Check out the Chilterns

Date: Saturday 28th May (end 5th week)

A walk starting in the medieval village of Lewknor through the beautiful Chilterns, taking in Christmas Common and the ridgeway. If we are lucky, we may spot some red kites and pheasants along the way.

Meet: Gloucester Green Bus Station
Time: 09:00
Return: Approx. 17:00
Distance: 17km
Cost: £6.50
Lunch: Participants need to take their own packed lunch.
Leader: Grainne Baker (grainne.baker AT

Woburn Sands circular – Joint OUWC/CURAC walk

Date: Saturday 21st May (end 4th week)

This week we visit the wooded hills of Bedfordshire’s Greensand Ridge on a joint walk with the Cambridge University Rambling Club, and we will hopefully get a free glimpse of some exotic animals in Woburn Safari Park. Starting at the village of Woburn Sands we climb the slopes of Aspley Heath, skirting the remains of Danesborough Iron Age hill fort. After passing through the Woburn village, we meander through Woburn Park  estate, home to over 1,200 deer and nine different species. We continue on a footpath through the safari park that takes us in close proximity to many of the animal enclosures. We then return to Woburn Sands through fields and woodland.
NB: Because we are travelling further from Oxford than usual, this walk has a later return time.


Meet: Gloucester Green Bus station (to take X5 bus)
Time: 8:15 (to catch 8:30 bus)
Return: Approx. 20:00
Distance: TBC
Cost: £17 (£15 with student ID)
Lunch: Participants need to take their own packed lunch.
OUWC Contact: Ping Shen (

Summer punt party

Join us for our summer punt party on Sunday 5th June. Punting will be between 12noon and 2pm, followed by a bring and share picnic on Angel and Greyhound meadow or (in case of bad weather) a nearby JCR/MCR. If punting (or being punted) isn’t your thing feel free to join us for the picnic. For punting meet at the Magdalen Bridge punt station at 12noon. Please bring snacks and drink to share for the picnic! Please email simon.lewis AT in advance (in case it starts to look as though we don’t have enough punts) if you would like to come.

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