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.
For more details, please phone Alan on 01865 554534.
Organised walks each week in
£5 for first 3 months’ membership.
Sunday December 10th. Swyncombe (5-6 miles). Start at 1:00pm
Meet at top of lane near St Botolph`s Church at Swyncombe. Some slight hills and great views if luck is on our side. Pretty obvious in December that it will be muddy. Bring drink / booze and some food as there are, mercifully and for just once, no shops and no pubs on this walk; we`re all going off piste! Walk finishes hopefully at around 4:00pm. Sunset is about 4:45pm allowing everyone time to groove on back home in the semi light. Make sure you Google where we are meeting up and the directions well in advance.
Directions from Oxford : get to Watlington and head out on the Howe Road (B480) that becomes B481 and stay on this road until you get to Cookley Green. You will go past a bus shelter on your left - slow up and indicate to go right by the war memorial cross, turn very carefully right there. After 20 yards the lane bears sharp left or straight on; you want to bear sharp left, and drive down this gentle hill until you see a sign on the left to St Botolph`s Church. This is where you need to be. Park on the right hand side near but not blocking the 5 bar field gate.
Sunday December 17th. Warborough (6 1/2 miles). Start at 12:30pm
Meet on the green at Warborough near the Six Bells pub. The walk includes Shillingford Bridge, Wittenham Clumps, Days Lock, Dorchester Abbey and Overy Mill. Refreshments at the pub after the walk.
Directions from Oxford - take A4074 to Shillingford. At the roundabout turn left on the A329 towards Stadhampton and Thame. After approx 1/3 mile turn right at the war memorial. The Six Bells is 500 yards on the right. Park on nearby roads or green.
Sunday December 24th. Garsington (3 hours). Start at 1:00pm
Meet at the Three Horseshoes, 16,The Green, Garsington, Oxford, OX44 9DF. Join us for our traditional Christmas walk around the fields and footpaths of Garsington. Duration approximately 3 hours. It is hilly and likely to be very muddy! We will go to the Three Horseshoes for drinks after the walk around 4:00pm. Please do not park in pub car park but in the road outside the pub.
Tuesday December 26th. Woodstock (5 miles). Start at 10:20am
Meet at the public car-park in Woodstock, Hensington Road OX20 1JH. Blow away the cobwebs and shake down all that food ready for the next feed. Today we join the Kidlington walkers for their Boxing Day walk. It's a lovely easy walk around Blenheim Park. Bring your own refreshments for a break half way round. We can have a drink afterwards if you like.
Directions - from Oxford (Pear Tree roundabout) follow the A44 to Woodstock; turn right at the Punchbowl pub; then left at the library for the free public car park.
Sunday December 31st. Unfortunately we don't have a walk today.
Monday January 1st. Oxford (couple of hours). Start at 12:15pm
Meet outside the Jericho Cafe, 112 Walton St, Oxford OX2 6AJ for a couple of hours' stroll in Oxford, to clear the cobwebs and wake up from the night before. The walk may include the canal. We will end with a hot cup of tea and a cake. On New Year's Day many buses will run a Sunday service. Directions: from Beaumont Street walk up along Walton Street northbound for about 10 minutes, and you will find the cafe on the right hand side soon after the Phoenix cinema (which is on the left). If the weather is horrible (storms, floods, snow) the walk might be cancelled
Sunday January 7th. Wantage (4 1/2 miles). Start at 1:30pm
Meet outside the entrance to the Lord Nelson (Hungry Horse) car park, Lark Hill, Wantage, OX12 8HL. Our walk features Lockinge and Ardington. If very muddy we shall cut out the walk past the Milennium Stones, shortening the walk by about a mile. Refreshments at the Lord Nelson afterwards. We don't have permission to leave our cars in the pub car park, so please park in the road in Lark Hill or nearby.
Directions: There are various routes depending which part of Oxford or elsewhere you are coming from. If approaching Wantage westwards on the A417 (i.e. from Didcot area), at the very first mini-roundabout you come to on getting to Wantage, turn left and park in the road. We shall meet by the entrance to the Lord Nelson car park.
Sunday January 14th. Wallingford (5 miles). Start at 1:00pm
A walk taking in Grim's Ditch and Mongewell. May be shortened if wet. Tea and cake in Wallingford afterwards.
Sunday January 21st. Kidlington (5 miles). Start at 1:00pm
Meet at Kidlington Baptist Church, High Street, Kidlington OX5 2DZ. This is a circular walk across fields (which could be muddy) and up the hill to Bletchingdon. After the walk we will retire to the Baptist church for tea and cake.
Directions - from Kidlington Sainsbury's continue on the A4260 towards Banbury. Take a right turn at Exeter Hall following signs for the High Street and shops. Follow the road around past Tesco. Continue to a crossroads. The Baptist church is on your left.
Sunday January 28th. Oxford / Iffley (5-6 miles). Start at 1:00pm
Meet at the car park in Meadow Lane, Oxford OX4 4BJ (just North of Donnington Bridge) for a walk around the area. The route will be dependent on weather but will mainly be on hard surface, although some muddy areas can be expected.
Directions : the car park is situated by the Falcon Rowing Club, opposite 327 Meadow Lane OX4 4BJ, just North of Donnington Bridge. From Abingdon Road turn into Weirs Lane to Donnington Bridge, and after crossing the river, turn left into Meadow Lane.
Sunday February 4th. Henley (approx 5 miles). Start at 12:00 noon
Meet at the car park in Mill Lane, Henley RG9 4HD. Walk along the river with a stop at a nice pub half-way. Walk is very flat but might be muddy.
Directions - we meet very close to the Henley Town Football Club off A4155 Reading Road. You need to turn left after McCarthy and Stone development.If you get to the Tesco roundabout, you have gone too far!