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.
Please contact Kate (01865 841565) if you'd like any further information.
Organised walks each week in
£5 for first 3 months’ membership.
Sunday 5th January. Kidlington (4.25 miles). Start at 1.15pm.
Meet at Kidlington Baptist Church, The High Street, Kidlington OX5 2DS.
This is a leisurely winter short walk (4.25 miles). It is partly on pavements, partly along the canal, and across fields. The latter might be muddy.
After the walk we can go to the Kidlington Baptist Church for tea and cake.
If the weather is bad, the walk will be cancelled
Sunday 12th January. Combe and Blenheim Park (5 miles). Start at 1pm.
Meet on the south side of the green at Combe OX29 8NG, for a 5-mile walk around Blenheim Park. Park around the green.
Option for drinks afterwards at the George and Dragon, Long Hanborough.
Sunday 19th January. Nuffield (4-6 miles). Start at 12 noon.
Meet at Nuffield church car park, Nuffield Hill, RG95SN, almost opposite the entrance to Nuffield Golf Club. The length of the walk will depend on the weather on the day. If it is a clear day there are some good views en-route. You can bring a packed lunch and a drink if you like. Most of the proposed walk will be flat ( well, flattish for the Chilterns put it that way! ). If there is heavy rain or it is actually snowing or snow is forecast, the walk is cancelled. Certainly do not attempt to come if it has already snowed.
Sunday 26th January. Taston, Dean and Spelsbury (6 miles approx). Start at 12.30pm
Meet at 12:30pm in the (free) car park beside the Old Shed café, Banbury Hill Farm, Enstone Road, Charlbury, Oxon OX7 3JH (on B4022 between Enstone and Charlbury).
The walk is about 6 miles through peaceful and obscure countryside, through the hamlets of Taston and Dean and the village of Spelsbury (where we can view a monument and visit the church if it’s open). We walk through woodland, farmland, beside streams and along some quiet roads. The terrain is mainly flat but with some gentle slopes, and will be muddy in places.
Refreshments after the walk at the Old Shed café.
Directions from Oxford (Pear Tree Roundabout): take A44 through Woodstock and continue on. 6 miles beyond Woodstock, you come to Enstone. Turn left (just after petrol station) onto B4022 (signposted to Charlbury). After almost 2 miles, turn left into Banbury Hill Farm (its sign is just after caravan sign). Road has left fork to B&B guests’ parking, but you take right fork to Old Shed car park (which is shortly on your right) : if it’s full, come back and park in the B&B guests’ parking (which we have permission to do).
Allow time to get through Woodstock, in case of events at Blenheim Palace.
Sunday 2 February. Iffley (4 miles approx). Start at 1.45pm
Meet at the Abingdon Road entrance to the Spires Hotel, Abingdon Road, Oxford OX1 4PS.
The walk is along the river to St. Mary's Church at Iffley village, where we can admire the wonderful Norman architecture.
The best approach is by bus to the Lake Street bus stop in Abingdon Road, which serves numerous buses from the city centre, and from Wallingford and Abingdon. Parking at the Spires Hotel is not free. Otherwise, there are a few unrestricted parking spaces at the far end of Whitehouse Road on the left, opposite St. Ebbes' School (check signs carefully). Otherwise, there is some parking in Norreys Avenue and Sunningwell Road, but spaces will be scarce.