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 15th Andrea is leading our walk which will be in the Calke/Melbourne area.
Mon Mar 19th Unfortunately the February walk was cancelled due to bad weather but Brian will now lead this walk this month instead. The walk starts from Woodhouse Eaves and goes to Swithland, Bradgate Park, Hunts Hill and through Lingdale golf course, approximately 8 miles.
Mon Apr 16th Andrea is leading our walk which will be in the Calke/Melbourne area.
Mon May 21st Ann will lead us on a walk from Netherseal which will take in some of the best kept villages in the National Forest.
Mon Jun 18th Led by Lynda. It will follow The National Forest Silver Circuit in the Needwood Forest area.
Mon Jul 16th The July Striders will be led by Andrea and is the 'Three Great Houses Walk' from Staunton Harold that was postponed earlier in the year due to poor ground conditions.
Mon Aug 20th Our walk will be led by Brian. It starts from Woodhouse Eaves and is the walk postponed earlier in the year taking in Swithland, Bradgate and Hunts Hill.
Mon Sep 17th Our walk will be led by Vanessa in the Hoton / Prestwold area.
Mon Oct 15th Our walk will be led by Alison in the Barrow on Soar / Swithland area.
Mon Nov 19th This walk will be led by Brian, starting from Woodhouse Eaves.
As we will not be meeting in December anyone who doesn't normally walk with the Ramblers group may join their walk on 7th Dec.
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.