhill Park and Ride
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Route Hilly figure of eight route via Ibstone and edge of Radnage. Come for just the morning or the whole distance!
Walk Leader Judith Agnew
Lunch Bring packed lunch. Pub options during walk and at end
*Note change of walk for this date*
Huffkins Revisited, 10 miles
Date Sunday 27th September 2009
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Public car park in Burford.
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Route A lovely walk taking in several picturesque North Cotswold villages
Walk Leader Liz McGowan
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Hambleden and Hills, 10 miles
Date Sunday 20th September 2009
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet at the free car park in Hambleden beyond the Stag and Huntsmen pub. This is about 1 mile north of Mill End on A4155 Henley to Marlow road.
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Route The walk will include a few hills, some woodland, gentle meadows and a pub stop in Skirmett.
Walk Leader John Allen
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Easy in Eynsham, 9 miles
Date Sunday 13th September 2009
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Back Lane car park, off Clover Place in Eynsham. S1 and S2 buses pass through Eynsham.
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Route Flat easy walk to Stanton Harcourt then back along the Thames. Possible pub stop.
Walk Leader Gavin Powell
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Lark Hill ascending, 7.5 miles
Date Sunday 6th September 2009
Start Time 10:45 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Outside the Civic Hall iin Wantage. Portway Car Park. 31 bus from Oxford
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Route A wander out of Wantage and up Lark Hill, return via the Ridgeway through Letcombe. Steep hill about a third of the way round. Pub stop at end if raining. Pub stop near the end if dry!
Walk Leader Sara
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Buckland Marsh, 11.5 miles
Date Sunday 30th August 2009
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet by the Lamb and Flag pub in Southmoor. There is plenty of parking on the dead-end part of the old A420 (now called the Lamb and Flag road). No. 66 bus, between Oxford and Swindon, passes through Southmoor
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Route West to Buckland, down to the Thames at Rushey Lock, along the river to Duxford and back to Southmoor. Pub stop half way around, at Tadpole Bridge.
Walk Leader Devinder Sivia
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Joint walk with Oxon 20s 30s
Sherborne Stagger
Date Sunday 23rd August 2009
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Sherborne. National Trust Ewe Pen Car Park (£1 donation). 9 miles west of Burford along A40. Car share where possible.
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Route Rolling hills and shaded tracks
Walk Leader Gavin Powell
Lunch Bring packed lunch. Short drive to pub at end of walk.
Evening Walk River Walk, 3.5 miles
Date Friday 21st August 2009
Start Time 7:00 PM
Meeting Point and Parking The Talbot pub car park, Swinford Toll Bridge. If full, park in Wharf Road. Bus S1 (ex100) or S2 pass the pub.
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Route Flat easy walk by the river. Drinks afterwards.
Walk Leader Gavin Powell
Lunch NA
Watlington Hill, 9 miles
Date Sunday 16th August 2009
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Watlington Hill, National Trust car park
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Route A walk through fine woodland and rolling countryside. Good area to see red kites. Pub stop near end of walk.
Walk Leader Ian Feetenby
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Evening Walk Note change of start time
Faringdon Folly, 7.5 miles
Date Sunday 9th August 2009
Start Time 12:30 PM
Meeting Point and Parking Gloucester Street car park, Faringdon, near the Library - free on Sundays
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Route Toddle through Faringdon town centre and a gentle climb up to the Folly, through field paths to Littleworth. Moderately flat walk thereafter, could be a bit muddy in places. Optional pub stop at end of walk.
Walk Leader Caroline Black
Lunch Bring snack
Evening Walk Note change of date
Picnic walk to Segsbury Camp, 3 miles
Date Friday 7th August 2009
Start Time 7:00 PM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet outside church in Letcombe Regis. Please park considerately in the village. Lift available from Wantage Market Place by prior arrangement.
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Route Following Letcombe brook to Letcombe Bassett and up the Downs to the hillfort for a picnic tea while we watch the sunset. Descend to the Greyhound PH for a drink at the end.
