There are 3 walking groups
The programme of walks for each group is shown below
You are advised to check the latest details with the walk leader the previous day
All Day Walkers 1
The Group’s walks are about 5 miles in length, and take place once a month in the morning. In addition, shorter evening walks take place in the months April to September. All walkers (who must be U3A members) are welcome. Please let the leaders know by the previous day if you intend to join the walk, and to confirm the details.
All Day Walkers 2 - The Retreads
We welcome new members on all our walks. All-day walks are typically 8 – 10 miles and half-day walks about half that distance. No need to book – just turn up at the advertised starting place – but we do start on time.
All Day Walkers 3
Please let the leader know by the previous day if you intend to join the walk.
Health Walks are available as an alternative walking option. They are free and start from various locations and have lengths and speeds for all abilities. Their leaders include four members of All Day Walkers 3: Derek Blundell, Jan Howell and Dale Greenwood in Winchester and Nick Waring in Overton. For full details visit https://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/walkfinder/winchester-health-walks Or telephone Victoria Jones on 07980-732124 or Chloe Davanna on 01962-848493.
WALKERS GROUP 1 JULY - OCTOBER
Friday July 26th – 5.00pm
Leader: Sue Greenway contact details
Thursday August 15th - 10am
Leader: Trish Ferris contact details
Wednesday August 28th – 5.00pm
Leaders: Trish Ferris and Jan Burgess contact details
Wednesday September 11th – 10.00am
Leaders: Clive & Jackie Boot contact details
Tuesday September 24th - 5.00pm
Leader: Trish Ferris contact details
Thursday October 15th – 10.00am
Leaders: David Tolley contact details
WALKERS GROUP 2 THE RETREADS SEPTEMBER - DECEMBER
Friday 20th September
All-day circular walk of about 8 miles.
Meet at Farley Mount Car Park (the nearest one to the Mount) SU408293 at 9.45am. Morning walk 4.2 miles to lunch at The Crown Inn, Kings Somborne. Afternoon walk 3.8 miles. No stiles but up-hill at the end. Highlights include passing a rather lovely
vineyard. After the walk, tea will be available at the nearby Beechcroft Farm café.
Leaders: Christine Bradwell and Elaine Curtiss contact details
Monday 7th October
All-day walk of 6.5 miles in London.
The walk will wander through London, picking up a little of the Thames, typical west end streets, some brief stops at a few of the galleries/museums, contrasted by the London Parks and a stunning view of London from Primrose Hill. Meet at Winchester Station at 8.50am to catch the 9.18 train. Please let leader Keith Anderson know if you will be attending.
Leader: Keith Anderson contact details
Wednesday 23rd October
Half day walk of five to six miles.
Meet at the Bear and Ragged Staff, SO51 0LB, where we will later take lunch, on the Romsey-King Somborne Road A3057 at 10.15 am for a 10.30 start. Please park in the area furthest from the pub. The walk will take us through Kimbridge, past Mottisfont
and up to Michelmersh.
Leader: Heather Nicholson contact details
Wednesday 13th November
This walk is in conjunction with the AGM of the Group, which will be the subject of a separate email to existing members.
Circular walk from Shawford
Morning circular walk from Shawford Village Hall starting at 9.45am, aiming to be back to the Hall by 12.15 for group lunch and then annual meeting. Distance is about 5 miles along Shepherd's Lane in Compton, along Silkstead Lane, down to Compton village, and back to Shawford.
Leader Julian English contact details
Wednesday 11th December
Bramdead Common to Cheriton Circular Walk.
Start at Bramdean Common car park Map Ref. SU 626 259 at 9.30am, walk to the Flower Pots Map ref. SU 581 282 for lunch 4.8 Miles. Returning in the afternoon 3.2 Miles..
Leaders: Monica & Tony Westlake contact details
WALKERS GROUP 3 AUGUST - September
Tuesday 13th August - Evening Walk
Leader: Chris Charratt contact details
Thursday 5th September - Evening Walk
Leaders: Jane Hutchence and Jean White contact details
Wednesday 25th September - Morning Walk
Leaders: Pat Dowdell and Jilly Williams contact details
Friday 11th October - TBA
Leaders: John Cosby contact details
Picture: Walkers Group 3 at Fulling Mill, Abbotts Worthy New Year 2019