Worcester

Walks 10 Mile +

At variety of different locations .

Leader and Contact: Shan South

This is a new Group, we plan to do a number of 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 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.
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. 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 Oct 26th Area: Tetbury and Westonbirt
Starting Point: The Market House in centre of Tetbury
Finish: - Circular Walk
Ordnance Survey maps: Landranger 162 (Gloucester & Forest of Dean) and Explorer 168 (Stroud & Tetbury & Malmsbury)
Distance: 9.5 miles
Start time: 9.30am
Description: Although a lengthy walk its relatively undemanding as its across mostly flat turrain bordering the south Cotswolds that lies to the south and west of Tetbury. The route passes by the imposing Westonbirt House (now a school) and at approximately the half way point it takes you across the Westonbirt Arboretum which it is hoped will be displaying some beautiful autumn colours.
Difficulty: An relatively easy walk - coule be wet underfoot in places across the fields depending on wether between now and then.
Thu Nov 4th Area: Warwick and the Grand Union Canal
Starting Point: Warwick Market Place
Finish: - Circular Walk
Ordnance Survey maps: Landranger 151(Startford upon Avon) and Explorer 221 (Coventry and Warwick)
Distance: 9 miles
Start time: 9.30am
Description:
Difficulty:
Tue Nov 9th Area:
Starting Point:
Finish: - Circular Walk
Ordnance Survey maps: Landranger and Explorer
Distance: 9 miles
Start time: 9.30am
Description:
Difficulty:
Tue Nov 16th Area: TBC
Starting Point:
Finish: - Circular Walk
Ordnance Survey maps: Landranger and Explorer
Distance: 9 miles
Start time: 9.30am
Description:
Difficulty:
Wed Nov 24th Area: North-Western Edge of the Black Mountains -The Upper Honddu Horseshoe
(Walking Wednesday instead of Tuesday)
Starting Point: Gospel Pass (parking area at the start)
Finish: - Circular Walk
Ordnance Survey maps: Landranger 161 (The Black Mountains) Explorer 0L13 (Brecon Beacons National Park-Eastern Area)
Distance: 10.5 miles
Start time: 9.30am
Description:
Difficulty:Hill paths including very steep descent
Tue Nov 30th Area: TBC
Starting Point:
Finish: - Circular Walk
Ordnance Survey maps: Landranger and Explorer
Distance: 9 miles
Start time: 9.30am
Description:
Difficulty:
Wed Dec 8th Area: TBC (Walking on Wednesday)
Starting Point:
Finish: - Circular Walk
Ordnance Survey maps: Landranger and Explorer
Distance: 9 miles
Start time: 9.30am
Description:
Difficulty:
Tue Dec 14th Area: TBC
Starting Point:
Finish: - Circular Walk
Ordnance Survey maps: Landranger and Explorer
Distance: 9 miles
Start time: 9.30am
Description:
Difficulty:
Tue Dec 21st Area: TBC
Starting Point:
Finish: - Circular Walk
Ordnance Survey maps: Landranger and Explorer
Distance: 9 miles
Start time: 9.30am
Description:
Difficulty:
Tue Jan 4th 2022 Area: TBC
Starting Point:
Finish: - Circular Walk
Ordnance Survey maps: Landranger and Explorer
Distance: 9 miles
Start time: 9.30am
Description:
Difficulty:
Mon Jan 17th 2022 Area: TBC
Starting Point:
Finish: - Circular Walk
Ordnance Survey maps: Landranger and Explorer
Distance: 9 miles
Start time: 9.30am
Description:
Difficulty:
Mon Jan 24th 2022 Area: TBC
Starting Point:
Finish: - Circular Walk
Ordnance Survey maps: Landranger and Explorer
Distance: 9 miles
Start time: 9.30am
Description:
Difficulty:
Tue Feb 1st 2022 Area: TBC (Walking on Wednesday this week)
Starting Point:
Finish: - Circular Walk
Ordnance Survey maps: Landranger and Explorer
Distance: 9 miles
Start time: 9.30am
Description:
Difficulty:

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