We have a very active programme of walks around Oxfordshire.
We organise a local walk nearly every Sunday throughout the year, and a weekday evening walk each week from May to August; sometimes we go away for a walking weekend.
Why not come on an Oxford walk with us - the countryside is beautiful
and it's a great way to meet people and make friends.
You don't even have to be a member to come along the first time.
You can always join IVC on a three-month introductory basis for £5
after your first walk if you enjoy it.
Please contact Kate (01865 841565) if you'd like any further information.
Organised walks each week in
£5 for first 3 months’ membership.
Sunday 2 February. Iffley (4 miles approx). Start at 1.45pm
Meet at the Abingdon Road entrance to the Spires Hotel, Abingdon Road, Oxford OX1 4PS.
The walk is along the river to St. Mary's Church at Iffley village, where we can admire the wonderful Norman architecture.
The best approach is by bus to the Lake Street bus stop in Abingdon Road, which serves numerous buses from the city centre, and from Wallingford and Abingdon. Parking at the Spires Hotel is not free. Otherwise, there are a few unrestricted parking spaces at the far end of Whitehouse Road on the left, opposite St. Ebbes' School (check signs carefully). Otherwise, there is some parking in Norreys Avenue and Sunningwell Road, but spaces will be scarce.
Sunday 9 February. Abingdon (6.5 miles). Start at 1pm
Meet at the public car park on the A415 over the bridge leaving Abingdon on the left hand side. The car park is pay and display even on a Sunday, first 2 hours free, £1.50 for 3 hours, £3.10 for 4 hours, £3.80 for 6 hours.
We will walk from Abingdon Bridge along the river to Culham Lock. This bit may be muddy. Back via tarmac footpaths to Abingdon Bridge then up to Abingdon Lock and through the Abbey grounds back to the Abingdon Bridge. The total length of the walk is 6.5 miles. Those that wish can stop after 5 miles on our return to Abingdon Bridge and not go to Abingdon Lock. There are a number of Tea Rooms and Pubs in Abingdon where we can recover.
Sunday 16 February. Port Meadow (5 miles). Start at 2pm
Meet outside The Perch, Binsey Lane,OX2 0NG.
The walk takes us across Port Meadow with its lovely open views, to the Oxford Canal heading north to Wolvercote, continuing through the village and returning on The Thames path to Binsey. Flat walk but could be muddy.
Directions: From the Botley Road take the turning to Binsey (this will be on your right if approaching from Oxford), follow this narrow road until you reach the pub.
Sunday 23 February. Nettlebed (6 miles). Start at 1pm
Once again we meet at the Old Kiln Close at Nettlebed RG9 5BA. Bring drink and food as you wish on this mixed landscape walk. Be aware that heavy rain or any snow cancels the walk.
Sunday 1 March. Kassam Stadium (4-5 miles approx.) Start at 1pm
Park at the Kassam stadium, Grenoble Road, Oxford, OX4 4XP
Join me for a mystery walk on field paths (route to be decided depending on the state of the paths)!