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 firstname.lastname@example.org
U3A IN KENNET THURSDAY WALKING PROGRAMME – Please click on the link below to download the March 2018 programme:
ALL WALKS BEGIN AT 10.00 UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED
|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
|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.
|29 Mar||Village Inn, Liddington
SU206816 SN4 0HE
|Undulating walk over tracks and fields including Liddington, Old Ridgeway, Badbury, Melbourne