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We aim to have walks which range in length between about 4 and 5 miles, which are neither too strenuous nor go at too fast a pace. It is impossible to avoid all hills in Scotland but, if we do go up hills, they are not be steep or high and we do not hurry.
We usually meet in Perth for car sharing or, if you prefer, you can go straight to the start point. We always stop at some suitable spot for a drink and/or nibble about half-way through the walk. Our walk ends with refreshments at a recommended venue although there is no obligation to attend.
Group members are encouraged to suggest and lead walks, so that the burden does not fall solely on the group leader. Details of each walk are circulated by email approximately one week in advance.
Since we want to enjoy the sights and variety of the local countryside, it is inevitable that we use paths or tracks where the ground conditions are a bit taxing, especially in the winter months. There can be no guarantee of fine weather at any time of the year so, if you are in doubt about whether the walk might be going ahead, please check with the leader beforehand.
Suitable footwear, normally walking shoes or boots, and waterproof clothing are essential. In addition for the winter walks hat and gloves are also essential. It is sensible to carry a small first aid kit.
The leader assumes that members do not take part in a country walk of about 5 miles if they have a medical condition which makes that inadvisable. You should therefore be reasonably sure that your participation in a walk would not either put yourself at risk or create difficulties for the leader or other group members.
Last four walks were carried out with a further away day walk in Melrose combining with the other two walking groups. From September to April this year a further eight walks were completed and with the weather being kind to us there were no cancellations. Following our review meeting five summer walks have been agreed with a further away day walk planned in the Braemar area, again teaming up with three other U3A walking groups.
The Strollers walking group is continuing to grow in confidence and I’m pleased to report that many of the members are continuing to come forward and leading walks.