Worcester

Walks - Long 2

Our walks start and finish at various locations on Fridays throughout the year.

Long Walks 2 (4.5 to 7 miles) all walks normally leave at 10.00am; however in the summer months during hot weather we may decide to start at 9.30am. This will be indicated on the details of the walk.

Leaders and Contacts: Shan South (Long Walks 2) and the deputy is Bev Webber

Please see Dates for your Diary below for the current Walking Programme.

Our Friday meetings usually start at a pub. By arriving early we are usually able to use their facilities and pre order/book our lunch/snack if required with the publican. Around the halfway point on a walk we stop for a short "banana break".

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. Click below for the following useful guides:

The group combines with the short walks group and and long walks group 1 to hold 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 Long Walks 2 Group, first join the U3A, then email your U3A number and details to Shan South. U3A policy is that dogs are not allowed on U3A walks.

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 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. The next Walking holiday which is in April 2022 will be in the Lake District.

Dates for your Diary
Fri Sep 24th Leader: Shan
Area: Colwall/Ledbury Tunnel
Distance: 6.1 miles
Stiles:4 stiles and a couple of kissing gates
Meeting Point: The Wellington Inn, Malvern to Ledbury Road, WR13 6HW
Start Time: 10am
Post Code/Grid Ref: WR13 6HW
Description: A varied and pleasant walk crossing railway tracks; fields; alongside and through woods and orchards. There are great views across the valley to the viaduct as we approach Ledbury Tunnel where we will stop for a banana break.
Difficulty: The walk starts along a very busy main road for a couple of hundred yards so care must be taken to keep to the verge. There are also a few elevations but nothing too strenuous. As we approach the end of the walk we do need to descend a fairly steep path through the woods so it would be helpful to have your walking pole(s) with you.
Fri Oct 1st Leader: Shan
Area: Malvern - Obelisk
Distance: 5 miles approx
Stiles:nil
Meeting Point: Car Park - British Camp
Start Time: 10am
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Description: Good well used tracks with up and down gradients but worth it for the wonderful views on a clear day.
Difficulty: Not difficult apart from steep(ish) climbs (which can be taken gradually)

Parking at British Camp is £4.60. Car sharing could be considered to share the cost.
Fri Oct 8th Leader: David Pitcher
Area: Severn Stoke
Distance: 6.7 miles
Stiles: 0
Meeting Point: Rose & Crown, Severn Stoke WR8 9JQ
Start Time: 10 am
Post Code: WR8 9JQ
Description: This is a walk of up to 6.7 miles, mostly across farmland and riverside grassland. It involves easy walking on broad tracks, with no stiles and no significant inclines. It offers some excellent views and chances to see and/or hear various bird life. Shorter variations could be used in the event of adverse weather.
Difficulty: Easy
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