Thornbury

Walking

The Walking Group, which is open to all members of Thornbury U3A, currently has approximately 100 members. Membership costs only £1 per year per household.

Walks, which take place on the first, third and fifth Thursdays of each month throughout the year provide exercise in a friendly, social environment. Generally there is a choice of two walks of different length and difficulty which are led by group members on a voluntary basis. “A” Walks are typically longer (more than 7 miles) and more strenuous than “B” Walks. Walk leaders will indicate whether there is a picnic or pub lunch. Members wishing to join a walk are asked to contact the walk leader, usually on the Saturday prior to the walk.

All members are encouraged to lead a walk from time to time. They are also reminded that they are responsible for ensuring that they have walking gear and equipment appropriate to the walk they are joining.

Car sharing is the norm and 7½p per mile is paid to the car driver. Walkers usually meet at the Thornbury Leisure Centre car-park at 9 am. A regular newsletter is distributed to all members. It includes descriptions of forthcoming walks e.g. terrain and distance. It also includes contact details of the leader so members can reserve a place on a walk.

Volunteers have also recently organised “away-days” in Oxford, Stratford upon Avon and Exeter as well as short break walking holidays in Dartmoor, Cornwall and Shropshire. These are open to all our members.

This is an extract/example of a typical Walking Group Newsletter that our members regularly receive:

DateDescriptionTimeLeader
Oct 153 Villages and 2 Ways09:00A Nother 400000
.Starting from Tresham we go into a.Mobile 07000 123456
A Walkvalley where the wool trade flourished in
.a bygone era and then climb to
.Ozleworth. We go round by Newark Park
.onto the Cotswold Way down to Alderley
.and return to Tresham via the Monarch’s
.Way. Distance 8 miles with two ascents
.of note. Please bring a picnic lunch.
Nov 5Warmley and Siston09:00Miles Post 456789
.A walk following the Community Forest.Mobile 07000 666999
B WalkPath, Bristol & Bath Railway Path and
.finally the Kingswood Dramway. Fairly
.level walk through countryside with some
.styles. Interesting historic places on the
.route including Siston Court. Circular
.walk of about 6 miles. Picnic lunch.

For further details on Walking Group membership contact Adrian Jones on 417378 or email Walking

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