South East Explorers
South East Explorers (new)
Convener: Tom Crossett
South East England has lots to offer people with leisure to enjoy our towns and countryside. Despite the huge amount of information on the web it can be challenging to find outings that are just right for a particular individual or small group.
South East Explorers (SEE) will find out whether members would like to be able to learn about expeditions that others have enjoyed recently so that they can follow in their footsteps or adapt outings to meet their specific needs and capabilities.
Any kind of expedition could be included e.g. visits to “attractions” in town or country, places to have a bite or a pint and enjoyable walking routes graded of course by distance and challenge.
To be a success SEE would have to involve a cross section of the membership to cover diversity of possible expeditions.
To get things moving Tom Crossett, who has been exploring the South East since he came to Lewes in 1978, will list some of the expeditions he and his family (wife, children and their families) have enjoyed recently. For a representative selection he will also write first draft expedition fact sheets that provide the information needed to repeat trips or adapt them to their own needs and capabilities. Fact sheets would include contacts, web links and phone numbers required to ensure that critical information, for example bus times remain valid.
Anyone interested in either contributing to SEE or using the resource as it develops should get in touch with Tom by phone or email – or at the Lewes U3A open day on 4th September.
If there is sufficient interest Tom will organise a meeting so that everyone with an interest can refine the concept of SEE and work out how it can become a practical resource that meets a real need and is easy to access.