Whitwick & District U3A - Striders
(Previously called Long Walks Group)
This group is for those interested in walks up to 9 or 10 miles. It has been agreed by the membership of this group that no dogs are allowed on the walks.
All those members who feel able will participate in leading walks.
You may also be interested in the Ramblers group, whose walks are up to 7 or 8 miles.
3rd Monday of the month
Mon Jan 20th Led by Owen, starting from the car park next to St John's Church, Church Street, Donisthorpe, DE12 7PY at 09:30. It's a 10 mile walk on a lot of tracks, some roads and some fields. We go through Oakthorpe Village, Hicks Lodge, Shellthorpe, Blackfordby and back along the canal from Moira.
Mon Feb 17th Led by Vanessa in the Ratby area.
Mon Mar 16th Led by Alison
Mon Apr 20th Led by Pearl
Mon May 18th Led by Brian
Mon Jun 15th
Mon Jul 20th
Mon Aug 17th Led by Penny
Mon Sep 21st
Mon Oct 19th
Mon Nov 16th
Shown below are pictures from a recent walk. Pictures from other walks are available in the Gallery
Owen Bailey at
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Our September walk was led by Vanessa starting from Hoton. Named the "Blackberry Walk" due to the amount of fruit consumed and gathered, we passed by Prestwold Hall before walking through Burton on the Wolds, Walton on the Wolds and Wymeswold with many good long distance views along the way. A most enjoyable nine miles in an area that we don't often visit.