Worcester

Walks 10 Mile +

At a variety of different locations across 3 counties.

Leader and Contact: Shan South

This is Group who enjoy doing longer walks once or twice a month, weather permitting.

Leader and Contact: Shan South
Long +/- Walks can be just under 10 miles (8 or 9) or a bit more than 10 miles (11 or 12)
Our walks start and finish at various locations on Tuesdays (occasionally Wednesdays) throughout the year. The aim is to do 2 walks per month but in the fine weather, during Spring and Summer there may be a walk offered every week.

Most walks will start at 10.00am depending on the length and location. In the summer months if the weather is forecast to be hot, we may start earlier i.e. 9am. Because some of our walks are at a distance in neighbouring counties, we aim to car share as far as possible to save on fuel and carbon emissions etc.

Our meetings sometimes start at a pub but this very much depends on the location of the walk. If so, we can enjoy a drink/snack together at the pub after the walk.
We usually have a couple of breaks on the walk; a coffee/"banana” break and a lunch break. If it is a longer walk, we stop again later in the walk for a further short break. Its important that everyone brings something to eat for lunch and other snacks as well as enough liquid refreshment for the walk.

Walks are usually planned and led by the group members ensuring a wide variety of locations across the 3 counties. Help in planning walks is always available and new walk leaders are encouraged. Click below for the following useful guides:

The group combines with the short walks group and long walks group 1 & 2 to hold an Annual Meeting in January each year. A nominal subscription of £1 pa is collected at the meeting to help pay for maps, paper, ink etc. if appropriate
If you would like to join the Long Walks 10+/- Group, first join the U3A, then email your U3A number and details to Shan South. U3A policy is that dogs are not allowed on U3A walks.
We also organise an annual walking holiday, which is open to all group members and is based in one of the hotels operated by HF Holidays. There is a selection of walks organised by group members available each day providing a choice of terrain and distance. Hotel bookings are full board and walks are organised by group members. Worcester U3A Walking Group is affiliated to HF Holidays and enjoys exclusive benefits and discounts. Walkers make their own way there and numbers are usually such that we have exclusive use of the hotel. Holidays are popular and usually fill up at the Annual Meeting. The next Walking holiday which is in April 2022 will be in the Lake District.
Please see Dates for your Diary below for the current Walking Programme.

Dates for your Diary
Tue Aug 23rd Leader: Brian
Area: Stratford-upon-Avon and Luddington
Starting Point: Car Park by Anne Hathaway's Cottage, Shottery
Finish: - Circular Walk
Ordnance Survey maps: Landranger 151 (Stratford-upon-Avon) and Explorer 205 (Stratford-upon-Avon and Evesham)
Distance to drive: miles; Time to drive: minutes (from centre of Worcester)
Fuel cost based on 40mpg shared between driver & passengers:
Start Time: 9.30am
Distance: 9 miles
Start time: 9.30am
Description: This easy paced walk is in the heart of Shakespeare country and may well include paths used by the Bard himself. It is memorable for a number of reasons. As well as the Shakespearean connections at Stratford and Shottery,(the setting for Anne Hathaway's Cottage) there is the picturesque village of Luddington with its green, pretty cottages and riverside Church. The return leg is also memorable with the route running close to Shakespear's Avon before joining a wide path beside Shakespear's racecourse. The grand finale takes in many of the towns most striking buildings, including medieval Holy Trinity Church where Shakespeare is buried.
Difficulty: A relatively easy flat walk
Tue Oct 4th Leader: Brigid and Jacqui.
Area: 3 Castles Walk leg 1, Hereford and Monmouth border
Distance: 10.2 miles
Meeting Point: St. Nicholas Church, B4347, Grosmont, NP7 8LW
Distance: 50 miles(from centre of Worcester) Travel time: 65 minutes
Start Time: 9:30am
Post Code/Grid Ref/what3words: NP7 8LW / SO 40552 24409; 0S Explorere OL14 & 189; OS Landranger 162
Description: Leg 1 of 2 of the 3 castles walk. Starting at Grosmont Castle, follow the 3 castle walk to Llyfos Wood, visiting White Castle.
Difficulty: Height gained 2057 ft. 1 significant ascent.
Tue Oct 18th Leader: Brigid and Jacqui
Area: 3 Castles Walk leg 2, Hereford and Monmouth border
Distance: 10.25 miles
Meeting Point: St. Nicholas Church, B4347, Grosmont, NP7 8LW
Distance: 50 miles(from centre of Worcester) Travel time: 65 minutes
Start Time: 9:30am
Post Code/Grid Ref/what3words: NP7 8LW / SO 40552 24409; 0S Explorere OL14 & 189; OS Landranger 162
Description: Leg 2 of 2 of the 3 castles walk. Starting at Grosmont Castle, follow the 3 castle walk to Llyfos Wood, visiting Skenfrith Castle.
Difficulty: Height gained 1961 ft. 1 significant ascent and descent.

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