Local Walks Michaelmas 2018

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.

Local Walks Trinity Term 2018

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. Next local Walk: Ot Moor, Saturday 16 June Quite a gentle walk just to the north-east of Oxford, starting from the historical village of Islip. It’s possible to explore Ot Moor, an area of wetland which provides a habitat for many rare species of birds and butterflies, before returning to Oxford via Forest Hill. Please consider that Ot Moor can be very muddy, so wear proper boots. Meet: Oxford Railway Station Time: 9:55 to take the 10:09 train to Islip Return: Approx.. 17:30 Distance: 17km Fare: £2.60 + Bus from Forest Hill / Wheatley to Oxford Lunch: Packed Leader: Paul Fremdling (surname.lastname “at” chem.ox.ac.uk)

Ceilidh 2018

Our flagship social event of the year! Join us for a fun evening of music, dancing, food and drink! Ticket prices are a very reasonable £10 online. Unfortuantely we cannot sell tickets at the door – so please purchase your ticket before Friday so that we can pass the participant list to the venue in good time. Capacity is limited (as of Monday 5pm we have approx. 15 spaces left), so sign up online below to guarantee your space! See you there! Time: 7:30pm, Saturday 17th Feb Venue: Mordan Hall, St Hughes college. Ask at the lodge for directions. Cost: £10 Contact: ceilidh@ouwc.org   Loading…

Outdoor First Aid course (2 days)

The course is now fully booked, but please contact training@ouwc.org if you would like go on the waiting list in case any spaces become available. The club will be holding a first aid course during Hilary term 2018, and you can sign up using the form below. This course is ideal if you want to become a level 1 leader for the club, and as such will be subsidised provided you are a member of the club. More information about leading for the club can be found here. An outline of the course contents follows below. Email training@ouwc.org if you have any queries, about the course or more general stuff, or would simply like more information. – Content: the course will equip you for handling the most common hillwalking injuries in the UK context, which means less than a day away from help, and in most cases, probably 4 to 8 hours from help. The syllabus is the Emergency First Aid course by Rescue Emergency Care (REC). – Approach: the training is mostly through hands-on exercises, some of which will be done outside in the University Parks. This is complemented by discussion, background on how the body works and useful guidelines and approaches to situations. – Trainer: the course will be run for us by George Fell, a freelance outdoor first aid trainer, Oxford alumnus, paddler and climber. George has run 6 courses for the club, always with very good feedback from club members. – Certificate: you will receive a “REC Emergency First Aid” certificate, certified by Rescue Emergency Care (REC). This will be valid for 3 years. – Club requirements: this course is the first step to being approved to lead on OUWC trips, if this interests you – always very welcomed by the club! – NGB requirements: the course meets the National Governing Body requirements for most UK outdoor sports, including Mountain Training UK and BCU, for those who have or are interested in outdoor leadership qualifications. Date: Saturday 20 January and Sunday 21 January Time: 8:45am – 5pm on Saturday, 8:45am – 5:30pm on Sunday Venue: Martin Wood Building, Department of Physics Cost: £30, membership required Contact: training@ouwc.org  

Blenheim palace – Saturday 3rd of November

Come along for a charming local walk around Blenheim palace’s grounds, which were designed by Capability Brown and feature some really spectacular views. The walk itself will be around 14km, and we should have time for a cream tea or pint in Woodstock afterwards before getting the bus back to Oxford. Please bring a packed lunch if you are coming! While the palace and inner garden are well worth visiting, we will not be doing so on this trip, and you do not need to purchase a ticket to visit the palace or its gardens to go on this trip. The bus to Blenheim leaves at 10:00, from the Magdalen street bus stop (C3). We can’t wait so please be prompt! Meet: Magdalen street bus stop (C3) Time: 9:50 for the 10:00 Bus Return: 6 pm Distance: 14 km Cost: around £6 for a Bus return ticket Bring: Packed lunch, waterproofs, walking boots Leader: Mike Hinge (mike_hinge’ÄTT’hotmail.co.uk)