HIKING GROUP ONE INFORMATION
Normally 10.30am - Every third Tuesday of the month.

Hiking Group 1 photo
Hiking Group 1 photo

Walking is an excellent way to keep healthy and flexible and to meet with like minded people. The Hiking Group is a very friendly and lively group and you are certain to make new friends..

WALKS

Walks take place once a month on the third TUESDAY. During the Summer and early Autumn we start in the morning with a break for a picnic lunch or a pub stop. In the Winter we walk in the mornings and usually stop at a pub or café for lunch.

When on British Summer Time our walks are generally about 5 to 6 miles long. During the Winter (GMT) we walk for about 4 miles. A reasonable level of fitness is required because some of the walks are quite strenuous with stiles, ascents and descents of varying levels of difficulty.

Usually the walks are circular, starting and ending at the same point and are always accessible by bus. For members who want to come by car there is always parking available nearby, but there may be a charge for this. Occasionally we do a linear walk, with each end accessible by bus.

EQUIPMENT NEEDED

 • Walking Boots or suitable shoes giving good ankle support.
 • Thick socks
 • Waterproof jacket and trousers
 • Rucksack
 • Summer hat and sunscreen
 • Woollen hat for Winter, scarf and gloves
 • Walking pole (optional) for use on hilly or slippery ground
 • Bottle of cold drink

MEMBERSHIP

 • Only current U3A members are allowed on walks for insurance reasons
 • No children or dogs are allowed
 • All walks are accessible by bus
 • If more than three walks are missed without notification to the group convenor, your name will be taken off the list
 • Members take turns in leading walks, likely to be once a year.
 • Membership is currently restricted to 20 members for practical reasons of comfort, safety and timing.
   However if there are absences, and before joining this group, you will be invited to come along as a visitor to see if this group is for you.
 • Contact with all members is by email to whom details of each month’s walk are emailed direct

CONVENOR

   Sarah Taylor who may be contacted by email, details in the Newsletter..

HIKING GROUP TWO INFORMATION
First Tuesday of the month

Hiking group 2 started in 2013 following the previous Open Day. We inherited the excellent set of rules and guidance developed by Hiking Group 1 – please see their entry for this information. Our average walk length is about 6.5 miles, and to increase the variety of locations we car-share to the start points rather than relying on public transport.

As details of walks are given by email (the timing is wrong for the Newsletter), members need to use email!

As with the other walking groups it is essential that everyone takes part in leading a walk, approximately once a year, and we strongly encourage members to find partners for trialling the walks before the actual group walk takes place. This is for safety reasons – and also because it is more fun than doing it alone!

Our group size is limited to 20.

WHEN.
We meet in the morning on the first Tuesday of every month throughout the year.

WHERE.
Varied! It depends on where we are walking

If you are interested in this group, please see the Newsletter for contact details

HIKING GROUP THREE INFORMATION
4th/Last Thursday of each Month (excluding December)

Walking is an excellent way to keep healthy and flexible and to meet with like minded people. The Hiking Group is a very friendly and lively group and you are certain to make new friends.

WALKS

Walks take place once a month on the 4th/LAST THURSDAY. No walk in December as too close to Christmas. During the Summer and early Autumn we start in the morning at about 10.30am with a break for a picnic lunch or a pub stop. In the Winter we walk in the mornings and usually stop at a pub or café for lunch.

When on British Summer Time our walks are generally 6 miles long. During the Winter (GMT) we walk for about 4 miles. A reasonable level of fitness is required because some of the walks are quite strenuous with stiles, ascents and descents of varying levels of difficulty.

Usually the walks are circular, starting and ending at the same point and are always accessible by bus. For members who want to come by car there is always parking available nearby, but there may be a charge for this. Occasionally we do a linear walk, with each end accessible by bus.

EQUIPMENT NEEDED

 • Walking Boots or suitable shoes giving good ankle support.
 • Thick socks
 • Waterproof jacket and trousers
 • Rucksack
 • Summer hat and sunscreen
 • Woollen hat for Winter, scarf and gloves
 • Walking pole (optional) for use on hilly or slippery ground
 • Bottle of cold drink

MEMBERSHIP

 • Only current U3A members are allowed on walks for insurance reasons
 • No children or dogs are allowed
 • All walks are accessible by bus
 • If more than three walks are missed without notification to the group convenor, your name will be taken off the list
 • Members take turns in leading walks, likely to be once a year.
 • Membership is currently restricted to 20 members for practical reasons of comfort, safety and timing. However if there are
   absences, and before joining this group, you will be invited to come along as a visitor to see if this group is for you.

CONVENOR   Gina Caddick:- For contact details see Newsletter.