|Leaders||Linda & Maureen|
|Meeting pattern||Alternate Thursdays at 1:15 pm. End of March to end of August.|
Our climate may be bizarre, but whatever the weather, wildflowers will out. And our intrepid group will track them down.
Spring finds us in woods, enjoying clusters of primroses and violets, carpets of wood anemones and, later, seas of swaying bluebells. In summer, we head for open grassland, one hillfort having, if we're lucky, five kinds of orchid appearing at the same time.
Thanks to the full records compiled by previous leaders, the group has been able to devise a season of interesting walks and we even know what to look for. A special thank you to Sue, who continues to nurture and inspire us and even took us all out to tea at Fenny Castle.
We're learning slowly [and forgetting too], glorying in the flowers and their native names such as fairy flax, milkmaid, townhall clock and woundwort, and gradually coming to terms with a few of the Latin ones, some of which, such as veronica beccabunga, are charming in themselves.
New members are very welcome. Come and enjoy a gentle stroll and enjoy the many beautiful places around Wells. No need to be an expert: we certainly aren't.
This is a drop-in group. Come when you want. Please bring your U3A membership card on your first walk. New members should also bring a family or friend’s phone number, in case of emergency. As footpaths are often muddy and slippery, suitable footwear and walking sticks are a good idea.
We meet at 1:15pm on alternate Thursdays at the Bristol Hill end of Ash Lane and usually return by 5pm. It is our custom to give the car driver £1 per 10 miles.
If you can suggest a walk, or would like to lead one, please let us know.
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