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 "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 for the relevant Risk Assessment.

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 Oct 18th Long Walk Group 2 - 10.00am
Leaders: Jill Evans and Sue Collins
Area: Hanley Swan
Meeting Point: The Swan Inn, Hanley Swan WR8 0EA
Post Code / Grid Ref:WR8 0EA
Length: 5.8 miles
Stiles: 5
Difficulty: Fairly easy

Description: The walk is mostly through fields and countryside. There are some areas of long grass so waterproofs may be needed if the weather is wet before we go. Part of the walk is on the road but traffic is minimal. We will need to take particular care when we walk down the embankment from the railway bridge as it is steep. There were steps there at one time but they have worn away. We also have to go down a steep set of steps further on but there is a handrail. There is a nice area for our banana break with a lovely view of the Malverns - weather permitting. We will pass stables and trout lakes towards the end of the walk.

Please note: The car park at the Swan Inn is not very big so car sharing where possible would be a good idea. . There is also parking on the roads near the Swan. The pub opens at 8 am every day to serve breakfasts so we can use their facilities and order lunch before we start the walk.
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