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Whitwick & District U3A

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Thursday, 21 November 2019

Thursday, 21 Nov 2019

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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 24th Bill leading, Queen Elizabeth Woods.

Thu Feb 28th Bill and David leading, Ticknall Limeyards.

Thu Mar 28th Lynda leading, Beacon Hill.

Thu Apr 25th John and Beryl leading, tba.

Thu May 23rd Maggie leading, Outwoods

Thu Jun 27th David and Helena leading, Hicks Lodge nr Moira.

Thu Jul 25th Jenny and Janet leading, Swannington.

Thu Aug 22nd tba.

Thu Sep 26th Steve and Christine leading, Sarahs Wood.

Thu Oct 24th Linda leading, starting at Hough Mill, Swannington.

Thu Nov 28th This will be the last of our walks this year. Starting from Ticknall it will be a repeat of a walk much enjoyed earlier in the year.

No walk in December


Thu Jan 23rd Details tba.


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.

SWANS - October's Walk

A walk round Hough Mill, Swannington.

A pond with reeds and trees showing some autumn colour

View across pond showing Hough Mill behind

Hough Mill from the front showing the sails and adjacent buildings
The mill with sails

Members admiring the horse statue and the reconstructed gin
The group at the replica horse gin in the gorse Field

Group photo of the walkers
The group in Moor Lane (formerly Workhouse Lane) with Dr Parker's 1930 art deco house in the background

Page content updated 13-11-19