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 March 4th. Middle Barton (4-5 miles). Start at 2:00pm
Meet outside The Fox Inn, 27 Enstone Road, Middle Barton OX7 7BL (grid ref: 433257) - park in the road, e.g. side streets just before the pub - for a walk featuring views of "Barton Abbey", rolling countryside, the River Dorn, a lake and a church. Refreshments at the pub after the walk.
Directions - take A4260 North from Kidlington for about 8 miles to Hopcroft's Holt traffic lights. Turn left there, signposted The Bartons. Continue for just over 2 miles through Middle Barton. Pub is on left, near the end of the village.
Sunday March 11th. Swyncombe (approx 6 miles). Start at 2:00pm
Meet at the top of the lane near St Botolph`s Church at Sywncombe. Some slightly hilly hills and great views if luck is on our side. Pretty obvious in March that it will be muddy. Bring drink / booze and some food as there are, mercifully and for just once, no shops, no pubs and no cafes on this walk; we`re all going off piste. Walk finishes hopefully at around 5:00pm. Sunset is at about 6:00pm allowing everyone time to groove on back home in the light after trying some of M`s homemade cakes. Make sure you Google where we are meeting up and know where you are going well in advance.
Directions from Oxford are easy. Just get to Watlington and head out on the Howe Rd (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, turning very carefully right there. After 50 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 at the top of the hill.
Sunday March 18th. Ewelme (7 1/2 miles). Start at 1:00pm
Meet at Cow Common car park, Ewelme, OX10 6HQ for a hilly walk with fine views. Bring a drink/snack as we will have a stop half-way round. Option for tea afterwards at Benson Riverside cafe.
Directions: from the A4074 Oxford-Henley road turn off into Benson and go through the village following signs to Ewelme. Follow the High Street through Ewelme, continuing straight on where the main road bends right. The car park is just beyond the end of the village, next to the recreation ground.
Meet at Wytham Woods car park, OX2 8QQ. Drinks at the pub in Wytham at the end, if wanted.
Directions: drive on the A34 northbound. Turn left where signposted Wytham. Follow the road until you get to The White Hart pub. Turn left just after the pub. Soon, turn right away from All Saints Church. Follow the road until you get to the car park.
Easter Sunday April 1st. Stonesfield (8 miles). Start at 1:00pm
Walk from The White Horse Inn, The Ridings, Stonesfield OX29 8EA; map co-ordinates SP3 93175. The walk visits St Peter's Church, North Leigh Roman Villa and Finstock. It should be a fairly flat walk, with nice views along the river and a stop at the Roman Villa. Drinks at the pub afterwards.
Directions: from Oxford drive on the A44 to Woodstock. Soon after the turning to Wootton, turn left onto the B4437 signposted to Stonesfield. Once you enter into Stonesfield, turn right into Pond Hill. Continue to the end. You will find the pub right opposite you.