Amblers & Walkers Groups
We have three walking groups at this time, there is the Amblers group for those who prefer a more leisurely walk over a shorter distance, around four miles with stops to view the scenery as and when.
Our Walkers groups are a little more vigorous with walks around five miles and more taken at a steady pace.
The Amblers and Walkers groups have all been known to quench their thirst and have lunch during the course of a walk.
Amblers Group: Easy walks - First Friday of the month at the Hawth Car Park.
See Amblers Programme for our planned Walks in 2018.
The Amblers walks are normally between 3.5 to 4 miles on the first Friday of each month but we are now introducing additional short walks (approx 2 miles) for members who cannot, or do not wish to walk as far. Wherever possible we will build in a short walk option on our regular walks but when this not practical we will arrange short walks on the third Friday of the month.
Shorter walks are mainly for the benefit of those wishing to avoid the longer walks, however they are open to everyone in the group – and we encourage all members to join in if they wish!
Walkers 1: Longer walks up to 5 miles. Third Friday of the month at the Hawth Car Park.
We have many varied and interesting walks through our ever changing countryside, some in areas we have not visited before, thus broadening our horizons and introducing us to new venues.
A good walk in good company with a good lunch at the end makes you glad to be alive!
Walkers 2: Friday at the Hawth Car Park
Walkers Extra: Walks of 5 to 8 miles and sometimes a little longer.
Fourth Thursday of the month at the Hawth Car Park.
If you are interested in natural history, architecture, history, world events, local issues and any other topic and would like to chat about all this whilst enjoying the physical pleasure of walking with like minded companions through some of the most beautiful countryside why not join us.
We are the Crawley U3A Walkers Extra group and we meet on the 4th Thursday of the month at the Hawth car park (0n the right as you enter) at 9.25 am.
The group is restricted to about 20 and all members are expected to take their turn, usually in pairs, to organise and lead a walk each year.
Bringing up the rear!
As o'er the lovely vales and hills - Your happy hikers troup,
Don't forget that lonely guy - The Backmarker of the group.
He's gathering in the stragglers, He’s closing up the ranks.
But for all his dedicated work - He gets precious little thanks.
He helps his colleagues over stiles, And stays to close the gates.
He's often left quite far behind, For no-one ever waits.
You can take in all the sights, As you chatter to your chums.
The only sight he ever sees - Is other people's bums.
The party goes quite far ahead, Then stops to rest and scoff,
But immediately he catches up - The whole lot wanders off.
And when at last he passes on, He knows he's naught to fear.
He’s earned his place in Paradise, Just bringing up the rear.
With thanks to Audrey Salter - Leader with HF Holidays