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 February 4th. Henley (approx 5 miles). Start at 12:00 noon
Meet at the car park in Mill Lane, Henley RG9 4HD. Walk along the river with a stop at a nice pub half-way. Walk is very flat but might be muddy.
Directions - we meet very close to the Henley Town Football Club off A4155 Reading Road. You need to turn left after McCarthy and Stone development.If you get to the Tesco roundabout, you have gone too far!
Sunday February 11th. Begbroke (4-5 miles). Start at 1:30pm.
We will start the walk from the Royal Sun on the A44 in Begbroke. Meet to the side of the entrance of the Royal Sun pub. After climbing the hill, we will go through Yarnton and then head to the Oxford canal. I will adjust the walk according to how muddy the fields are at the time. When we return, we can have a drink/coffee in the pub or go to a different venue for tea.
Directions: The pub is on the A44, on the left side, driving towards Woodstock.
Parking: There is a service road at the side of the pub where we can park.
Sunday February 18th. Woodstock (5 miles). Start at 2:00pm
Meet at the Hensington car park, Hensington Road, Woodstock, OX20 1JQ for a circular walk to the edge of Wootton and back. It will probably be muddy; afterwards we can stop at the Black Prince for a drink (as they don't mind muddy boots!).
Directions - from Oxford Pear Tree roundabout, follow A44 to Woodstock, turn right by the Punchbowl pub, then left just before the library into the car park.
Sunday February 25th. Farnborough (4 miles). Start at 1:00pm
Meet at Saddleback Farm Shop and Café car park, California Farm, Brightwalton, RG20 7HR. Farnborough is the highest point in the area with fantastic views. Please note that if it is too muddy, I’ll change the route. The farm shop and café are highly recommended, really lovely. We plan to return for tea and cakes after the walk and maybe buy some local produce.
Directions: from Wantage take the B4494 to Newbury and the farmshop is on the main road near Farnborough.
Sunday March 4th. Middle Barton (4-5 miles). Start at 2:00pm
Meet outside The Fox Inn, 27 Enstone Road, Middle Barton OX7 7BL (grid ref: 433257) - park in the road, e.g. side streets just before the pub - for a walk featuring views of "Barton Abbey", rolling countryside, the River Dorn, a lake and a church. Refreshments at the pub after the walk.
Directions - take A4260 North from Kidlington for about 8 miles to Hopcroft's Holt traffic lights. Turn left there, signposted The Bartons. Continue for just over 2 miles through Middle Barton. Pub is on left, near the end of the village.