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Whitwick & District U3A

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Wednesday, 4 August 2021

Wednesday, 4 Aug 2021

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Whitwick & District U3A - Summer Saunters


This is a new group for those wanting a little bit of fresh air and exercise in the finer weather but not too much walking, much less than the Swans group, and be just a very short amble on pathways, suitable for those who may use a walking stick or not be able to go too far. The amble will end at a nearby tea shop of course!

Participants should also complete a personal risk assessment - this does not need to be shared with the Group Leader.

Several members feel they are no longer able to continue with the walks, but have expressed a desire to be able to meet old friends for a coffee and chat. Hopefully with the opening of cafes etc. we will be able to arrange this in future - as a 'morning coffee with optional walk' group!




1st Thursday of the month usually at 10.00 am

Thu May 6th Our first walk of 2021 will be at Sence Valley. It is a circular walk 'around the lakes' on cinder paths with plenty of stopping points and waterfowl to watch. It will be a leisurely 30-40 minutes. There are no facilities for refreshments afterwards, but if walkers wish to bring their own flasks then good use can be made of the picnic benches - observing social distancing measures.

Thu Jun 3rd Snibston Country Park - meet at Grange Nature Reserve car park, 10am.

Thu Jul 1st Bagworth Heath Woods, which was originally part of Desford Colliery. Meet at the car park at Heath Road, Bagworth, postcode LE67 1DL, at 10am. There is no café at the park but there are picnic benches so please bring your own flasks, biscuits etc for refreshments.

Thu Aug 5th Bradgate Park - meet at Newtown Linford car park, 10am for a leisurely stroll of about a mile to the Deer Barn tea rooms for a coffee etc before the return walk. The paths are tarmac and the walk will take us past the deer sanctuary and the ruins of Bradgate House.

Thu Sep 2nd For various reasons only two people were able to join the walk in July to Bagworth Heath, therefore it is proposed that we repeat this walk in September as it is a new area for most members of the group.

Thu Oct 7th Moira - meet at Moira Furnace car park, 10am


Sheila Fletcher, saunters at whitwicku3a dot org dot uk

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Below are some pictures from previous Saunters.

June 2021 Saunter

At the beginning of June seven members of the group enjoyed a relaxing walk around Snibston Country Park and the fishing lakes in lovely sunshine. We were all impressed by the number and size of the fish that were in the lakes! The park was once the gardens of the Colliery Manager and includes an arboretum, with lovely trees, bushes and plants.
However, we did all feel that up to date information about the park, flora and fauna, would be helpful and promote more interest in the area. The information boards already there are, in the main, old and out of date. After the walk we all met for a coffee and chat.


March 2019 Saunter

Well - planning to Saunter anyway.


October 2018 Saunter



September 2018 Saunter

A walk around Ulverscroft Grange and coffee at the Manor


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