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For the full background on Walking with Kibworth and District U3A go to https://sites.google.com/site/kibworthdistrictu3a/walkinggroup


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We invariably meet at a village pub on the first and third Friday of the month.   About 10.15am for a 10.30 start.  (If different, potential walkers, will be advised) 


The first Friday walk is a short walk of no more than 4 miles.  These are nearly always circular walks which finish back at the pub where lunch is enjoyed by those who wish to partake.


The third Friday walk is a longer walk of up to 6 miles but not more than 6 miles.  Again this is usually a circular walk finishing back at a hostelry for refreshments.


If there is a fifth Friday in the month there is often a walk which may well be 'further afield'.  We have walked on these further afield walks in, among other places,  Derbyshire and around Pitsford Reservoir (at Brixworth Country Park) and more recently near to Stamford stopping for lunch part way through the day and resuming again in the afternoon.  


Away-Break

Over the last four autumns a group of walkers have been to various locations (Malvern, South Wales and twice to Hunstanton) for a short 3/4 day break to enjoy walking in a different area.  These have been very much enjoyed by all those who have been on them.  Planning for this takes time and input is always welcome.  It is difficult to satisfy all people for these outings - not everyone wants mountains nor the seaside to walk beside.


Full details of the currently organised walks are shown on the schedule,  Walk schedule July 2016  - March 2017


Walk schedule April 2017 - December 2017


If you need to find out more please contact the group leader, David Holmes (0116 279 6010) or holmes@holmesoak.co.uk


Stiles

Please be aware that all our walks may well have stiles which will need to be negotiated.  If there are no stiles on a particular walk - i.e if we walk around Pitsford Reservoir - the walk leader may well mention this in his/her advice regarding the walk.


Subscriptions

There is an annual subscription to be a member of the walking group of £3 which is being used to purchase maps and also to partially reimburse walk leaders who 

expend money whilst reconnoitring walks for the Away Break.  This fund is administered by Ros Holmes.


GPS

The group own a GPS tracking device and walk leaders may wish to borrow this when reconnoitring a walk to establish exactly how far the proposed walk will be.


Maps


Sue Dargie has a selection of maps for the groups use.  These are plastic backed so are rain-proofed!


Walk Leaders helpful information  (https://sites.google.com/site/kibworthdistrictu3a/walkinggroup)

There is a list of the groups current members (http://www.kibworthu3a.org.uk/interest-group/interestgroup-walking/walkingsubscription) which can be printed off.  This will help when collating names prior to the walk for those who state they are coming and then on the day for those who are intending to stay for lunch.


Summer Strollers and Winter Wanderings

These are spin-off activities which take place on the second Sunday afternoon.  They last about an hour and are a chance to unwind at a leisurely pace around a nearby village or town.  Most of these walks/ambles/strolls are no more than a mile or a mile and a half in length and are ideal for anyone who is unfamiliar with walking longer distances.  These are very sociable and we invariably finish with a tea/coffee in a nearby establishment.

Details are posted in the newsletter of the next walk.




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