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 Alan on 01865 554534.
Organised walks each week in
£5 for first 3 months’ membership.
Easter Sunday April 1st. Stonesfield (8 miles). Start at 1:00pm
Walk from The White Horse Inn, The Ridings, Stonesfield OX29 8EA; map co-ordinates SP3 93175. The walk visits St Peter's Church, North Leigh Roman Villa and Finstock. It should be a fairly flat walk, with nice views along the river and a stop at the Roman Villa. Drinks at the pub afterwards.
Directions: from Oxford drive on the A44 to Woodstock. Soon after the turning to Wootton, turn left onto the B4437 signposted to Stonesfield. Once you enter into Stonesfield, turn right into Pond Hill. Continue to the end. You will find the pub right opposite you.
Sunday April 8th. Cumnor Hill (4-5 miles). Start at 2:00pm
Meet at entrance to Louie Memorial Fields, Arnolds Way, Oxford OX2 9JE next to Matthew Arnold School - some parking in the park and also in the road outside Matthew Arnold School - for a walk taking in Cumnor Hurst, Youlbury Woods, North Hinksey Nature Reserve and Raleigh Park. Refreshments at Seacourt Bridge Pub afterwards.
Directions. From A34/A420 junction turn right onto West Way (opposite McDonalds) then left onto Westminster Way at next traffic lights, take third turning on right onto Yarnells Hill and follow road around into Lime Road and then Arnolds Way.
From West - turn right into Arnolds Way off Cumnor Hill (B4044).
From South turn off A34 at Westminster Way slip road (just after 50 sign) and then turn left into Raleigh Park Road, follow road around into Sweetnams Way, then turn left onto Yarnells Hill and follow road around into Lime Road and then Arnolds Way.
Sunday April 15th. Goring (5 miles). Start at 2:00pm
Meet in the public car park (NOT the station car park), Station Road, Goring, RG8 9HB, by the Catherine Wheel. If the car park is full, turn right out of the car park, take the first turn left (Manor Road), and park at the side of the road.
This will be a walk of approximately 5 miles via the Holies and Lardon Chase, with one steep but manageable bit which you needn't hurry as we'll have a break at the top. There are great views on a clear day. Drinks in Goring afterwards.
Sunday April 22nd. Abingdon (3 - 3 1/2 miles). Start at 1:30pm
Meet at St Helen’s Church, West St Helen Street,Abingdon OX14 5BS for a gentle circular walk round the southern rim of Abingdon. There is plenty of parking near St Helen’s Church (West St Helen’s car park about 100 metres up on LHS). Busses to Abingdon town centre will drop you within easy reach of the Church.
We will walk along by the river Thames, through the Marina area and skirt southern playing fields and copses before returning to the town centre for tea – venue for this to be confirmed. This is a gentle walk, no hills, but can be muddy so wear suitable gear. Because the Ock River Walk is currently closed, and because of the residential nature of some of the walking areas, we will be using roads and footpaths more than usual. Be aware of traffic and crossing points. NB if the Ock Walk re-opens before 8th April we will divert along that back to the Church.
Tuesday April 24th. Dorchester (3 1/2 miles). Start at 7:15pm
Meet at the Bridge End car park, Dorchester, OX10 7JP (the postcode is as accurate as possible) for a walk of around 3 1/2 miles (shorter if conditions bad), much of which will be along the Thames. Drinks afterwards.
Sunday April 29th. Faringdon (6 1/2 miles). Start at 1:00pm
Meet at Gloucester Street Car Park, Faringdon (free on Sunday) for a steady fairly flat walk mainly on fields. Possibility of tea/coffee/cake at Costa if we finish in time.
Directions: Take A420 out of Oxford to Swindon. Ignore the first turn into Faringdon from the A420 but rather turn into Faringdon at the roundabout a couple of miles further on. After a mile go straight across a mini roundabout, then after another 100 yards turn right at the mini roundabout. You are now on Gloucester Street. After 100 yards turn left at the library down to the Car Park.
Thursday May 3rd. Wolvercote (3 1/2 miles). Start at 7:15pm
Meet outside The Plough Inn,The Green, Upper Wolvercote, Oxford OX2 8BD for an approximately 3 1/2 mile walk. The walk will head across Port Meadow and back to The Plough for a drink.
Directions: By car, take First Turn off Woodstock Road (near the roundabout) and drive to the bottom of the hill. The pub is on your left.
By bus, No.6 from city centre (outside The Randolph) to First Turn stop, then 300 yards walk down hill to The Plough on the corner.