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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 - SWANS

We have a programme called SWANS - short walks and no stiles. This will be an easy walk of 2 to 3 miles taken at a leisurely pace. It will be 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 pub. Suggestions for walk locations are always welcome. We regret that we are uable to allow dogs to come along on these walks.

You may also be intersted in the 5 milers Group which is a small friendly group who go for a leisurely local walk of up to 5 miles, or the Strollers group who go for 3 to 4 mile walks taking under 2 hrs.




The 4th Thursday of the month at 11 am. (NOTE THE CHANGE OF TIME. With popular agreement it has been decided to move the SWANS walks from the afternoon to the morning, with lunchtime refreshments at a nearby hostelry - still the 4th Thursday of the month) .



Thu Jan 25th Details tba, John S leading.

Thu Feb 22nd Grace Dieu Woods, Thringstone , David leading.

Thu Mar 22nd Queen Elizabeth Woods Heather , John & Freda leading.

Thu Apr 26th Led by John and Beryl. We start at 11am at Bradgate Park, Newtown Linford and walk for approximately 1 hour, afterwards there will be an optional lunch at the Copt Oak Inn.

Thu May 24th Swithland, Adrian & Norma leading

Thu Jun 28th Details tba.

Thu Jul 26th Details tba, Janet & Jenny leading.

Thu Aug 23rd Lount area, Peter & Baj leading.

Thu Sep 27th Details tba, Paula & Terry leading.

Thu Oct 25th Details tba.

Thu Nov 22nd Details tba, Bill leading.


Bill Blakemore on swans at whitwick u3a dot org dot uk

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Below are pictures from a recent SWANS. More pictures are in the gallery.

SWANS - February's Walk

A 2-mile walk round Grace Dieu Woods led by David, with the help of Ann who provided a bit of the history of Grace Dieu Manor and the woods.

The walkers on the stone bridge over Grace Dieu Brook

The original entrance to Grace Dieu Manor, with a view of the chapel.

Alongside Grace Dieu Brook,

and a view of the woods.............

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