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.
A leisurely walk along the Cherwell River to the Victoria Arms, Marston. We will stop at the pub for a drink and sit by the river before returning to Oxford City Centre. Please meet outside The High Street Cafe, 67 High Street, Oxford OX1 4BA for the start of the walk.
Tuesday August 7th. Oxford (Up to 1 1/2 hours walk). Start at 7:00pm
Meet in the car park of The Victoria Arms, Mill Lane, Old Marston, OX3 0QA, for a walk around the Marston area. We plan to be back at about 8:30pm for a drink in the pub. Hopefully, we can sit in the garden overlooking the river.
Sunday August 12th. Oxford (6-7 miles). Start at 12:30pm
Meet at Shotover Country Park (Old Road, Headington, Oxford OX3 8TA) for a walk through the countryside. We will stop off en route at The Wheatley Windmill (Open Day) for time to look around the Windmill and enjoy the tea and cake on offer. (There is a charge for refreshments and the Windmill charity relies on your generous donation). (n.b. There are NO public toilets at the Windmill). Following refreshments, please be ready to continue our walk through fields and woodland to return to Shotover car park.
Directions: Driving down The Slade towards Headington, turn right into Old Road at the traffic lights just before Nuffield Orthopaedic Hospital. The parking at Shotover Country Park is at the top end of Old Road.
Thursday August 16th. Frilford (near Abingdon) (2 miles). Start at 7:15pm
Meet in the car park of the Dog House Hotel, Faringdon Road, Frilford (near Abingdon), OX13 6QJ for a flat walk, obscure and peaceful, featuring a nature reserve.
Directions from Oxford : take A420 as far as Tubney Wood roundabout, then turn left; after a mile turn left (signposted Cothill & Shippon) and the hotel is shortly on your left. The car park is opposite it.
Sunday August 19th. Oxford (3 3/4 miles). Start at 2:00pm
Join us for a linear leisurely walk from the North Gate of University Parks (North Lodge, University Parks, Parks Road,Oxford), along the river, and through lovely parks, ending in "Sundaes Gelato" on Cowley Road, where we can have Italian ice cream/Sundae/waffles/tea and cake. This is a flat walk with no stiles.
Directions: the meeting point is the junction of Banbury Road with Parks Road and Norham Gardens, near the city centre.
Parking: metered parking is available on St Giles. On-street parking is limited.
By bus: a lot of buses will bring you to this area, 2s, 7s, 14s, S4, S5.
Thursday August 23rd. Abingdon. Start at 7:15pm
Meet outside Waitrose, Abbey Close, Abingdon (OX14 3HL) for a circular walk via Abingdon Lock. Drinks afterwards at the Kings Head and Bell.
Saturday August 25th. Clifton Hampden (2-3 miles). Start at 5:00pm
Meet in the car park opposite the Barley Mow, Clifton Hampden (OX14 3EH) for a short walk along the river. This is an easy out-and-back walk of 2-3 miles, so you can walk as fast or slowly as you like and turn back at any point.
Directions: From the A415 junction in Clifton Hampden, head south past the church, cross the river and the car park is immediately on your left, opposite the pub.
Sunday August 26th. Russell's Water (approx 8 miles). Start at 1:00pm
Meet at far end of the common, parking on the side of the common on the left hand side. Bring food as drink as required. Possibly hilly walk.