Worcester

Walks - Short

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.

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.

Dates for your Diary
Fri Oct 25th Short Walk 10.30 This is the walk which was originally scheduled for 16th August
Leader/s:Jill Evans and Sue Collins
Area: Upper Colwall along foothills towards Evendine
Meeting Point: The Kettle Sings, B4232 (Jubilee Drive,) Malvern
Post Code/Grid Ref:WR13 6DN/ 766 420
Notes: Length 3 1/2 miles. PARKING Unfortunately, car parking will be on the Malvern Hills Trust Gardiners Quarry Car Park costing £4.50. Post Code is the same as the above but the Grid Ref is not it is 766 420, on the hillside almost opposite the site of the cafe on Jubilee Drive. It is therefore suggested that we try to share transport as much as possible in order to reduce the cost. (We have been asked not to park on the Kettle Sings car park which is quite small and only for use whilst using the cafe.)

We will be able to use the toilet facilities at the cafe, if required, before the walk. Sandwiches and light lunches are available, but unfortunately we cannot pre-order. They will, however, reserve tables, and the last time we walked from here they were reasonably quick in producing the lunches.

The walk takes us along the lane in the Upper Colwall direction, and then along paths, tracks and fields at the foot of the hills towards Evendine from where we make our way back up to the Kettle Sings. This is a fairly long gradual incline. There are unfortunately 9 stiles, the first of which is a little awkward,and 4 gates. However, it's a pretty walk over varied terrain with good views.
Fri Nov 8th Short Walk 10.30
Leader/s:Chris Gallantree-Smith and George Milton
Area:Lower Broadheath
Meeting Point:The Bell,Martley Road, Lower Broadheath
Post Code/Grid Ref:WR2 6QG/ 814 568
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Fri Nov 22nd Short Walk 10.30
Leader/s: Richard Woods and James Wharam
Area: Fladbury
Meeting Point: The Chequers Inn, Fladbury, Worcs
Post Code/Grid Ref: WR10 2PZ / 995 462
Notes: The walk would be about 4 miles, mainly on the flat; some riverside walking and a bit through the village. No stiles.

The Chequers has recently changed hands and the new people have greatly improved it.
Fri Dec 6th Short Walk 10.30
Leader/s:Cheryl Robertson
Area:Worcester
Meeting Point:TBC
Post Code/Grid Ref:TBC
Notes: Walk will include some Festive Sparkle!
Fri Jan 24th 2020 AGM
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