Worcester

Walks - Short

Hurrah!! Unless the Government puts a brake on the lifting of Lockdown our walks can start again on Friday 28th May and every fortnight from there on.

Offers to lead a walk, preferably not too long for the first few, are therefore needed.
The dates until the start of the new U3A year are :-
28th May, 11th and 25th June, 9th and 23rd July, 6th and 20th August.

Please note that should any of us wish to dine after the walk on the first two walks we would need to divide into groups of no more than 6 people.

Best Regards Liz

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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.

The U3A Spring walking holiday 2022 is to Coniston Water in the Lake District. We will be staying at Monk Coniston, a lovely historic country house in an amazing location overlooking beautiful Coniston Water. Set in 8 acres of grounds which includes a walled garden, our group will have sole occupancy of the house including the communal drawing room with splendid lake views.

We will depart on 11th April for a 4 night stay on a full board basis. There will be a varied selection of guided walks, short, medium and long available to join each day in this beautiful area.

The total cost of the holiday is £405 pp. This includes all hotel gratuities and an after dinner speaker from the Beatrix Potter Society. There is no single room supplement and the cost might reduce slightly depending on the final numbers. A non refundable deposit of £75pp will be payable in June with the balance due in early January 2022.

If you have not already booked and would like to join us there are a few places left.

Please email Mel Rayson melcrayson@hotmail.co.uk
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30th April 2021

I have been asked to draw your attention to a publication that may be of interest to you.

Regards Liz

Details of how to contact the author are given below:-

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A new book now available - “ Geology for Walkers” (on Amazon).

Written by a geologist and walker, and constructed as a ’companion for the scientifically curious’ - rather than as a textbook, it is aimed at the outdoor enthusiast / hobby geologist interested in learning more about, and developing a deeper appreciation for, the geological story around them.

If it is of interest, a more detailed “Peek Inside” which will give a good feel for the book’s content, scope and style can be sent.

Reply to Steven Peacock .

Dates for your Diary
Fri May 28th Leader/s:Sue Smith and Liz Whitehouse
Area: Upton-Snodsbury
Meeting Point: The Royal Oak (and Twisted Spoon)
Post Code/Grid Ref:WR7 4NW/939 545
Notes:One style at the start and the same one at the end, in fairly good condition.
Just over 3 miles
Fri Jun 11th

Leader/s: Anne Owen
Area:Hadzor
Meeting Point: Eagle and Sun, Hanbury Road [B4090], Droitwich
Post Code/Grid Ref:WR9 7DX/922 629
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