of venues, transport, map references and other advice are at the
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Events and Walks
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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
4.00 am DAWN CHORUS - Wychwood Forest. Meet at lay-by opposite
Finstock Church on the west side of the B4022 Witney to Charlbury
Leader: David Rolfe 01993 773123 / 07583 426446 O
6.30 pm UPTON, BURFORD evening walk at Middle Lane. Park on
B4425 (continuation of Sheep Street, Burford) near turn for Little
Leader: Tony Florey 01993 775020. BOG
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
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
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.
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
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
Sunday 3rd 2 pm ICOMB WALK Meet at the T-junction in the village
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.
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
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.
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
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
Leader: Lesley Dunlop. BSc, BA, MSc, FGS BOG
Friday 3rd 7.15 pm for 7.30 pm INDOOR MEETING Dr Helen Roy "The
Arrival of an Alien Ladybird"
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.
2 pm CRANHAM near Painswick, Gloucestershire. Meet at Map Ref
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
Leader: David Roberts 01993 841194 / 07790 516454 BOG
NORTH NORFOLK - 3 nights
For enquiries please contact David Roberts. 01993 841194 / 07790
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 email@example.com,
or directed to the Programme Secretary, on 01993 841194.
regret no dogs are allowed on our walks.
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.
No 25 Outdoor Leisure Series for the Cotswolds at 2 1/2" to
Map No 180 Explorer Series for Oxford, Witney and Woodstock at 2
½" to the mile.
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.
Book Shop, High Street, Witney (next to Woolgate Entrance), Blackwells
and Waterstones in Oxford stock these.
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.
should be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or directed
Programme Secretary on 01993 841194 unless another contact number
is given in the programme.
without transport should telephone a club officer/committee member
will be very pleased to arrange a lift.
to symbols used in programme:
B Botanical Interest
O Ornithological Interest
G General Interest
W Wheelchair accessible
L Bring Lunch
T Bring Tea