Amazing Abingdon

Date: 31/07/16

Cross the Christ Church Meadows and follow the river Thames, slowly winding through the meadows towards London. Pass the formidable ruins of the Benedictine Abingdon Abbey overseeing the river, and complete your journey in Abingdon, St Edmund’s birthplace. The path can be very muddy so do not bring your fanciest shoes. The buses can take us back to Oxford every ~15 minutes or people can stay in Abingdon for some sightseeing, coffee etc.

Meet: St. Aldates Tesco
Time: 10am
Return: Approx 4pm
Distance: 16km (10miles)
Cost: £4 for bus back from Abingdon
Lunch: Bring your own packed lunch and PLENTY OF WATER!
Leader: Nicola Steinke

Pembrokeshire coast path – camping

Date: 5th -7th August

The Pembrokeshire Coast Path twists and turns its way along the most breathtaking coastline in Britain. It covers almost every kind of maritime landscape from rugged cliff tops and sheltered coves to wide-open beaches and winding estuaries. Lying almost entirely within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park —Britain’s only coastal national park – the trail displays an array of coastal flowers and bird life, as well as evidence of human activity from Neolithic times to the present. We will be walking during the day, camping at campsites for the night. Prepare for some rugged walks with steep hills and steps, though it should be achievable by most people. See the trip poster and detailed trip plan for more information.

Sign up for this trip using the booking form. You must be an OUWC member to attend this trip (you can sign up at the same time on the booking form). Signups for this trips are now closed.  

*Please note: there will be a PRE-TRIP MEETING TO GO OVER SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS OF CAMPING, INCLUDING ARRANGEMENT OF EQUIPMENT BORROWING, which all participants are required to attend. The meeting time will be arranged after sign ups are collected.*

Meet: Trinity College gates, Broad St at 11:00AM sharp
Return: Late Sunday evening
Trip Organiser: Maria Svorenova
Trip Leaders: Alec, Laurent
Accommodation: Prendergast Caravan Park, Porthclais Farm Campsite
Cost: £47
Equipment: Well worn-in walking boots, good waterproofs, camping gear (can be borrowed from the club on request)
Food: Bring all food with you, except for Friday lunch and Sunday dinner (in a pub)
Contact: See poster

North York Moors

Dates: 2nd – 4th September

The Moors are a national park, displaying a range of stunning landscapes: heather­clad hills, woodland, impressive sea cliffs and secluded beaches. In early September, the park is at its most colorful when the common heather blooms and turns wide expanses of moorland into postcard-­perfect purple color.

We will be staying in Abbot’s House Farm, located in the heart of the national park, more information can be found on the trip poster.

You can now sign up for this trip using the booking form, the deadline for signups is Friday 5th August 11:59pm.

Trip Organiser: Pankaj
Meet: 5pm 2nd September at Trinity gates, Broad street
Return: Late Sunday (4th September) evening
Cost: £57
Accommodation: Abbot’s House Farm at Goathland
Meals: Pub dinner Friday, Sunday, all other meals included
Extra Equipment: Waterproofs and sleeping bag (can be borrowed from club) and walking boots
Leaders: Michiel, Jaya John
Contact: See poster

Kingham to Charlbury

Date: Saturday 13th August 2016 Beautiful Cotswolds walk, which mainly follows the Oxfordshire Way. ———-IMPORTANT——– This is generally a very easy and flat walk. However, there is a small section of this walk which is always very muddy. Walking shoes/boots are STRONGLY ADVISED. Meet: Oxford Railway Station Time: 8.45 Return: Approx. 17.00 Distance: 18km Cost: £9.20 (£6.10 with railcard) for return ticket to Kingham Lunch: Participants need to bring a packed lunch + PLENTY OF WATER Leader: Simon Lewis (simon.lewis@univ.ox.ac.uk)

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28/07/16: This club relies upon volunteers to run. As such we are always in need of people to either lead or help plan trips, and drivers for the minibus that get us to where we want to walk! Currently we only have 2 trips in the pipeline for Michelmas term 2016, and this sadly won’t change unless we get more volunteers. If you are at all interested, please contact the trip and safety coordinator. More information can also be found here. Many many thanks!!!

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