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Whitwick & District U3A

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Sunday, 25 March 2018

Sunday, 25 Mar 2018

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Whitwick & District U3A - 5 milers

(Previously called Short Walks Group)

If you look at our title quickly, it looks like 'Smilers', which I assure you we are, so do come and join us and we promise to put a smile on your face!

We are a friendly group who go for a leisurely local walk of up to 5 miles. There is plenty of time to stop and admire the view or take a look at something of interest. There is an opportunity for revival after the walk with a lunch stop at a nearby pub or cafe, but this is optional. We try to share transport whenever possible. We regret that we are unable to allow dogs to come along on these walks.

Why not join us on our next walk and give it a try?

You may also be interested in a programme called SWANS - short walks and no stiles. This is an easy walk of 2 to 3 miles taken at a leisurely pace. It is mainly on pathways and tracks with no muddy fields, or stiles or hills to climb. The walk will be followed by refreshments at a nearby cafe when possible.

There is also the Strollers group, doing 3 to 4 miles walks taking approximately 2 hours.




Monthly, normally first Tues of month



Tue Jan 2nd Led by Ann. We will be walking off the Christmas excesses with an easy route along the newly opened part of Calke Abbey Tramway. No stiles and no mud! Lunch venue to be decided.

Tue Feb 6th John and Gillian will be leading us on an approx. 4.5 mile route from Battram. The route takes us along the National Forest Way to Battram New Wood and then Bagworth Wood with 7 stiles. Optional lunch afterwards at the Bricklayers Arms in Thornton. Bookings and menu choices to Ann by Friday 2nd please.

Tue Mar 6th Another shot at Pete's 5 mile circuit from the Belper Arms in Newton Burgoland on Tuesday March 6th. Let's hope we are not rained off this time! Optional lunch afterwards at the pub. All meals must be pre-booked by Friday 2nd March.

Tue Apr 3rd Sue will be leading us on a 5 mile route that begins in Nailstone, goes to Bagworth and then Barlestone before heading back to Nailstone. There will be an optional lunch booked at the Gate at Osbaston afterwards.

Tue May 1st Led by Jenny & Owen

Tue Jun 5th Led by Lynda - Swarkestone

Tue Jul 3rd Led by Elaine & Martin

Tue Aug 7th Led by Evelyn & Steve

Tue Sep 4th Led by Phryne

Tue Oct 2nd tba

Tue Nov 6th Led by Di

Tue Dec 4th Led by Bill & David


Ann on 5milers at whitwicku3a dot org dot uk

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Below are some pictures from a recent walk.

Pictures from other walks are in the gallery.

5 Milers - March's Walk

A 5-mile circular walk, led by Pete, starting from The Belper Arms in Newton Burgoland, touching Shackerstone, and along the Asnby Canal.

All we want is a pre-walk pint!!

Outside the Congregational Church in Newton Burgoland

There was still a bit of snow lying around

The Ashby Canal at Shackerstone

"Snow Sculpture"

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