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Whitwick & District U3A

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Thursday, 17 January 2019

Thursday, 17 Jan 2019

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Whitwick & District U3A - 5 milers

(Previously called Short Walks Group)

If you look at our title quickly, it looks like 'Smilers', which I assure you we are, so do come and join us and we promise to put a smile on your face!

We are a friendly group who go for a leisurely local walk of up to 5 miles. There is plenty of time to stop and admire the view or take a look at something of interest. There is an opportunity for revival after the walk with a lunch stop at a nearby pub or cafe, but this is optional. We try to share transport whenever possible. We regret that we are unable to allow dogs to come along on these walks.

Why not join us on our next walk and give it a try?

You may also be interested in a programme called SWANS - short walks and no stiles. This is an easy walk of 2 to 3 miles taken at a leisurely pace. It is mainly on pathways and tracks with no muddy fields, or stiles or hills to climb. The walk will be followed by refreshments at a nearby cafe when possible.

There is also the Strollers group, doing 3 to 4 miles walks taking approximately 2 hours.




Monthly, normally first Tues of month



Tue Dec 4th Bill and David will be leading our walk from the George and Dragon in Thringstone. The route will take us towards Griffydam, through Osgathorpe to Belton and return to the George and Dragon for lunch. The walk will be just over 5 miles with approx. 20 stiles. That could be a record!


There will be no walk on the first Tuesday in January as this will be a Bank Holiday. However, subject to sufficient interest, Ann will lead a walk on Tue Jan 8th . An easy route around Calke Abbey Park mainly on the new tramway trail to avoid mud! This route can easily be cut short if the weather is inclement. A lunch will be arranged for those that want. Full details will be sent to group members

Tue Feb 5th Led by Phil; Markfield.

Tue Mar 5th Led by John; Heather.

Tue Apr 2nd Led by Lynda; tba.

Tue May 7th Led by Pearl; tba.

Tue Jun 4th Led by Pete; tba.

Tue Jul 2nd Led by Phryne; Thringstone.

Tue Aug 6th Led by Evelyn and Steve; tba.

Tue Sep 3rd Led by Jenny and Owen; tba.

Tue Oct 1st Led by Sue; tba.

Tue Nov 5th Led by Di; tba.

Tue Dec 3rd Led by Rose; tba.


Ann on 5milers at whitwicku3a dot org dot uk

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Below are some pictures from a recent walk.

Pictures from other walks are in the gallery.

5 Milers - January's Walk

Our first 5 Milers of 2019, a week later than usual to avoid New Year's Day, attracted a very large group of 26 walkers. It was led by Ann round the new section of the Tramway Trail at Calke on a day perfect for walking. The lunch venue had to be changed at the very last minute (poorly chef!!) but those who decided to eat had an excellent carvery at the Tap House in Ashby.

Putting our best feet forward

A section of the trail

All present!!

Nearing the end of the walk in the Calke estate

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