Portsdown U3A

Walking Group (Striders)


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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 mostly around 4.5 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 2017

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

Those who come on outings must understand that they do so entirely at their own risk and the U3A accepts no liability for any accident or any other misfortune that may arise in connection with any such outings.

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Friday 15th Sept: Titchfield Canal
Friday 29th Sept: Hayling Island
Friday 13th Oct: Fareham
Friday 27th Oct: Bow Hill
Friday 10th Nov: Portchester
Friday 24th Nov: Warsash
Friday 8th Dec: Christmas Lunch - A deposit of £5 is needed
  • Meet: 11.50am Green Farm, Toby Carvery Hilsea
Friday 29th Dec: Planning Meeting
  • Meet: 10.30am Janice's Flat




28 Aug 2017 blog Posted by Janice

 Striders, Strollers and Stragglers

We now have 3 walking groups. They all vary in length, duration and stamina. The idea with all is that we get a little, or a lot, of exercise in good company and hopefully enjoy a good meal at the end. The meal is optional but most of us indulge. All the walks are lead on a Friday morning starting at varying times.

The Striders is the most energetic and we hope to do around 4 miles. We do incorporate a few obstacles like stiles, hills, and streams, which all adds to the satisfaction of the adventure.

Strollers is a little more sedate, with fewer obstacles and much flatter ground.

Stragglers is our newest group, and came into being, because some of our older members were finding the other walks too long or too difficult. We now have a very gentle walk for about an hour, on flattish well defined paths.

The new programme of walks will be listed on the Web site after the 1st September and there will be hard copies at the General Meeting or at any of the walks. If you are interested please contact me.