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.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 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 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 Jun 21st Short Walk 10.30am
Leader/s: Richard Woods and James Wharam
Area: Wyre Piddle to Fladbury and back
Meeting Point:The Anchor, Main Road, Wyre Piddle, Worcs
Post Code/Grid Ref:WR10 2JB/965 474
Notes: It is just over 4 miles, all on the flat with no stiles, one small, short bank to climb. It follows the river Avon.
The pub has a very small car park but there is lots of roadside parking immediately outside the pub.
Access to the village The road, innovatively called Main Road, used to be the main Evesham road until bypassed some years ago. It is possible to drive through the village and out the other end but with lots of traffic calming chicanes etc.. The easiest approach from Worcester is to take the A44 Evesham road. Go past the Pinvin crossroad (with the A4104 Pershore road going off to the right) and in about 3/4 of a mile on the A44 you come to a large roundabout. Take the second exit to the B4083 which is signposted Wyre Piddle. In about a mile bear left into the centre of the village via Worcester Road. The pub is on the right a couple of hundred yards further on alongside the river Avon.
Fri Jul 5th Short Walk 10.30am
Leader/s:Anne Horsington and Pauline Ranson
Area:Tardebigge
Meeting Point:Tardebigge Church
Post Code/Grid Ref: B60 3AH/996 692
Notes: Suggested approach is taking A38 to Bromsgrove , continuing past the roundabout beside Morrisons then the right turn at the next traffic lights through Aston Fields and on through Finstall on B4184 . After leaving 30mph continue until sign indicating Church at a right turn. Follow signs along Church Lane and park .
Fri Jul 19th Short Walk 10.30am
Leader/s: Anne Owen
Area:Broughton Hackett and White Ladies Aston
Meeting Point: March Hare, Worcester Road, Broughton Hackett A422 Worcester to Inkberrow
Post Code/Grid Ref:WR7 4BE/ 924 554
Notes:3.5 miles.
Please double up with cars if possible as the carpark not a large one. Carvery approx £8 and other options. Walk down lane to Leisure Centre on to Millenium Way part of Worcestershire Way. 10 gates no stiles and footpath but some through fields which may be wet and long grown. Lovely church probably half way stop.
Fri Aug 2nd Short Walk 10.30
Leader/s:Cheryl Robertson
Area:Droitwich
Meeting Point:Castle Hotel,73 Worcester Road,Droitwich
Post Code/Grid Ref:WR9 8AQ/904 619
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