Wroxton Abbey Amble: March 2nd Supporting The Fire Fighters
Supporting the Firefighters:
£5 will go towards running the event, the remainder of your sign up fee will go to support The Firefighters Charity. You can choose how much to donate but selecting from the menu above.
"The Fire Fighters Charity offers specialist, lifelong support for members of the UK fire services community, empowering individuals to achieve mental, physical and social wellbeing throughout their lives."
You can choose how much to donate but selecting from the menu above.
Beautiful Oxfordshire Countryside
Come and explore the beautiful ground of Wroxton Abbey and beyond, in this wonderful corner of Oxfordshire countryside.
Wroxton Abbey, named for its 12th-century origins as a monastery that was destroyed after Henry VIII's 1536 Dissolution of the Monasteries. Remnants of that structure remain in the cellarage, so that the building literally rose from the ruins when rebuilt by William Pope, 1st Earl of Downe, in the early 17th century.
The grounds comprise 56 acres of lawns, lakes, and woodlands, and include a serpentine lake, a cascade, a rill and a number of follies including the Gothic Dovecote, the Temple-on-the-Mount and the Drayton Arch. There is also a formal flower garden on the south side of the house and knot garden was added in the 20th century.
The lease for Wroxton Abbey was given to Trinity College, Oxford by the North and Pope families in 1932. It was sold to New Jersey-based Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1964. Since 1965, Wroxton Abbey has been Fairleigh Dickinson University's Wroxton College. This campus serves American students from Fairleigh Dickinson's New Jersey campuses and international students from Fairleigh Dickinson's Vancouver Campus and other American students studying under the British tutorial system.
- 9:45am meet, prompt 10:00am start.
- Approximately 10miles.
- Duration 5+hours.
- Walk rating: Moderate - explained here
- Leader: Sharon meet our leaders
- A WHATSAPP group will be created to share info and photos on the day. In signing up to the event you are agreeing to be added to this group, which will contain other participants. This is necessary so that details can be shared in the run up to the event, including last minute changes, reminders or cancellations.
- Charity involvement: many of our walks are being run in partnership with charities. As such, sign up information is shared with the charity involved for the purpose of running the event and communicating its purpose, which is to help raise awareness and funds for the charity. By signing up, you are agreeing to receive information from Get Outdoors and the charity.
- Remember waterproofs, walking boots/shoes and a packed lunch & water.
- Please note you may need to pay for parking.
- Dogs are welcome, but are entirely the owner's responsibility and must have a lead and be under close control at all times.
- If encountering livestock do not walk too close or get between a cow and calf. If threatened, let go of your dog so it can escape and reduce the risk to yourself.
- Please keep to the indicated public rights of way and respect the landowner’s property at all times.
- There are often stiles to negotiate on this type of walk.
- Countryside walking can often include hills and uneven terrain. Our group ethos is to support everyone in group to achieve their maximum potential in terms of completing the route. As such, we endeavour to walk at a pace all participants are comfortable with. We apologise if this causes any frustration to fitter walkers.
- Please consult your doctor if you are at all worried about your fitness and ability to take part.
- Please inform the walk leaders, Get Outdoors, of any underlying health conditions that may affect your walking ability before signing up.
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