Whitwick & District U3A - Strollers
A short walk of approx 3 to 4 miles taking approximately two hours, being relatively easy although there may be some stiles and gentle slopes. It is hoped that the walks will be led by various members of the group, although there is no pressure to lead a walk if you feel unable to.
3rd Wednesday of every month 10.30am.
Wed Jan 18th Owen will be leading this walk in the Calke area, approx. 3 to 4 miles, with an optional lunch afterwards at the Staff of Life.
Wed Feb 15th 10.30am, Ian and Sue will be leading us on a 3.8 mile route from the Masons Arms in Donisthorpe. The route will cover the Ashby Wolds Heritage Trail, Ashby Canal, Moira Furnace, Pitprop Wood and Conkers Waterside on good reasonably level paths and no stiles. It is one not to miss! The pub does a good value carvery as well as having other options available.
Wed Mar 15th Pat will be leading a stroll from the Coach and Horses in Markfield. The route will be just over 3 miles. Optional lunch afterwards at the pub.
Wed Apr 19th A three and a half mile walk from the Bulls Head in Hartshorne led by Sue and Ian, and an optional lunch in the pub afterwards. Expect mud and a few inclines.
Wed May 17th Cancelled due to heavy rain.
Wed Jun 21st Our stroll, starting at 10.30am and led by Ann, will be from Mercia Marina in Willington. A little further afield for a change to visit this lovely marina with its shops and cafes and enjoy an easy 3.5 mile stroll mainly along the canal. (This is the walk we intended to take in May).
Wed Jul 19th Our next stroll is setting off at 10.30am led by David. It will be a four mile route in the Hathern area. Full details will be sent to group members but new members should contact Owen Bailey, the new Group Leader, to let him know if you plan to walk and have lunch.
Wed Aug 16th Led by Evelyn and Steve . We will be setting off from Mount St. Bernard Abbey at 10.30am with an optional lunch at the Copt Oak afterwards.
Wed Sep 20th Led by Bill. The walk will start at The Appleby Inn Hotel in Appleby Parva at 10.30. It will be a walk of just over 3 miles taking approximately 1½ hours. Optional lunch afterwards at the Appleby Inn.
Wed Oct 18th Led by Phil and Lorraine. Starting from the Robin Hood, Swannington at 10.30am, it will be approximately 3 miles around Swannington with a mix of road and field walking. Optional lunch at the Robin Hood afterwards.
Wed Nov 15th This Strollers will be led by Ian and Sue. The walk will start from Melbourne and will be to St Brides and Staunton Reservoir. It will be less than 4 miles with some slopes and a few stiles. The optional lunch will be at the Melbourne Hall Tearooms.
No walk in December as the date falls near to Christmas.
Wed Jan 17th Details tba.
Owen Bailey at
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Below are some pictures from a recent walk.
More pictures are in the gallery.
Strollers - September's Walk
A 3-mile circular walk from Appleby led by Bill, with lunch at the Appleby Inn..