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Walk & Talk

Hosted by a member of the Oxford Spontaneous Activities Group
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Took place 2 weeks 2 days ago
Sun 02 Jun 12:00 - 18:00

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Hi everyone!

Let's go for a nice walk at the Farmoor Reservoir, just outside Oxford.

Owned and administered by Thames Water, Farmoor Reservoir is the largest single area of open water in the county, and is probably its most-visited birdwatching site. The two large concrete basins (divided by a causeway) act as a magnet to overflying migrants, and the site has produced an impressive list of rarities, including many county firsts. Beyond the reservoir in a meander of the River Thames is Pinkhill Reserve, a series of shallow pools overlooked by a spacious hide. A second reserve south of the pumping station, christened "The Shrike Meadow", was officially opened on 5th May Protected content further enhanced the site.

If you come by car, you can park at Gate 3; the cost is £2 for a day (more info can be found on Protected content . From the car park area, walk right up towards the buildings. We can meet at 12 noon outside Protected content , go for a walk around the reservoir and perhaps explore the areas nearby. A full circumnavigation of both basins of the reservoir is about 3 miles. Please consider that the area can be a bit windy.

After the walk, we can go for a drink or some food in one of the pubs in the village (The Bear and Ragged Staff, Protected content or The Vine Inn, Protected content .

Hope to see you there!