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 September 3rd. Cottisford (near Bicester) (6 miles). Start at 1:00pm
Meet outside the church in Cottisford (GR: 587311, post code NN13 5SW) for a flat circular walk that features Lark Rise Cottage at Juniper Hill (where Flora Thompson lived), Cottisford (where she went to school) and Tusmore Park (including lions!).
Directions from Oxford: take A34 north (which becomes A41 at M40 interchange) into Bicester. Go straight through Bicester, taking A4421 (Buckingham road) north out of Bicester. Turn left to Fringford (signposted) after 2 miles, then left and right out of Fringford; after about 2 miles, you get to Cottisford. Turn left, signposted to the church, which you reach after a couple of hundred yards. Please allow plenty of time due to traffic near Bicester.
Drinks after the walk at the Muddy Duck pub in Hethe (OX27 8ES). (Hethe is the 1st turn on your right as you return from Cottisford. Pub is on the right at the far end of main village street; please use their car park)
Tuesday September 5th. Ducklington (under 3 miles). Start at 7:00pm
Meet near the Bell Inn, Ducklington, OX29 7UP. Please do not park in the pub car park but on adjacent roads. This flat walk of under 3 miles has one stile. We can have a drink afterwards at the Bell.
Sunday September 10th.
No walk today, but we are going to the Open Doors festival in Oxford. Details in the bulletin, which is sent to all members.
Sunday September 17th. Begbroke (5 miles). Start at 2:00pm
Meet outside The Royal Sun pub, 2 Woodstock Rd, Begbroke, OX5 1RZ. We will walk via Spring Hill, with views across the Thames Valley. There are a few gentle hills and some stiles (one is rather challenging). After the walk we can have refreshments in the pub.
Directions: From Oxford take the A44 towards Woodstock and you will find the pub on your left by the roundabout after the turn to Yarnton. Please park on the service road off the A44, or nearby.
Sunday September 24th. Charlbury (5 miles). Start at 1:30pm
Meet at the Spendlove centre car park behind the Co-op in Charlbury (post code OX7 3PQ). This circular walk takes us into the Evenlode valley to Spelsbury through ancient woodland, old fields and lanes. Could be muddy in places and hilly. Expect great views, autumn colours, and collect your sloes (to put in the gin). We plan to stop en-route for tea at the Old Shed at Banbury Hill Farm which is near the end of the walk.
Sunday October 1st. Blewbury (3-5 miles). Start at 2:00pm
'Meet at the recreation ground car park, Blewbury. The car park is on the left about 100 yards up Bohams Road, off the A417. This will be a walk of 3-5 miles, depending on the weather. Tea to follow.