Walks (Thursday Longer)
Welcome to the web page of the Buxton U3A Thursday Longer Walking Group.
Group Leader: Charles Huff 01298 212543
Currently no maximum size but current members: 13 who come from locations as far north as Glossop
Starting location: varies but during non Covid times usually Poole's Cavern Car park. We usually cover an area within a 30 to 40 minute drive of Buxton
Time: during normal times 09:30 every Thursday
PLEASE NOTE: THIRD AGE TRUST BELIEVE THAT NO GROUPS SHOULD MEET AT PRESENT, SO WHERE MEMBERS ARE WALKING IN TWOS, THEY WALK AS FRIENDS BUT ARE NOT COVERED BY TAT INSURANCE.
We are a small and very friendly group and if you join 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.
We have a varied weekly program which is continuing during the current pandemic but we are having to walk in pairs. When we can finally walk again as a group we will return to the usual arrangement whereby we take it in turns to suggest then lead a walk.
We normally walk around 12 miles and never less than 10 and we do it at a reasonable pace but still 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.
Over time we have developed a language of our own so if you fancy joining us here are some useful translations:
|This one will be a bit undulating||There are a lot of very steep hills|
|It may be a bit moist||you will be wading through mud|
|It is a little while since I recced this one||I have totally forgotten the route|
|This one includes a bit of a scramble||You will be crawling over rocks and boulders|
|From here on it is downhill all the way||Except for the up bits|
|We will be back in half an hour||No we won’t|
|Type one fun||You will love it as you are doing it|
|Type two fun||At the time you will wonder why you are so crazy but later you will say, “That was great”|
|You will love this walk||You will love this walk.|
Click on a picture below to see it full-size with more details.