Portsdown U3A

Walking Group (Striders)
  • Last Updated: 21 Jun 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 - Summer 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 22nd June: Southwick
  • Meet: 10:15am D-Day Memorial Hall Car park behind The Golden Lion
  • Lunch: Southwick Tea Rooms
Friday 6th July: Manor Farm Country Park (Note: We stop at Manor Farm Tea Room for a lite lunch before completing the walk)
Friday 20th July: Chichester Marina
Friday 3rd Aug: Stansted - This is a 6 mile walk (~3hrs)
  • Meet: 10:15am The Castle Inn car park, Rowlands Castle - arrive early to book your lunch from the menu  Click here for Map 
  • Lunch: The Castle Inn - The Planning Meeting will be held after Lunch
  • Leader: Kathee
Friday 17th Aug: Petworth House (This is an additional walk to the programme - all day)
Friday 31st Aug: Chawton House (This is an additional walk to the programme - all day)
  • Meet: Car park in Chawton on the corner of Winchester Road and the terrace  Click here for Map 
  • Lunch: Greyfriars Pub
  • Leader: Janice