Banbury & North Oxfordshire

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Group name: Banbury & North Oxfordshire

This group is a part of Oxfordshire Area.

Our activities include:
Short and easy walks, Path maintenance

Our groups help local people enjoy walking and protect the places we all love to walk. Most groups organise regular walks led by local experts – a great way to get outside, make new friends and discover how walking boosts your health and happiness. You’re very welcome to try walking with us, or to get involved in looking after paths and green spaces and opening up new places to explore.

The Banbury & North Oxfordshire group is centred on the picturesque market town of Banbury, complete with its statue of the fine lady on a white horse! It is set amid gentle hills and rolling farmland giving ever-changing views throughout the year. We do not have any “wilderness”, but a wealth of historic villages and working farms with ancient footpath networks enabling the group to offer a wide range of walks to suit all abilities. However, the walks organised by the group are not restricted to north Oxfordshire. We are ideally placed for sorties into the rest of Oxfordshire (including Oxford City), Gloucestershire, Warwickshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire and in summer months Somerset, Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Worcestershire often feature in our programme. We normally walk each Sunday and Wednesday throughout the year, and on Thursday evenings through the summer. On many Sundays we have two walks, catering for members who wish to walk at a more leisurely pace and shorter distances as well as the longer distances for others. Our social events usually include a Christmas dinner at a local pub and from time to time a summer daytime party to celebrate some special event such as a special birthday or Ramblers 75th anniversary. We have the occasional quiz night or skittles, but first and foremost WE ARE WALKERS! Unless stated otherwise, dogs are allowed, but preferably on leads.