Local Walks Michaelmas 2017

Local walks are run every weekend during term. They are open to anyone; no signup or membership is required, just turn up at the meeting point on the day.

  1. Malvern Hills (Freshers’ Walk), Sunday 8th October (end of 0th week)
  2. Chilterns and Chequers, Saturday 14th October (end 1st week)
  3. Cookham to Maidenhead, Saturday 21st October (end 2nd week)
  4. Laurie Lee Way (Cotswolds), Saturday 28th October (end 3rd week)
  5. Dawdle to Dorchester, Saturday 4th November (end 4th week)

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The Laurie Lee Way

Saturday 28th October (end of 3rd week) This walk explores one of England’s most beautiful valleys, immortalised in the famous work of local writer Laurie Lee: Cider with Rose. Approximately 10 miles long, the walk is punctuated with ten posts, inscribed with Laurie Lee’s poetry. Starting from Stroud railway station we will ascend towards the village of Slad, then join the Wildlife Way. Please be aware that the walk is quite demanding, with one very steep stretch, and will take between 3 and 5 hours to complete. Towards the end of the walk there will be a pub stop opportunity in Slad village, or in Stroud if preferred. No signup is required, just turn up on the day. Walking boots/shoes are strongly advised. Meet: Oxford Railway Station Time: 8:20am (train departs at 8:36am) Return: Approx 6pm Distance: Approx. 16km Cost: £24 for return to Stroud (£16 with railcard/group ticket) Lunch: Please bring a packed lunch Leader: Ben Griffiths (benjamin.griffiths@st-hughs.ox.ac.uk)

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Welcome!

Hello and welcome to anyone new to Oxford and the Walking Club! This term as always we will be running our weekly local walks in addition to day and weekend trips to destinations further afield. Local walks are completely free, no membership required, all you need to do is turn up on the day. Our day and weekend trips are often oversubscribed and you will need to signup online and be a member of the club. Come along to our FREE CAKE event to find about more about the trips and how the process works. See you soon!