Walk Leader Steve and Lorna Swanton
Lunch Bring picnic
Dorchester and Wittenham Clumps, 5 miles
Date Sunday 2nd August 2009
Start Time 1:15 PM
Meeting Point and Parking Bridge End Car Park, at southern end of Dorchester High Street. Signposted for car park and toilets.
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Route From Dorchester we follow the Thames Path to Little Wittenham, a steep climb up Round Hill, a short climb up Castle Hill, then back via Little Wittenham Wood and past the Dyke Hills. Option of pub at end.
Walk Leader Alan Rew
Lunch NA
Evening Walk 'Lost property walk' Minster Lovell, 3.5 miles
Date Friday 31st July 2009
Start Time 7:00 PM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet outside Swan Inn in Minster Lovell. Please park considerately in the village.
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Route A gentle stroll in the beautiful Windrush valley, past the atmospheric ruins of Minster Lovell Hall to the village of Crawley. Pub at end of walk.
Walk Leader Vanessa Corrick
Lunch NA
Corrick's Cotswold Canter, 15.5 miles
Date Sunday 19th July 2009
Start Time 9:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Bibury. Meet opposite the Trout Farm, near the Swan Hotel. Early start to obtain parking before tourists!
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Route Walking through the Coln valley on the south-eastern fringes of the Cotswolds. Taking in the pretty villages of Bibury, Coln St Aldwyn, Barnsley, Winson and Ablington. Possible pub stop en route. Pub / ice creams at end.
Walk Leader Vanessa Corrick
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Lechlade 3 Counties Walk, 9 miles
Date Sunday 12th July 2009
Start Time 10:45 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Lechlade Riverside Car Park (free parking), off A361 Swindon Road
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Route Scenic walk around Lechlade area and partly along the River Thames, crossing the counties of Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Oxfordshire. A flat walk, possibly muddy in places. Pub stop at The Trout towards end of walk.
Walk Leader Caroline Black
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Evening Walk Chalgrove, 5 miles
Date Friday 10th July 2009
Start Time 7:00 PM
Meeting Point and Parking Outside the Red Lion pub in Chalgrove. Please park considerately in the village.
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Route Pleasant walk via Brightwell Baldwin
Walk Leader Ian Feetenby
Lunch NA
Joint walk with Oxon 20s 30s
Thornhill Teaser, 10 miles
Date Sunday 5th July 2009
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Thornhill Park and Ride near Exit. Various buses, 400 is main one.
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Route Climb up Shotover Hill, across to Wheatley, then back via Holton and Forest Hill
Walk Leader Matthew O'Byrne
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Lambourn Lollop, 9 miles
Date Sunday 28th June 2009
Start Time 10:30 AM (prompt!)
Meeting Point and Parking Public car park off Lambourn High Street. Please arrive in good time, as parking may be limited.
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Route A walk across the wide open landscape of the Lambourn Downs, with scenic views and a couple of challenging hills along the way. For added excitement, we may encounter some large expensive animals of an equine variety. Pub at end. Sorry, no dogs.
Walk Leader Alan Rew
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Evening Walk Farmoor Frolic, 4 miles
Date Friday 26th June 2009
Start Time 7:00 PM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet at The Vine pub car park in Cumnor. We have permission to park there. Bus 4 or 4B from city centre.
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Route Easy ramble from Cumnor taking in Farmoor reservoir. Drink afterwards in The Vine.
Walk Leader Sam Band
Lunch NA
Joint walk with Oxon 20s 30s
Midsummer Celebration, 12 miles
Date Saturday 20th June 2009
Start Time 11:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Waterman's Arms, South Street, Osney Island, Oxford, OX2 0BE. Free parking available at Seacourt Park and Ride, Botley which is equidistant between start and finish of walk. Bus number 400 for Osney Island every 10 minutes. Alternative parking at Oxford Railway Station, 10 minutes walk from the start, daily rates for rail and non-rail users. For train information contact 0845 700 0125, for bus information contact the Oxford Bus Company on 01865 785400 (bus number 4 for Botley Road) or Stagecoach on 01865 772250 (bus number S1 for Botley Road).
