Short Walks Group (about 3 miles, 90 minutes)
Co-ordinator TBA (Richard Drake temporarily)
This is a new, but already, popular and sociable group who enjoy walking local fields and paths marveling at the wonderful Warwickshire countryside on our doorstep. These are rambles and may include the occasional stile as well as gates. Sensible walking footwear and clothing is needed. However, they are meant to be less demanding than the full Ramblers Group who typically walk for 5 miles plus. We meet once a month, on the 1st Wednesday at 11.00 am.
A number of walk leaders take it in turns to select a walk of about 3 miles. They choose where to go and where to meet. Members are encouraged to lead a walk but there is no requirement to do so (however, without leaders there will be no walks!).
The aim is to start in Balsall Common (or within 10 minutes of it) and normally find pub car parks for our starting/finishing points! Many members stay for a drink and /or a meal after the walk. (Although a good tearoom or café should not be ruled out.)
Averaging 10-20 members per walk we have got off to a good start. We walk in most kinds of weather (although to date we have been quite lucky with conditions this cannot last!).
The cost is very low - we have a joining fee of £2 and to date no other costs (and it is free for anyone who is already a paid up member of the Ramblers Group). You do pay for your own drinks/meals after a walk!
If you would like to join or require any other information please contact Richard 01676 534932 ( email@example.com ).
Prospective new members can also "try us out" by just turning up at a walk starting point and joining us for that walk. Please note, however, if you are not already a U3A member you will not be covered by the U3A insurance scheme. Following that if you wish to continue you will need to join the U3A and the Short Walks group.
If anyone wants to lead (or help lead) a walk please contact Richard. Support is here for anyone who has never lead a walk before. All part of “lifelong learning”. (NB New leaders often pair up with a more experienced leader for their first walk).
If anyone wants to create a ramble route, either for the U3A or for personal reasons try out the following site: http://wtp2.appspot.com/wheresthepath.htm
We have just become aware of an occasional walker who was not on our e-mail listing.
If you don't get regular e-mails from Martin or Richard and want to be kept up-to-date on walks let one of them know and they will add you on.
Email either firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Shorter Walk February
Currently no leader has come forward for this walk so no details are available. "No Leader, No Walk".
If you are interested in leading this (or any other walk) please contact Richard Treasurer@balsallcommonu3a.org . Lots of help is available for anyone who hasn't done it before.
When/if details are available they will appear here and be e-mailed to those on Martin's contact list."
Shorter Walk Leaders
Below is a list of leaders for the balance of 2018.
Also Leaders for 2019
If you are interested in leading a Short Walk please contact Richard Drake
Date Walk Leader 2nd January 2019 Richard Drake 6th February 2019 Leader Required 6th March 2019 Lynda & Paul Moore 3rd April 2019 Barbara & Phil Hammonds 1st May 2019 Sandra Heard 5th June 2019 Merryl Muat and Christine Harris 3rd July 2019 Peter Calver 7th August 2019 Richard Drake 4th September 2019 Linda & Gary Carey 2nd October 2019 Jan Bayliss 6th November 2019 Leader Required 4th December 2019 Leader Required
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