Walks are held on the second Saturday of each month, from September to June, and we usually meet at 10am. Most walks are on fairly level ground and of 4-7 miles in length, but a few may be more testing. Instead of having a single group leader, individual members volunteer to lead walks of their own choosing. New members are welcome to join us on our monthly walks.
Each session's walks are listed below, emailed to group members, and also intimated at the U3A monthly meetings. Full details of each month's walk are added a couple of weeks ahead of the walk date.
Saturday, 14 September 2019 - a circular walk at Mains of Haddo, a distance of 5-6 miles.
Meet at 10.30am at Formartine's, at the junction of the B999 and the B9170, about one mile north of Tarves. The car park is free and we will do a circular walk of about 5-6 miles on level ground. Lunch or coffee and cakes afterwards at Formartine's. Please wear stout shoes or boots and bring waterproofs. You may also wish to bring some refreshments for during the walk.
We are in the process of drawing up the walks programme for the new U3A year. Below are the other walks that have been offered so far.
12 October - linear walk - Inverbervie to Johnshaven - c5 miles
9 November - ?
14 December - ?
11 January - ?
8 February - circular walk at Denmore, c4 miles
14 March - ?
11 April - circular walk - Dunnottar woods and coastal path to Stonehaven, c4 miles
9 May - ?
13 June - circular walk to Greyhope Bay and Girdleness, with Harbour Visitor Centre tour, c4 miles (this may be moved to an earlier date, depending on the progress of the harbour works)
Additional walks offered but not yet allocated to a specific month:
Linear walk from Dyce to Newmachar c4-5 miles
Ascent of Brimmond Hill from the west car park - c3 miles (mostly up and down, with little on the level)
Please note that walkers must be members of the U3A. Members walk at their own risk and will be asked to sign a disclaimer form before their first walk. A copy of the form is available as a link on this page.