What it is: Our walks tend to be 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: 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.
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. Temporarily the number of people on each walk may be limited - if there are no spaces left when you try to book, we will try to give you priority on another walk.
Most walks will be circular, usually between 4 and 5 miles in length, although sometimes 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. We are currently limiting the number of participants on each walk, though hopefully we will be able to increase this shortly.
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 a short time, the number of new members will be limited so that current members get a chance to go on the walks.
Photos from some of our walks are on the side-bar and below.
Updated 26/06/2021 GS
|Dates for your Diary|
|Fri Aug 6th||The Downs including the goat gully and Old Sneed Park nature reserve.|
|Fri Aug 20th||Chipping Sodbury|
|Fri Sep 3rd||Slimbridge - a longer walk at 7 miles|
|Fri Sep 17th||Clevedon|
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