Walking group 1 - Meet the 2nd Thursday of each month (except August)
This group traditionally did walks of approximately 5 miles but the longer and more challenging walks have proved to be much less popular with members over recent year.So the decision has been taken to reduce the distance for this walking group. From now on, the walks will be approximately 3 miles. Depending on the feedback from members longer walks may well be included in future programs.
Walking group 2 - Meet the 4th Thursday of each month (except August)
Walks are up to about three miles and are proving popular with members who prefer a more relaxed pace and easier going. Leaders often plan their walks with the opportunity for a mid way refreshment stop.
Walking group 3 - meet the 3rd Thursday of each month (except August)
This walking group is about having an enjoyable day out that includes a walk. The day is planned around visiting a place of interest. Often starting with a coffee, a walk of about three mile followed by lunch (pub, National Trust cafe or similar), and then another short walk in the afternoon. The day starts at a given meeting point at 10.30am and aim to be finishing by about 3.pm. Previously the group has visited Cliveden, Hatchlands, Farnham Castle and Waverley Abbey, Polesden Lacey and Painshill Gardens.
To limit cost we try to share transport where possible .
All three groups are open to all members but it is up to the individual member to satisfy themselves that they are fit enough for the walks they choose to join. Group sizes are not currently restricted, so do come and join us!
Registering as a Walking Group member allows the member to partake in walks with any of the three groups.
Before members walk with the group for the first time they will be supplied with details of the U3A's policy on insurance Disclaimer and will be required to sign that they understand and agree to the conditions.
The U3A is a self help organisation and does rely on members being prepared to assist in the organising of walks.The groups are always extremely grateful to those members who offer to lead walks. Planning a walk usually proves both informative and enjoyable. Previously the groups have walked along riverbanks and towpaths, across Chobham Common, visited Hampton Court, Woking Palace and the Magna Carta sites at Runnymede.
Groups do not allow the weather to put them off - come rain, wind or sun nothing deters them– waterproofs are hastily donned and off they go – please don’t let the weather put you off – come and join your fellow U3A members and enjoy the exercise and getting to know Surrey!
ALL WALKERS MUST NOTE THAT THEY:-
- Take part entirely at their own risk.
- Are required to supply their Membership No. and to complete a Disclaimer Form.
- Must provide an emergency contact telephone number
Please also note:
It is strongly recommended that members wear suitable footwear, especially in winter. A walking stick(s) may prove helpful.
In warm/hot weather walkers should have an adequate supply of drinking water.
Many walks finish near pubs/eating places so that walkers can enjoy refreshments in good company.
Please check with each walk leader if you wish to bring a dog, which must be kept under strict control and on a lead.
Suggestions and offers to lead walks are always welcome. There are walk books to borrow, and help for those who would like to lead a walk.
Enquiries to Malcolm Stewart (1), Linda Haller (2) or Caroline Thomas (3) who can be contacted via the Group Leaders' Coordinator - 'GROUPS' OPTION ON THE CONTACT PAGE.
|Dates for your Diary|
|Thu Sep 26th||Windsor Great Park (3.5 miles) 10:00 start|
Leader Sue Ewen 01932 254540
Meet in Bishopsgate Road, Englefield Green Nr Fox & Hounds PH (TW20 0XU)
Nat. Grid Ref SU 978721
Sat Nav’s 51.26.24 N 0.35.34 W
51.44025 N 0.59278 W
Easy walk around Windsor Great Park.
|Thu Oct 10th||Thames Path Chertsey to Laleham (3.5 miles) 10:00 start|
Leaders Lynda & Richard Mason 01932 564773 Mobile (on day of walk only) 07858 648997
Meet at first Car Park, Mead Lane, Chertsey (The Meads) KT16 8LN
Nat. Grid Ref TQ 055661
Sat Nav’s 51.23.04 N 0.29.05 W
51.38454 N 0.48478 W
Gentle walk along river to Laleham Village and return.
|Thu Oct 24th||Cowey sale, Broad Water, Weybridge (3 miles) 10:00 start|
Leader Joan Read 01932 845916
Meet at car park at Cowey Sale, Walton Lane (Nr Walton Bridge) KT12 1QP
Nat. Grid Ref TQ092663
Sat Nav’s 51.23.08 N 0.25.51 W
51.38567 N 0.43085 W
Walk to Weybridge past Broadwater and return along Thames Path. No Stiles.
|Thu Nov 14th||Lightwater Country Park (3 miles) 10:00 start|
Leader Di Hannon 01932 843532 Mobile 07523 428 443
Meet at Lightwater Country Park Information Centre/Café. 72 The Avenue, Lightwater, GU18 5RG
Parking, some parking near entrance (by playground) but also further along near the Visitor’s Centre.
Nat. Grid Ref SU 919621
Sat Nav’s 51.21.03 N 0.40.52 W
51.35092 N 0.68119 W
Fairly level walking with some slopes, heathland, woodland and lakes.
|Thu Nov 28th||Chatley Heath Semaphore Tower & Bolder Mere (3 miles) 10:00 start|
Leader Alan & Christine Birtles
Meet at car Okham Bites car park in Old Lane Cobham KT11 1NA
Old Lane is off of the M25 to A3 south bound slip road. (Junction 10 of M25) NB Charges apply.
Nat. Grid Ref TQ 078586
Sat Nav’s 51.19.00 N 0.27.14 W
51.31675 N 0.5393 W
Varied terrain with No stiles.
|Thu Dec 12th||Stroll around Weybridge (3 miles) 10:00 start|
Leader Carol Beasley 07512 553 677 01932 888615
Meet in Car park, Walton Lane, Weybridge between Weybridge Tennis club and Elmbridge Canoe club. KT13 8LY
Nat. Grid Ref TQ 077658
Sat Nav’s 51.22.54 N 0.27.10 W
51.38188 N 0.45273 W
An easy stroll around Weybridge that may be muddy in places.
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