OXFORDSHIRE IVC

WALKS COMING UP

 Oxfordshire social events group 

 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 Oxford and Oxfordshire. Come walking with us, meet people, make friends and enjoy other social activities and social events too.  
£5 for first 3 months’ membership.

 

Thursday May 3rd. Wolvercote (3 1/2 miles). Start at 7:15pm

Meet outside The Plough Inn,The Green, Upper Wolvercote, Oxford OX2 8BD for an approximately 3 1/2 mile walk. The walk will head across Port Meadow and back to The Plough for a drink.

Directions: By car, take First Turn off Woodstock Road (near the roundabout) and drive to the bottom of the hill. The pub is on your left.
By bus, No.6 from city centre (outside The Randolph) to First Turn stop, then 300 yards walk down hill to The Plough on the corner.

 

Sunday May 6th. Duns Tew (6-7 miles). Start at 2:00 pm. Bluebell walk in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds

 Meet outside the church at Duns Tew (the Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Main Street, Duns Tew OX25 6JP) (grid ref: 457283) - park on the road there - for a fairly flat walk through the rolling countryside of the Oxfordshire Cotswolds, featuring the church at Over Worton, the hamlet of Ledwell and (hopefully) some bluebells in Worton Wood. Refreshments afterwards at the White Horse pub in Duns Tew.

(Depending on rainfall, there may be muddy stretches in the 2nd half of the walk : I can offer an alternative last quarter of the walk (equal length, on quiet roads) if you wish).
 
Directions - take A4260 North from Kidlington for about 8 miles through Hopcroft's Holt traffic lights, with the Holt Hotel on your right. Continue on A4260 , soon onto dual carriageway. Turn left (signposted to Duns Tew), and continue into the village till you see a small grassy area in front of you, with the church behind it.

(n.b. On the way back, following these steps in reverse will force you to turn left onto the dual carriageway, but you can soon double back. Alternatively, follow the road which the church is on, away from Duns Tew, then you can turn right onto the A4260 going back towards Kidlington). 
 

Tuesday May 8th. Kidlington (approx 3 miles).  Start at 7:00pm
Meet at St. Mary's Church car park, Church Road, Kidlington, Oxfordshire OX5 2BB for a walk around fields north of Kidlington. Drinks afterwards in the Kings Arms pub, The Moors, Kidlington.
 
Sunday May 13th. Clifton Hampden (5-6 miles). Start at 2:00pm
A flat walk.  Meet at the car park opposite The Barley Mow pub, Clifton Hampden, Oxon OX14 3EH.
 
Tuesday May 15th. Sandford-on-Thames (3 miles). Start at 7:15pm
Meet in the car park of the King's Arms, Sandford, for a riverside walk to Radley and back.  Drinks at the pub afterwards.
Directions and parking:  From Sandford, turn off on Church Road (right if you come through Littlemore, left if approaching from the A4074)  and continue to the end of the road.  There is a charge for parking, refunded if you buy a drink.
 
Sunday May 20th. Deddington (approx 7 miles). Start at 11:00am
Meet at Deddington Windmill Car Park, OX15 0QH. Explore the River Swere valley and rolling hills of the Barfords. Pub stop half way round at Barford St Michael. Bring a packed lunch if needed. You will be able to eat your lunch in the pub. There is no food available at the pub. Marvellous walk with great scenery of the rolling hills of Oxfordshire.
Directions: From Kidlington roundabout next to Sainsbury’s take the A 4260 through Kidlington to Deddington. At Deddington traffic lights turn left onto the B 4031. Just before Deddington cemetery on the left is Windmill Leisure Centre car park just past the Chip Shop/Chinese.
 
Tuesday May 22nd. Oxford (approx 1 1/2 hours). Start at 7:15pm
Meet at the Carfax Tower (on the corner of Cornmarket Street and Queen Street), Oxford OX1 1ET for a walk around Oxford. A chance for a drink after the walk in Oxford centre.
 
Sunday May 27th. Wantage (5 1/2 miles). Start at 1:30pm
Meet at tennis courts (Wantage to Hungerford road, A338 ). We will be walking to Letcombe Regis via the Ridgeway to Court Hill cafe.
 
Tuesday May 29th. Goring (3 1/2 miles). Start at 7:15pm
Meet in the car park at Sheepcot Field Tennis Club, Gatehampton Road, Goring RG8 0EN. 
Directions: From the Wallingford Road towards Goring, instead of turning right into Goring village, continue onto B4526 (signed Crays Pond and Reading) past Tesco Express and Goring Station.  Fork left at the Station car park and continue along Gatehampton Road, turning left into the parking for Sheepcot Field tennis Club.