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Whitwick & District U3A - Strollers


A short walk of approx 3 to 4 miles taking approximately two hours, being relatively easy although there may be some stiles and gentle slopes. It is hoped that the walks will be led by various members of the group, although there is no pressure to lead a walk if you feel unable to.

You may also be interested in our SWANS or 5 milers groups.

Strollers intended to resume walking for the first time on Wednesday 11th November following Covid secure measures. The walk will be leader plus 5 other walkers in the group.

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

Wed Nov 11th A 4 mile walk starting in Shackerstone, 10.30 am. Suspended due to 2nd lockdown.

Wed Dec 2nd Starting from Coton-in-the-Elms, 10.30 am. Suspended due to 2nd lockdown.




3rd Wednesday of every month 10.30am.


Wed Jan 15th This walk will be led by John and Gillian. Further details to be emailed to the group nearer the time.

Wed Feb 19th This walk will be led by Sue and Ian in the Donisthorpe area, followed by an optional lunch. Further details will be emailed to the group.

Wed Mar 18th This walk will be led by Phil and Lorraine. Starting at 10.30am, we will be walking around the historic village of Mountsorrel. The route will be around 3 miles, or a little over, with one stile. It will include the village conservation area which includes the site of a Norman castle, woodland and a quarry followed by lunch in the village. Final details and the meeting point will be emailed to group members nearer the time.

Wed Apr 15th Setting off at 10.30 and led by Tony, with an optional lunch afterwards. This will be a four mile walk that starts and finishes in the village of Coton in the Elms. It will explore new woodlands planted through the National Forest scheme and there are extensive views across the Mease and Trent Valleys. Sadly, the elms that gave the village its name are now gone, having fallen victim to Dutch elm disease. This should be quite an attractive springtime walk. With some stiles. Final details and the meeting point to be emailed to members, and anyone else on request, nearer the time.

Wed May 20th This walk will be led by David and Bill. Details tba.

Wed Jun 17th This walk will be led by Fran, Carol and Richard. Details tba.

Wed Jul 15th This walk will be led by Steve and Christine. Details tba.

Wed Aug 19th This walk will be led by Peter and Val. Details tba.

Wed Sep 16th This walk will be led by Dennis, Jan and Lynda. Details tba.

Wed Oct 21st Leader still needed.

Wed Nov 18th This walk will be led by Sue and Ian. Details tba.

There will be no walk in December.


Lorraine and Phil Ellis at strollers at whitwicku3a dot org dot uk

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Below are some pictures from a recent walk.

More pictures are in the gallery.

Strollers - November's Walk

A figure-of-8 walk from Snarestone, led by Sue and Ian, including a bit of the Ivanhoe Way and along the newly restored section of the Ashby Canal. Although a bit wet underfoot the weather was perfect for walking. Afterwards there was an optional lunch at the Globe in Snarestone.

Walkers gathering in car park
The walkers gathering in the Globe car park.

20 walkers in single file across a field in bright sunshine
Gorgeous walking weather.

Walkers entering village of Snarestone
Entering Snarestone again - maybe we should slow to 30!!

3 ladies sitting on a bench
That's right ladies - no room for the gents!!

Walkers muddy boots in mud   Walkers walking beyond waterlogged ground
There was a little water underfoot!!.

View of the end of canal
The end of the new section of Ashby Canal, and the planned extension to Measham.

Walkers on a metal bridge over the canal
Crossing the bridge at Snarestone Wharf.....

.....to view the old pumping station.....

View of old pumping station equipment

Walkers on the top of a canal bridge
On bridge 61 where the towpath moves to the other side of the canal.

View of walkers and canal with towpath covered in brown leaves
On the Ashby Canal nearing Snarestone again.

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