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 leave at 10.00am
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 2020 will be in the Lake District.
|Dates for your Diary|
|Fri Sep 25th||Long Walk Group 2 - 10.00am|
Leaders: Shan (6) and Bev (6)
Meeting Point: The Market House in the High Street, Ledbury.
Post Code / Grid Ref: Bridge Street Car Park, (Long stay) HR8 2AJ
Length: 5.5 miles - circular route
Difficulty: Moderate - rising to a modest 600 feet above sea level
Description: This walk has quite well defined paths from regular use. The slopes are variable but not exhausting. Nice countryside, heath land, woodland and orchards with great views.
|Fri Oct 9th||Long Walk Group 2 - 10.00am|
Leaders: Mike Milner
Area: Cob House Circular
Meeting Point: Mayfly Cafe, The Cob House Country Park, Near Martley
Post Code / Grid Ref: WR6 6YE/ GR 588 778
Length: 5.8 miles
Difficulty: Easy - Mostly flat
Description: A geological theme, pasture, arable and Martley Village
|Fri Oct 23rd||Long Walk Group 2 - 10.00am|
Leaders: Chris Mann
Meeting Point: The Harbour Inn, Arley DY12 3NF
Post Code / Grid Ref: DY12 3NF
Difficulty: Relatively easy going
Description: This is a 6.6 mile figure of 8 starting near Arley station (Severn valley railway) which loops through the Wyre forest then back along the Severn to the footbridge over the river. We will take a banana break by the tearoom once we’ve crossed the bridge. After that we will loop around Trimpley reservoir following the Severn way and Trimpley circular footpaths.
|Fri Nov 6th||Long Walk Group 2 - 10.00am|
Leaders: Brian Cornes
Area: Dunhampstead Circular
Meeting Point: The Fir Tree, Dunhampstead
Post Code / Grid Ref: OS Explorer204; Grid Ref: 917 601; Post Code: WR9 7JX
Length: 6 miles
Difficulty: Easy walk - generally flat with some undulation
Description: Canal towpath, part of Wychavon Way; fishing lakes, Trench Woods, fields and tracks
|Fri Nov 20th||Long Walk Group 2 - 10.00am|
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|Fri Dec 4th||Long Walk Group 2 - 10.00am|
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|Fri Dec 18th||Long Walk Group 2 - 10.00am start (Christmas Walk & Christmas Meal)|
Leaders: Chris Mann
Meeting Point: The Dog Inn, Worcester Road, Harvington, DY10 4LN
Post Code / Grid Ref: DY10 4LN
Directions: From Worcester take the A499 towards Kidderminster.Turn right onto the A450 at traffic lights at a bend in the road after the end of the dual carriageway section. This is under a railway bridge, signposted Stourbridge. Continue on A450 for 3 miles passing over 2 roundabouts. In Harvington the pub is on the left. It has a large car park. Please park car away from pub if possible.
Length: 5.6 miles
Stiles: 5 (well maintained)
Difficulty: This a level walk with an overall rise and fall of 108ft. No steep inclines of note
Description: A scenic easy circular walk starting from the Dog Inn at Harvington. Passing through woodland,following streams and over meadows. Ends up circling Harvington hall cutting through the grounds briefly before returning to the start.
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