We have a very active programme of walks around Oxfordshire.
We organise a local walk nearly every Sunday throughout the year, and a weekday evening walk each week from May to August; sometimes we go away for a walking weekend.
Why not come on an Oxford walk with us - the countryside is beautiful
and it's a great way to meet people and make friends.
You don't even have to be a member to come along the first time.
You can always join IVC on a three-month introductory basis for £5
after your first walk if you enjoy it.
For more details, please phone Marie 01189471929.
Organised walks each week in
£5 for first 3 months’ membership.
Sunday December 16th. Woodstock (about 4 miles). Start at 1:30pm
A walk on hard surfaces i.e. the paths of Blenheim Palace. Meet and park in the car park next to the library, Hensington Road, Woodstock, OX20 1JQ. Look at the Xmas decorations and drinks afterwards.
Sunday December 23rd. Garsington (approx 3 miles). Start at 1:00pm
Meet outside The Three Horseshoes, 16 The Green, Garsington, OX44 9DF. Please park in the road, not in the pub car park. The walk can be very muddy in places. Possible refreshments at the pub after the walk.
Directions. From Oxford Eastern By-Pass, exit east onto the B480 signed towards Watlington. Turn left at traffic lights by Johnson’s Buildbase. In the village of Garsington, follow round the sharp left bend. Take the first right onto The Green.
Boxing Day, Wednesday December 26th. Woodstock (5 miles). Start at 10:20am
You are welcome to join me; I usually do this walk with the Kidlington Rambling Club to burn off some calories before the next party feast! Lovely easy walk on footpaths around the park. Bring festive refreshments to have half way round. We can have a drink in Woodstock afterwards. Meet 10.20 for prompt start at 10.30am.
Directions-from Oxford (Peartree roundabout) : follow the A44 to Woodstock, turn right at the Punchbowl pub and then left after the fire station into the free car-park.
Sunday December 30th. Clifton Hampden (6 miles). Start at 12:00 noon
A flat mostly riverside walk from Clifton Hampden near Abingdon. Meet at the Barley Mow Pub (car park), High Street, Clifton Hampden, Abingdon OX14 3EH. Bring whatever food and drink you fancy as we will be stopping at Little Wittenham church. Drink at the pub after walk for those who wish to. Any heavy rain, snow, flooded river ( all possible? ) and this walk is cancelled.
Sunday January 6th. Horton-cum-Studley (4 miles). Start at 1:00pm
Meet at St Barnabas church, Horton cum Studley, Oxon OX33 1AN for an easy walk on farm tracks and fields, one hill but not too steep and hope for some good views of sunset if we are lucky! Maybe some mud. You are welcome to come for a drink after the walk.
Directions - from the Headington roundabout take the Stanton St John turn which goes past the crematorium. At the A4027, turn right and then almost immediately left on The Straight Mile to Horton cum Studley. Just beyond the Millennium Hall turn left and park near the church.
Sunday January 13th. Finstock (5-6 miles). Start at 1:00pm
Meet at the Plough Inn, Finstock OX7 3BY for a 5-6 mile walk.
Directions: Take the B4022 south from Charlbury, or north from Witney. Turn off into the village. The pub is on the road junction at the far end of the village. Park on School Road (the road as you come in from Charlbury), not in the pub car park. Drinks at the pub after the walk.
Sunday January 20th. Frilford (5 miles). Start at 1:00pm
Meet outside The Dog House, Faringdon Road, Frilford Heath OX13 6QJ for a 5 mile circular walk (may be muddy). Drinks in the pub afterwards.
Directions: take the A420 west out of Oxford. At a roundabout, turn left onto the A338, signposted to Wantage & Grove. After just over a mile, turn left at a staggered crossroads, signposted to Cothill and Shippon. The pub is on your left after about 200 yards; their car park is opposite.
Sunday January 27th. Thrupp (6 miles). Start at 1:00pm
Meet at Annie's Tea Rooms, Canal Yard, Canal Road, Thrupp OX5 1JZ for a flat circular walk with tea and cake on our return.