of venues, transport, map references and other advice are at the
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PROGRAMME 2016 -17
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 7th 7.15 pm for 7.30 pm INDOOR MEETING
Upper Hall, Methodist Church, High Street, Witney.
John Tyler "The Countryside in Autumn"
10.30 am FUNGUS FORAY at Foxholes BBOWT Reserve, Bruern. Meet
in the reserve car park. SP259208.
Leader: Peter Creed 01635 550380 or 01865 248710
to Monday 24th NORTH NORFOLK BIRDWATCHING TRIP
Leader: Roy Jackson 01993 841670 / 07976 050058
Friday 4th 7.15 pm for 7.30 pm INDOOR MEETING Paddy Gallagher
"Sub Equatorial Africa"
12th NATURE IN ART, Twigworth, near Gloucester. SO847222.
Meet at 12 noon for lunch in the café then visit the British
Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition. This event is very
suitable for members with mobility difficulties. Please contact
Mary if you intend to go.
Leader: Mary Elford 01993 851862 / 07974 773854.
Friday 2nd 7.15 pm for 7.30 pm INDOOR MEETING Jessica Turner
"Wildflowers of the Dolomites"
7th 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: Yvonne Townsend 01993 772906 / 07917 606129
9.30 am BURY DOWN Joint trip with Oxford RSPB to find over-wintering
short-eared owls, corn buntings and large flocks of skylarks, yellowhammers
and winter thrushes. Meet in one of the two car parks SU479840
on the Ridgeway, top of the hill off the West Ilsley minor road
after leaving the A34 junction south of Chilton (immediately after
the service station). 3 mile circular walk or shorter if desired.
No facilities at this location.
Leader: David Rolfe 01993 773123 / 07583 426446 0
Subscriptions 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
welcome) Bring your slides, memory sticks, photographs and other
materials for display or identification. Plus a fiendish quiz. Please
notify David Roberts in advance, 01993 841194, if you wish to show
January - possible
visit to Oxford University Natural History Museum - details to be
Friday 3rd 7.15 pm for 7.30 pm INDOOR MEETING Graham Lenton
"Bear necessities - Alaska -
The Last Frontier"
10:30 am CIRCULAR WALK near Witney. About 3 miles in the Rushy
Common/Tar Lakes area with visit to Rushy Common hide. Route and
distance according to the weather. Likely to be muddy so bring wellies.
Meet in the Rushy Common car park on the unclassified road between
Witney (Oxford Hill) and Stanton Harcourt. SP380075.
Leaders: Sue Morton 01993 703686 and John Cobb 01865 390579 OG
Friday 3rd 7.15 pm for 7.30 pm INDOOR MEETING : ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Graham Wren "Britain's Breeding Sea Birds"
10.30 am CIRCULAR WALK through Whitehill Wood to Stonesfield
Common to see the Yellow Star of Bethlehem and other spring flowers.
Park along the roadside on the bridge over the river. SP386155.
Leader: Ken Betteridge 01993 878615 / 07421 058615 BG
Friday 7th 7.15 pm for 7.30 pm INDOOR MEETING Jennifer Anderson
"Hunters of the Skies"
11 am FIELD TRIP to see Pasque flowers at the Gloucestershire
Wildlife Trust Reserve, next to the A429, three miles north east
of Cirencester SP05207. Please contact leader for precise details
for finding the location. Followed by a visit to the nearby Chedworth
Nature Reserve. Meet at Chedworth Roman Villa where refreshments
are available. Park on the verge or in the NT car park if you are
a NT member. Map ref. SP056135.
Leader: Mary Elford 01993 851862 / 07974 773854 BG
Friday 5th 7.15 pm for 7.30 pm INDOOR MEETING David Roberts
"Guyana - Land of the Lost Jaguar" Please bring plants
and books for our usual sale in aid of Club funds.
4 am DAWN CHORUS Minster Lovell. Meet at car park at top of
lane leading to the Minster ruins SP322113.
Leader: David Rolfe 01993 773123 / 07583 426446 BO
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