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Short and Tougher Walks
Contact: Rosemary Davis.  Phone  01905 381835

ALL WALKS START AT 9.45 A.M.    (unless otherwise stated) 

If you are interested in where we have walked over the last 2/3 years see links at bottom of this page. 

U3A Summer Programme 2018



May 18th           STANTON AND LAVERTON


Meet:                Free carpark in Stanton (donation if you wish)

Map:                  Explorer 45, GR 068342

Length:                           4 miles. Steep climb to start, then easier walking, with good views.

Distance from Pershore: 15 miles, Driving time 30 minutes, Passenger contribution £2.00

Leader:                           Rosemary

                           Telephone 01905 381835


June 1st                           WINCHCOMBE


Meet:                Carpark by the Library and School

Map:                  Explorer 45, GR 023123

Length:                           6 miles, with some climbing and lots of history

Distance from Pershore: 15 miles, Driving time 30 minutes, Passenger Contribution £2.00

Leaders:            Tony B and Evie

                           Telephone 01386 554577/07969 631396


June 15th              NORTH AND WEST MALVERN


Meet:                Tank Quarry Picnic Place, signed to the left off B4232, North Malvern.

Map:                  Explorer 190 GR 768470

Length:                4.5 miles This is an undulating walk from North Malvern to Storridge, crossing the border between Worcestershire and Herefordshire, within the Malvern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Distance from Pershore:  16 miles, driving time 35 minutes, passenger contribution £2.00

Leaders:            Claire and Heather

                            Telephone 01386 553180 / 553492





Meet:                Green Dragon Inn, Cockleford, Cowley 

This is off the A435, the road from Seven Springs roundabout to Cirencester.  After about two miles along theA435, there is a sign to the right to Cockleford ¼ mile and a brown tourist sign for the Inn. 

To get to Seven Springs, take M5 to Jt 11a, follow A417 up Crickley Hill to the Air Balloon Inn and go straight over the roundabout on to the A436. After two miles there is a double roundabout where the A435 we want is to the right, at the first roundabout.

Sat Nav users – postcode is GL53 9NW

MAP:                  Explorer 179, GR 968143

Length:                5.5 miles of rolling Cotswold countryside (otherwise known as hills, but not big ones!)

                              Lunch has been booked at the pub.

Distance from Pershore:  30 miles, Driving time 60 minutes, Passenger contribution £4.50

Leader:                           Rosemary

                           Tel 01905 381835


July 13th            COACH TRIP  BATH SKYLINE WALK


                           The coach will leave from the bus stop outside Pershore Leisure Centre at 9.00am.


                           PLEASE NOTE THE EARLY START. 




The coach will drop us at the start of the 6 mile walk and pick us up again to return to Pershore at about 5 o’clock.  If the going gets too much, there is a cut-off to avoid some climbing.  Publicity says “Enter another world, onto the skyline hills above Bath and beyond, through six miles of meadows and ancient woodlands to secluded valleys”.  Only two stiles, and the views of Bath are outstanding.

The cost of the coach is £20 each and this will have to be paid to me in advance by cheque made payable to Pershore U3A.  As I am away in June, could you let me have the money by the end of May, please.

Leaders:            Audrey and Rosemary


July 27th            CONDICOTE


Meet:                Condicote village, near to the village hall which is on LHS as you enter the village.

Map:                  Outdoor Leisure 45, GR 152283

Length:                6.0miles from Condicote to Hinchwick Manor through lovely Cotswold countryside.  A few inclines, but nothing too taxing.

Distance from Pershore: 22 miles, driving time 40minutes, passenger contribution £2.00

Leader:                           Sue Allard and Tricia

                           Tel 01386 554758/561875


Aug 10th                STOKE POUND


Meet:                   Queen’s Head Inn, beside the canal at Stoke Pound. A good place for lunch after the walk.

Map:                  Explorer 204 GR 963679

Length:                5.5 miles, following the Worcester Birmingham Canal before turning to walk through pastures, field paths and minor lanes. The terrain is undulating rather than hilly.

Distance from Pershore:  20 miles, driving time 30 minutes, passenger contribution £2.00

Leaders:            David and Carmella

                           Tel 01386 550352


Aug 24th            AGM – 10.30am FOR COFFEE


Meet:                Church View Cottage, Church Lane, Upton Snodsbury at 10.30 for our annual review of where we have been this year and where we would like to go next year.  Essential equipment – lots of ideas (brush up your little grey cells) and of course your diaries to book dates as leaders!



My address for you to send your cheques for payment for the coach trip  is:


Rosemary Davis

Church View Cottage,

Church Lane

Upton Snodsbury




Remember, the cheque should be payable to Pershore U3A, and it should be with me by the end of May.


Chris Wood has passed the library of walks onto me as he has now left Pershore and is living in Swindon.  He has catalogued them excellently into length of walk and into areas, so if anyone needs a bit of help finding a suitable walk to lead for the group, I have 260+ walks to choose from, ranging upwards from 3 miles!  There is no excuse now, just give me a ring!!!!!!!!!!!



Distances and drive times to walks are from Pershore and are intended as a guide only.  When sharing cars we suggest that passengers offer the driver £1.50 for the first 10 miles, plus £1 for each additional 10 miles or part thereof.  In the event of severe weather, please contact the leader to confirm that the walk is on.  Leaders should always attend the starting point, even if the walk is cancelled.


Library of Walks

Don’t forget that we now have a library of walks which has been compiled by Chris Wood, See the bottom of this page under walks archive. It is for use by everyone, so there is no excuse that you can’t lead a walk because you don’t know where to go!


DISCLAIMER - Walking is one of the healthiest and safest of Outdoor Activities. However neither Pershore and District U3A, nor the Walk Leader/Orgainiser of the walk/s has control of the environment of the walks, the weather, any animals or indeed of any of the walkers themselves, and whilst taking normal precautions, providing reasonable help and assistance as necessary, they cannot accept responsibility for any circumstances affecting the health or safety of the walkers in the party.
Walks organised by Pershore and District U3A automatically receive Public Liability insurance cover, provided the leaders are U3A members, through the Third Age trust. This is designed to protect leaders against claims for damage to property and for injury or death which might have been occasioned on the walk. This is NOT a personal accident insurance and accordingly participants on walks are responsible for their own health and safety and the safe keeping of their equipment, clothing and belongings.
Participants on walks should follow the advice/instructions of the Walk Leader in order to minimise any risk to themselves and should also ensure that they do not endanger any others in the party. To help achieve a problem free walk U3A members may NOT bring children or dogs on a walk organised by Pershore and District U3A. 

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