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 November-December 2017 programme:

November – December 2017 Programme


9 Nov Five Bells        Wickham            SU 396718 Gentle walk along easy tracks and some very minor roads.  3 good stiles and two short bits of uphill Miranda Gilmour & Dorothy Aitcheson       6.3miles
16 Nov The Swan,    Inkpen (Lower Green)

SU 359643

Tour of “Nob Alley” including 2 large stud farms, a health hydro, a “retreat” and various large manor and farm houses, all in direction of Kintbury and back. No hills, 5 decent stiles Tim & Jenny Dixon



6.2 miles
23Nov The Black Horse, Main Road, Cherhill, Calne, SN11 8UT

SU 035 700

Some steep slopes, gates and stiles. Walking on tracks and natural grassy terrain. The quality of the chalk downland is maintained by summer grazing with Aberdeen Angus cattle David Hammond


5 miles
30 Nov White Hart, Wroughton   SU143804 Short walk to Salthrop Wood & Clouts Wood followed by Skittles at 12.00 Gerald Long (walk).           

Jan Lilliwhite (skittles)        

4 miles
7 Dec Horseshoe Inn     Minal                  SU 697211 Stitchcombe, Axford, Sound Bottom.  Woodlands, some stiles, some mud. Gordon & Angela Hutt.                  6.4 miles
14 Dec Outside Chance, Manton              SU171686 Around Manton and bits of the Wandsdyke .  One short hill and three stiles. Susannah McKim


14 Dec Evening


Golf Club, Marlborough Christmas Dinner Rob & Elinor Mitchenall    


50 yards