Walking Groups

 

    

Walking Group 1

 

U3A Walking Group

Walking Group 2

 

 

 Long Distance Walking (or sitting!) Group

 

 

Grand Union Canal walkers reach Birmingham Jan 2017

 

There are three Walking Groups - two of which focus on circular walks of 4-5 miles, and a third for long distance walkers.

Group 1 meets on the third Tuesday of each month, and Group 2 meets on the third Friday of the month. In both cases the walks start around 10am (although the timing may vary with the location).

The routes are usually circular and about 4 to 6 miles in length. Group members take it in turns to plan the route and lead the walk. We usually end at a suitable pub or restaurant for lunch. The starting point is announced in advance to group members. Members should share the travel arrangements where convenient.

 Walkers are welcome to join either or both the groups.

The Long Distance Group are committed walkers who prefer a longer walk and embark on a more challenging course in monthly stages. So far they have undertaken the Chiltern Way, the Thames Path, the Grand Union Canal and the Oxford Canal. The current project is to follow the Chiltern Way.

Most years, there is also a walking holiday arranged during the summer months. See the Holidays page for further details.

There is a Risk Assessment Checklist for use by walk leaders as they plan their walks. Click here to read or download the checklist 

 

Costs

Walkers pay for their own lunch at the pub.

 

Next Events 

 

Group 1 -  15 Jan 2019    
Group 2 -  18 Jan 2019    
Long Distance -  24 Jan 2019    

 

Group Notice 

Group 2 - In Case of Emergency (ICE) cards.

Thanks to our dear friends in the EU, we have new Data Protection legislation. This goes further than the previous (1998) legislation, particularly in terms of individuals giving consent regarding who may hold their personal data. It is actually quite sensible. I, and Haddenham U3A,  currently hold ICE details that you have provided. That has to change. In future, you should carry with you, on our walks, an ICE card containing the necessary information so that someone can be contacted on your behalf if it becomes necessary. U3A will provide the ICE cards and it may well be that some of you already have them. However, if you do not have a card, please let me know (not Paul), and I will get enough cards so that I can give them to you at the start of the walk on the 16th.

Andrew Wild  on 01296 748679 or wilddinton@waitrose.com

Longer Distance Walkers - Chiltern Way 

The leaders of each of the next stages will be
  • stage 11  26 July....Ewelme - Stokenchurch11.3m  NO VOLUNTEER
    stage 12  30 Aug…to nr P Risborough10.5m          PAT, KEITH AND CHRIS
    stage 13  27 Sept…to nr Tring10.0m                       HILARY AND EDGAR
    stage 14  25 Oct…to Whipsnade10.2m                   ANGELA AND EILEEN
    stage 15  29 Nov…to NE of Dunstable10.2m          PETER

There will be no Long Distance walk in December

Note: walks are typically now limited by the size of the minibus we use and we may have to work on a "First-come-first-served" basis or consider the additional use of private cars.

Neil Dury (07940 576088; neil.dury@btinternet.com)

Walking in England

A link to a website giving details of thousands of free walks for downloading has also been added to the Useful Links page

 

Joining the Group 

If you wish to join us, please contact:

Group 1:     Malcolm White on 01844 291677 or mwhiterudds@gmail.com 

Group 2:     Andrew and Helen Wild on 01296 748679 or wilddinton@waitrose.com 

Long Distance:        Neil Dury on 01844 291809 or neil.dury@btinternet.com