of venues, transport, map references and other advice are at the
bottom of this page.)
Events and Walks
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
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Friday 2nd 7.15 pm for 7.30 pm INDOOR MEETING Upper Hall, Methodist
Church, High Street, Witney.
Hugh Warwick "A Prickley Affair" - What is happening to
our hedgehogs and what can we do about it?
10.30 am FUNGUS FORAY IN BERNWOOD FOREST. Meet at Bernwood Forest
car park on Stanton St John to Oakley road. Map Ref SP612118.
Leader: Peter Creed 01635 550380 or 01865 248710
to Monday 26th MORECAMBE BAY BIRDWATCHING TRIP
Leader: David Roberts 01993 841194 / 07790 516454
Friday 6th 7.15 pm for 7.30 pm INDOOR MEETING Paddy Gallagher
"The Wildlife of New Zealand"
14th 10.30 am 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). Map Ref SP056135.
About 4 miles or shorter alternative if required.
Leader: David Rolfe 01993 773123 / 07583 426446 BOG
4th 7.15 pm for 7.30 pm
INDOOR MEETING Chris Ward "Oman : Land of a Thousand Eagles"
9.45 am WILSTONE RESERVOIR (SP905134) and COLLEGE LAKE (BBOWT
Reserve with facilities) (SP935139)
(joint trip with Oxford RSPB Group). Meet in the Wilstone Reservoir
car park off the B489 Aston Clinton to Pitstone road (east of Aylesbury,
1 mile north of the A41/B489 junction). Close views of winter wildfowl,
waders and thrushes, plus small scrubland and woodland species.
Leader: David Rolfe 01993 773123 / 07583 426446 O
Wednesday 9th 6.30 for 7 pm CHRISTMAS DINNER at the Windmill
Carvery, Asthall (near Burford).
Lists will be put out at October and November indoor meetings.
Contact person: Yvonne Townsend 01993 772906 / 07917 606129
are due by 31st. Please send your cheque to the Treasurer, Tony
Florey, using the form provided.
7.15 pm for 7.30 pm INDOOR MEETING - MEMBERS NIGHT (non members
Bring your slides, memory sticks, photographs and other materials
for display or identification. Plus a fiendish quiz.
10.30 am VISIT TO OVER NORTON PARK FARM & WALK FARM, OX7
5PX led by Mike Kettlewell to see farmland birds. Meet at the 'Pig
Farm' on left off the A3400 by the radio mast about 400m north of
the roundabout with the A361 road to Banbury. The farm has been
in Stewardship schemes for 15 years to increase biodiversity. The
bird feeding programme includes millet year round to help Tree Sparrows
and Reed Bunting and from December to May mixed feeding to attract
Chaffinches, Yellowhammers, Linnets, Skylarks and Corn Bunting etc.
Contact person: Mary Elford 01993 851862 / 07974 773854
5th 7.15 pm for 7.30 pm
INDOOR MEETING Lawrence Bee "Spiders"
11 am 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 OW
4th 7.15 pm
for 7.30 pm INDOOR MEETING: ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING followed
by Graham Wren "Wildlife in Ohio"
1st 7.15 pm for 7.30 pm
INDOOR MEETING Rod D'Ayala "Wild Flowers of the Burren and
2 pm CIRCULAR WALK for signs of Spring around Chipping Norton.
Meet in Worcester Road car park. Map Ref SP
312271. OX7 5LJ.
Leader: Ken Betteridge 01993 878615 / 07421 058615
10.30 am NORTH MEADOW, CRICKLADE. An old hay meadow, 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 NW of
Cricklade town centre. Map Ref SU099
945 (start of footpath marked "Weavers Bridge").
Leader: Mary Elford 01993 851862 / 07974773854 BOG
1st 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 BO
7.15 pm for 7.30 pm INDOOR MEETING Malcolm Brownsword "Chilterns
Wildlife". Please bring plants, books and other items for our
usual sale in aid of Club funds.
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