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Whitwick & District U3A

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Thursday, 21 November 2019

Thursday, 21 Nov 2019

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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



Tue Feb 19th Led by Owen starting from Swannington.

Tue Mar 19th Led by Ann.

Mon Apr 15th Led by Pearl, starting from Swepston.

Mon May 20th Led by Andrea for the 'Three Great Houses' walkstarting from Staunton Harold.

Mon Jun 17th Led by Alison in the Barrow / Mountsorrel area.

Mon Jul 15th Led by Brian - details to follow.

Mon Aug 19th Led by Vanessa in the Hoton / Wymeswold area.

Mon Sep 16th Led by Alison in the Market Bosworth / Sutton Cheney area.

Mon Oct 21st Andrea will be leading our walk which will be in the Staunton Harold / Melbourne area

Mon Nov 18th Owen will be leading our walk which will be in the Zouch / Sutton Bonnington area

There will not be a walk in December

Mon Jan 20th Led by Owen, details tba.


Shown below are pictures from a recent walk. Pictures from other walks are available in the Gallery


Owen Bailey at striders at whitwicku3a dot org dot uk

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September's Walk

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.

View over fields with Prestwold Hall and Church in the distance
Prestwold Hall and Church

Members picking hedgerow blackberries

Wlton on the Wolds village sign
Walton on the Wolds

Members picking blackberries from hedge at edge of field
More blackberrying

Members walking across a bare earth field
Heading to the horizon

Wymeswold village sign and members seated on bench arround the tunk of a tree
A nice place for our lunch stop


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