What it is: Our walks are shorter than the other Friday walking group's and we focus mainly on areas accessible to South Bristol. This includes areas to the West (such as Failand, Nailsea, Portbury), South (such as Bath, Pensford, Kelston) and East (such as Wick, Marshfield). The starting point is usually within 40 minutes drive from South Bristol. Here is a list of our previous walks.
When it is: In normal times we walk on alternate Fridays, dovetailing with the calendar of the other Bristol U3A walking group. That way keen walkers can walk with both groups. At present all walks are cancelled until December at the earliest. Hopefully we will then be able to resume walking weekly in smaller groups.
Please scroll down to see dates and brief details of future walks.
Where it is: We meet at an agreed location, normally at 10.00 for a 10.15 start. Details for each walk are sent out by e-mail to members of the group about a week in advance. The number of people on each walk will be limited - if there are no spaces left when you try to book, we will try to give you priority on the next walk.
Most walks will be circular, usually between 4 and 5 miles in length, although occasionally up to 6 miles, often with a pub or cafe at the end. Members can decide whether they feel comfortable stopping for food/drink or whether they would prefer to bring their own snack or go straight home after the walk.
Members of the group take turns to plan and lead the walks. There are about 60 members on the group's list. In "normal" times the average turn-out is around 15-20. In September and October group size on each walk was limited to about 10, decided by each walk leader, depending on how comfortable they felt and the terrain (ie if much of the walk was on narrow paths). We hope to resume weekly walks in smaller groups after the second lockdown.
Dates for your Diary (see below) show whether we have a walk leader and the probable area the walk will be in.
Further information about the group can be found here Welcome to Walking South. Click on the picture of the pigeon to send a message to the group convenor.
We usually welcome new members. However, for the time being, the group will be closed to new members so that current members get a chance to go on the walks.
Photos from some recent walks are on the side-bar and below.
Updated 03/11/2020 GS
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