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Good Friday Walk

This annual charity event on Good Friday involves walking from the Bowyer Arms in Radley to Oxford and back – a distance of 12.5 miles.  Certificates are presented to all finishers and there are prizes for:

  • 1st Man and 1st Lady
  • 1st Local Man
  • 1st Over 35 Man and 1st Over 35 Lady
  • 1st Local Over 35
  • 1st Youth

2012 will be the 50th Radley Good Friday Walk.

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Walking through Kennington to Oxford
For those who’d like a slightly shorter walk, there is the Half Walk from Radley to Red Bridge on the outskirts of Oxford (walkers are given a different coloured number on registration and turn for home at the drinks station outside Go Camping). This much newer event, which began in 2008, is intended to allow the younger element to progress from the Triangle and for older entrants to wind down from the long walk.For children and the less energetic, the Radley Triangle offers a gentler alternative. This shorter walk goes from the starting point at the pub around Lower Radley and back. This option was first offered in 2003 and has proved very popular. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
GFW2008_start_IGP1044-300Start of the walk in 2008 triangle8Radley Triangle 2004
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Start of the Radley Triangle 2009
 
Refreshments are on offer throughout the day for participants and supporters. During the event, the facilities of the Bowyer Arms are made available by Greene King and the pub landlord. The walk is organised by Chris Gasson (Tel 01235 526377). All proceeds from the day go to a local charity.
Read the report on the 41st Radley Walk and 2nd Radley Triangle (9 April 2004)
(Note that the numbering system used here, which was the one used by the organisers until recently, is that the number refers to the anniversary year. Thus 2012 is actually the 50th walk, but the 49th anniversary of the first one.)
History of the Radley Good Friday Walk

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