Walks will generally start at 10:00 unless otherwise shown (to fit in with public transport). Map numbers refer to the Ordnance Survey 1:25000 range of maps. Estimated durations do not include lunch or other breaks.
Our walks have an experienced leader who will ensure no-one gets left behind. The u3a provides third party insurance for members on the walks but does not cover personal accident/injury - we are all responsible for our own safety.
Stout walking boots or at the very least good walking shoes are recommended and poles are always useful. Always come prepared for the terrain and weather. Winter walking particularly can be very muddy!
If you are wanting less strenuous walks, you may be interested in the Walking (easy) group. This group usually walk for around 2 hours, covering 3-4 miles on routes involving some hills and stiles but avoiding anything too strenuous. Walks are on the 2nd and 4th Thursday mornings of each month. For more information, or if you would like to join this group, please click here - easy walking group – to send an email.
If you are not sure which group would be best for you, drop a line to our Groups Co-ordinator who will put you in touch with relevant group leaders.
U3A walks schedule Dec 21 – Feb 22
Dec 2 – Penistone circular – Peter Schofield
Meet: CP next to Paramount Cinema, Penistone (GR 248033, S36 6DY). Map OL1 Dark Peak (E)
Route:TP trail (east), High Royd Farm, Delf House, Lower Coates, Far Coates, Oxspring, TP trail to start.
Distance: 11.1K / 6.9m
Dec 9 – Midhope Moor - Cathy Field
Meet: CP on A616 200m S of Flouch roundabout (GR 200012, S36 4AA) Map OL1 Dark Peak (E)
Route: A circular walk on the moors above Langsett taking in Hingcliff Hill, Midhope Moors and Midhope
Distance: 11.2K / 7m
Dec 16 – Christmas Lunch walk – John Ingham
Meet: Ford Inn, Greenfield Rd, Holmfirth (GR 114084, HD9 2LS) Map OL1 Dark Peak (E)
Route: tba. A shortened walk followed by lunch at the Ford.
Dec 23 – Have a Merry Christmas!
Dec 30 - A Happy New Year to you & yours!
Jan 6 – New Year downhill recovery walk - Peter Schofield
Meet: Free CP New St, Slaithwaite (GR 082142, HD7 5AB) at 0945 (NOTE TIME) for 0953 bus 335 to Meltham Red Lane. Map OL21 South Pennines (S)
Route: Meltham Red Lane, Deer Hill Res, Holme Moor, Marsden then canal towpath to Slaithwaite
Distance: 11.8K / 7.3m.
An ideal way to shake off the excesses of the festive season with a mainly downhill walk followed by a New Year libation at the Commercial in Slaithwaite.
Jan 13 – Bev tba
Jan 20 – Deb tba
Jan 27 – Lesley tba
Feb 3 – Ewden Valley & Bolsterstone, will the snowdrops be out? – Peter Schofield
Meet: Park on roadside adjacent to More Hall Dam (GR 257958, no postcode). Map OL1 Dark Peak (E). The start point is reached by turning right off the A6102 Deepcar to Sheffield road into More Hall Lane approx 2.K / 1.3m S of Deepcar traffic lights & forking immediately L on to the reservoir access road . Continue for about 1K / 0.6m to the dam.
Route: Edge End Farm, Bolsterstone, Heads La, Broomhouse Bridge, Rocher Bottom, Raynor House to start.
Distance: 11K / 6.8m
Feb 10 – Terry - tba
Feb 17 – Maggie - tba
Feb 24 – Judith - tba
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