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 are a small friendly walking group, and welcome new members joining us on our monthly all day walks, summer months evening walks and occasional half day walks. Group members try to arrange walks around the local countryside, close to or occasionally slightly further from Winchester. All day walks are typically around 8 miles and evening or half day walks around half that. There is no need to warn anybody you are coming, but please do note that all day walks leave promptly, usually 9.30am - but please check specific walk details in the magazine or online.
Short Walks 1
Joanna Pope, who has led Short Walks 1 for many years, has decided to hang up her boots, as did Sue Gildersleve, who led Short Walks 2 until a couple of years ago. I am sure that many of you will want to join me in thanking them both for contributing to the activities of the Branch over the years and wish them both well for the future.
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 DECEMBER - FEBRUARY
Thursday December 6th – 10.00am
Leaders: Jackie & Clive Boot contact details
Wednesay January 16th – 10.00am
Leader: Janie Penn-Barwell contact details
Wednesay February 28th – 10.00am
Leader: Jan Burgess and Trisha Ferris contact details
WALKERS GROUP 2 THE RETREADS DECEMBER - FEBRUARY
Friday 7th December
Meet in the car park at Cheesefoot Head (SU529277) for a 09.30 start.
Morning walk 4.5 miles, Lunch at The Flowerpots, Cheriton, by 12.15 (SU581283; Post Code SO24 0QQ). Afternoon walk 4.5 miles.
Leaders: Monica and Tony Westlake contact details
Tuesday 22nd January
Meet for a start at 10am in the Recreation Ground Car Park, signposted from the centre of UPHAM. Map Ref: SU539207 Post code SO32 1JJ.
Morning Walk 4.5 miles. Afternoon 2.5 miles. Lunch at Bricklayers Arms close to Car Park, Map Ref SU541206 Post code SO32 1JJ.
Leader: John Chapman contact details
Wednesday 13th February
Start point for Feb 2019 walk is Five Bridges Road – Map ref. SU475271. Same walk as last year with lunch at The Phoenix Inn Twyford, Map ref. SU484245, post code SO21 1RF.
Parking at the start point in Three Bridges Road is rigidly patrolled, so if no space, please let the leader know and drive round to road leading onto the N bound M3 and park in laybys either side of the road. Walk to the traffic lights and take path on west side of motorway to the end of Five Bridges Road SU479267 and wait for the rest to join you.r /> Morning walk 6 miles, afternoon walk 2.2 miles.
Leader: Kate Davies, 01962854608 and Mobile 07748 947578 contact details
Alison and Chris Henry (Don Fox will be group leader from 1st January 2018)