Skiddaw

Events

Due to the current situation caused by the spread of coronavirus and in keeping with the government's advice, the monthly meetings for March, April, May and June have been cancelled.

The monthly meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month except August and December. Follow this link Monthly Meeting List to download a copy of the forthcoming meetings.
Reviews of past meetings meetings can be found in the Press Releases.

Unless otherwise indicated refreshments will be served at 10:00 and meetings will begin at 10:30. Location in the summer will be rotated around the villages that have suitable venues. There is an entry fee of £1 for members and £1.50 for guests to cover expenses and refreshments.

If you have any suggestions for future speakers or indeed if you would like to speak at a future meeting yourself please get in touch with our Speaker Secretary via the 'Click to send a message' button above.

Other social events and visits to place of interest will be organised through the year. These will be made available to all members on a 'first come' basis and will be advertised on this page, in the newsletter and at the monthly meetings.

If you have difficulties attending a monthly meeting, if for instance you live in a remote rural area with no car or access to public transport, you have a temporary disability resulting in you not being able to drive or if you have difficulty walking or problems with mobility, sight, hearing etc. we can put you in touch with a volunteer willing to offer transport. Follow the 'Accessibility' link to the right for more details.


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Wed Sep 16th OPEN MORNING 10 am to 12 noon
Southey Street Methodist Church and Hall
An opportunity to find out more about all that Skiddaw U3A has to offer. With over 60 interest groups there is something for everyone.
Wed Oct 21st Crosthwaite Parish Room
Liz Stevenson
Liz Stevenson is Artistic Director at Keswick's Theatre By The Lake. She will talk about her career and give an insight into her role at TBTL.
Wed Nov 18th Crosthwaite Parish Room
Geoff Somers MBE
Crossing Antarctica by its greatest axis
Geoff is a Skiddaw U3A member and explorer and will share his experiences of polar exploration. He was the first Briton to cross Antarctica on foot.
Cycling - Social Cycling
Tue Jul 14th A ride in the Eden valley area, starting at Langwathby,Skirwith,Kirkland, Blencarn, Milburn, Dufton for refreshments. Return via Lomg Marton, Newbiggin, Culgaith and Langwathby. A ride of approx 27miles
Tue Jul 28th Frank Lee memorial ride in the Newlands Valley, round Derwentwater areas
Local History
Tue Jul 21st Local History member Roy Ellis will give a talk to the group via Zoom about the Keswick Tresspasses. Part 1 today at 3 pm
Tue Jul 28th Local History member Roy Ellis will give a talk to the group via Zoom about the Keswick Tresspasses. Part 2 today at 3 pm.
Tue Sep 22nd Ron East will give a talk about Bell Ringing and the Crosthwaite Church Tower. The meeting will be in the Crosthwaite Room, Keswick Museum, Station Road, Keswick at 3pm.
Tue Oct 20th An illustrated talk on the early motor trade in Keswick by Brian Hinde. 3pm in the Crosthwaite Room, Keswick Museum, Station Road. Keswick.
Tue Nov 17th Mark Hatton will give an illustrated talk entitled "German Miners in Elizabethan Keswick". 3pm Crosthwaite Room, Keswick Museum, Station Road, Keswick. Depending on the weather the group may also go for a walk to see the site of a smelter, built in 1567 by German miners, which was at the time the largest and most advanced copper smelter in Europe.
Tue Dec 8th A light hearted local quiz and Festive get-together. 3 pm Crosthwaite Room, Keswick Museum, Station Road, Keswick