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SUMMER PROGRAMME 2014
Indoor Meetings, Events and Walks


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MAY
Friday 2nd 7.15 pm for 7.30 pm
INDOOR MEETING Nigel Fisher "The History and Ecology of Wytham Woods" to be followed by a guided walk in the woods on June 26th.
Please bring plants and books for our annual sale in aid of Club funds.

Sunday 11th 4.00 am DAWN CHORUS - Wychwood Forest. Meet at lay-by opposite Finstock Church on the west side of the B4022 Witney to Charlbury road. SP360166.
Leader: David Rolfe 01993 773123 / 07583 426446 O

Friday 16th 6.30 pm UPTON, BURFORD evening walk at Middle Lane. Park on B4425 (continuation of Sheep Street, Burford) near turn for Little Barrington. SP243124.
Leader: Tony Florey 01993 775020. BOG


JUNE
Sunday 1st 2.30 pm
TASTON circular walk followed by tea at Anne Timbs' house, Cote Farm. Take the turning to Taston from the B4022 Charlbury to Enstone road. Then take the first turning on the left, Coate Lane, SP360218, and follow the road then the stone track until you come to the end, where Cote Farm is directly in front of you.
Leader: Ken Betteridge 01993 878615 / 07887 481731 BOG

Thursday 26th 7 pm WYTHAM WOODS guided walk with Nigel Fisher. From Wytham village take the road past the car park (on your left) of the White Hart pub and continue to the car park at the pedestrian entrance for the wood. SP468086. Contact person: David Roberts 01993 841194 / 07790 516454 BOG


JULY
Friday 4th 6.30 pm
Joint visit to City Farm, Lower Road, Eynsham OX29 4EG with the Wychwood Flora Group to see rare arable plants. SP430112. Alan Larkman has kindly offered to show us round his farm which is managed very much as it would have been in the 1950s. Come and see how sympathetic farming techniques have allowed rare arable plants to appear in the cereal crops and the wild flowers to take over the meadows.
Leader: Alan Larkman 01367 870357

Tuesday 15th 7.30pm SWINBROOK circular walk 2 - 3 miles via Widford followed by a search for
glowworms after dark. Park near church, car sharing is advised.
Leader: Sue Morton: 01993 703686 BOG


AUGUST
Sunday 3rd 2 pm
ICOMB WALK Meet at the T-junction in the village centre. SP214227. Park around the village green. Circular walk 4 miles. Nearest pub is the King's Head, Bledington (01608 658365).
Leader: Sue Morton 01993 703686 BOG


Saturday 16th 12.30 for 1pm SUMMER PARTY at Shilton Village Hall. Enquiries and bookings to Yvonne Townsend 01993 772906 / 07917 606129. Please bring your own wine. Soft drinks will be supplied.

Sunday 24th 1.30 pm WATLINGTON HILL (SSSI) for chalk grassland plants and butterflies, notably the rare Silver-spotted Skipper. Meet at the National Trust car park one mile SE of Watlington at SU709935 (nearest postcode OX49 5HS) promptly at 1.30 pm. Good food and drink are available at the Fox and Hounds, Christmas Common OX49 5HL (noon until 4 pm. Tel. 01491 612599).
Leader: Malcolm Brownsword 01235 850668 BOG


SEPTEMBER
Sunday 7th
Wychwood Forest Fair at Little Park, Cornbury Park, Charlbury, Oxfordshire OX7 3EH.
11 am to 5 pm. Volunteers wanted for the Field Club publicity table.
Please contact Tony Florey on 01993 775020.

Saturday 13th 9 am MOTH MORNING Come and meet the moths from overnight traps with Martin Wainwright and Mary Elford at Stonefold, Worsham Lane, Asthall Leigh. SP298116. Limited parking so please car share. Refreshments. For information call Brenda Betteridge 01993 878615

Sunday 28th 11 am GEOLOGY WALK. Meet at Car Park at DRY SANDFORD PIT SU466997, (nearest post code OX13 6JW). 2 mile walk on good footpaths and tracks. We will look at the fascinating and important geological features of this area. Contact: Mary Elford 01993 851862 / 07974 773854
Leader: Lesley Dunlop. BSc, BA, MSc, FGS BOG


OCTOBER
Friday 3rd 7.15 pm for 7.30 pm
INDOOR MEETING Dr Helen Roy "The Arrival of an Alien Ladybird"

Sunday 12th 10.30 am FUNGUS FORAY in Nettlebed Woods. From Nettlebed village turn right at mini roundabout on to B481. After 1 mile turn left on to a hard track opposite saw mill. Park just a few metres off the track. Grid ref: SU703857.
Leader: Peter Creed 01635 550380 or 01865 248710.

Sunday 19th 2 pm CRANHAM near Painswick, Gloucestershire. Meet at Map Ref SO893125. Park off the road near Cranham school outside of the main part of the village. This is a 3 - 4 mile walk with some steep gradients through ancient woodland skirting Sheepscombe (Laurie Lee fame). Nearest pub for lunch "The Butcher's Arms", Sheepscombe (01452 812113)
Leader: David Roberts 01993 841194 / 07790 516454 BOG

21st-24th NORTH NORFOLK - 3 nights
For enquiries please contact David Roberts. 01993 841194 / 07790 516454

 

INFORMATION
All indoor meetings are held at the High Street Methodist Church Hall, Witney, usually in the Upper Hall.
All are welcome from 7.15 p.m., and the main meeting will start at 7.30 p.m. Queries should be e-mailed to info@westoxfordshirefieldclub.org, or directed to the Programme Secretary, on 01993 841194.

We regret no dogs are allowed on our walks.

For the walks members are advised to buy either the first two Ordnance Survey maps or the second two in the following list to help in finding the start point of walks.

Map No 25 Outdoor Leisure Series for the Cotswolds at 2 1/2" to the mile.
Map No 180 Explorer Series for Oxford, Witney and Woodstock at 2 ½" to the mile.

OR
Map No 163 Landranger Series for Cheltenham Area at 1 1/4" to the mile.
Map No 164 Landranger Series for Oxford area at 1 ¼" to the mile.

Waterstones Book Shop, High Street, Witney (next to Woolgate Entrance), Blackwells and Waterstones in Oxford stock these.

Map references for the walks venues consist of two letters (the map area) and six numbers. These can easily be worked out by reading the first two numbers of the reference given along the top or bottom (horizontal) edges of the map (the third map
number represents the number of tenths towards the next map number to the right).
Similarly, read the last three numbers for the vertical map reference from the bottom to the top of the map. Tracing with your finger, you find the meeting point where the two tracing lines intersect.

Queries should be e-mailed to info@westoxfordshirefieldclub.org, or directed to the
Programme Secretary on 01993 841194 unless another contact number is given in the programme.

Members without transport should telephone a club officer/committee member who
will be very pleased to arrange a lift.

Key to symbols used in programme:

B Botanical Interest
O Ornithological Interest
G General Interest
W Wheelchair accessible
L Bring Lunch
T Bring Tea


Previous programmes

Winter 2013/14

Summer 2013

Winter 2012/13

Summer 2012

Winter 2011/12

Summer 2011

Winter 2010/11

Summer 2010

Winter 2009/10

Summer 2009

Winter 2008/9

Summer 2008

Winter 2007/8

 




 

 
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