Walk - Wolvercote - Swinford - Thames weirs and locks - 7 miles

This is a flat walk following the Thames Path past locks and weirs along the section from Wolvercote to Swinford Bridge and then returning skirting Wytham Great Wood on the way back.

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: A later start time for this walk on this occasion.

 

Start Point

We meet in the large free car park on the Godstow Road near the bridge used for walking in Port Meadow. This is NOT the car park opposite the Trout pub.

We start the walk at 10:30AM sharp. (Please ensure you're at the start point at least 10 mins beforehand).

The area is shown better in the Map link


Walking grading: Easy (Height gain 21m)

Dog friendliness: Mostly open countryside with sheep, some road walking

Estimated walk end time: 1:30PM

 

Lunch

For lunch afterwards, we will looking to get in at the Plough in Wolvercote (tbc) but places may be limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

If you would like to go to lunch, please reply to the "Reply below using the Reply button if you would like a place for lunch --------v" Post below.

If I don't see a request I will assume "No" for lunch.

 

Car Share
We like to reduce the impact on the areas we visit and its sometimes difficult to find places with adequate parking, so we encourage lift shares with our regular drivers.

If you need a lift, please post below indicating that you'd like a lift and from which general part of Oxford and surrounding villages you would like to get picked up. There is sometimes a better chance of being picked up from one of the Park & Rides as people use the ring road en-route. There are some guidance notes on our message boards here.

Please ask for a lift ASAP even if your on the waiting list when you do so as the list is constantly changing.

 

Donations

We would welcome a donation of around £1 towards ongoing overhead costs associated with the Meetup service and ancillary costs.

We would be grateful if this was done before the start of the walk.

For new members or walkers, please read the Walkers Guide thread in the forum.

 

Contact Number

The number of the OSW group's mobile is [masked] for notification of delay or cancellation, or help with directions if lost. Details on use can be found on our message board.

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  • gordon r.

    Beautiful scenery & good company...nice way to spend a sunday.

    July 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    had a really great time. Lovely walk lovely people lovely food lovely ice cream thank you derek

    July 1, 2013

  • Jo

    Really enjoyed the walk today thank you Derek, good scenery and company!

    June 30, 2013

  • Derek

    After battling with an overly full car park, we got off to a good paced walk around riverside paths and famland, with overly nosey cows to deal with. Improving weather made for well deserved drinks conclusion to the day at the Plough. Good to see some old friends and new faces along for day.

    June 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Interesting walk , thanks for arranging perfect weather too!
    Such. A sociable bunch .. Still meeting new people and finding old friends !

    June 30, 2013

  • Angela

    Lovely walk, perfect weather and great food. Thanks Derek for leading the walk.

    June 30, 2013

  • Beth E.

    There's lovely.

    June 30, 2013

  • Peter L.

    as I said in my review very good and it was my shorts brought out the sun thanks Derek and everyone for a range of good chats hope to catch up with people week after next

    June 30, 2013

  • Peter L.

    Good walk interesting as surrounded by familiar landmarks Cassington Church Spire Beckley radio mast John Radcliffe Wytham woods but seen from different perspectives

    June 30, 2013

  • Terry R.

    Thanks for a really enjoyable walk Derek,weather couldn't have been better,good company,and a very good lunch at the Plough.
    Hope to join you on another walk soon.

    June 30, 2013

  • Kelly R.

    beautiful walk

    June 30, 2013

  • Fatima

    Beautiful walk! Thanks, Derek!

    June 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    the walk is 10.30 i am not imaging anything I hope

    June 30, 2013

    • Derek

      Yep, its 10:20 for a 10:30 start.

      June 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    outside tooo

    June 30, 2013

  • Tim M.

    Outside if possible

    June 30, 2013

  • Derek

    The Plough have been very good with such a large group (17) and we are booked on two tables in the library.
    As it it likely to be busy on a warm day, if there are any tables outside it will be pot luck but please let me know if you do sit outside so I can update the pub for numbers inside and out. Please let me know of any changes of plans.
    The car park is likely to be full on arrival so look for parking in the nearby roads outside the church, or Mere Road or St Peter's Road.
    As always, please buy your drinks from the bar, not added on the group food order.
    Thanks.

    June 29, 2013

    • Lali

      Hi Derek,
      I like the idea to eat outside.

      June 29, 2013

    • Rufina H.

      I'd like lunch please Derek.

      June 29, 2013

  • Marion

    sorry, can't make it....sciatica !

    June 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    sorry car trouble cant attend now enjoy!xx

    June 29, 2013

  • gordon r.

    Ok, need to confirm that my request to bring a friend is also ok..please reply ASAP....thanks.

    June 29, 2013

    • Derek

      Yep, that's fine Gordon.

      June 29, 2013

    • gordon r.

      Thanks Derek.

      June 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Lunch please ... yipHurrah now i have got a place !!

    June 28, 2013

  • Kelly R.

    Lunch please. If I get a place, oh If I dont, can Janet bring me as plus 1 :P xx

    June 28, 2013

  • helen

    Will eat at The Plough. Thanks x

    June 28, 2013

  • helen

    I've had will come for lunch only now Derek as I've had to be on nursing duties in London all week (with my daughter in hospital) and knackered. so will tack myself off the walk

    June 28, 2013

  • Mike O.

    Are all the groups walks limited to 20 members ?

    June 27, 2013

    • Derek

      Generally yes to make them manageable and reduce impact on the start point location. As there is a large car park I may be increasing the numbers on Saturday.

      June 27, 2013

  • Marion

    lunch please

    June 27, 2013

  • gordon r.

    please let me know a.s.a.p

    June 27, 2013

    • Derek

      The waiting list is manged automatically by the Meetup service and as and when people on the list drop out, an email notification is sent automatically.

      June 27, 2013

  • gordon r.

    no lunch

    June 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, sounds lovely, timing too tight as am due somewhere else at 2pm

    June 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    As we start late, what time do we get back to wolvercote?

    June 26, 2013

    • Derek

      I'm expecting us to get back around 1:30

      June 27, 2013

  • Tim M.

    Lunch please

    June 26, 2013

  • Angela

    lunch please

    June 26, 2013

  • Anna H.

    Lunch please

    June 25, 2013

  • Lali

    lunch please

    June 25, 2013

  • Marion

    lunch please

    June 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    lunch please

    June 24, 2013

  • Jo

    Apols RSVP'd twice as on a train with dodgy signal!

    June 24, 2013

  • Jo

    No lunch thanks

    June 24, 2013

  • Jo

    No lunch thanks

    June 24, 2013

  • Anna H

    lunch please many thanks

    June 24, 2013

  • Stephen G.

    Lunch please

    June 24, 2013

  • Derek

    Reply below using the Reply button if you would like a place for lunch --------v

    June 24, 2013

  • Peter L.

    lunch please

    June 24, 2013

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