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Route A meandering walk along the river Thames enjoying the water meadows, architectural oddities and hostelries of Oxford. Walk includes Radley park, Sunningwell, Boars Hill, Chilswell Farm, Hinksey Heights to North Hinksey. This is a protracted saunter with plenty of refreshment stops to mark the Summer Solstice on 21 June and Midsummer's day on 24 June. Finish the day with a meal at the Fishes. Please book with walk leader by 14 June if you would like a meal.
Walk Leader John Waldram
Lunch Bring packed lunch. Meal at end of walk (pre-booking required).
Uffington and other villages, 9 miles
Date Sunday 14th June 2009
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Thomas Hughes Memorial Hall, Broad St., Uffington, SN7 7RA. Large free car park.
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Route A wander around the beautiful Vale of the White Horse area. Passing surrounding villages of Woolstone, Knighton (a quick circle round Uffington Castle), then to Kingston Lisle and Fawler. One shortish hilly bit but otherwise moderate. May be muddy if it's been tipping it down! Possible pub stop at the end in the Fox and Hounds when back in Uffington.
Walk Leader Caroline Black
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Evening Walk Evening by the river, 3.5 miles
Date Friday 12th June 2009
Start Time 7:30 PM
Meeting Point and Parking Sandford Lock by the information board. Free parking at the end of Sandford Lane on the Kennington side of the river or pay and display in the Kings Arms car park, Church Road (refundable if you place an order there later).
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Route Woods, fields and part of Kennington, then back along the river. Easy walking but could be muddy if wet. Drinks at the Kings Arms at the end.
Walk Leader Jane Ferguson
Lunch NA
Evening Walk Introductory Weekend - Sunday Saunter, 7 miles
Date Sunday 7th June 2009
Start Time 4:00 PM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet at The Vine pub car park in Cumnor. We have permission to park there. Bus 4 or 4B from city centre.
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Route As part of our Introductory Weekend an afternoon saunter to enjoy the countryside west of Oxford. We'll pass through the villages of Besselsleigh, Appleton and Eaton, descend to the Thames and explore a once-valued spring, the Physic-well. Possible pub stop for a drink en route and all are welcome for a drink afterwards in The Vine.
Walk Leader Lorna & Steve Swanton
Lunch NA
Introductory Weekend - Saturday Stroll, 4.5 miles
Date Saturday 6th June 2009
Start Time 3:00 PM
Meeting Point and Parking Public car park at Lower Wolvercote. Bus 6 from City Centre to Wolvercote every 15 minutes
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Route To mark the formation of the Oxon Weekend Walkers, the first of two introductory walks this weekend open to all. A leisurely stroll across Port Meadow and along the Thames towpath passing the remains of Godstow Abbey. All welcome for a drink and chat at the end.
Walk Leader Lorna & Steve Swanton
Lunch NA
Epwell to the castle, 9 miles
Date Sunday 31st May 2009
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Epwell, outside Chandlers Arms pub. Please park with consideration around the village and car share if at all possible
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Route Over the lumpy bits to storm the castle at Brailles and back over more lumpy bits
Walk Leader Pete Norris
Lunch Bring packed lunch. Pub at end.
Moreton-in-Marsh March, 13 miles
Date Sunday 24th May 2009
Start Time 10:15 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Market place car park in the centre of town. Look for the white pickup. Car share if possible. Train leaves Oxford at 9.15am, arriving 9.51am. Check timetable prior to travelling.
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Route Rolling hills of the Cotswolds, the pretty village of Brockley and two posh manor houses. Beer and cakes in Moreton after walk.
Walk Leader Gavin Powell
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Evening Walk Boars Hill Wander, 4 miles
Date Friday 22nd May 2009
Start Time 7:00 PM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet outside Matthew Arnold School on Arnold's Way (Elms Rise Estate) in Botley. Bus 4A from city centre.
