Oxfordshire IVC



 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 Oxford and Oxfordshire. Come walking with us, meet people, make friends and enjoy other social activities and social events too.  
£5 for first 3 months’ membership.


Sunday 1 March.   Kassam Stadium (4-5 miles approx.)  Start at 1pm

Park at the Kassam stadium, Grenoble Road, Oxford, OX4 4XP
Join me for a mystery walk on field paths (route to be decided depending on the state of the paths)!

Sunday 8 March.   South Hinksey (4 miles).  Start at 2pm

Join me for a 4 mile walk from Parker Road in South Hinksey. OX1 5BA.  Park on Parker Road, there should be plenty of space.  Depending on the weather, we will either go East or West from the village. If we take a westerly route, it is likely to be very muddy. An easterly route will be on footpaths. However, if the weather is inclement, then the walk will be cancelled.

Sunday 15 March.  Barton Abbey (4 miles).  Start at 2pm

Meet in Middle Barton, parking is usually available in Holliers Crescent, which is on the right just beyond The Cinnamon Stick restaurant OX77DA, as you come into the village.  Lovely walk taking in Steeple Barton Church and the picturesque Barton Abbey grounds with carpets of spring flowers. The walk has some gentle slopes and can be muddy in places. We can adjourn to Sturdys Castle for refreshments after the walk (they also do food all day).
Directions:- Follow the A4260 north through Kidlington.  When you reach Hopcrofts Holt Hotel crossroads turn left on the B4030 towards Enstone.  This will bring you into Middle Barton.

Sunday 22 March.  Abingdon (5-6.5 miles.)  Start at 1pm

Meet at the public car park on the A415 over the bridge leaving Abingdon on  the left hand side. The car park is pay and display even on a Sunday, first 2 hours free £1.50 for 3 hours, £3.10 for 4 hours, £3.80 for 6 hours.
We will walk from Abingdon Bridge along the river to Culham lock.  This bit may be muddy. Back via tarmac foot paths to Abingdon Bridge then up to Abingdon lock and through the Abbey grounds back to the Abingdon Bridge. Total length 6.5 miles. Those that wish can stop on our return to Abingdon Bridge and not go to Abingdon Lock about 5 miles. There are a number of Tea Rooms and Pubs in Abingdon where we can recover.


Sunday 29 March.  Begbroke (5 miles).  Start at 1.30pm

Meet at the Royal Sun Pub, Begbroke OX5 1RZ, entrance on Spring Hill Road just off the Woodstock Road.  Park at the pub if you are going to stay on for a drink, otherwise unrestricted parking along Spring Hill Road.

5 mile walk with some ups and downs. If wet, there will be two slippery, muddy bits.  Walk goes through Bladon Churchyard where Churchill is buried.
At the end of the walk there will be a stop at the Royal Sun for those in need of rehydration.