of venues, transport, map references and other advice are at the
bottom of this page.)
and Indoor Meetings
Unless otherwise stated all indoor meetings
will be held in the Upper Hall, High St Methodist Church, Witney
at 7.15pm for 7.30 to 10pm
Click on map reference to view a map
Friday 4th 7.15 pm for 7.30 pm INDOOR MEETING Paddy Gallagher -
The Orient; an illustrated talk. Please bring plants and books for
our usual sale in aid of Club funds. Upper Hall, Methodist Church,
High Street, Witney.
5th 10 am - 4 pm OXFORD ORNITHOLOGICAL SOCIETY OPEN DAY AT FARMOOR
RESERVOIR. Cumnor Road, Farmoor where experts will be on hand to
help you identify the birds.
6th 4 am DAWN CHORUS Minster Lovell. Meet at car park at top of
lane leading to the Minster ruins. Map Ref: SP322113
Leader: David Rolfe 01993 773123 / 07583 426446 O
Thursday 17th 6 pm LANGLEY'S LANE MEADOW (small surviving remnant
of flower-rich hay meadow) & STANDLAKE COMMON (bird hides) with
Lucy Kennery from the Lower Windrush Valley Project. Meet at the
Rose Revived, Newbridge. Booking essential: maximum 15 people. £3.
Contact Mary Elford by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01993 851862.
Friday 1st/Saturday 2nd NATURE DAY AT DEER PARK WOOD, WITNEY. Map
This event is being organised by the Witney Woodland Volunteers.
They would welcome Field Club members to help with identification.
Please visit their website if you are interested.
3rd to Wednesday 6th FIELD TRIP THE GOWER PENINSULA for 3 nights
with Peter Creed.
Enquiries to John Cobb: 01865 390579 or at John.Cobb@physics.ox.ac.uk
10th 9.30 am GREENHAM COMMON, BERKSHIRE - for heathland bird species
such as tree pipits, woodlarks, stonechats and Dartford warblers.
Travel through Newbury on the A339, crossing Kennet & Avon canal
and railway line bridges. Go over the roundabout, up the hill, turn
left at next roundabout on to Burys Bank Road and head towards Greenham.
Go over 3 mini-roundabouts and pass Greenham Road and a golf club
on left. Off the next roundabout, park in Greenham Common main (Control
Tower) car park (SU500652).
Leader: David Rolfe 01993 773123 / 07583 426446 O
Sunday 17th 10.30 am WITHYMEAD NATURE RESERVE, a 22 acre site by
the River Thames near Goring-on-Thames, RG8 0HS. Map Ref: SU601827.
The wardens, Sue and Roger will lead 2 groups around the reserve.
Weather permitting, they will set moth traps the night before. The
nature reserve is managed by the Anne Carpmael Charitable Trust
and provides a haven for wildlife and an inspiration to visitors.
The site comprises a tree-lined length of riverbank, reed-fen and
woodland area. The site is accessible via maintained paths and boardwalks
and includes three hides from which to unobtrusively and comfortably
watch the wildlife.
Booking essential. Maximum 12 people. £5. Contact Mary Elford
by email: email@example.com or on 01993 851862. Lunch available
at The Pike and Perch. BO
27th 7.30 pm. GLOW-WORMS. A walk of two to three miles to see wild
flowers followed by a drink at The Swan, bats on the river Windrush
and a search for glow-worms in and around Swinbrook churchyard.
Bring a torch! Meet near church in Swinbrook Map Ref: SP280121.
Leader: John Cobb 01865 390579 BOG
Saturday 7th 9 am MOTH MORNING and breakfast. Come and meet the
moths from overnight traps at Stonefold, Worsham Lane, Asthall Leigh.
Map Ref SP298116.
Limited parking so please car share.
For information call Brenda Betteridge: 01993 878615.
29th 3 pm MILHAM FORD NATURE PARK (SEED SUNDAY).***
CANCELLED see news page***Marston Road, Oxford OX3 0DJ.
Map Ref: SP529072.
Park in Harberton Mead. A small urban nature reserve in the grounds
of a former school. Four interlinked ponds and areas for wild flowers.
Very suitable visit for less mobile members. An opportunity to gather
wild flower seeds.
Leader: Jill Bailey 01865 880051 / 07971 179116 B
Saturday 4th 1.30 pm LARDON CHASE, a National Trust reserve to see
2nd brood Adonis Blues and Chalk Hill Blues, wild flowers, Great
Green Bush Crickets and slow worms. Steep slopes. Directions: after
the junction of A329 and A417 at Streatley, turn right at the traffic
lights, B4009. At the top of the VERY steep hill, turn sharp right
on to a track leading to the NT car park. Map Ref:
SU581806. Tea and cakes in Malcolm's garden afterwards.
Leader: Malcolm Brownsword 01235 850668 / 07538 057848. Please contact
Malcolm if you are planning to go. BOG
11th 12.30 for 1 pm 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. Send cheque made
payable to West Oxfordshire Field Club for £12 to Tony Florey
please by the end of July.
Friday 31st 8 pm BATS BY THE RIVER WINDRUSH with Gavin Hageman.
Meet at the Woodford Way car park in Witney, OX28 6GD. Please bring
a bat detector if you have one. Gavin can be contacted on 07773
184924 or 01993 650774.
Sunday 2nd 11 am - 5 pm WYCHWOOD FOREST FAIR Entry fee. Lodge Farm,
Ditchley Park. Volunteers needed for the Field Club publicity table.
Please contact Tony Florey 01993 775020 if you can help. BOG
16th 10.30 am GEOLOGY WALK: Stanton Harcourt building stones,
gravels and archaeology with Lesley Dunlop.
This is a walk of about 2 miles which starts and ends at Stanton
Harcourt. We will look at some of the building stones and history
of the village before using some of the permissive paths to walk
around and view the gravel terraces around Dix Pit, visiting the
reconstruction of the 5000 year old henge monument of the Devils
sensible footwear as some of the paths may be uneven.
Meet : Outside
the former Harcourt Arms, Stanton Harcourt, near the church. There
is plenty of on street parking.
41549 05719 Nearest Post Code OX29 5RJ
Friday 5th 7.15 pm for 7.30 pm INDOOR MEETING Upper Hall, Methodist
Church, High Street, Witney.
Richard Comont "Monitoring the Plight of the Bumblebees"
19th to Monday 22nd BIRDWATCHING TRIP - NORFOLK - 3 nights.
Leader: Roy Jackson. Enquiries to John Cobb: 01865 390579 or at
28th 10.30 am FUNGUS FORAY at Sydlings Copse, BBOWT reserve. On
B4027 between Islip and Wheatley. Map Ref: SP559096.
Park opposite Royal Oak Farm and meet there.
Leader: Peter Creed 01635 550380 or 01865 248710.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org,
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 email@example.com, 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