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Sunday 16th 4am DAWN CHORUS near Eastleach. From the A40 west of Burford take the minor road to Westwell and continue straight through the village for about 5 miles to meet at Sheep Bridge over the River Leach (SP192070)
Leader: Graham Wren 01600 890488 O


Sunday 5th 12 noon Meet at Kiln House, Great Doward, Nr Ross-on-Wye. Go beyond Ross on A40 – turn left at sign for Ganarew, Crockers Ash and Doward – after half a mile turn up narrow lane near telephone box – half mile – drive through entrance gates – Kiln House. Lunch with Graham and Sue followed by a walk in the Great Doward area led by Graham.
Contact telephone number for Graham Wren 01600 890488 FULLY BOOKED BOG

On the borders of County Durham and Yorkshire, it is considered to be the wildlife spectacle of the Upper Tees Valley (North Pennines) where some of the rarest plants in Britain can be found. It is intended to visit both Yorkshire and County Durham sides of the valley on separate days and also to fit in one, possibly two, reserves on the third day.
Accommodation: Long Beach Hotel, Forest in Teesdale.
Leader: Peter Creed 01865 248710 BOG

Saturday 26th 2.30pm BUSCOT AND KELMSCOTT Meet at car park (SU231976) in Buscot for a circular Thames-side walk of four and three quarter miles via Kelmscott.
Leader: Tony Mattingley 01993 868282 BOG


Sunday 18th 2pm HOMEFIELD WOOD NATURE RESERVE Meet at entrance for a walk round the reserve (SU814867) which is a haven for mammals, birds, butterflies and moths – in particular Silver-washed fritillary, White letter hairstreak, Marbled white butterflies, dragonflies, chiffchaff, blackcap, cuckoo, red kites and buzzards, wild orchids.
Location: 2 and a half miles west of Marlow – take A4155 west from Marlow; turn right at Dog and Badger pub; at T junction turn right, then immediately left; approx one third of a mile on left at bottom of hill, park by forest entrance. NB There is only limited car parking at the reserve, so car sharing is recommended.
Leader: Malcolm Brownsword 01235 850668 BOG


Sunday 1st 2pm ICOMB WALK Meet at the T Junction in the village centre (SP214227) (Straight on for Church). Park around the village green. Circular Country walk 4 miles. Nearest pub for lunch is the Kings Head, Bledington, (01608 658365).
Leader: Sue Morton 01993 703686 BOG


Friday 13th 8.30pm MOTH TRAP EVENING with David Redhead at “Stonefold” and 9a.m. Saturday 14th. Numbers strictly limited – please contact Brenda Betteridge on 01993 878615 G

Sunday 22nd SUMMER PARTY 6.30pm for 7pm George & Dragon, Long Hanborough (SP427143) Cost £13.00 per person. To confirm a booking a £5.00 deposit paid by 3rd July to Tony Florey is required. Telephone 01993 775020



Sunday 12th 2.30pm ASTON ROWANT, NNR southern section. Leave M40 at Junction 6. Meet at the Forestry Commission car park (SU726957) off the A40 to Christmas Common road, on the left three quarters a mile beyond the bridge over the M40. A circular walk of about 3 miles to see red kites and Chiltern gentian. Nearest pub for lunch is The Leathern Bottle, Lewknor (01844 351482).
Leader: David Rolfe 01993 773123 BOG


Mornee Button “Wild Flowers of Corsica – the scented Isle”

Saturday 2nd 2.30pm ADLESTROP AND DAYLESFORD WALK Meet at Village Hall car park (SP242272) circular 3 mile walk. For those people wishing to have lunch there is the choice of The Fox, Lower Oddington (01451 870555), or The Horse & Groom, Upper Oddington (01451 830584).
Leader: Tony Mattingley 01993 868282 BO

Saturday 16th 2.30pm SAPPERTON AND DANEWAY COUNTRY WALK Meet on the road outside Sapperton church entrance. (ST949035) Parking on the side of the road. A circular walk of 3 miles featuring the interesting Sapperton church and the abandoned Thames & Severn Canal and Kinnerton Tunnel portal. Nearest pub for lunch Daneway Inn, Daneway (01285 760297)
Leader: David Roberts 01993 841194 BOG


Winter programmes will most likely be handed out at the first indoor meeting, or posted a day or two later if you do not attend.

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, or directed to the Programme Secretary,
on 01993 841194.

We regret no dogs are allowed on our walks.

For 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.

Map No 25 Outdoor Leisure Series for the Cotswolds at 2 1/2? to the mile.
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.

Waterstones Book Shop, High Street, Witney (next to Woolgate Entrance),
Blackwells and Waterstones in Oxford stock these.

Map 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.

Queries should be e-mailed to, or directed to the Walks
Programme Secretary, Tony Mattingley on 01993 868282 unless another contact number
is given in the programme.

Members without transport should telephone a club officer/committee member who
will be very pleased to arrange a lift.

Key to symbols used in programme:
B Botanical Interest
O Ornithological Interest
G General Interest
L Bring Lunch
T Bring Tea


Previous programmes

Winter 2009/10

Summer 2009

Winter 2008/9

Summer 2008

Winter 2007/8



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