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Short and Tougher Walks 
 PERSHORE U3A FRIDAY WALKS

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




If you are interested in where we have walked over the last 3/4 years see links at bottom of this page. 

            

 

U3A SPRING PROGRAMME 2019

 


March 22nd                  ELMLEY CASTLE

MEET                 Park considerately in Main Street, between the school and the church.

MAP                   Exp 190 GR 983413

LENGTH            5 miles with a little road walking but mainly fields, taking in Bricklehampton,  Little Comberton , and Netherton.  The Queen Elizabeth is good for food, as we have already discovered.

DISTANCE FROM PERSHORE  4 miles, driving time 10 minutes, passenger contrib. £1.00

LEADER                           Lindsay Hilton

 

April 5th          

April 19th

The two leaders for these walks are currently in far-flung places, and the details of their walks will be sent out as soon as they return.         

May 3rd                         MALVERN

MEET                 British Camp carpark (fee £4.50)

MAP                   Exp 190  GR 765405

LENGTH            5 miles to Castlemorton Common via woodlands and fields.

DISTANCE FROM PERSHORE  15 miles, driving time 40 minutes, passenger contrib. £2.00

LEADERS           Cynthia and Jean


 

May 17th         BREDON HILL 

MEET                 Great Comberton village (road parking near the telephone box)

MAP                   Exp 190  GR 955423

LENGTH            5.5 mile approx. From Great Comberton along the hill to Woollas Hall, then rising up to the top of the escarpment (this will be a reasonably steep gradient). Here we turn east along the escarpment towards the tower and beyond taking in great views before descending via Even Hill towards Bricklehampton. Towards the end of the descent we turn left back to Gt Comberton.

DISTANCE FROM PERSHORE  3 miles, driving time 10 minutes, passenger contrib. £1.00

LEADERS           David B and Tony B


 

May 31st                        PERSHORE

MEET                 At entrance to the Market.  Park at Wetlands off King George’s Way

MAP                   Exp 190  GR 950464

LENGTH            5.5 miles walk from Pershore, to Drakes  Broughton, Besford Bridge and Tiddesley Wood. Expect some mud!

LEADERS           Heather and Yvonne


 

ADVANCE NOTICE---ADVANCE NOTICE---JULY 26TH 2019---ADVANCE NOTICE---ADVANCE NOTICE

 

Following last year’s successful coach trip to Bath to walk the Bath Skyline, on a very hot day, we hope for slightly cooler weather (but no rain!) this year for our excursion to Tintern and the Wye Valley.  The walk is along the Angidy Trail and will be about five miles in length.  The Angidy is a tributary of the River Wye and extensive ironworks filled the valley with noise and industry from Tudor times until the 20th century.  All is now peaceful and nature is taking back the woods and the landscape, although there are still significant remains to show how industrial the area used to be.  This is where the very first brass was made in Britain, and it was shipped out from Tintern Quay to the whole of the British Empire.  The walk will return us to Tintern where of course there is the magnificent ruined Abbey, made world famous by Wordsworth’s poem and JMW Turner’s beautiful painting.  Several shops, eating places and a real ale pub surround the Abbey and there should be plenty of time here before the coach takes us back to Pershore.

Please let me know if you wish to come, I already have several names on the list from the Annual Lunch, and when I have an idea of numbers I can calculate the cost.   I am hoping it will be around £16/£18 each.

 

The date for your diaries is Friday, July 26th.

 

I would also like to bring to your notice the inaugural Evesham Walking Festival which takes place Monday to Sunday. 1st to 7th July.    The website has full details of all events.   www.eveshamramblingclub.org.uk

 

Lace up your boots and let’s enjoy getting out this Spring!


 



               

 

 

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 Rosemary 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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