of venues, transport, map references and other advice are at the
bottom of this page.)
SUMMER PROGRAMME 2010
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
10th – 14th CLUB
VISIT TO FOREST IN TEESDALE
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,
Leader: Sue Morton 01993 703686 BOG
9th – 12th POSSIBLE
CLUB VISIT TO THE MENDIPS
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 5th FRIENDS OF
WYCHWOOD FOREST FAIR AT HAILEY
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
Friday 1st 7.15pm for
7.30pm FIRST INDOOR MEETING – METHODIST CHURCH, HIGH STREET,
Mornee Button “Wild Flowers of Corsica – the scented
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
Leader: David Roberts 01993 841194 BOG
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
usually in the Upper Hall. All are welcome from 7.15 p.m., and the
meeting will start at 7.30 p.m. Queries should be e-mailed to
firstname.lastname@example.org, or directed to the Programme
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 the
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
Map No 164 Landranger Series for Oxford area at 1 ¼? to the
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
L Bring Lunch
T Bring Tea