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Whitwick & District U3A

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Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Wednesday, 29 Jan 2020

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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



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 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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