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 March 2018 programme:

Thursday Walks March 2018 Programme


1 Mar The Pelican, Froxfield  


Please use right hand (west) car park – the first one if coming from Marlborough.

Standen Manor and Stype Woods. Sheila Morgan.


~ 6 miles
8 Mar Bridge Inn, Horton   SU039632 Along the canal.  Steady uphill to Wansdyke.  Return via Bishops Cannings.        Four stiles, wet underfoot in parts


Miranda Gilmore &  Dorothy Aicheson      6.2 miles
15 Mar The Blowing Stone Kingstone Lisle

OX12 9QL                      SU 327 878

Via Sparsholt and up to Ridgway and along before dropping back down. Some easy stiles


John  & Katherine Martin  


6 miles
22 Mar Car park at junction of Lockeridge to Alton Barnes road with turning to East Kennet.    SU132663 West Woods, Gopher Wood, Knap Hill and a bit of Wansdyke.   Some hills and probably some muddy bits.

Lunch venue TBA.


Susannah McKim  


~6.25 miles
29 Mar Village Inn, Liddington 

SU206816                  SN4 0HE

Undulating walk over tracks and fields including Liddington, Old Ridgeway, Badbury, Melbourne


Joan Crosbee 


5.5 miles