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Walk - Watlington - Cookley Green - 7.5 miles

  • Feb 2, 2014 · 10:00 AM
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Since we seem to have a gap in the weather over the weekend I'm putting up this late notice walk where hopefully there is a chance of less mud (no guarantee). 

This walk in the Chiltern's is a figure of 8 walk that takes in the villages of Cookley Green and Syncombe. It encompasses some of the Ridgeway and we're sure to see many of the Red Kites soaring overhead.

There will be quiet a number of ascents and descents so please bear this in mind when signing up.

NOTE: RSVP's open at 9pm on 30th January.


Start Point

We meet in the main town car parking area just off the High Street in Hill Road in Watlington (confirmed free on Sundays). For those with sat navs, select 2 Hill Road,OX49 5AB for nearest point to the correct car park). The area is better shown in this Map Link

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

Walking grading: Moderate (120m height gain).

Dog friendliness: unknown, mostly paths and woodlands, some minor roads.

Estimated walk end time: 1:30- 1:45 PM

 

Lunch

For lunch afterwards, we will going visiting either The Carriers Arms in Watlington or the Leathern Bottle in nearby Lewknor (this pub doesn't take reservations so it will be pot luck)  

If you would like to go to lunch, please post a request for a place at lunch below --------v.

If I don't see a request I will assume "No" for lunch. I will confirm list of attendees once I've booked with the pub....please check your on it!

 

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.

 

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.

 

New Members

For new members, please make sure you are prepared with well fitting boots and suitable clothing for weather conditions and are ready for the length of walk involved. Please acquaint yourselves with the Walkers Guide thread in the forum as well as the NO SHOW POLICY.

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  • Graham R

    Beautiful day, great walk, good company and lovely lunch. Thank you Derek.

    February 3, 2014

  • Russell

    Great people and conversation. Thanks to Derek for organising a great walk and adapting it for my knee. Nice to see two new people who enjoyed it

    February 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just read the terms and conditions and I see the rsvp is closed. No problem, maybe next time then. Pity I only live in Chalgrove..

    February 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would like to come along tomorrow but have been up and down and cant seem to find how to register with you. I will turn up anyway and pay my fee tomorrow if that's ok.

    February 1, 2014

  • Mary Z.

    Lisa

    I can give you a lift from Summertown

    Mary

    February 1, 2014

    • Lisa

      Thank you Mary thats great .The place &time to suit you Lisa : )

      February 1, 2014

  • Derek

    I've bumped the numbers as the car park is large enough and the route should be able to accommodate larger numbers but lunch numbers are limited.

    February 1, 2014

  • Lisa

    I would like to make the work on Sunday is anyone able to meet me in Oxford to get a lift to Watlington I live in S/town but can meet convienent thank you !

    February 1, 2014

    • Derek

      Gabriel or Mary, are you able to offer a lift as it's wrong direction for me tomorrow?

      1 · February 1, 2014

  • Iben K.

    Would have like to come, but my car is in the repair shop. I stopped for yellow light the car behind me did not. So at the moment I am the owner of a Ford KA small size!
    Enjoy your walk

    January 31, 2014

    • John M.

      Small car better than NO car!

      February 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Could somebody give me a lift from Redbridge park-and-ride please?

    February 1, 2014

  • Lisa

    Morning social workers group

    February 1, 2014

  • Lisa

    Morning social workers group

    February 1, 2014

  • Russell

    Hi Derek, I will just do the first part of the figure of eight as I want to make sure that I don't overdo my knee. Is that ok?

    January 31, 2014

    • Russell

      Thanks Derek, ok a ok route is good Thx

      January 31, 2014

    • Russell

      oo route

      January 31, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    lunch please

    January 31, 2014

  • Lisa

    ... is anyone able to pick me up from Oxford

    January 31, 2014

    • Derek

      Hi Lisa, have you had a chance to read the car share notes above and the link to the message board notes?

      January 31, 2014

  • Stephen G.

    Lunch please

    January 31, 2014

  • Lisa

    Would like to join the walk

    January 31, 2014

  • Peter L.

    sadly having to pull out load of marking arrived earlier than anticipated and will have to spend weekend to clear, enjoy it those who are going

    January 31, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    lunch please
    Tricia H

    January 31, 2014

  • Gabriel S.de la P.

    Lunch please

    January 30, 2014

  • Peter L.

    lunch please

    January 30, 2014

  • John S

    Lunch please

    January 30, 2014

  • Beth E.

    Lunch please

    January 30, 2014

  • PamW

    Please may I share a lift, thanks

    January 30, 2014

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