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Route Easy ramble with good views of Oxford. Drink afterwards at the Fishes in North Hinksey.
Walk Leader Sam Band
Lunch NA
Oakley Adventure, 13 miles
Date Sunday 17th May 2009
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Brilll road junction with Bicester road (B4011). Please park considerately around village. Contact walk leader for Thornhill Park and Ride pickup.
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Route Fairly flat route with woods, an SSSI and some open access land
Walk Leader Matthew O'Byrne
Lunch Bring packed lunch
South Newington and Great Tew, 9 miles
Date Sunday 10th May 2009
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking High Street in South Newington
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Route A super walk with plenty of scenery to enjoy
Walk Leader Liz McGowan
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Evening Walk Evening in East Ilsley, 3.5 miles
Date Friday 8th May 2009
Start Time 7:00 PM
Meeting Point and Parking Park near village pond. Prompt start! Pub at end
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Route Scenic undulating walk on the Berkshire downs
Walk Leader Judith Agnew
Lunch NA
Salford Saunter, 12 miles
Date Sunday 3rd May 2009
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Meet at Moretons (pub and restaurant) at junction of A44 and A436. This is 3 miles from Chipping Norton and just after the village of Salford. We have permission to park in the pub car park.
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Route A scenic route through lesser known Cotswold villages and the National Trust property, Chastleton House. 12 miles but gentle terrain. Pub stop at end (they also do a decent cappucino!).
Walk Leader Sam Band
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Spring ramble in the Chilterns, 8 miles
Date Sunday 26th April 2009
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Fox Country Hotel, Ibstone Common
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Route The bluebells and beech woods of the Chilterns. Drinks at the Fox Country Hotel
Walk Leader William Barford
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Southmoor Stroll, 9 miles
Date Sunday 19th April 2009
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Plenty of parking on the dead-end part of the old A420; meet by the Lamb and Flag pub. No. 66 bus from Oxford to Swindon goes through Southmoor.
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Route Fairly flat walk: down to the Thames, along the river to Newbridge for a leisurely lunch by two pubs, and then back through Longworth to complete the circuit.
Walk Leader Devinder Sivia
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Oxford Orbital (Revisited), 25 miles
Date Friday 10th April 2009
Start Time TBA
Meeting Point and Parking TBA
Route Good Friday walk. A circumnavigation of Oxford keeping mainly outside the Ring Road. Variety of terrain and a couple of steep hills. Numbers strictly limited to 18 due to permits required for areas of private land. Book with walk leader ASAP. Waiting list will operate when fully subscribed. Meal after walk to discuss/compare blisters!
Walk Leader Rob Wakefield
Lunch Bring packed lunch.
Stonor, 8 miles
Date Sunday 5th April 2009
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Stonor. There is parking to the north of Stonor village on verge of B480, just north of minor road to Maidensgrove. Meet there.
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Route Scenic, hilly walk in the Chilterns, passing close to Nettlebed and across Maidensgrove Common.
Walk Leader Judith Agnew
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Chalgrove, 13.5 miles
Date Sunday 29th March 2009
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Chalgrove village car park (accessed via lane to the left of the Crown pub)
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Route Circular walk via several pleasant villages including a pub stop
Walk Leader Ian Feetenby
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Edward Thomas' Adlestrop, 12 miles
Date Sunday 22nd March 2009
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Village hall car park, Adlestrop.
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Route A good ramble in the gentle countryside of the Evenlode valley. Possible pub stop en route, pub and tea shop in Stow at end of walk.
Walk Leader Vanessa Corrick
Lunch Bring packed lunch
The brewer's trail, 8 miles
Date Sunday 8th March 2009
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Scotland End, Hook Norton opposite the Pear Tree pub
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Route Over the lumpy bits to the Rollrights and Whichford and back the easy way
Walk Leader Pete Norris
Lunch Bring packed lunch. Pub at end.
