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.
Walking Holiday in 2019 is 15th to 19th April at Malham, Yorkshire. More information is on the webpage for the Long Walks Groups, Liz can put you in touch with the organiser of the holiday.
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.
|Dates for your Diary|
|Fri Apr 26th||Short Walk 10.30|
Leader/s: Sue and Alan Russell
Area: Tiddesley Wood, nr Pershore
Meeting Point: Car Park for the Tiddesley Wood Nature Reserve
Post Code/Grid Ref:WR10 2AD/929462
Notes:A walk through the woods, hopefully with the bluebells in bloom and then down towards the River Avon. No styles. The Postal code given is for Besford Bridge Farm, Besford Bridge. Directions from the B4084 from Worcester, before Pershore turn right onto the B442 towards Besford and Croome. The gateway and turn to the Car Park is on the right before Besford Bridge and before Ramsden. Please check this site in case there are any alterations to these instructions. Lunch will probably be at the Plough and Harrow, Drakes Broughton
|Fri May 10th||Short Walk 10.30am|
Area:River or Canal depending on the weather
Meeting Point:New Inn, Ombersley Road,Claines, Worcester
Post Code/Grid Ref:WR3 7DH/846578
|Fri May 24th||Short Walk 10.30am|
Leader/s: Colin Ward and Grace Bedford
Area:Warndon Villages, by-pass area
Meeting Point:Bluebell Farm, Hornbill Road, off Nunnery Way (A4440) Spetchley
Post Code/Grid Ref:WR4 0SX/882544
Notes: No stiles and level terrain. To access the site from the South proceed to the island which meets Newtown Road (B4636)and go round it and double back along the dual carriageway.
|Fri Jun 7th||Short Walks 10.30am|
Leader/s:Angela Harris, Val Brown and Liz Whitehouse
Meeting Point: TBC
Post Code/Grid Ref:
Notes:Quiz walk. All on the level, no stiles, walking boots not needed. More information to follow
|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. It follows the river Avon.
|Fri Jul 5th||Short Walk 10.30am|
Leader/s:Anne Horsington and Pauline Ranson
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|Fri Jul 19th||Short Walk 10.30am|
Leader/s: Anne Owen
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