Frequency: : Every Tuesday and Thursday from September to June, starting at 0900 hrs in the summer and 1000 hrs in the winter.
Group Leader: Brian Cummins
The Healthy Walking Group have walks every Tuesday and Thursday from mid – September to mid -June, with a break for Christmas/New Year. Apart from healthy exercise, members see views of local areas they would never see from their cars!
Our walks are not ‘a stroll’ but at a good pace. We have leaders (front and rear) with high viz vests who ensure the safety of faster and slower walkers.
Each walk takes between one to one and a half hours, starting at 9 am in summer and 10 am in winter. Walkers need to arrive 5/10 minutes before the start time to sign in. Walking shoes or trainers are essential (no sandals). We welcome walkers with dogs, but on a short lead walking at the back of the group.
The walk programme and walk descriptions are available on the website. You need to decide if a walk is suitable for your capabilities – distance, walking surface and steepness of terrain.
If all this sounds too daunting, do not worry! We are a friendly group and those who wish assemble in a local bar after each walk.
As stated in the panel below, you MUST register with the Group Leader before your first walk.
Before going on your first walk with the group, you MUST register with the Healthy Walking Group giving your U3A membership number, email address and telephone number, either at a General Meeting or by contacting the Group Leader by email. This will ensure you understand more about the walking group, and that you receive emailed copies of the walk schedules and news of any walk alterations or cancellations.
Please remember: you walk at your own risk. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are capable of doing the walks that you undertake. Please read the terrain characteristics carefully to avoid spoiling your walk and that of your fellow walkers.