Ripon & District

Walking

Welcome to the Ripon U3A walking group.

We have some of the most beautiful countryside in Britain on our doorstep and many people would like to get out and see more of it. Hopefully this group will help people do just that and see places they have never seen before. My role is to coordinate the walks programme and also lead some walks.

There are now over 50 names on the group's list and the group relies on people to offer to lead walks, with the walk leaders deciding on the dates, length and walking area, which hopefully gives a varied programme of walks.

In July 2021, the group had a lunch get-together and we were able to compile a walks programme to take us up to the middle of December 2021 and these walks are advertised monthly in the u3a newsletter, but there are sometimes changes in dates, walk leader or area and it is recommended that the walk leader be contacted regarding their walk.

With the Covid-19 restrictions lifted, there are now no restrictions on numbers on walks but as some members are still wary about sharing transport, parking facilities at the start of walks can be a problem. Members are therefore asked to continue to contact the leader if they are planning to go on a walk. A meeting place to organise car-sharing has been discussed but not yet finalised.

Every walker is expected to continue to carry a facemask and hand sanitiser and to be aware of others.

If you would like to join the group, please phone or email and I can provide up-to-date information about future walks

If you are willing to volunteer to lead a walk, can you please email me the following information:-

  • Name of the person leading the walk
  • Leader's contact details- land line and mobile if possible
  • Date of walk
  • Start time of walk
  • Exact place of start of walk preferably including a map reference
  • The length of the walk and some indication of climb and terrain
  • Whether packed lunch is needed or a drink/snack is sufficient

Hope we will have many enjoyable walks in the future

Christine Bennett dromomania2@outlook.com

More Group Pages
Art Appreciation Group Badminton Bonsai Book Readers Group
Circle Dancing Collectables Craft Group Creative Writing Forum
Family History French Conversation Garden Group Geology
German Conversation Have Your Say History Italian Conversation
Keep Fit `move it or lose it` Latin Lawn Bowls Local History
On Your Bookshelf Painting and Drawing Grp Pétanque Photography
Piano Playing Play Folk Music Play Reading Playing the Guitar
Poetry for Pleasure Ripon Archaeology Research Russian Literature Science For All
Scrabble Scribblers Spanish Conversation Spanish Intermediate (Group full)
Sunday Lunch Group Table Tennis Tennis Theatre Visits Group
Ukulele Visiting Buildings of Interest Walking Walking Netball
Wednesday Lunch Group Wine Appreciation
More Group Pages
Art Appreciation Group Badminton
Bonsai Book Readers Group
Circle Dancing Collectables
Craft Group Creative Writing Forum
Family History French Conversation
Garden Group Geology
German Conversation Have Your Say
History Italian Conversation
Keep Fit `move it or lose it` Latin
Lawn Bowls Local History
On Your Bookshelf Painting and Drawing Grp
Pétanque Photography
Piano Playing Play Folk Music
Play Reading Playing the Guitar
Poetry for Pleasure Ripon Archaeology Research
Russian Literature Science For All
Scrabble Scribblers
Spanish Conversation Spanish Intermediate (Group full)
Sunday Lunch Group Table Tennis
Tennis Theatre Visits Group
Ukulele Visiting Buildings of Interest
Walking Walking Netball
Wednesday Lunch Group Wine Appreciation