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
Strollers 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. 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.
Friday 22nd Sept: Purbrook Woods (We will need to ferry people to the start)
- Meet: 10:30am Purbrook Heath car park (opp Rowans)
- Lunch: The Hampshire Rose
- Leader: Mary
Friday 6th Oct: Hilsea Lines
- Meet: 10:30am Portsbridge car park, Hilsea Roundabout East side
- Lunch: Green Farm, Toby Carvery
- Leader: Janice - NOTE: THE LEADER HAS CHANGED
Friday 20th Oct: Portchester
- Meet: 10:30am Wicor Sports Ground car park
- Lunch: The Seagull
- Leader: Carol
Friday 3rd Nov: Waterlooville
- Meet: 10:30am Goodwood Close off Park Lane
- Lunch: The Plough & Barleycorn
- Leader: Viv
Friday 17th Nov: Emsworth
- Meet: 10:30am park at the shore end of Beach Road
- Lunch: Langbrook Farm Inn
- Leader: Eileen
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
If you have a favourite walk that you would like to share - then apply to become a walk leader
We only stopped a moment - to pay our respects
Towards the end of a walk at Wickham packed with visual treasures
Just in case you want to exert more energy
If its your turn to buy the tea - then we will let you know
No idea where this is but it looks a good place for a walk
|| 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.