Please Donate to Oxford Phab at Heartbeat Hike 2016

Heartbeat Hike – which we have been participating in for many years – is at Wicksteed Park this year.
We will taking a group in our minibus, and a couple of cars, and members will be walking and helping on the checkpoint/reception area.
The club receives no funding except the money we raise ourselves, and our present priority is the expense of keeping our Minibus running so we can bring members to club on a Friday night and go on trips, like our recent holiday at Avon Tyrrell.
Please make a donation via BT Mydonate, by clicking on one of the links below:

Visit my fundraising page on BT MyDonate

Oriental Buffet at Oxy at the Kassam Stadium

Oxy Oriental do a very varied buffet at the Kassam, and had reserved a large area  near the buffet for us, which we needed as there were about 30 of us there. Unfortunately I was too busy chatting and eating to take a picture until very near the end. Since not all of our group had been able to go to Avon Tyrrell there was a lot of catching up to do.
20160520_214404Replete after our meals !

Oxford Phab Holiday at Avon Tyrrell 2016 – Highlights

We had such a good holiday at Avon Tyrrell in 2015 that we decided to return, doing some of the same activities, and trying some different ones.
We booked the same chalet, with its large communal area for cooking, eating and socialising.

We hope our next holiday will be as good as this one !
We now have a video, made by Patti, of the highlights of the holiday.

We also have a PeerTube Playlist of videos from the holiday at – more videos will be added as I get round to them

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High Ropes at Avon Tyrrell 2016

After our Archery session we moved on to the High Ropes. These are allowed us to get high up into the trees !
DSC00006In the middle of this picture Maria is climbing a tree, watched by Tom and some of the Avon Tyrrell instructors.
DSC00008I am walking along a log above the forest.
I do make it to the end !
DSC00012Trisha climbing.
DSC00016Trisha has climbed even higher, while, in the background, Helen has climbed up to the horizontal log.
Kelly going for a swing !
DSC00029Sarah on the High Ropes – heading up,
DSC00038and has enjoyed the experience !

This short clip of Tom is hosted on this PeerTube server.

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Swimming at Avon Tyrrell

Avon Tyrrell had (in 2016 when this was posted) a swimming pool, which although it is outdoor, is heated to be comfortably warm – which is great for those of us who lose heat easily.

Unfortunately the swimming pool is no longer in use, possibly due to a combination of rising energy costs and the need to make best use of their trained staff.

They had a hoist, which can be used with a chair or a sling.
The hoist in action !

This page was updated in November 2021 to reflect that the pool is no longer available. We enjoyed using it, and are grateful to the support we received from the staff. We still look forward to our next Phab holiday at Avon Tyrrell to enjoy the other activities on their site.