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Once again there will be a local walk every Saturday and Sunday during term time from 1st week onwards. All walks either start in Oxford or use public transport to get to the starting point, so there is no need to book your place in advance -- just turn up. Non-members are also free to turn up -- bring friends along to meet other walking club members. All you have to do is turn up at the right time! This term we're also running a Navigation Day/Local Walk on Sunday 11th November.
Details are subject to change -- keep an eye on this website and emails for updates
Please bring sufficient money for the fare, plus extra money just in case -- bus and train fares are likely to change without warning! Also, don't forget to bring a packed lunch if required, or money to buy lunch in some of Oxfordshire's finest public houses. It's also a good idea to bring some emergency chocolate rations. Please note that the rail prices quoted depend on you owning a railcard. Also, the fares quoted could change before the walk happens. The prices quoted should be maximums -- there are several "group saver" deals, so bring along your friends and bring down the cost!
The distances given are approximate. Because public transport is unreliable or the group may miss a connection or be delayed on the walk, the return times given are only estimates.
Members who were around last year will notice that there are no subsidies for local walks this term. This is a trial in response to the survey comments and to make things easier for the local walk leader. If you've any comments on this, or other local walk issues, (positive or negative!) please get in touch with Melissa, the Archivist (archivist(at)ouwc.org).For important Oxford Meeting Points, see the map.
We are always looking for new local walk leaders. If you are interested in leading a walk next term, please contact Melissa (archivist(at)ouwc.org). We only require that you have been on a local walk in the past. You are free to plan your own route, but the club is also happy to plan one for you to lead.
Tom Jordan has produced a clickable map showing the locations and details of walks from the OUWC local walk database. This can be found here.
Important Information About Local Walks
Photos from previous local walks