Worcester

Walks - Long 1

Our walks start and finish at various locations on Fridays throughout the year.
Long Walks 1 (4.5 to 7 miles) leaving at 10.00am (Please note this group is currently full)
Long Walks 2 (4.5 to 7 miles) leaving at 10.00am
There is also a short walks group, about 3 miles long.

Leaders and Contacts: Pete and Jacki Ager (Long Walks 1); Shan South (Long Walks 2)

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.

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 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 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 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.

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Pictures taken on the Malham holiday, Yorkshire. Past holidays have taken us to the Isle of Wight, Dovedale, St Ives, Church Stretton, Derwentwater, Dartmoor and Exmoor. The Walking Holidays are organised by Mel Rayson.

Last updated - August 2019

Dates for your Diary
Fri Aug 30th Long Walk Group 1 - 10.00am
Leader: Chris Mann
Area: Alfrick to Knapp Paper Mill Circular
Meeting Point: The Community Café, Clay Green. Alfrick
Post Code / Grid Ref: WR6 5HJ / 750 530
Notes: This 6.5 mile 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 proposed break we continue along the ridge picking up part of the Worcestershire way, then downhill through an orchard, meadow land and Alfrick church back to the Café.
Fri Sep 13th Long Walk Group 1 - 10.00am
Leaders: Roy & Pat Lee
Area: Tardebigge
Meeting Point: The Queen's Head, Stoke Pound
Post Code / Grid Ref: B60 3AU / 961 679
Notes: Distance 5.9 miles. An easy walk, just some inclines going up the locks for the first part of the walk. Tow paths, pastures, field paths and 7 stiles. Generally rolling rural scenery and a whole lot of locks. Lovely views from the churchyard at St Bartholomew’s Church. Warning for those intending to wear shorts, there are a lot of nettles and brambles.
Fri Sep 27th Long Walk Group 1 - 10.00am
Leader: Barbara Procter
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Fri Oct 11th Long Walk Group 1 - 10.00am
Leaders: Dave & Chris Finch
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Fri Oct 25th Long Walk Group 1 - 10.00am
Leader: Carl Armstrong
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Fri Nov 8th Long Walk Group 1 - 10.00am
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Fri Nov 22nd Long Walk Group 1 - 10.00am
Leader: David Pitcher
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Fri Dec 6th Long Walk Group 1 - 10.00am
Leaders: Beryl Marston & Jen Morris
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