Ashfield U3A Walking Group 'A' - Serious
CO-ORDINATOR(S): David Porter or Hugh Symonds (deputy co-ordinator)
TELEPHONE NUMBER(S): David: 01623-620892 or 07981-336276 / Hugh: 01623-443324
EMAIL ADDRESS(ES): email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
MEETING DATE & TIME: Second & fourth Tuesday of the month, from 10:00 at start of walk.
COST OF VENUE, MATERIALS ETC.: None
NUMBER OF MEMBERS: 41
GROUP FULL: YES [but we don't turn any Ashfield U3A member away!]
WAITING LIST: NO
PAGE CODE: Fully Updateable
GROUP STATUS: RUNNING
We offer moderate walks from 7 miles to 9 miles. Please note that walks may have to be changed at short notice due to adverse weather conditions or for other reasons.
Please do not bring dogs or children on the walks, which are over all types of terrain. Walkers should therefore be prepared for stiles and rough ground as well as mud. Remember that weather conditions can deteriorate very quickly, with little or no warning, particularly on high ground, so be prepared. We walk throughout the year, so we suggest the following items, some of which are seasonal:
All Walking Group "A" members are given a more detailed programme with start point details and phone number of walk leaders. Newcomers are requested to contact the Co-ordinator or Deputy Co-ordinator.
Lifts are by arrangement, so may we suggest a voluntary donation of £4.00 by each passenger to the driver.
Should anyone have to leave the walk for whatever reason, then the walk leader must be informed for safety reasons. Please note that all walkers walk at their own risk.
After the walk, why not round off the day by enjoying a relaxing drink with everyone at a local hostelry or coffee shop?
Christmas Walk - December 2017 & Bournemouth Winter Holiday - January 2018
Walking Groups Aand B - January 2017
Gibson Mill Bridge, Yorkshire - Summer Walk, June 2016
Turkey - September 2015
Eastbourne - January 2015
The January 2015 Walking Holiday was at Eastbourne where we enjoyed hiking along the spectacular coastal path including the Seven Sisters, Beachy Head and parts of the South Downs Way. Once again, the weather was exceptional for this time of year.
Long Mynd, Shropshire - Summer Walk, June 2014
Kinder Scout - February, 2014
Annual Holiday to Newquay, Cornwall - January, 2014
Above Left: "Holywell Beach - a 9 mile walk in beautiful winter sunshine" / Above Right: "Bedruthen Steps - still in sunshine even in January 2014"
Trekking Holiday in Turkey - May, 2013
Above Left: "Blue Lagoon, Olu Deniz, from the Lycian Way" / Above Right: "Lycian Tomb"
Above Left: "Cruising - Fethiye Bay" / Above Right: "A well-earned 'tea-break' on the Lycian Way"
Walking Group A's latest challenge walk around Holme Moss, Yorks - March, 2013
Winter Holiday in Torquay, Devon - January, 2013
Once again 49 members and friends of Walking Group "A" enjoyed another January holiday, this year in Torquay. Both long and short walks were arranged each day. The scenery was spectacular but the going was tough along the coastal path due to the recent heavy rainfall. However, as you can see from the photos, we all had a great time.