We had another good day. There was much sunshine and no rain. There was plenty of mud on some footpaths but no one fell over. We’ve become better at walking on Oxford clay.
Nineteen of us with two guides from the Chinnor U3A set off for the nine mile walk from Redbridge P&R half an hour later than intended because our journey there by coach was delayed by heavy traffic. The leader kept up such a pace that we arrived at the afternoon coach pick-up point having made up the time with an extra 10 minutes. This gave us longer for tea and cake.
From the P&R we headed for the Thames and walked along the towing path towards Oxford. We crossed over at Iffley Lock to look at the church before continuing on to Folly Bridge and Osney Bridge. Here we left the river and headed for North Hinksey, crossed the A34 by an underpass, walked up Cumnor Hill and stopped for lunch on a dry stretch of path at the top.
After 25 minutes we resumed the walk and headed back towards Oxford on more muddy paths. We stopped at Wyevale Garden Centre from where the coach collected us and took us into Oxford. Members of the Chinnor U3A had organised two brief tours of the city for us.
The coach collected us 4.30pm and took us back to the hotel. We had time to revive before supper followed by a quiz.