Oxfordshire Area Ramblers

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West Oxfordshire Ramblers Group provides a variety of walks ranging from short and leisurely to long(ish) and more challenging.  Walks during the week tend to be shorter and slower in pace -- 5 - 7 miles -- while at weekends, we step out further -- 10-13 miles, but with the occasional stretch to 16 miles in summer -- usually at a "moderate" pace. 

Lunch stop near Stonesfield steps

Since our area covers the whole of West Oxfordshire District (and we make occasional forays into neighbouring counties) we can enjoy an enormous variety of walking country.  If you think Oxfordshire is mainly flat, do check out the map areas with close contours (indicating steep slopes) before you start on a walk.

Mince pie walk

We have the Thames Path to the south, to the west we are in Cotswold country, there are several areas covered by what is left of the medieval Wychwood Forest, and we are fortunate to have access to two large maintained estates of woodland: Cornbury Park and the grounds of Blenheim Palace. The area is criss-crossed with sign-posted long-distance paths such as the Wychwood Way, Oxfordshire Way, Shakespeare's Way and the Palladian Way -- and sometimes you are on the route of the old Roman Road, the Akeman Street.

 Canada geese Blenheim


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

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.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018