Welcome to the OXFORD GROUP home page.
THANK YOU for showing an interest in our GROUP and area. We are mainly a walking group, with the additional attraction of a few invited suppers, BBQs, Christmas events, etc. often at members homes. Most of our regular members are males over forty, but we do attract and welcome younger men and women.
We attempt to creat interesting walks often with a natural, topographical or venacular themes (stunning views, old churches, castles etc) highlighting national figures of literature and art.
Guests and members with dogs are welcome. Every effort is made to find "dog friendly pubs" without notice. Find parking places without height restrictions along with postcodes. Usually photographs are included.
We are formed from the much larger BERKS & MID THAMES GROUP (hereafter referred to as "BERKS" - Simon & Vas - cordinators) to focus on the Oxford area.
In general our Oxford walks and socials concentrate on a 15 mile circle around The CITY OF OXFORD (west, through north around to the east of Oxford).
The area covering the south, south east and down the Great Western Railway/River Thames corridor are kept specifically for combined walks with our BERKS friends. Many members contribute to BERKS events and vice versa.
We normally have a 8 or so mile walk on the 1st Saturday of the month from October round to April. From May to September BERKS have their "Saturday Summer Evening Walks" - usually with a pub meal after. During these months our main walks move to the second Saturday of the month. We don't tend to have a December walk, again joining BERKS for a combined Xmas Walk & Dinner. Our January walk is always a exploration of the galleries, museums, exhibition's, etc of OXFORD CITY, usually under the guidance of our Andrew W.
Paul has been instrumental in introducing what has become a most sussessful "Wednesday Gentle Walking Group" usually no more than three miles, often with a pub meal at the end. This tends to be on the third Wednesday of the month. All members are welcome to attend both types of walk.
Making that first move, meeting new people is very daunting. As coordinators we make sure that our members are aware you are attending, ensuring that you are made to feel "WELCOME" and not abandoned. We all want to make new friends!!!
Hopefully when you return for future events, you will already know faces - the road to long term friendships will have begun....
SOUTH MIDLANDS - Mark - Meet 2nd Sunday of the month.
BERKSHIRE & MID THAMES - Simon & Vas - Meet 3rd Sunday of month - (Also May to September on 1st Saturday of month). Also we wish to record our "Great Thanks" to Andy J & John who have steered both our Groups for many years.
Thanks for reading these notes.
Paul & Bill