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 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 break "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.

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 Jun 28th Long Walk Group 2 - 10.00am
Leaders: Jennie O'Regan and Joy Alldritt
Area: Kempsey
Meeting Point: The Talbot, Kempsey. WR5 3NB
Post Code / Grid Ref: WR5 3NB
Length: 5.2 miles
Stiles 7
Challenge: Easy

This is a flat walk along the River Severn towards Clifton, skirting the pool where we will have our banana break. We will then cross over the main road towards the Nash. The latter half has 7 stiles and shorts may not be advisable.

We can pre order food and use the facilities before starting out at 10 am
Fri Jul 12th Long Walk Group 2 - 10.00am
Leaders: Brigid Amor and Jacqui Sprague
Area: TBA
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Fri Jul 26th Long Walk Group 2 - 10.00am
Leaders: Chris Mann
Area: Alfrick to Knapp Papermill circular
Meeting Point: The Community Café, Clay Green, Alfrick. WR6 5HJ
Post Code / Grid Ref: WR6 5HJ / 750 530
Length: 6.5 miles
Stiles: 6 or 7 well maintained stiles
Difficulty: Easy ish

This walk starts at the community Café at Alfrick and proceeds across meadow and woodland to the Knapp Papermill nature reserve. It goes through the reserve following Leigh brook and then takes as steady incline towards Crews Hill. Banana break on the summit. After the break we continue along the ridge picking up part of the Worcestershire Way, then downhill through an orchard, meadow land and Alfrick church and back to the Café.
Fri Aug 9th Long Walk Group 2 - 10.00am
Leaders: Sue Gething and Gail Wilson
Area: Himbleton/Crowle
Meeting Point: The Galton Arms, Harrow Lane, Himbleton WR9 7LQ
Post Code / Grid Ref:WR9 7LQ
Length: 5 miles
Stiles: 8
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate

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The walk is mostly flat, with gentle inclines and one hill, which we will descend. It is mainly through fields and farms and along tracks. Some wooded areas. Small amount on roads. (Overgrown with nettles in a few places - so bear this in mind, if you are thinking of wearing shorts.
Fri Aug 23rd Long Walk Group 2 - 10.00am
Leaders: Pat and Roy Lee
Area: Doverdale Circular
Meeting Point: Honey Bee
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Fri Sep 20th Long Walk Group 2 - 10.00am
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