Portsdown U3A

Walking Group (Strollers)

 

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The Strollers walking group is for men and women who want a gentle walk. The distance is no more than about 2.5 miles on level terrain often with things of interest to look at - churches, old houses and even new interesting buildings. Our walks would not be complete without our lunch breaks. This is optional as it is not always possible to stay, but most of us do and we have found some very nice eating places - as well as the not so good.

The Strollers meet once a fortnight on a Friday morning ( alternate Fridays with the Striders and Stragglers ) and all the walks are decided at the beginning of the term. If you are less able and would prefer an easier walk then try the Stragglers Group. For the more strenuous walks see the Striders Group.

If you enjoy a relaxing walk 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

 

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Strollers Walks - Summer 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. Walks are up to 2.5 miles over mostly flat and easy 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 14th July: Farlington Marshes   PLEASE NOTE THIS WALK HAS BEEN CHANGED
  • Meet: 10:30am 3rd car park off Eastern Road roundabout
  • Lunch: The Harvester, Eastern Road
  • Leader: Mary
Friday 28th July: Hilsea
  • Meet: 10:30am Portsbridge Car park, Hilsea Roundabout East side
  • Lunch: The Portsbridge
  • Leader: Eileen   PLEASE NOTE THE LEADER HAS CHANGED
Friday 1st Sep: Planning Meeting
  • Meet: 10.30am Cosham Baptist Church, 1st Floor Meeting Room, 48 Havant Road, Cosham

 

 

 

1 May 2017 blog Posted by Janice

 Strollers and Striders

I am glad to say that the Stragglers is now up and running, or rather walking very sedately. After our planning meeting we have been able to decide the best way to organise this group.

It follows the same sort of layout as the other 2 groups. People will meet at an allotted location, either arriving by car or bus. We always plan to car share as this is easier for parking. We have set the start time a bit later at 11am. The walk will be about 1-1.5 miles at a very gentle pace. With time to view the flora and fauna. Then it is time for lunch at the chosen restaurant. Sounds great ! Then come and join us.

If you would like something more strenuous, on the same Friday the Striders do their walk. This is between 4-5 miles and sometimes on rough and muddy undulating ground. Like the Stragglers we meet at the location decided upon at the meeting. Because we are more in the country some of our eating places are more rural, but it is always a welcome sight as by then we have worked up an appetite.

On the alternate Fridays we hold the Strollers walk. These are a little more brisk than the Stragglers, and slightly longer at 2-2.5 miles. We also start earlier as there is more ground to cover.

There is a walk nearly every Friday so no need to miss out on some exersie.

We have included an extra walk on Wednesday 28th June. This will be a full days outing, with a 4.5 mile walk followed by lunch and then a visit to a local place of interest. If you would like to be included on this walk then please contact me.

 

1 Jan 2017 blog Posted by Janice

 Strollers and Striders

The walking groups are still out and about every other Friday. We enjoy the open air, good company, harmonious conversations, and a meal at the end of the walk. There is always room for more people to join, and we have welcomed some new people with their dogs. A great way to exercise them.

We are starting a new group called 'The Stragglers' for people who cannot walk very far. This will be held on the same Friday as the Striders. Rosemary will be organising it and we are not making a programme for it. The walks will be decided the previous fortnight. The idea is to catch a bus to maybe Havant or Portchester, then walk for about an hour and then go for lunch, all at a leisurely pace.

I would like to take this chance to wish everyone a wonderful New Year, and look forward to exploring the countryside with some interesting walks.

 

3 Sept 2016 blog Posted by Janice

 Strollers and Striders

It is lovely to be out in the fresh air in great company with good conversations to pass the miles. It is also wonderful to see all the wildlife and the beautiful scenery. We often pass thorough fascinating villages with their picturesque cottages and impressive architecture.
If you would like to join us, each group walks every alternate Friday, so there is a walk every week. We take it in turns to lead a walk, but don’t worry there is no pressure to do so. The programme of walks is listed on our web site. It is important to let the leader or me know if you intent to come, so if you get held up we can wait for you.