Charlbury and Wychwood Forest
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Join us on this 9 mile walk starting in the beautiful village of Charlbury in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds. Charlbury is known in the area as a walkers village so is very welcoming to groups such as ours.
Leaving Charlbury we will go off through undulating countryside passing the village of Chilson. Soon after we head up into the ancient Forest of Wychwood, once much larger in size but now reduced to a few key areas.
Afterwards we enter the village of Finstock (with a possible pub stop if we want to make a slight detour) before continuing on to the edge of the still private Cornbury park with its large herd of deer.
Finally we cross over the river Evenlode to head back up to Charlbury with a small selection of very fine pubs.
This will be Anthony's assessment walk to become a Lowland & Hill Walks leader, so he will be leading the walk on the day!
Is it dog friendly? Dogs are welcome but please note and abide by the Countryside Code (https://tinyurl.com/rlqvp3h) and be prepared for a couple of stiles / hills on the walk. Please also remember not everyone loves dogs as much as you do so please be mindful of other members.
New Members - I would like to warmly welcome any new members looking perhaps to try this as their first Outdoor Lads event. You may find this link useful https://www.outdoorlads.com/my-first-event or if you have If you have any questions then feel free to message me.
Photo credits: All photos taken by Anthony. Permission given to OutdoorLads to reuse
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What to bring
Water: bring at least two litres
Medicines: if you have hay fever, diabetes, minor ailments etc.
Day rucksack: typically 20-30 litres, they are comfortable to wear and allow you to use your arms freely
Boots: waterproof and breathable and designed for hiking. If the weather has been good then you may get away with good quality trainers but walking boots/shoes are recommended.
Socks: proper walking socks will keep your feet dry and help prevent blisters
Layered clothing: lets you quickly adapt to changes in the weather and body temperature. Go for a base layer (vest or t-shirt) and a mid layer (a micro fleece or shirt) and in cooler weather add an outer layer (a windproof jacket or thick fleece)
Trousers: ideally no jeans as they become heavy and cold in the rain, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry and on warm days shorts are OK
Waterproof jacket: essential when hiking in all but the calmest of weather, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry
Hat or cap: stay shaded on sunny days
Sunglasses: for any sunny day, even in the autumn
Snacks: bring biscuits, energy bars, gels, bananas, chocolate or dried fruit for example and put them somewhere easy to get hold of
Lunch: bring a packed lunch
Food & drink
A packed lunch and plenty to drink.