Garsington Gambol, 8 miles
Date Sunday 1st March 2009
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking The Green Garsington, near the Three Horseshoes pub OX44 9DF. Please park considerately along or near the Green. NB The Green is the name of the road, properly the remnant of a central piece of grassland.
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Route A hill and field walk with some good views interspersed with villages, a college, some manor houses and a windmill. Pub at end of walk.
Walk Leader John Waldram
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Henley Ramble, 9 miles
Date Sunday 22nd February 2009
Start Time 10:15 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Kings Road car park in Henley next to Waitrose. No parking charges on a Sunday.
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Route Taking in parts of the Oxfordshire Way through woodland and hills. No pub stop or other facilities en route but pub at end.
Walk Leader John Allen
Lunch Bring packed lunch.
East of Ilsley. Joint walk with Oxon 20s30s Walkers., 10 miles
Date Sunday 15th February 2009
Start Time 10:15 AM
Meeting Point and Parking East Ilsley pond. Take A34 from Oxford towards Newbury. Take East Ilsley turning, pass the side by side pubs near to pond. Park considerately near pond.
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Route We wend our way through creepy woods, rolling downs with some superb views of more rolling downs!, ye ancient track ways with odd names, all spiced with colourful country folk such as the villainous Hare Courser, his nemesis constable Savage, the local yokels and posh Horsy types galloping hither and yon. Lots of Birds, some Deer, Hares and other critters.
Walk Leader John Waldram
Lunch Bring packed lunch. Drinks at the Crown & Horns RG20 7LH at end.
Walk cancelled due to dangerous road conditions Snowhill, 8.5 miles
Date Sunday 8th February 2009
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking NT Car park. Snowhill Manor
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Route Rolling contryside with good ridge views.
Walk Leader Gavin Powell
Lunch Bring packed lunch. Could anyone interested in car-sharing contact the walk leader?
Bledington Bracer, 10.5 miles
Date Sunday 1st February 2009
Start Time 10:00 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Village green in front of King's Head Inn, Bledington. Please park considerately in the village.
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Route Walking near the Gloucestershire-Oxfordshire border, exploring some of the less well known Cotswold villages. No pub stop or other facilities en route but pub at end.
Walk Leader Vanessa Corrick
Lunch Bring packed lunch
Pre-AGM Stanton saunter, 5 miles
Date Sunday 25th January 2009
Start Time 11:15 AM (AGM at 2PM)
Meeting Point and Parking Village hall in Stanton St John. Opposite the church. No public transport but is in bicycle range of the city.
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Route A short walk to get us all in the mood for the group AGM (for the 20s30s group, of which the Weekend Walkers is a subgroup so you are all welcome to come along). The meeting will be held at the hall after the walk. Route takes in hidden gem of Sydlings copse nature reserve and the grandeur of Woodperry house and good views across Otmoor.
Walk Leader Pete Norris
Lunch Bring packed lunch, you will be able to eat it inside the church hall before the AGM. Tea and cakes provided after the AGM.
Chedworth Charge, 9 miles
Date Sunday 18th January 2009
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Seven Tuns pub 10:15 for 10:30 start. Park on grass verge on lower Chedworth road and walk down to pub.
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Route Rolling hills, woodland, farm tracks. Maybe pub at end of walk
Walk Leader Gavin Powell
Lunch Bring packed lunch. Could anyone interested in car-sharing contact the walk leader?
Blewbury Blunder, 8.5 miles
Date Sunday 11th January 2009
Start Time 10:30 AM
Meeting Point and Parking Blewbury, on A417 near war memorial (western end of village). Please park considerately in village or in the Recreation Ground car park at grid reference SU526856.
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Route Undulating walk across Berkshire Downs and a short section of the Ridgeway. Almost certainly muddy (unless we have a heatwave and a drought!) so walking boots necessary.
Walk Leader Judith Agnew
Lunch Bring packed lunch. Pub or tea shop at the end.

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