Northampton

Walking

To read about Striders, Ramblers and Strollers, see the link on the right to the article by Howard Richards in the June 2012 edition of U3A SOURCES, which is copied with permission of the editor. For another of Howard's articles, on Health and Well-being from June 2015 edition of Sources, click on the link.

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STRIDERS

This group will close after Lockdown unless someone will take it over. Please contact Marie or Jane if you can help.

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A Discount scheme for U3A members has been resurrected at Ultimate Outdoors at Riverside, for Northampton U3A members. Click on the link for details.

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NEWS

Websites previously linked to this page have been revised and new links to local walks have been added in August 2017.

Walking in Northamptonshire or Northamptonshire Walks are web sites which lists dozens of walks which can be downloaded and printed free of charge. Walks in South Northants district also offers a wide choice of walks which can be downloaded. If you are interested in a local walk please click these links to access them. The Northamptonshire County Council also publishes short walks leaflets which you can access using the link. There are other useful walking websites Nene valley walking and County Walks Northamptonshire suggest walks of various lengths throughout the county.

If you want to pay a modest fee, you can register on Walking World.com to download walks.

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Rambling

Leader: Clive & Chris Spinney

Usually the last Friday in the month, excluding December. Meet at 9.45 am, for 10.00 am start, unless informed otherwise. Distance 4-5 miles. Luncheon club meets at 12.15 pm. for 12.30 pm start (approx.), same day and venue.

Please confirm interest in a walk during the week, with Clive or Chris on Monday or Tuesday evening 5 – 7 pm.

Dates for Rambling are as follows:-

DateLeader

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Striders

Leaders: New Group Leader required (see above)!

Usually the second Friday in the month. Meet at 9.15 am, for 9.30 am start, unless informed otherwise. Distance 6-8 miles. Luncheon club meets at 12.30 pm, for 12.45 pm start (approx.), same day and venue.

Dates for Striding are as follows:-

DateLeader

MORE LEADERS NEEDED (Assistance available)

No Leader - No Walk

LEADERS ARE REQUIRED FOR:-

Ramblers - 26th June, 31st July, 28th August, 25th September
Striders - 14th February, 10th April, 12th June, 10th July, 14th August, 11th September

REMINDER

Please confirm your interest in a walk, with Clive or Christine (01604 711747), or leave a message, on the Monday or Tuesday, between 5pm and 7pm, during the week of the walk. This allows us, on the Wednesday, to give the Pub (via the Leader/s) a rough guide to the numbers on the Wednesday. Also, in the case of bad weather, ready access to all concerned, if postponement of the walk becomes necessary. The arrangements outlined above apply equally to Luncheon Club members.

MANY THANKS and CONGRATULATIONS ……..due to the following, without whom there would have been no Rambles, Strides or Luncheon club meetings this year. Brian Adams, Diana Duckworth, Kate Murdoch, Phil Trebess, Megan Cahill, Christine Ashby, Julia Lee, Midge Evans, Susan Robinson, Josie & Phil George, Pam & Don Fraser, Michael & Eileen Brown, Kevin & Aideen Fogarty, Jane Booth, Josie Blackwell, Roy Sutherland, John & Marion Green, Roy Winterbourn, Len & Jean Burston, Peter & Mavis Brown, Clive & Christine Spinney.

They enabled us to enjoy the following areas:- Weedon, Dodford, Olney, East Haddon, Arthlingworth (with torches), Ashton, Pattishall, Milton Malsor, Little Brington, Maidwell, Foxton, Great Houghton, Brixworth, Cogenhoe, Ravensthorpe, Great Billing, Delapre, Harlestone, Yardley Hastings, Hartwell, Roade, Harpole, Heart of the Shires. Full Circle—back to Christmas at Stoke Bruerne ! Truly the ‘Rose of the Shires’.

Clive & Christine Spinney

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Strollers

Leader: Pauline Niles Tel:01604 706352
Deputy: Jill Frost Tel: 01604 454108

To contact Pauline for information, please phone or click the Email Group Contact link on the right.

Meetings are held at 10.30 am on the 3rd Monday of each month.

The group is limited by the capacity of the hostelries visited, so those interested must check the current situation by contacting the Group Leader.

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NORDIC POLE WALKING

Leader: Jenny Gaskill Tel: 01604 634257

We meet on the 3rd Friday of the month at 11.00am at various locations.
Nordic Pole Walking uses more muscles than normal walking, it strengthens the arms, torso and back muscles more efficiently, improving posture and puts less strain on the knees, hips and spine. The leader can show you how to use them effectively.
Poles are available to borrow for your initial walk.

For more information please phone or email the leader using the link on the top right.

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THIRD AGE MATTERS

Howard’s “Health and Well-Being” contribution to “U3A Sources”, plus photographs, is an excellent ‘summing up’ of our 3 groups’ objective - to provide a varied ‘walks’ experience, with an informal social gathering over lunch. Thank you, Howard, for your ‘in-depth’ observations, gathered with Cicely, over many years, at all levels.
Clive & Chris

Click on a picture below to see it full-size with more details.

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Archaeology Art Workshop
Bird watching Book Reading
Bowling Bridge
Canasta Charles Dickens
Coffee Morning / Lunch Computing & Technology
Crafts Creative Writing
Cribbage Cryptic Crosswords
Cycling Dancing
Daytime Cinema Decorative Arts from 1800
Discussion Groups Early Civilisations
Exploring London Flower Arranging
Gardening Genealogy
Golf History
History of Art Jewellery Essentials Workshop
Knit and Natter Languages
Luncheon Club MahJong
Meditation Meet n' Eat
Music Mythology
Nature New Experiences
Philosophy Photography
Play Reading Poetry
Psychology Public Speaking/Story Telling
Quiz Saturday Supper
Science Scrabble
Shakespeare Skittles
Table Tennis Tai Chi
Theatre Theatre Visits - Milton Keynes
Theology Trips (by coach)
Walking Wine Appreciation