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.
Sunday July 2nd. Chipping Norton (8 miles). Start at 11:00am
Meet up in the free car-park in New Street, Chipping Norton (OX7 5LJ) for a circular walk to the Rollright stones taking in Over Norton, Little Rollright and Salford. Expect rolling hills great views and a chance to contemplate the meaning of life as you absorb the mythical legends surrounding these ancient stones. Bring a packed lunch and a drink. Possible pub stop near the end and / or refreshments in Chippy before wending your way home.
Directions:- Follow the A44 north from Woodstock into Chipping Norton. The car-park is on the left in New Street after a right hand turn in the centre of town (still on the A44).
Tuesday July 4th. Marston (near Oxford) (1 1/4 hours). Start at 7:15pm
Meet in the car park of The Victoria Arms, Mill Lane, Old Marston, OX3 0QA. A walk around the Marston area and we plan to be back at the pub for a drink at about 8.30pm. Hopefully, weather permitting, we can sit in the garden overlooking the river.
Sunday July 9th. Kidlington (4-5 miles). Start at 1:30pm
Meet at the car park behind St Mary`s Church, Kidlington, for a flat 4 to 5 mile walk. Possibility of cake and tea at the church.
Thursday July 13th. East Hanney (3 miles). Start at 7:45pm
Walk featuring Archimedean hydro screw. Meet outside the Black Horse pub, Main Street, East Hanney near Wantage OX12 0JE– park in the street - for a flat, circular walk beside streams and through meadows and villages, featuring some thatched cottages and some horses/ponies. We will also see an Archimedean hydro screw. From Oxford, take A420 then turn left onto A338 at Tubney Wood roundabout; straight on through 2 sets of traffic lights in Frilford; in East Hanney, after a few bends in the road, turn right opposite La Fontana restaurant into Main Street, and pub is on left after about 200 yards.
Sunday July 16th - no walk today as it's our summer barbecue! Details in our bulletin, which is sent to members.
Tuesday July 18th. Oxford (2 miles). Start at 7:15pm
Meet outside The One Restaurant, 2 Botley Road OX2 0AB on the corner of Botley Road and Cripley Road near Oxford station, for a stroll to the Fishes, North Hinksey via the Monks' Causeway, returning via the Willow Walk. We will stop for a drink at the Fishes.
Sunday July 23rd. Long Hanborough (6 1/4 miles). Start at 1:00pm
Join us for a varied but mostly flat walk through woodland & open fields, with an opportunity to have a look round St Peter & St Pauls in Church Hanborough (it celebrated it's 900th Anniversary just a few years ago). Car parking on road. Meet at the junction of Millwood End and Abelwood Road as per these directions: take A44 north from Oxford to A4095. Turn left through Bladon & keep on A4095 through most of Long Hanborough - going straight across at the mini roundabout. Then take 1st right (Millwood End) signposted to Combe & Stonesfield. Take 1st left into Abelwood Road and park as soon as possible. Tea & cakes afterwards.
Thursday July 27th. Dorchester (3 1/2 miles). Start at 7:30pm.
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, much of which will be along the Thames. Drinks afterwards.
Friday July 28th. Hinksey (near Oxford) (5 miles). Start at 10:00am
Hinksey Heights Golf Club, Southern Bypass (A34), OX1 5AB. A morning walk mostly in woodland through a nature reserve. Plenty of parking. Meet outside the cafe there called the Nineteenth Hole. Bring a packed lunch. Coffee at the end of the walk.
Sunday July 30th. Combe (6 miles). Start at 1:00pm
Meet at Combe Village Green (OX29 8NT). Park on side of village green opposite The Cock Inn. Walk from Combe to Blenheim Great Park, Stonesfield and back to Combe. There`s a couple of short steep sections.Teas served at The Library at Combe`s green from 3:00 to 5:00pm. Directions : From Oxford's Pear Tree Roundabout take the A44 Woodstock Rd, signed for Evesham,until you turn left onto the B4437; then take a left turn onto Akeman St and continue onto Church Walk which will then bring you to the Cock Inn and the village green.
Tuesday August 1st. Benson (3 miles). Start at 7:30pm
Join us for a flat walk from Benson Riverside Cafe (OX10 6SJ) along the river to Wallingford, returning via Preston Crowmarsh back to our starting point. We should have time for refreshments at the cafe after the walk.
Saturday August 5th. Clifton Hampden (1 1/2 hours). Start at 5:00pm
Join us at Clifton Hampden car park, opposite Barley Mow pub (OX14 3EH) for a 1 1/2 hour stroll along the river. It is an out-and-back walk so you can turn back at any time.
Sunday August 6th. Enslow near Kidlington (4 1/2 miles). Start at 2:00pm
Meet outside The Rock of Gibraltar pub (A4095, Kidlington OX5 3AY) for a circular walk along the canal, across the river and more. There are some hills, but no stiles. At the end of the walk we can have refreshments at The Rock of Gibraltar. I am afraid at the time of writing (end June), "Jane's Enchanted Tea Garden" is already fully booked for the whole season :-(. Directions: from Oxford, drive north to and through Kidlington. Continue north, then turn right onto the A4095, signposted Bunkers Hill. At the next T junction turn right. Follow the road until you see The Rock of Gibraltar on the left. There should be plenty of parking. If you do not intend to stop at the pub after the walk, please refrain from using their car park.