This walk, deep in the heart of rural countryside, borders on Oxfordshire and Warwickshire and the edge of the Cotswolds, with the most sensational and gorgeous unobscured views.
Leaving Swalcliffe, the walk skirts the vilages of the Sibford's, Burdrop and nears Epwell, but does not go through any of them.
Note: RSVP's don't open until 6pm on 1st December.
We meet in the the visitors car park of The Tithings at Swalcliffe where there should be ample parking space. The area is shown better in the Map link (https://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?msid=213360911161723457176.0004851370bb17dd52fac&msa=0&ll=52.038214,-1.451488&spn=0.002307,0.005681&iwloc=00048525ff12bc881a5f7).
We start the walk at 10AM sharp. (Please ensure you're at the start point at least 10 mins beforehand).
Walking grading: Moderate (Height gain 110m)
Dog friendliness: Mostly arable land (tbc)
Estimated walk end time: 2:30PM
For lunch afterwards, we will hopefully walking back up to the village green to visit the local pub The Stags Head (tbc), however, because of the late end to the walk, it may be difficult to find a pub still serving.
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.
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 (http://www.meetup.com/Oxford-Social-Walkers/messages/boards/thread/32009572).
Please ask for a lift ASAP even if your on the waiting list when you do so as the list is constantly changing.
We normally would welcome a donation of around £1 towards ongoing overhead costs associated with the Meetup service and ancillary costs, but during August & September we are NOT taking donations. This is the last walk that falls into this period.
For new members or walkers, please read the Walkers Guide (http://www.meetup.com/Oxford-Social-Walkers/messages/boards/thread/8819784) thread in the forum.
The number of the OSW group's mobile is 07772551496 for notification of delay or cancellation, or help with directions if lost. Details on use can be found on our message board. (http://www.meetup.com/Oxford-Social-Walkers/messages/boards/thread/9054076)