of venues, transport, map references and other advice are at the
bottom of this page.)
and Indoor Meetings
Click on map reference to view a map
5th 7.15 for 7.30 pm FIRST INDOOR MEETING, METHODIST CHURCH,
HIGH STREET, WITNEY.
Ron Perkins “Birds in Flight – Britain and USA”
7th 2 pm SHOTOVER COUNTRY PARK, HEADINGTON, OXFORD. Guided
tour with Ivan Wright of Shotover Wildlife. 117 hectares of diverse
habitats, a haven for wildlife with an intimate mosaic of hidden
valleys and varied landscapes. Spectacular views from the top across
South Oxfordshire. Some steep inclines. Follow Old Road, Headington
east over the bypass, up a steep hill to the car park. SP564
For information call: Mary Elford 01993 851862 BOG
Tuesday 16-19th NORTH NORFOLK Field Club bird watching
trip. Leader David Roberts 01993 841194
21st 2 pm FUNGUS FORAY at Sydlings Copse, BBOWT reserve.
On B4027 between Islip and Wheatley (SP559
096). Park opposite Royal Oak Farm and meet up there. Pub lunch
at Abingdon Arms, Beckley 01865 351311.
Leader: Peter Creed 01635 550380 or 01865 248710. BOG
Friday, 2nd INDOOR MEETING: Tony Bostock “River Fly
10th 2 pm AUTUMN COLOUR Withington Woods/ Chedworth area.
Meet at Chedworth Roman Villa (park on the verge or in the NT car
park if you are a NT member). SP056
135. About 4 miles or shorter alternative if required.
Leader: David Rolfe 01993 773123 BOG
Friday, 7th INDOOR MEETING: Lesley Dunlop “The Building
Stones of Oxfordshire”
11th CHRISTMAS DINNER at The George and Dragon, Long Hanborough
6.30 for 7pm.
For enquiries and booking please contact Yvonne Townsend 01993 772906
but further details will be available at the indoor meetings.
16th 11 am GEOLOGY WALK Faringdon and surrounds. A circular
walk of about 3 miles to look at the sponge gravels and landscape.
All on paths. Meet in Stanford Road, SU296
954 which is opposite the turning for Nursery View.
Leader: Lesley Dunlop, 01993 770703 BOG
Subscriptions are due by 31st. Please send your cheque to the Treasurer,
Tony Florey, using the form provided.
18th INDOOR MEETING: MEMBERS NIGHT (non members
equally welcome) Bring your slides, photographs and other materials
for display or identification. Plus a fiendish quiz.
CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
26th 2 pm. Visit to THE WALTER ROTHSCHILD ZOOLOGICAL MUSEUM,
Akeman St, Tring. Lunch available at pubs in Tring.
Leader: David Roberts 01993 841194 W
Friday, 1st INDOOR MEETING: Mornee Button “Flowers
of the Algarve”
24th 10am FARMOOR RESEVOIR. A 2.5 mile maximum bird-watching
stroll across the causeway to the hides at the Pink Hill and Shrike
Meadow reserves adjacent to the River Thames. Meet in the Visitors’
Car Park – parking charges apply. SP452
Leader: David Rolfe 01993 773123 O
Friday, 1st ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING followed by Dr. Graham
Lenton “Birds of the Seychelles”
10th 2 pm WALK - NETHER WESTCOTE. Meet outside the village
pub. Parking in the village. SP226
206. About 2.5 miles of moderate walking. Take the right turn
on the A424 Burford to Stow road about 1 mile north of the Merrymouth
Inn where lunch is available.
Leader: David Roberts 01993 841194 BOG
Friday, 5th INDOOR MEETING: Keith Webb “Reminiscences
of a Lock Keeper”
21st 10.30 am NORTH MEADOW, CRICKLADE .
CANCELLED - SEE RECENT NEWS PAGE
An old hay meadow
which is now a National Nature Reserve and an SSSI with the largest
UK population of Snakes Head Fritillaries. The meadow has been managed
by residents of Cricklade for hundreds of years through the Court
Leet which is still involved in its management. Possible guided
walk at 11 am. Tea room open from 10am to 5pm. Car parking in the
town, from where the reserve can be reached by public footpaths
– about 20 minutes’ walk north west of Cricklade town
945 (start of footpath marked “Weavers Bridge”).
Leader: Mary Elford 01993 851862 BOG
Friday, 3rd INDOOR MEETING: Peter Barker “An Otmoor
Please bring plants for our usual plant sale in aid of Club funds.
Sunday, 12th 4 am DAWN CHORUS Rushy Common, near
Witney. 2.5 mile circular walk to Hardwick and Gill Mill. Meet at
the Rushy Common Reserve car park off Cogges Lane between Cogges
and Stanton Harcourt. SP381
Leader: David Rolfe 01993 773123 O
Walks leaders are asked to provide Brenda Betteridge
with a report for inclusion in the newsletter. Brief as well as
longer reports are always welcome.
All indoor meetings are held at the High Street Methodist Church
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
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
to the Walks
Programme Secretary, Tony Mattingley on 01993 868282 unless another
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