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. Each year, one or more of the Group's members offer plan and lead a walk 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 walks leave promptly at the stated time, please check the time and specific walk details published 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 SEPTEMBER - DECEMBER
Wednesay September 26th – 10.00am
Leader: Jean Smith & Elva Tallack contact details
Thursday October 18th – 10.00am
Leader: Gwen Rigby contact details
Thursday November 15th
Short walk, followed by planning meeting and bring and share lunch at Trisha's.
Leader: Sue Greenway contact details
Thursday December 6th – 10.00am
Leaders: Jackie & Clive Boot contact details
WALKERS GROUP 2 THE RETREADS OCTOBER - DECEMBER
There are no planned walks for October because several of the group are doing a walking week in the Isle of Wight w/c 15 October.
Thursday 15th November
Half day walk followed by a ‘shared lunch’ (from 12.30) and annual planning meeting which will start around 13.45. This will be held in Shawford Parish Hall, Pearsons Lane, Shawford SO21 2AG. The Hall will be open from 09.30 for lunch items to be put
in the fridge etc.
The walk starts at 09.45 from Shawford Village Hall (Map Ref SU473 251, Post Code SO21 2AG).
A circular walk of about 4.5 miles. Walkers should meet to unload food at 09:30 and start walking at 09:45. We should be back at the hall comfortably by 12:00 - 12:15. No notable stiles.
Leaders: Kate Davies contact details
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
Alison and Chris Henry
WALKERS GROUP 3 SEPTEMBER - DECEMBER
Please let the leaders know by the previous day if you intend to join the walk.
15th - 20th October: Brecon Beacons Outing
There are no walks for October or November