What we're about
Oxfordshire STARS Walks, Social Nights, Trek Weekends and Charitable Events
Our aim is to contribute to health and well-being by providing walks, social nights, trek weekends and raising funds for cancer and other worthy charitable causes.
Our group is made up of a friendly bunch of individuals. Some who enjoy the great outdoors, some who enjoy socialising and others who like to support our charity work.
We like to bring people together in a fun and happy environment and a strong emphasis is put on being supportive, respectful and kind to one another.
For those people who are not currently walking but who are considering improving their health and well-being walking is an ideal way to start.
Our walks are generally between 4 to 12 miles long with the majority of walks being in the 6-8 mile range. Our short and longer walks usually take place during the summer months.
We run Charity Trek weekends twice a year. Please check our calendar for more information or contact Nicky.
Please ensure you have a reasonable level of fitness before embarking on a walk.
Please also remember to bring your waterproofs, good walking boots or trek sandals, sun hats*, sun cream*, insect repellent*, water, snacks and cameras (*depending on the time of year).
To help cover the cost of this site we ask our walkers to contribute £2 per walk. Any surplus funds are used to support our charity fundraising expenses (e.g. photocopying, postage, stationery, laminates, raffle tickets, bingo books, prizes etc.).
Our Social and Charity Events provide a chance for people to make new friends while raising money for a worthy cause. Any donations of raffle prizes are always very welcome.
We currently organise social nights, quiz nights, bands, dinners and our annual New Years Eve Party.
Our two chosen charities for 2018 are Marie Curie Cancer Care and The Royal British Legion.
I understand that Oxfordshire STARS is a group of individuals who come together solely for the purpose of arranging walks and social activities on a personal and voluntary basis. I further understand that by choosing to join any group activity, I do so entirely at my own risk and in full knowledge that I am solely responsible for my own safety at all times. I accept that any decision on which route to take or whether to continue or discontinue any walk is entirely my own choice made in the circumstances prevailing at the time, even if based on recommendations of a group leader which I am completely at liberty to disregard.
I understand and accept that Oxfordshire STARS as a group, and the individuals that from time to time volunteer to organise group activities, bear no responsibility or liability whatsoever for any incidents or accidents and their possible consequences to those who choose to join the activities.
I understand that it is my personal responsibility to keep my walking equipment in good condition at all times. As a group, Oxfordshire STARS will endeavour to promote safe practice on walks on all occasions, having regard to the conditions prevailing at any particular time. All group participants have a collective responsibility to ensure this happens. Walk leaders will explain the nature of every walk before it commences but participation is a personal decision. By joining this group I agree that I have read and fully understand this disclaimer note. I accept my responsibilities and agree that no claim of any nature can or will be made against the group or charities it supports for any of the activities advertised.