Worcester

Walks - Short

August 2020 Dear Fellow Walkers,

Our normal Group Walks Programme is still suspended.

You will have seen the recent emails regarding U3A activities over the next few months.
Even though our meetings are in the open air there can be no more than 6 people together. This poses a problem as there are usually quite a few more than that on our walks. Long Walks Groups 1 are having up to ten people and one of the leaders does the walk one way round with 5 people and the other leader goes the other way round with up to 5 more walkers. Walking Group 2 is doing the same walk on more than one day. In both cases participants have to book beforehand and once the maximum number is reached no one else can join.

I am sorry but I have not got the dedication for following suit. Although if you are and want to volunteer please let me know.

BUT Keep walking and stay less isolated, please try to make independent arrangements to walk with friends if possible, if you cannot do this and you would very much like to link up with other members of our Group to form a walking ‘Pod’ of no more than 6 people, please email me and I will do my best to link you with others who are interested.

If you want to walk under the U3A umbrella, and therefore be covered by the organisation’s insurance, you will need to adhere to the Risk Assessments guidance and in particular to the extra instructions for Covid, (see links on this webpage). PLEASE let me have the names of the people who walk with you. This is very important in case we need to make contact with them.

Remember that I have a collection of leaflets and books on walks if you want any ideas. See the link on the Short Walks webpage.

I will be back in touch when there are any changes is these arrangements.

Best Wishes, stay safe and well.

 Liz Whitehouse

Normal non-Covid Group activities
Our walks start and finish at various locations on Fridays throughout the year.
Approximately 3 miles long leaving at 10.30am
Leader and Contact: %Liz Whitehouse% Mobile 07749087535
There is also a Long Walks Group about 5 to 7 miles long.

Click on Fladbury Walk if you want to read Richard's helpful guide to Fladbury which he produced for his Nov 22 2019 walk.

Please see Dates for your Diary below for the current Walking Programme
Our Friday meetings often start at a pub. By arriving early we are usually able to use their facilities and book our lunch/snack if required with the publican. Around the halfway point on a walk we stop briefly for a 'banana' break.

CANCELLATION OF A WALK OR CHANGE OF LOCATION Please check this webpage and your emails prior to setting out to join a walk. An email will be sent by 9.00 am, at the latest, on the day of a walk if, for some reason, the event is cancelled or altered.

To see the list of pamphlets and books of local walks please click on 'Walks collection' under Links
'Guide for Leaders of Short Walks' see the Links panel on the right of the page.

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.

The group combines with the Long Walks Groups and holds 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 you would like to join the Short Walks group, first join the U3A, then email your U3A number and details to %Liz Whitehouse%.

U3A policy is that dogs are not allowed on U3A walks.

If you would like to join the Long Walks 2 Group then email Pete and Jacki Ager.

We also organise an annual walking holiday, which is open to all group members and partners and is based in one of the hotels operated by HF Holidays. There are 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. Worcester U3A Walking Group is affiliated to HF Holidays and enjoys exclusive benefit.

Walking Holiday in April 2020 will be at Coniston in the Lake District. (AND a SECOND Walking holiday for 2020 is proposed to Bourton on Water in October), Liz can put you in touch with the organisers of the holidays.

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