Shorter Walks Group

(About 3 miles 90 Minutes)


Coordinator Richard Drake


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This is a 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 normally meet once a month, on the 1st Wednesday at 11.00 am (however, on occasion there might be an "afternoon tea" walk).

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.)

We average 10-20 members per walk (although over 40 made it to a New Years Day "clear the cobwebs" walk).. We walk in most kinds of weather.

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  ( ).

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:

Where's The Path

From July 19th all Covid-19restrictions are lifted, however walkers must read the new Ramblers Risk assessment shown below

Click here for Ramblers Risk Assessment Statement

November Shorter Walk


When:   Wednesday 3rd November 2021

Where:  Leek Wooten

Meet:     11:00 am The Anchor Inn, Leek Wooton CV35 7QX.  Please park right at the top of the car park. 

Travel:   Leave Kenilworth on the A452 south to Kenilworth.  Follow the road past the Castle to the Clock Tower roundabout.  Turn right and drive through the town centre to the Jet Roundabout.  Take the third exit signposted to Leek Wootton.  Follow the road into Leek Wootton the Anchor is on the right immediately past the road signposted to Police Headquarters.

Walk:     The walk is just under 3 miles. The route leaves the pub and picks up the path that goes alongside the Warwickshire Police HQ to Rouncil Lane.  Short road walk and farm track towards Goodrest farm.  Then return across the Warwickshire Golf Course to Leek Wootton Church and back to the pub.  No stiles, a few several kissing gates, when recee’d no mud. Monday 25th October path clear of mud.

Lunch:    At the Pub, I have booked for 6 at the moment but will tell them the evening before the exact numbers.  Click here for a copy of the menu.  Please let me know if you wish to stay for lunch.  Orders will be taken at the table.

Leader:  Peter Calver telephone 01676 535318


    Shorter Walk Leaders 2021


Walk Leader

3rd November

Peter Calver

1st December



Shorter Walk Leaders 2022


Walk Leader

1st January - New Years Day Walk

Richard Drake

2nd February


2nd March


6th April

Vivienne & Tom Waterer

4th May


1st June

Peter Calver

6th July

Sandra Heard

3rd August - Afternoon Tea Walk

Richard Drake

7th September


5th October

Judy Hornigold

2nd November


7th December





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