Buxton & District

Walks (Thursday Longer)

Welcome to the web page of the Buxton U3A Thursday Longer Walking Group.

We have a varied weekly program generally starting from Poole’s Cavern Car Park on Green Lane, Buxton for 9:30am each Thursday. We are not to be confused with a much bigger group of U3A walkers whose walk is a little shorter than ours who also meet at Poole’s Cavern at the same time.

We are a small and very friendly group and if you walk with us you can be assured of a good walk, good views and good company, we are all of an age not to take life too seriously.

While we walk a distance of ten miles or more it is done at a reasonable pace to enjoy the fantastic countryside provided within the Peak District. More information including advice on what to bring, a more detailed description of the types of walk we do, some health and safety guidance and guidance for leading walks can be found in our Group Walking Guidelines, please read it.

On a lighter note we spend too much of our time awarding bonus points for walks and over a period of time we have developed some very complex (and totally unimportant) rules known as the Thursday Longer Walks Bonus Scoring. Everybody argues about bonus points but nobody cares (really!) and nobody remembers how many points were scored last week.

This Quarter's walk programme:

DateRouteWalk Leader
4 AprThree ShipsRoy
11 AprAround Ladybower’ starting from Hope then taking in Twitchill Farm, Haggwater Bridge, Crookhill Farm.Martin Gostick
18 AprEdale Station - Jacob's Ladder - Kinder Downfall - across Kinder Plateau & scramble downCharles Huff
25 AprLongnor Market, Hardings Booth, Holly Grove Farm, Round Knoll, Lady Edge, Little Fennyford , Lower Boothlow , Longnor.Sandy Bowes & Steph Finlay
2 MayPym Chair – Shining Tor – Thursbitch - KettleshulmeRob & Mary Wakeling
9 MayAircraft crash sites above GlossopFay Hartley
16 MayFlash – Danebower – Dane Valley – Gradbach - WickenlowAlick Brown
23 MayTBARuth Humphrey
30 MayBlackwell Mill, Deepdale, Horseshoe Dale and ChelmortonAngela Milne
6 JunBig Moor, Totley Moor, Holmesfield.Ken Mycock
13 JunCrowden Tower scrambleJohn Estruch
20 JunFairholmes - Abbey Tip, Hancock Wood, Howden Dean, Lost Lad, Dovestone Tor, Wheel Stones, Whinstone Lee Tor, Fairholmes.Sandy Bowes & Steph Finlay
27 JunTBARob & Mary Wakeling

Contact: John Estruch - click on the "Pigeon" icon (top right of this page) to send a message.

We hope that you can join us sometime.

***We support the idea of I.C.E (In case of emergency) being put on your own mobile phone which should give contact details of the person to be informed in emergency. Most phones give the opportunity to put on additional information which could include the name of your Doctor and what medication you use.***

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