|Summary||There will be 2 walks per month, on every 2nd Thursday and 4th Wednesday and will be between 5 and 6 miles per walk. Please note that there will only one walk in December & January due to potential bad weather conditions.|
|Venue||According to the Schedule 2022|
|Contact||Viv Grimshaw - Telephone details are in the paper copy of the newsletter|
|email@example.com with 'U3A Walking Enquiry' as the subject|
|Enjoying views from the Great Ridge on Mam Tor in the Peak District 2018.||Following old mining paths in Poynton 2021.|
Please check the link for the updated walking schedule. Thank you to all those who have volunteered to lead a walk, leaving only one slot to fill.
However, Covid restrictions have meant that the arrangements for our walks must change. Rather than meeting at St Michael's car park to car share, we are now meeting at the start of each walk as indicated on this SCHEDULE 2022 link. Although lunch out for our numbers is also not possible for the time being, we will have a picnic together at the end of each walk if the weather allows.
As walks are limited to a maximum of 20 people it is essential to book your place.To book a walk, contact the walk leader as follows:
For a Wednesday walk, book in from the previous Wednesday after 9.30am.
For a Thursday walk, book in from the previous Thursday after 9.30am
Our aim is to take pleasure in the exercise, fresh air, local countryside and points of interest as well as meeting and enjoying the company of fellow walkers. Therefore the walks will not be a race from start to finish, but be undertaken at the pace of the slowest walker. Depending on the skills within the Groups, added interest will be gained from understanding the local flora and fauna, map reading, geology etc. Where possible, the walks will finish near a pub or tea room for those who wish to end the walk with refreshment.
Please note that each person walks at their own risk.
It is recommended that:-
2021 Annual Report: View
Walking Group Annual Report 2021
We were more fortunate than many of the U3A groups in that we were able to resume our walks in July. Whilst we felt unable at the time to car-share or to enjoy lunch together afterwards, it was excellent to meet up with old friends and welcome new members to the group.
Thanks to the willingness of a growing number of our members to lead walks, we were able to offer a wide range of locations and challenges, from easier routes in Lyme Park and Marple to a longer, tougher walk up Shining Tor. We are most grateful for the help of our walk leaders in providing an interesting schedule.
The photo below shows a number of our walkers following old mining paths in Poynton.
2020 Annual Report: View
Last year's restrictions meant that there were very few walks for us to enjoy as a group but we began to meet up again in July 2021 for a varied selection of walks
including Poynton, Styal, Lyme Park and Macclesfield Forest. Whilst some of our members are still unsure about returning,
we have welcomed new walkers to the group and we are both very grateful to those who have kindly volunteered to lead walks enabling us to offer a range of location and difficulty.
Viv Grimshaw & Tricia Canning
2019 Annual Report: View
The Walking Group has again had another successful year although the weather has not been the best on various occasions. We have this year walked a variety of areas which included Werneth Low, Chelford, Cown Edge, Mottram, The Roaches and Kinder as our long and arduous walk. I would like to thank those members who have volunteered to lead walks in 2019, without whom I would not be able to arrange two walks a month. Bob Dumbarton
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