Rotherham

STROLLERS

The group was founded in 2008 to meet the needs of a number of U3A members who enjoyed walking, but could only manage short distances. We walk on alternate Saturday mornings throughout the year.

Walks are mostly in and around Rotherham with the occasional venture into parts of Barnsley, Sheffield and even the Peak District. It never ceases to amaze us that we have such lovely countryside and parkland on our doorstep with pretty villages such as Whiston, Laughton and Wentworth, woodland in Wickersley, Treeton and Scholes, waterside walks at Old Moor Wetlands, Ulley and Rother Valley Country Park, even a swannery and boatyard near the town centre. Yes, I know there are lots more!

Generally we use buses to the start and return from each walk, as most of our members qualify for the concessionary travel pass and many are non-drivers. This also means that walks do not have to be circular.

We walk at a gentle pace and members enjoy the companionship of like-minded people. Many group members choose to lunch together at a pub or cafe at the end of the walk but this is NOT a pre-requisite of joining the group. In keeping with U3A principles extra costs are rarely incurred.

No special equipment is needed - just stout shoes, boots or even trainers in dry weather and dress according to weather conditions.

Alternate Saturday mornings.

Co-ordinator:
Margaret Tupling: 01709 371 949

Deputy Co-ordinators:
Roger and Sue Howl: 01709 563624

SEE THE CALENDAR AT THE BOTTOM OF THE MAIN GROUPS PAGE, OR THE EVENTS PAGE FOR FULL DETAILS OF OUR FORTHCOMING WALKS.

YOU CAN ALSO CLICK THE LINK ON THIS PAGE TO SEE AN ARTICLE ON THEIR FIRST WALK ALONG THE ROTHERHAM CANAL TOWARDS MEADOWHALL: 'Strollers walk 5 June21'. Walks are currently circular so that as many people as possible can travel to the start by car and also give one other person a lift. We are trying to keep the numbers using public transport to a minimum.

There is also an article and photos on the 14 August 2021 walk: please click the link on this page to view.

Dates for your Diary
Sat Dec 4th ROTHER VALLEY COUNTRY PARK (café, toilets en route)
Bus 29 (Todwick) departs 9.40 am to bottom of Lodge Lane, Aston at junction with Mansfield Road. Parking on surrounding roads. Start approximately 10 am. Uphill ‘pull’ at end of walk.

Leaders: Margaret Tupling tel 01709 371949
Roger and Sue Howl, tel 01709 563 624
All walks are circular with parking available near start/finish.
Bus departure times are from Rotherham Bus Station.
Sat Dec 18th WICKERSLEY WOOD, LANES AND FIELD
Bus 19 (Worksop via Thurcroft) departs 10.05 am, arrive Wood Lane 10.25 am. Parking on Wood Lane. Meet at corner with Morthen Road for 10.30 am start.


Leaders: Margaret Tupling tel 01709 371949
Roger and Sue Howl, tel 01709 563 624
All walks are circular with parking available near start/finish.
Bus departure times are from Rotherham Bus Station.
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More Group Pages
ART on MONDAY Art on Thursday
ART on Wednesday CARD MAKING
CHOIR COME DANCING
COUNTRY DANCING CREATIVE WRITING
EMBROIDERY & SOFT FURNISHINGS FAMILY HISTORY
FLEXERCISE FRENCH CONVERSATION - Afternoon Group
FRENCH CONVERSATION - Evening Group FRENCH CONVERSATION - Morning Group
GAMES GARDENING
GERMAN CONVERSATION GROW YOUR OWN
ITALIAN LIFESTYLE
LINE DANCING LONGSWORD AND RAPPER DANCING
LUNCHEON CLUB OPERA
OUT AND ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHY
PLAYREADING READING
SINGING FOR FUN SINGLES ON SUNDAYS
STROLLERS TAI CHI
WALKING CRICKET YOGALATES