Saturday, 10 October 2009

Come walking

Earlier this week I checked the next BBC Oxford walk. Something we do to make sure there are no surprises!

All is looking good, there will be one diversion around some reconstruction work the Environment Agency are doing to the Thames Path at Abingdon. The rest of the route looks good.

This is the proper blurb from our walk supremo Kate:

The next walk is on Saturday 17th October 2009. We’ll meet at the car park at Culham Lock at 10.45am to start the walk about 11.00am that gives us time for everyone to sign the disclaimer and for new people to complete the monitoring forms. Please make sure you sign the disclaimer every time you come on a walk.

The walk is about 6 miles long. Some of the first part of the walk is on a quiet road but most of it is on footpaths, so boots or sturdy shoes are advisable. Most of the route is very flat with a very gentle rise to a short downhill section to the river. As always the walk will be lead at a pace to suit everybody. As usual well behaved dogs will be welcome.

We’ve made a group booking for lunch at the pub for those who wish to have lunch afterwards. There’ll be a menu for you to choose from so make sure you order your lunch before we set off on the walk!

So, whether you’ve joined us before or not, and feel that you can manage this walk put the date in your diary and come with us.

The weather of course is unpredictable and unknown at this stage. We’ll walk in all but the worst conditions but if you’re in any doubt about whether the walk is going ahead listen to Phil Mercer’s show on the Saturday morning between 6am and 9am.

Many charities encourage walking as a way of raising money. So before the start of the walk we are asking for a donation of £1 for a chosen charity. So far we have raised nearly £1,000 for both local and national charities. Before the walk this month we’ll make another collection for ROSY (Respite nursing for Oxfordshire's Sick Youngsters).

To book a place or for more details contact BBC Oxford Action Desk 08459 311 222 or email
We look forward to seeing you on the next walk.

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