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Friday, 16 November 2018

Friday, 16 Nov 2018

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Whitwick & District U3A - SWANS

We have a programme called SWANS - short walks and no stiles. This will be an easy walk of 2 to 3 miles taken at a leisurely pace. It will be 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 pub. Suggestions for walk locations are always welcome. We regret that we are uable to allow dogs to come along on these walks.

You may also be intersted in the 5 milers Group which is a small friendly group who go for a leisurely local walk of up to 5 miles, or the Strollers group who go for 3 to 4 mile walks taking under 2 hrs.




The 4th Thursday of the month at 11 am. .



Thu Jan 25th Details tba, John S leading.

Thu Feb 22nd Grace Dieu Woods, Thringstone, David leading.

Thu Mar 22nd Queen Elizabeth Woods Heather, John & Freda leading.

Thu Apr 26th Led by John and Beryl. We start at 11am at Bradgate Park, Newtown Linford and walk for approximately 1 hour, afterwards there will be an optional lunch at the Copt Oak Inn.

Thu May 24th Starting at 11am at Lakeside Bistro. Adrian and Norma will lead the walk around Shortheath and Donisthorpe Country Park. Lunch will be at the Bistro afterwards.

Thu Jun 28th Nothing planned for this month, members will be informed nearer the time if something is arranged.

Thu Jul 26th We will meet Jenny and Janet at 11am in the Hermitage Centre car park in Whitwick for our walk. Afterwards we will be going for lunch at the Bulls Head in Thringstone.

Thu Aug 23rd Led by Bill in the area adjacent to Lount Country Park. Starting at 11am as usual with lunch at the Cross Keys, Newbold Co!eorton afterwards.

Thu Sep 27th The walk will be around Bosworth Battlefield . Starting at 11am , Paula & Terry leading.

Thu Oct 25th We will meet John and Gillian at 11am to walk from the Crown Inn in Heather around Sence Valley Ibstock. Lunch after wards at the Crown for those who wish.

Thu Nov 22nd This will be the last one for this year, as a walk in December would fall too close to Christmas. Bill will be leading the walk around Thornton Reservoir starting at 11am which is our normal time now, with lunch at the Bricklayers Arms, where we can park before we start.


Bill Blakemore on swans at whitwick u3a dot org dot uk

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Below are pictures from a recent SWANS. More pictures are in the gallery.

Here's pictures from October's walk, but scroll down a bit further for the September walk......

SWANS - October's Walk

A walk round Sence Valley Country Park led by John, with lunch at the Queen's Head in Heather afterwards.

The walkers near the start of the walk, attentively listening to our walk leader,

and more pictures en route..............

Horseshoe lake on the right

Welcome to the SWANS walk

A view of Stonebridge Pool taken from the hide in the picture below....

Near the end of the walk at Goss Water

SWANS - September's Walk

A walk from Bosworth Battlefield led by Paula and Terry.

The walkers in the sunshine

The battlefield plaques. The right hand one is just in case you don't read Latin!

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