Ashbourne & District

Walking

Leader: Peter Worboys
Telephone: 01335 361277
Email: Click on the blue envelope

If you are interested in the Walking group, please click on the Link Advice for New Walkers for more detailed information & guidance. The dates of forthcoming walks are set out below & full details are available by clicking on the Link Future walks - details. Examples of walks we have recently done can be seen by clicking on the Link Recent Past Walks.

Dogs under your personal control are welcome. Peter’s labrador invariably accompanied him until she was over 12 years old.

Alternatively, you may be interested in the Hiking group who undertake walks in the region of 7 to 10 miles, or the Strollers group who walk approximately 2 to 3 miles. Further details of those groups can be found on the links below.

The U3A's insurance does not cover personal injury or accident except where there has been proven negligence on the part of the organisation. It is recommended walkers carry a record of any medical or contact details which may be useful in an emergency. Fellow walkers will hopefully try to be good Samaritans but neither they nor U3A can accept responsibility for actions taken or not taken.

Volunteers are sought to lead some walks at fortnightly intervals (subject to Covid-19 regulations), each of approximately 5 miles. Please contact Peter Worboys at p.worboys@outlook.com. Peter can make suggestions based on 12 years experience of organising walks (& pub lunches!).

During the Covd-19 pandemic, scheduled walks may have to be cancelled at short notice which will be issued on this website.

Dates for your Diary
Wed Sep 30th Before booking on this walk, click on Walks during Covid to read the Advice about participating in walks arranged by Ashbourne U3A during the pandemic.

This walk is a total of 5.5miles but can be shortened to suit. It will start from the Homebase, Waterside car park. Please click on Future Walks - Details for more information.

There will be 4 groups walking, each separated by 30 minutes. If you wish to go, please check the time of starting and book in by emailing any of the Walk Leaders. There will be a limit of 6 (including the Leader) in each group.

9.00am Peter Marston 2pandvmarston@gmail.com
9.30am Brian Stockwell brianstockwell44@gmail.com
10.00am Tony Walden 41toeknee@gmail.com
10.30am Warwick Adams warmar2017@gmail.com
Wed Oct 14th 9.30am
Meet opposite Homebase at Waterside for Covid-19 Regulations Briefing.
Click on Walks during Covid to read these in detail before arriving at Waterside.
Walk of approximately 4.5 miles up & around Ecton Hill which Peter Worboys will lead, having led the walk on 13 August 2008.
There will be no car sharing.
Further details will be announced here nearer the day.
This walk is in commemoration of former Chairman of Ashbourne U3A, Vic Carpenter, who died suddenly on 14 October 2019, having walked with the group since 13 August 2008, Vic's birthday. He often volunteered to organise & lead walks & on 2 October 2019 led the walk up Ecton Hill which we will repeat.

Click on a picture below to see it full-size with more details.

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More Group Pages
Art Appreciation Badminton
Bowls Bridge 1
Bridge 2 Bridge for Beginners
Canasta Choir
Coffee & Lunch Group Craft
Current Affairs Cycling
Family History French
Gardens German
German Conversation Gold Card Explorers
Hiking Landscape & Heritage
Music Appreciation OnLine Dancing
Petanque / Boules Photography
Quiz Scrabble
Strollers Table Tennis
Theatre Visits Walking
Word Play Writing