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 June 3rd. Wolvercote (4-5 miles). Start at 2:00pm
Meet at the main car park in Wolvercote, Godstow Road, Oxford OX2 8PU near the outdoor swimming area for a flat walk across port meadow towards Oxford and then return via the canal. Drinks after at one of the local pubs.
Wednesday June 6th. Iffley. Start at 7:15pm
Meet by the entrance to the Prince of Wales Pub car park (73 Church Way, Ifley, OX4 4EF, for a walk around Iffley and by the River Thames.Wear comfortable shoes as the walk will be on paths with possibly one gentle slope.We can have a drink afterwards in The Prince of Wales.
Sunday June 10th. Bledlow (10 miles). Start at 10:15am.
"Bledlow Beechwoods & Bledda's Rest"
Park by Holy Trinity Church (postcode HP27 9PE, grid ref: SP778022) for a 10 mile walk passing through Great Wood, Bennett End, Bledlow Ridge, Lodge Hill. The walk comprises Chiltern villages, beechwoods, fine ridgeway views, and sheep (no dogs please). An opportunity to visit Radnage Church en-route. Bring a packed lunch for a stop at the Church. The walk ends up at the Lions of Bledlow PH for a drink. Optional visit to The Lyde Water Gardens at the end of walk in the village of Bledlow.
Tuesday June 12th. South Hinksey. Start at 7:15pm
Meet at The General Elliott (disused pub) in South Hinksey (OX1 5AS) for a flat circular walk over to Waitrose where we can stop for a cuppa, before returning a different route back to South Hinksey.
Sunday June 17th. Boars Hill (approx 4-5 miles). Start at 1:00pm
Meet at the Wyevale Garden Centre, OX1 5AR for a varied, circular walk (with slight incline in the first half) through Chilswell Valley Nature Reserve up to Yarn Mound and Mathew Arnold's Field, returning through Oxford Preservation Trust farmland for tea and cake at the Wyevale Garden Centre. There may be mud in places. Cars can be parked at the Wyevale Garden Centre, which will serve tea up till 4:00pm.
Directions: take the A34 southern by-pass to The Midlands/M40/Swindon/A420/Botley from south Oxford, and take first left turn at Hinksey Heights Golf Club. Go sharp left before the Golf Club, and follow the narrow road past Chilswell Lane on your right, and you will find the Garden Centre on your right.
Tuesday June 19th. Hampton Poyle (2-3 miles). Start at 7:15pm
Meet at St. Mary the Virgin Church Car Park, Church Road, Kidlington OX5 2BB. Walk around the back end of Hampton Poyle and around River Cherwell. Pub afterwards.
Sunday June 24th. Ewelme (7 miles). Start at 11:30am
Meet at Cow Common car park, Ewelme, OX10 6HQ for a hilly walk with fine views. Bring picnic lunch. Optional visit after the walk to the beautiful medieval church and almshouses, followed by tea at Benson Riverside cafe.
Directions: from the A4074 Oxford-Henley road turn off into Benson and go through the village following signs to Ewelme. Follow the High Street through Ewelme, continuing straight on where the main road bends right. The car park is just beyond the end of the village, next to the recreation ground.
Tuesday June 26th. Kidlington (3 miles). Start at 7:15pm
Meet at St Mary's the Virgin Church car park, Church Road, Kidlington, Oxon OX5 2BB for a circular of approx 3 miles over fields and through woodland. We will go to The Kings Arms for a drink after the walk.
Sunday July 1st. Kidlington (4-5 miles). Start at 1:00pm
Meet at the car park behind St Mary's Church, 88 Church Street, Kidlington OX5 2BA. Join us for a leisurely circular walk in Kidlington. We will end at St Mary's Church for tea and cakes where one of our members will be serving.