Walk - Charlbury - Finstock - 7.5 miles

From the attractive and historical large village of Charlbury, this walk takes country lanes, bridleways and footpaths in the most beautiful of  surrounds imaginable, to visit Finstock.

The route circles the Cornbury Estate, on part of The Oxfordshire Way, and on the edge of Wychwood Forest for some distance, returning to Charlbury via the wonderful Cornbury Park. 

The woodland path through part of the Wychwood Forest is magical, with mature trees that give refuge to different bird species. Listen for the tap, tap of the woodpecker. Cornbury Park is gorgeous and spectacular with its wonderful array of majestic trees and the marvellous sight of the deer herd that roams freely. All too soon Charlbury is in view again, but there is much to tempt the visitor to stay longer, with the appeal of attractive Cotswold buildings, including several old pubs and inns inviting the weary traveller to rest awhile.

NOTE: RSVP's open at 6pm on 6th April.


Start Point 

We meet in the free Car Park that resides behind the Co-Op store in Charlbury. 

The area is better andshown 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 (70m height gain).

Dog friendliness: unknown, quite a bit of road, some woodland and open countryside.

Estimated walk end time: 1:15 - 1:30 PM

 

Lunch

For lunch afterwards, we will visiting a local pub, possibly The Plough in nearby Finstock (tbc).

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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  • Craig P.

    1 · April 14

  • Kate

    Really enjoyed yesterday's walk. Lovely scenery, great weather, good company, tasty lunch. Thanks Derek.

    April 14

  • Jane

    Thank you so much Derek for taking us on a lovely walk through some very peaceful woods, and beautiful countryside.

    April 14

  • rowena d.

    Really good time,

    April 14

  • Iben K.

    I really enjoyed the walk today, just such a beautiful arae

    April 13

  • Beth E.

    Really love a nice sunny day, a good walk and talk, followed by a really great lunch at The Plough, Finstock. I'd give them 5 stars even though I'm not friends or family ;)

    1 · April 13

  • Sue B.

    Lovely walk in glorious weather. Thanks Derek

    April 13

  • Ora

    A lovely walk in glorious weather with an enjoyable group. Thank you, Derek!

    April 13

  • Craig P.

    A perfect walk in perfect countryside in perfect weather. The pub wasn't half bad either. As this was my first walk with OSW I'm expecting them all to be this good, Derek!

    April 13

  • Charo

    Stunning landscape and gorgeous day! Thanks Derek for another wonderful walk :)

    April 13

  • Graham R

    Thanks for adding us to the walk tomorrow. Am I too late to ask for lunch for me and Kate? `

    April 12

  • Derek

    We've 10 places booked in at the Plough (OX7 3BY) for 2pm, places reserved for Derek, Penny, Rowena, Gavin, Beth, John +1, Craig, Iben and Sue. We may be able to add a few extra places but need to know ASAP.

    April 12

    • Craig P.

      Thanks, Derek. Looking forward to it.

      April 12

  • Derek

    Walk numbers bumped up, numbers for lunch may be limited on first come, first serve basis.

    April 12

  • Gavin W.

    Lunch please, thanks

    G

    April 11

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for replying. It's better to go there by car as Sunday bus service here is very poor. I would happily share a car and petrol. Hopefully I can get a lift ?

    April 9

  • rowena d.

    Hope this helps :-)

    April 9

  • rowena d.

    Just looked on trainline.com. First train to charlbury 09.18 arrives at 09.35 return starts at£6. HoPrimthis helps

    April 9

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi can I have a lift from littlemore or any other pick up points ? Thanks

    April 8

    • Sue B.

      The start is reachable by train from Oxford.

      April 8

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi I'd like to join in this walk. And lunch please
    What about car share? Thanks ella

    April 8

    • Derek

      Hi Ella, please read the section above about car share as that should help you get a lift.

      April 8

  • rowena d.

    hi Derek
    thank you, looking forward to meeting everyone

    April 8

  • Dawn

    Lunch - Yes please!

    April 6

    • Dawn

      My plans have changed and can no longer make the walk, so need to cancel lunch. Enjoy the walk!

      April 7

  • Iben K.

    Not sure if my lunch request has been registered so
    I try again; Lunch please

    April 7

  • Russell

    Would love to come but I'm afraid I'm working!

    April 7

    • John M.

      Yeah, this'd be the first OSW walk i could actually get to this year and i'm already signed up for a walk round Wellington College! The list's full already though...

      1 · April 7

  • rowena d.

    lunch please, i live in witney and can offer lifts to peeps

    April 7

  • Jacqueline S.

    apologies can't make this one

    April 7

  • John S

    Lunch x2 please

    April 7

  • Beth E.

    Lunch please.

    April 7

  • Craig P.

    Yes please to lunch

    April 6

  • Sue B.

    Lunch please

    April 6

  • Ora

    I am happy to car share.

    April 5

  • PamW

    Lunch please.

    April 5

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