Thursday Walking Group

Members take it in turn to lead walks which are usually between six and seven miles long with a walking speed averaging around two and a half miles per hour excluding the time for a brief coffee break. This means that the walks starting at 10.00 a.m. normally finish between 12.45 and 1.00 p.m.   Proper walking footwear is essential and waterproof clothing should be carried when there is any risk of wet weather.   Numbers vary according the weather, grandparenting duties during school holidays etc. but are usually between fifteen and twenty five.   After the walk, many members stop for a light lunch and a chat at a pub, often the meeting point.

There is no subscription charge but members wishing to receive programmes and other information by post instead of e-mail are requested to provide the Group Leader with stamped self-addressed envelopes. To find out more, please contact the Group Leader – Gerald Long – at

U3A IN KENNET THURSDAY WALKING PROGRAMME – Please click on the link below to download the September 2017 program

Thursday Walks September 2017


7 Sept Hackpen Hill Car Park.                    SU129747 Ridgeway, Barbury Castle, Four Mile Clump, Racecourse, Rockley Down.  Two hills and a couple of stiles .                              Lunch venue TBA. Gerald Long   7 miles
14 Sept Knap Hill car park


Gentle ascent to the Wansdyke,  through the nature reserve and down to the canal and back through the fields round Alton Barnes. Jane Nicholson & Susannah McKim


~6.7 miles
21 Sept


White Hart, Wroughton SU142804      SN4 9JX Through Elcombe to Quidhampton Wood, Salthrop and Clouts Wood.  Can be muddy uneven ground. Joan Crosbee


5.5 miles
28 Sept The Crown, Broad Hinton                 SU 103766       SN4 9PA Via Brinknoll Castle, to Broad Town via White Horse Trail and back to Broad Hinton. One significant climb just after Broad Town John & Katherine Martin


6.2 miles