Ashfield U3A Walking Group 'D' - Six-Milers

CO-ORDINATOR(S): David Wilson

TELEPHONE NUMBER(S): 01623-752780


VENUE: As programme

MEETING DATE & TIME: Third & fifth Tuesday of the month (where appropriate), at 09:50 for 10:00 at start of walk.





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Walks will take place on the 3rd Tuesday of each month and, when occurring in the calendar, the 5th Tuesday.

Distance: The walks are between 5.5 and 6.5 miles in length, and usually up to an hour by car to reach the starting point, maybe longer in Summer.

Difficulty: The walks are at an intermediate level. They may contain hills and there are bound to be stiles! We take our time and rest on the steep slopes. We are not mountaineers! We are interested in roaming in the countryside and taking time to find out about places of interest and enjoying the scenery. We try to offer an appealing ramble in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, South Yorkshire or Leicestershire. We take breaks for a drink and a snack (maybe even a picnic in warm weather). We end with refreshment in a suitable pub or cafe after the walk. The walk leaders will usually ensure that this is arranged for those who are able and wish to socialise in this way.

Cancellations or alterations: A group email will be sent out if the starting point of the walk is changed. This is only likely to happen if unexpectably unavailable and a new leader has stepped in. An email will be sent out to cancel a walk by 8am at the latest, if the weather is icy, snowy or downright wet and unpleasant.

Information generally: Apart from the emails mentioned above, a list of walks will be displayed on our board in the U3A monthly meeting, on the website and in the newsletter. There is no need to book a place on the ordinary walks, only for any 'days away' if they are set up. We will ask you to sign a register at the start. Final details of the starting place of the walk will be emailed in the previous week. We believe it is a good and sensible idea to share transport with people living near you, saving fuel, keeping down parking spaces or sharing parking fees. It is polite to offer sharing these expenses with a 4 contribution.

Leaders: The more leaders we have, the greater will be the variety of walks we can look forward to. Anyone who would like to help, by being a guide, is invited to give their ideas to any of the mini-committee. At the moment these are David, Chris, Margaret and Alan. We can help with advice, maps and coming out with you on a recce. Just hand in your outline journeys.

Important Disclaimer:

All sporting and leisure activities have inherent hazards associated with them and walking is no exception. In spite of the safety and common sense of the members, accidents may well occur from time to time. It is important then to realise, that as a member of the group, you will have to visualise, take notice and minimise the potential for any accident. The walk leaders, or other designated person, will not accept any liability or fault for the death, personal injury or any loss sustained during any of our walking activities.

Date Departure Walk Details Leader
17 January - NO WALK TODAY -
31 January - NO WALK TODAY -
21 February 10:00 Swarkestone, Stanton by Bridge, Melbourne David and Julia Porter
21 March 10:00 Linacre Reservoirs Chris Chamberlain
18 April 10:00 Kirklington and Eakring Joyce Hazledine
16 May 10:00 Tideswell Shirley and Mike Dawe
30 May 10:00 Biggin David Riley
20 June 10:00 Burton Joyce Steve Lawrence
18 July 10:00 Ashford in the Water / Monsel Dale Alan Radford
15 August 10:00 Stanton Moor & Nine Ladies, from Winster Caroline Rhodes
29 August 10:00 Tideswell Mike Dawe
19 September 10:00 Ramsey & Big Moors Ray Sayer
17 October 10:00 West Hallam Steve Lawrence
31 October 10:00 TBA Joyce Hazledine
21 November 10:00 TBA Alan Radford
19 December - NO WALK TODAY -

The 'Six-Milers' in action:

Six-Milers in action

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