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Environment & Outdoors

Abingdon-on-Thames enjoys a unique closeness to the natural environment for a town of its size. Local people enjoy this aspect of living here to the full and there are many clubs and societies devoted to enjoying, conserving, preserving, exploring or maintaining our environment.

Town Council are supporting any initiative within its services that can contribute to green policies and action against global warming. Abingdon Carbon Cutters have Wednesday meetings. See AbiBinIt information and the civic Plastic Free Abingdon initiative.

Local walkers in towns and local villages 'leave only footprints' including picking up the trash of others and dog walkers who pick up not only after their own pet but any other foul material which gives dogs a bad name.

Any local club or society not listed below which is not listed please contact the Town Council at to submit an entry. You are welcome to add an event to the town diary which will in most cases accept an activity in an adjoining village.

Air and Country Show


Air Cadets

Abingdon Air Cadets                            

ATC Building, Whitecross, Abingdon, OX13 6BU

Astronomical Society

Abingdon Astronomical Society      

Chris Holt 01865 725094           

Methodist Church Hall, Dorchester Crescent, OX14 2AQ


AbiBinit! (litter picking initative)


Helen Flynn

Abingdon Athletics Club

Club Secretary

Tilsley Park, Dunmore Road, Abingdon, OX14 1PU

Athletics Club

Radley Athletics Club           

Kay Reynolds      

Tilsley Park, Dunmore Road, Abingdon, OX14 1PU  

Bowling Club

Abingdon Bowling Club       

Alan Cruttenden 01235 521069

The Green Albert Park, Park Crescent, Abingdon, OX14 1DF    

Cadet Force

Army Cadet Force (Abingdon Detachment)                          

Crabtree House, Audlett Drive, Abingdon, OX14 3GD

Canoe Club

Kingfisher Canoe Club                        

Wilsham Road, Abingdon, OX14 5LD

Car Club

MG Car Club (Abingdon Works Centre)                        

Kimber House, 12 Cemetery Road, Abingdon, OX14 1AS

Carbon Cutters

Abingdon Carbon Cutters   

Sally Reynolds/Cliff Marshall   

Telephone: 01235 533278                

Cricket Club

Abingdon Vale Cricket Club                           

Hales & Hays Meadow, Culham Road, OX14 3HP

Disability Access Group

Vale Disability Access Group           

Mike Moon

Drayton Road Allotments

Drayton Road Allotment Association                          

Flower Club

Abingdon Flower Club         

Edna Hole 01235 526186                 

Northcourt Centre, Northcourt Road, Abingdon, OX141NS

Football Club (Abingdon United)

Abingdon United Football and Social Club                       

Northcourt Road, Abingdon OX14 1PL

Football Club (St Edmund's)

St Edmund's Football Club

Geoff Young 

Freewheeling Cycling Club


Friends of Abingdon

The Friends of Abingdon Civic Soc 

Hester Hand       

18, Thames Street, Abingdon, OX14 3HZ

Friends of Abbey Meadows Outdoor Pool (FOAMOP)           

Elizabeth Edgecombe                    ...


In addtion to Abingdon Horticultural Society's gardening and talks on plantsmanship Abingdon Carbon Cutters make productive garden space of unloved spaces in the town using volunteers.

Stonehill Community Gardens
Wednesdays 10am  to 4pm - open garden session, everyone welcome to drop in.  Produce for sale, get involved or join for a cuppa. This is at Oday Hill, off the Drayton Road or off Peep o' Day Lane from Route 5 Sustrans route if you are walking or cycling.  

Also see the three the page for Allotments sites in town Long Tow, West End, Wildmoor which have individual societies run by members.

GO Active

VWHDC GO Active co-ordinator      

Anna Capel-Davies    

Green Gym

Abingdon Green Gym          

Eleanor Dangerfield 07931 363465  

Hockey Club

Abingdon Hockey Club                          

Abingdon Horticultural Society (AHS) 
Established 1885
Membership:  Ian Shepherd    01235203873
Secretary:  Angela Hughes     01235529316 
Meetings: Northcourt Centre

Lawn Tennis Club

Abingdon Lawn Tennis Club          

James Eastwood     

Southern Town Park, Lambrick Way, OX14 5TJ

Long Furlong Community Centre           

Ceri Green

Long Furlong Community Centre, Boulter Drive, OX14 1XP

Lions International

Abingdon Lions Club

Conservative Club, 59 Ock Street, Abingdon, OX14 5AG

Morris Dancers

Abingdon Traditional Morris Dancers       

Tony Legge

Morris Dancers

Mr Hemmings Traditional Morris Dancers                           

National Trust

Abingdon & District National Trust  Association   

Barry Stayte   

Trinity Church, Conduit Road formerly at  Guildhall

Naturalists Society

Abingdon Naturalists Society              

Abingdon School, Park Road, OX14 1DE

Netball Club

Abingdon Centre Netball Club       

Julia Allaway 01235 209007      

Rowing Club

Abingdon Rowing Club                            

Wilsham Road, Abingdon, OX14 5LD

Rugby/Football Club

Abingdon Rugby Football Club                   

01235 553810              

Southern Town Park, Lambrick Way, OX14 5TJ

Sailing Club

Abbey Sailing Club   

Mick Jones  

Abbey Sailing Club, Wilsham Road OX14 5LD

Scottish Country Dancing Club

Abingdon Scottish Country Dance Club    

Hilary Adams,      

Northcourt Centre, Northcourt Road, Abingdon, OX141NS

Scout Assocation

Abingdon District Scout Association   

Sea Cadets

Abingdon Sea Cadets                                      

Crabtree Place, Audlett Drive, Abingdon, OX14 3GD

Squash Club

Abingdon Squash Club        

Graham Wellstead        

Abingdon Squash & Racketball Club, Northcourt Road, OX14 1NN

St Ethelwold’s House garden

St John Amublance

Meet at 200 Caldecott Road, Abingdon-on-Thames                   

St John Ambulance 40 High Street, Kidlington OX5 2DN

Contact Lauren Crawley, Unit Manager, Abingdon Vale Combined Division

07855 290253

Women’s Institute

Abingdon Evening WI (formed June 2009) meeting at Hadland Road Community Centre, Hadland Road, Abingdon OX14 3YH: 3rd Wednesdays 8pm      

Contact Anne Scott  07730 004492 or        


Wilts & Berks Canal Trust           

Martin Buckland                  

Abingdon Young Farmers                      

Abingdon Youth Football Club                    

Southern Town Park, Lambrick Way, OX14 5TJ



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