A lovely walk through unspoilt countryside which, and does have a few ascents and decents of which there is a steep climb at the very end.
It starts from the car park near the top Watlington's Hill Road, and the area is noted for its grasses and wildflowers and affords fine views over the surrounding countryside.
Birdwatchers will enjoy regular sightings of the many red kite's.
Note RSVP's don't open till the 2nd January @ 6pm.
We meet in the car park near the top of Hill Road coming out of Watlington (NOT the car park in Watlington) and passing the White Mark on the way up.
The area is shown better on this Map link. (http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=213360911161723457176.0004851370bb17dd52fac&msa=0&ll=51.636865,-0.976174&spn=0.003662,0.011362)
We start the walk at 10AM sharp. (Please ensure you're at the start point at least 10 mins beforehand).
Walking World grading: Moderate (Height gain 240m)
Dog friendliness: Unknown (open woodland and some minor roads)
Estimated walk end time: 1:30PM
For lunch afterwards will be trying to get in for another excellent value lunch at the Carriers Arms in Watlington, but note that places may be limited. We will need to phone ahead food orders at the start of the walk.
If you would like to go to lunch, please update your RSVP comment with "Lunch" before any other comments entered.
If I don't see a request I will assume "NO" for lunch.
We would welcome a donation of around £1 towards ongoing overhead costs associated with the Meetup service and ancillary costs.
For new members, 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).