of venues, transport, map references and other advice are at the
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Events and Walks
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Friday 4th 7.15 pm for 7.30 pm FIRST INDOOR MEETING, METHODIST CHURCH,
HIGH STREET, WITNEY
Paddy Gallagher "Albatrosses and Penguins of the World"
18-21st LEIGHTON MOSS
RSPB RESERVE AND MORECOMBE BAY - 3 nights.
For enquiries please contact Yvonne Townsend 01993 772906.
Sunday 20th 10.30 am
FUNGUS FORAY IN BERNWOOD FOREST with Peter Creed 01635 550380 or
01865 248710. Meet at Bernwood Forest car park on Stanton St John
to Oakley road. SP612
Friday 1st 7.15 pm for 7.30 pm INDOOR MEETING Jonathan Strode "The
Sunday 3rd 2 pm AUTUMN
COLOUR at the Harcourt Arboretum, Nuneham Courtenay. Admission charge.
Leader: David Roberts 01993 841194 / 07790 516454. BOG
Friday 6th 7.15 pm for 7.30 pm INDOOR MEETING Mornee Button "Flowers
of the Western Austrian Alps"
Sunday 15th 9.30 am PORT
MEADOW. Walk to see over-wintering wildfowl and wading birds. Meet
in car park at end of Walton Well Road (off Kingston Road/Walton
Street), Oxford, beyond the canal and railway bridges; pay and display
applies (currently £1.05 for 1 - 3 hours). Bring wellingtons.
Leader: David Rolfe 01993 773123 O
JANUARY 2014 Subscriptions
are due by 31st. Please send your cheque to the Treasurer, Tony
Florey, using the form provided.
Friday 17th 7.15 pm for
7.30 pm INDOOR MEETING - MEMBERS NIGHT (non members equally welcome)
Bring your slides, photographs and other materials for display or
identification. Plus a fiendish quiz.
Sunday 26th NATURE IN
ART, Twigworth, near Gloucester. Meet there at 12 noon (SO
847222) for lunch in the café then visit The Wildlife
Photographer of the Year Exhibition. This event is very suitable
for members with mobility difficulties.
Leader: Mary Elford 01993 851862 / 07974 773854.
Sunday 2nd 2.15 pm GREAT TEW. A walk of 3 miles to search for snowdrops
at three sites & hopefully aconites. Meet at SP
402276, the junction of a by-road with the track leading to
Beaconsfield Farm, about one mile SE of Great Tew, as the crow flies.
Lunch available at the Falkland Arms, 01608 683653.
Leader: Ken Betteridge 01993 878615 / 07887 481731 BO
Friday 7th 7.15 pm for
7.30 pm INDOOR MEETING Dr. Graham Lenton "Gorillas in my midst
- a Ugandan Odyssey". Ugandan gorillas/birds/wildlife
Sunday 23rd 2 pm Snowdrops
at Colesbourne Park, Colesbourne, Nr. Cheltenham, GL53
9NP. Entrance fee. Colesbourne Park has been the home of the
Elwes family since 1789. The historic snowdrop collection, started
by Henry John Elwes with the discovery of Galanthus elwesii in Turkey
in 1874, has been greatly developed by the family in the past 25
years. It has been called 'England's greatest snowdrop garden'.
Lunch available at Colesbourne Inn, Tel: 01242 870376.
Leader: Mary Elford 01993 851862 / 07974 773854 B
Friday 7th 7.15 pm for 7.30 pm INDOOR MEETING: ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
followed by Graham Wren "Wild Flowers"
Sunday 9th SLIMBRIDGE
Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust. Meet in the car park at 11 am. Entrance
fee. Facilities: café, wheelchairs/mobility vehicles (book
in advance), optics shop and gift shop.
Leader: David Roberts 01993 841194 / 07790 516454 O
Sunday 30th 2 pm CIRCULAR WALK from Combe via North Leigh Roman
Villa 3 miles. Meet by red telephone box on village green in front
of church SP414159.
Leader: David Roberts 01993 841194 / 07790 516454 BOG
Friday 4th 7.15 pm for 7.30 pm INDOOR MEETING Peter Barker "Wildlife
Sunday 6th 10.30 am TREES
OF BLENHEIM PARK. A guided walk with tree expert, Ian Gourlay. Meet
at the town car park in Hensington Road, Woodstock.
For information contact Mary Elford on 01993 851862 / 07974 773854
Friday 2nd 7.15 pm for 7.30 pm INDOOR MEETING Nigel Fisher "The
History and Ecology of Wytham Woods"
Please bring plants for our usual plant sale in aid of Club funds.
Sunday 11th 4.00 am DAWN
CHORUS - Wychwood Forest. Meet at lay-by Charlbury side of Finstock
Church on the west side of the B4022 Witney to Charlbury road. SP360166.
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
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