Meet: On the 4th Thursday of each month either at 10.30 am at Bridge Car Park or at 10.45 am (approx) at Location
Charge: Free to all U3A local members
Aim: Easy walks between 2-4 miles
Visiting places of natural beauty and interest in local area
Opportunity to socialise with an after-amble lunch
Date Location Led By Lunch
23/05/19 Warmington Chris Ryan The Falcon
27/06/19 Swalcliffe Viv Ellis The Stag’s Head/Saye & Sele
25/07/19 Cherington Shirley Wynne Cherington Arms
22/08/19 Whichford or Bourton Annie Lewis Norman Knight
26/09/19 Hidcote Tom Clifton NT/King’s Arms
24/10/19 Shutford Viv Ellis George & Dragon
28/11/19 Sibford Sue Levitch Wykham Arms
19/12/19 Long Compton Debbie Yardley Red Lion Christmas Lunch
Our next Amble is scheduled, weather permitting, for Thursday 23 May and will be led by Chris Ryan. It will start at 10.30am prompt from the Brailes Village Hall Car Park (On LHS as you travel from Shipston). We'll then travel to The Falcon, B4100 Warmington to Banbury Road, OX17 1JJ. (Tel: 01295 692120) where we'll park our cars.
The walk is around 2.5 miles and should take around 2 hours. It's straightforward, with only two short inclines and good underfoot with one stile. We'll walk across two fields, rich with ironstone and planted with crops. We'll then cross one paddock which has sheep; occasionally horses and two Kunekune pigs (called Poggi and Bonsi according to Chris!). We then reach the very pretty village of Shotteswell and follow the road round in a circle, passing a lovely old church (possibly Norman), which is worth a visit. There isn't a pub or cafe in the village, but those of us wishing to take a short break on the green could bring flasks. We then return to the Falcon by the same route, which takes approx one hour each way and has stunning views. Dogs are permitted on the walk, but would have to be lifted over the stile and put on the lead through the paddock because of the livestock.
In order to cover all weather possibilities. I'd suggest that you wear sturdy walking shoes or boots, and that everyone brings water, flask (if required), mobile phones and waterproofs. If this is your first visit since 1st April 2019, then please bring your current U3A membership card, your contact details and your emergency contact information so I can update my records.
Chris has kindly booked a table of eighteen for 13:00 at The Falcon. From past experience, the main courses are generously portioned. Dogs are permitted in the section of the pub where we're seated, but they don't permit muddy boots, so everyone should bring a change of shoes.
The pub has asked us to send our pre-order a couple of days before, so I'd be grateful if you could let me have your order by Monday 20th evening at the latest.
I'd be grateful if you could confirm/reconfirm:
1) Whether or not you will be joining us
2) Whether you require transport
3) Whether you'll be joining us for lunch
4) If you're staying for lunch, then let me have your pre-order from the Menu, which will follow. A table of eighteen is the maximum number the Falcon is prepared to accept, so confirmation of lunch orders emailed to me will be on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED basis.
If the weather is bad, we'll still meet for lunch!
For more information send a message to Debbie Yardley.