Portsdown U3A

Walking Group (Striders)
  • Last Updated: 14 Sep 2018


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The Striders walking group is for men and women who like to stretch their legs and have a longer more strenuous walk than our Strollers Group. If you are less able and would prefer an even easier walk then try the Stragglers Group.

All walks are decided at the beginning of the term. We meet on Friday mornings, once a fortnight ( alternating with the Strollers ), therefore there is a walk nearly every week.

The Striders is for the more adventurous people, especially if I'm leading it, and the walks are normally around 4 to 5 miles. We are usually out in the countryside where the ground is more uneven and sometimes hilly. So good walking boots are required and maybe a stick.

There is plenty to see and wildlife to spot, the company is great, the views spectacular, conversation interesting and exercise invigorating - with optional lunch to follow at a local pub or cafe. What more can one ask of a Friday morning.

If you enjoy a walk in the country and having a chat with good company, do talk to me in the meeting or contact me for further info.

Group Leader: Janice Henderson
Email: contact@portsdownu3a.org.uk



Striders Walks - Autumn 2018

Members to let the walk leader know if they intend to come as walks may be changed or cancelled at short notice. Car sharing is encouraged to help with parking and fuel costs. The walks are usually 4 to 5 miles - sometimes hilly or moderately difficult terrain. Suitable footwear is required.

More details and the contact list is available from the Group LeaderTOP-TIP: You can print this page
Friday 28th Sept: Hamble
Friday 12th Oct: Portchester
Friday 26th Oct: Bishops Waltham
  • Meet: 10:15am Park in Station Road near the old level crossing gates at the roundabout  Click here for Map 
  • Lunch: The Priory Inn
  • Leader: Pete, Sue & Ted
Friday 9th Nov: Walk around Leigh Park
Friday 23rd Nov: Catherington to Lovedean
Friday 7th Dec: Christmas Lunch - A deposit of £5 is needed
  • Meet: 11.50am Green Farm, Toby Carvery Hilsea