Chesterfield

Walking Activities

Meeting Times

Strollers - alternate Saturdays at 10:20

Group A - alternate Mondays at 10:20

Group B - Thursdays at 10:00am - weekly

Group D - Tuesdays at 9:50 - weekly

Group M - alternate Mondays at 10:20

Dog Walking - Wednesdays, 10:00am - fortnightly -GROUP CURRENTLY FULL

Location for All
Various Venues

Walking groups Information

The Strollers
Walks take place fortnightly on the Saturdays specified in the Newsletter. We do our best to avoid stiles and steep slopes and walk for a maximum of 3 miles. We meet at 10:20am in the lower car park of Holmebrook Valley Park. This is on Linacre Road, which is off Loundsley Green Road. We leave for our walking venue at 10:30. We are currently discouraging car sharing and are not organising pub/cafe lunches at the end, however members may organise these themselves or bring a picnic. Also, depending on current COVID guidelines and feelings of group members, we sometimes go for a coffee at a garden centre if weather conditions are very poor. You can join us by just turning up to one of our walks.

Walking Group A
Walk on alternate Mondays at 10:20. We have about ?? people who walk on a regular basis, but this can fluctuate from 8 to 25 people! Our walks rarely go beyond 4 miles which is proving popular with those who just enjoy a morning hike; plus the venues are not too far away. We have a coffee break about half way round, giving us a breather and a chance for a 'chinwag'. Walk leaders arrange for a pub lunch on completion of the walk but this is entirely optional. We encourage those who have walked with us regularly to eventually lead a walk, however this is not compulsory. Both the co-ordinators are willing to try any walk out with you before you do it with the group.

Walking Group M
Walk on alternate Mondays at 10:20. Distance and difficulty similar to Group A.

Walking Group B
Walk on Thursdays at 10:00, alternate between short walks of up to 6½ miles with a coffee stop en route (bring your own) and an optional pub lunch afterwards, and longer walks of 7 to 9 miles where a packed lunch is taken. These walks are slightly more challenging and some involve ascent of over 1000 feet.

Walking Group D
We walk every Tuesday morning in the Chesterfield area or farther afield into Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Nottinghamshire. Walks are between 5 and 7 miles and are graded easy, medium and harder. Further details of these categories appear in the newsletter along with details of each walk and starting points. We meet at 9:50 for a prompt 10:00 start and we always have a coffee and packed lunch stop. (Because of Covid restrictions we are not currently going to cafes or pubs for lunch at the end of any walks). All u3a members are welcome to join us on any of our walks. There is no need to book, just turn up and we will be pleased to see you. We are currently trying not to share cars, also because of Covid regulations.

Dog Walking
'Dog-friendly' countryside walks of approx. 6 miles, (3-4 hours duration). Each walk is tested to provide ample time 'off-lead', avoid livestock & difficult stiles where possible, and ensure that it's not too strenuous for the canines' companions. Usually meet 09.45 for 10.00 start every fortnight on Wednesdays. Optional pub lunch or occasionally packed lunch 'en route'. Non-dog owners welcome.

In addition to these 6 groups, both Bird & Field and the Wild Flower groups provide some short country walking outings.

Walking Holidays
More information here

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Bridge for All Canasta
Classical Concerts Classical Music
Creative Writing Dance
Darmstadt Darts
Discussion Groups Flower Arranging
French Garden Appreciation
Geology German
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Local History Members on their Own
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Play Reading Poetry
Political Ideas Psychology
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Recorders Rummikub Group
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Social History Social History 2
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Upwords and Scrabble Walking Activities
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Wine Appreciation Zumba Gold