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 are also 2 Long Walks Groups about 5 to 7 miles long and a 10 miles Walking Group.

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 other Walks Groups for 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.

There is 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.

Please email Mel Rayson
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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 Aug 6th Leader/s: Anne Horsington
Area: Northwick/Bevere
Meeting Point: New Inn,Ombersley Road, Claines, Worcester
Post Code/Grid Ref: WR3 7DH/846 578
Notes: We can use the toilets before the walk. The walk is 3 1/2 miles . After rain the gateways beside the river are likely to be muddy. There is one stile and one narrow path going uphill.
Fri Aug 20th Leader/s: George Milton and Christopher Gallantree-Smith
Area: Grimley
Meeting Point: The Camp, Camp House Lane, Grimley
Post Code/Grid Ref: WR2 3AQ/845 592
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Fri Sep 3rd Leader/s: Roger Berry
Area: Claines/North Worcester
Meeting Point: The New Inn, Ombersley Road, Claines
Post Code/Grid Ref: WR3 7DH/846 578
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Fri Sep 17th Leader/s: John Poulton
Area: Worcester - Birmingham canal/ Stoke Prior
Meeting Point: Navigation Inn, Hanbury Road, Stoke Prior
Post Code/Grid Ref: B60 4LB/951 671
Notes: The walk is a mix of canal tow path, road with pavement, St. Michael's Church, quiet lane and a foot path with 3 stiles and a railway crossing. It is 4 miles long and on the level.
The pub will open at 10 am for toilets and food orders. It has a spacious car park.
There is a menu on the pub's website. It would be good if all those who wish to eat
could let Liz know by Saturday 11th September, so that she can pass on the details for John to give the manager some idea of numbers.
Fri Oct 1st Leader/s: Irene Sanderson
Area: Ombersley TBC
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Fri Oct 15th Leader/s: Jane Evans
Area: Lower Wick/Diglis more information later
Meeting Point: Willow Barn, Lower Wick
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