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.
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. Our next holiday is scheduled for April 2022 in Coniston, Cumbria. The Walking Holidays are organised by Mel Rayson.
Last updated - October 2021
|Dates for your Diary|
|Fri Oct 29th||Leaders: Jacki & Pete|
Area: Chaddesley Corbett
Meeting Point: The Swan, High Street, Chaddesley Corbett
Post Code: DY10 4SA
Notes: This walk of just over 5 miles is mostly across pasture and through woodland. The trees at this time of the year should be spectacular and there are fine views towards Hanbury and beyond.
|Fri Nov 12th||Leader: David Pitcher|
Area: Tibberton and Trench Wood Loop
Meeting Point: The Bridge Inn at Tibberton.
Post Code: WR9 7NQ
Notes: This is a circuit of about 5 miles that includes a good mixture of grassland, woodland and canal-side walking, with some good views. It includes a couple of mild-to-moderate upward inclines and 3 – 5 stiles (depending on adjacent gate access on the day). Total ascent is 98 metres.
|Fri Nov 26th||Leaders: Jean & Paul|
Meeting Point: The Crown Inn, Main Road, Hallow
Post Code: WR2 6LB
Notes: A varied walk from Hallow to the Severn and Grimley, including 2 churches an ancient church yard, woods, farmland, the river and lots of lakes. There will be an opportunity to see lots of birds and a hippopotamus at a Nature Reserve and possibly an otter on the river (binoculars may be helpful). The walk is mostly flat with a gradual decent / ascent of 270ft to the river and back. There are only 2 stiles and one fallen tree to step over. Distance is 6 miles, but can be reduces to 5 in the event of bad weather.
|Fri Dec 10th||Leaders: Jacki & Pete|
Area: Broughton Hackett and Crowle
Meeting Point: The March Hare, Broughton Hackett.
Post Code/Grid Ref: WR7 4BE
Notes: This is a five mile walk with nine stiles. It includes farmland with some quiet country lanes. There are a few moderate hills, but nothing excessive.
We have made tentative arrangements with the March Hare for a Christmas Carvery to follow the walk. More details of this will be sent to group members by email nearer the day.
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