Portsdown U3A

Walking Group (Strollers)
  • Last Updated: 16 Apr 2018


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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 2½ 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



Strollers Walks - Winter/Spring 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. Walks are up to 2½ miles over mostly flat and easy terrain. Suitable footwear is required.

More details and the contact list is available from the Group LeaderTOP-TIP: You can print this page
Friday 13th April: Emsworth - PLEASE NOTE THE WALK HAS CHANGED
Friday 27th April: Planning Meeting
  • Meet: 10.30am Cosham Baptist Church, 48 Havant Road, Cosham




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.