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.
Every third Monday of the month
Mon May 16th Our walk will start from Netherseal village hall car park and Ann will be our leader
Participants should also complete a personal risk assessment - this does not need to be shared with the Group Leader. Can you confirm to the Group Leader if you will be walking please.
Shown below are pictures from a recent walk. Pictures from other walks are available in the Gallery
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Striders walk on the 21st March was led by Pearl and started from the Bath Grounds car park in Ashby. We passed through Packington meeting 3 very colourful cows! Then onto Normanton Le Heath and Queen Elizabeth Jubilee park. A promising day weather wise starting with a beautiful clear blue sky but clouding over later. We also saw a lamb with its leg in a splint which none of us had seen before!
The February Striders walk started from Martinshaw Wood near Ratby . We walked through Ratby Burroughs to circuit a choppy Thornton Reservoir and then returned over the fields to Martinshaw. The weather certainly made for challenging conditions but after starting off in the rain and wind the sun came out and it turned out to be an enjoyable 10 miles.
Our walk on the 17th January led by Ann Potterton began at Moira Furnace. North to Albert Village , via conkers to Hicks Lodge and then touching the edge of Willersley Wood. We returned to Moira Furnace along the Ashby Woods Heritage Trail. A perfect 10 mile walk for January avoiding the extremely muddy conditions over fields . An absolute perfect blue sky, winters day too made the walk all the more enjoyable.
Some pictures by members from their own walks at Calke/p>
Some pictures by members from their own walks in 2019 and 2020. Holly Hayes Wood, Hermitage Lake and near Whitwick Church, and from Polly Botts Lane, John Lees Wood and Bradgate Park.
Some pictures from Pembrokeshire in May 2019, when it was almost as quiet as it probably is now
An Exercise Walk
After two weeks of confinement we decided that we needed a
walk. As the weather forecast for this morning was good we set off just
before dawn. From home we walked to Hoo Ash Roundabout, through Swannington
to the A512 and then Mill Lane. We paused at the Mill to watch the sunrise
and have a cup of coffee then down to Limby Hall Lane and through fields
passing Broomey Husk back to the A511 near Hoo Ash, a distance of just
on five miles. The field paths are drying out well now, what a shame
we can't make the most of them after all the wet and mud we endured
through the winter. We heard a woodpecker hard at work in the copse
where the Raper and Fenton mine used to be on Limby Hall Lane.