The Walking Group generally meets on alternate Thursdays and undertakes routes on a variety of terrains, sometimes on the flat, occasionally stretching our legs a bit on the rolling hills around Ayr, and usually covering a distance of around 6/8 miles or so. If you'd like a flavour of our activities, click the "Recent Walks" link at the bottom of the page to read some of our Walk Reports.
We all pitch in with suggestions of where to go, and those of us who feel competent to do so take turns in leading the walks. Walk leaders are often knowledgeable about what we encounter along our routes, and we take the opportunity on the way to learn from each other about local archaeology, political and social history, and natural history. Plenty of time is allowed not only to complete the walks but to socialise over refreshments too. Typically, six to ten members take part each time, so there's always someone to talk to and get to know without there being too large a group. All newcomers will be made very welcome, and if you'd like to join in just contact our Walking Group Facilitator by clicking the envelope link to the right and sending a message.
'UPDATE: COVID RESTRICTIONS October 2020'
The proposed 'Welcome Back' walk due to take place on Thursday, 15th October 2020 will now be postponed due to the escalation of 'Covid' restrictions in our local health board area. These state that non essential travel on public transport is to be discouraged, which excludes a significant number of members of our small group from being able to travel to the meeting points of walks. Car sharing amongst members is also discouraged following National u3a advice to follow lead body (The Ramblers' Association) rules when planning walks. In the light of these factors, regrettably, Walking Group activities will have to be put on hold for the time being.
Do 'watch this space' for future updates.
Here is a link to Recent Walks.
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