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Vale Path Volunteers

VPV - Summer 2018


During the summer months 2018 the Vale Path Volunteers have worked on a number of paths including that in West Hendred Ginge valley. This is an important path that gives access to the Ridgway. It had become very overgrown as a result of the wet Spring and the hot Summer and in places was impassable. The team also cleared the Volunteer Way path in Great Faringdon which forms part of the Vale Way.

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The Vale Path Volunteers are the footpath maintenance team of the Vale Of White Horse Ramblers Group. 

We carry out maintenance of footpaths in the Vale of White Horse Group’s Area. This stretches from Kennington, Abingdon, Kingston Bagpuize and Faringdon in the north and west to Wantage, the Hendreds, Grove and the villages as far south as the Ridgeway.

Three of us are LANTRA-trained to use our two Stihl brushcutters while the rest use manual secaturs, loppers, rakes, etc, or just bag up the cuttings. 

Since its formation in 2012 until mid-2018, the VPV team has undertaken over 60 path clearance sessions, and it is estimated that it has cleared nearly 17 kilometres of path and spent a total of 900 person hours in doing so.

If any member is interested in joining such a team could they contact Jim Parke, who has agreed to act as co-ordinator. Contact him by e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by telephone 01865 730664 if you have any queries.


VPV - Summer 2014

During the summer months 2014 the Vale Path Volunteer team worked on clearing a footpath in Faringdon (FP 210/17).

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Professor Sir J A Muir Gray, CBE, FRCPSGlas, FCLIP is the President of Oxfordshire Ramblers. Find out more under the ‘walking’ tab, then ‘health walks’.

Professor Sir J A Muir Gray, CBE, FRCPSGlas, FCLIP is the President of Oxfordshire Ramblers. Find out more under the ‘walking’ tab, then ‘health walks’.

Walking Partnership

Our group has joined The Walking Partnership. This partnership, supported by Ramblers Walking Holidays, provides financial contributions to local walking groups. When you book a holiday quote the name of our group, and we will receive £10 per person on UK holidays, £20 per person on short haul holidays, and £30 per person on long haul holidays. This extra funding can really help us! You look at their website on www.ramblersholidays.co.uk or call on 01707 33113 for more details or to order a brochure.

Cotswold Outdoor

As a Ramblers Member, there's now a 15% discount available at Cotswold Outdoor. They have stores in Bicester and Reading.

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And a 20% for your first purchase with the voucher which comes in the membership pack.

Friday, December 14, 2018