Walking for Pleasure


Jean Robert/Wendy Thomas

We aim to walk fairly regularly throughout the year, thus providing an opportunity for like-minded people to keep in touch and, perhaps, polish their map-reading skills! Most of our walks are in areas around Oxford itself or start in nearby towns and villages which are readily reached by public transport. If there is sufficient interest and some walkers with cars, we envisage exploring a few of those places not too far afield which are not easily reached by public transport but which offer fine walking opportunities.

You donít need to be a seasoned walker, just somebody with a pair of stout shoes who likes the open air and is able to walk up to about four miles at a leisurely pace. We risk being labelled as fine-weather walkers as we will postpone a walk if the weather is awful.

Maybe you have a favourite walk you would like to share with us (we certainly will need more leaders if we are to succeed long-term) or maybe there is somewhere you would like us to take you on a walk e.g. somewhere noted for particular flowers or birds or butterflies: you will find us very willing to listen to your ideas. New members always welcome.

If you are interested in coming along to one of these groups or setting up a new group, please contact the SIGS Co-ordinator, Margaret Lipscomb:



U3A amblers on a riverside walk in Oxford