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
3 OctRoaches,down past Gib Tor,& then back via Wolf Edge & Three Shires Head.Roy Jeffreys
10 OctGrouse Layby, Kinder Reservoir, William Clough, Ashop Clough, Snake, Doctors Gate back to GlossopFay Hartley
17 Oct5 quarries walkMartin Gostick
24 OctDanebridge, Hangingstone, The Roaches, Blackbrook Nature Reserve, Gib Tor and Clough Head. 12 Miles - Start Gradbach Car ParkSandy Bowes & Steph Finlay
31 OctWhaley Bridge, Toddbrook Resevoir, Taxal, Errwood Resevoir and Grin Low. 11.5 miles with ascent of 1,900 feet or 580 metresCharles Huff
7 NovRowsley & ChatsworthRob & Mary Wakeling
14 NovWetton to Ilam, start in Wetton. Distance 10.3 miles, 550m ascent.Alick Brown
21 NovWarslow, Hulme End, Ecton Hill, Wetton, Butterton".Ken Mycock
28 NovAround CastletonJohn Estruch
5 DecFigure of 8 around Bunsal CobSandy Bowes & Steph Finlay
12 DecTBARuth Humphrey
19 DecBacon Butty WalkJohn Estruch

Contact: Charles Huff - 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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