Short Walks Group   (about 3 miles, 90 minutes)

Co-ordinator TBA (Richard Drake temporarily)

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This is a new, but already, popular and sociable group who enjoy walking local fields and paths marveling at the wonderful Warwickshire countryside on our doorstep.  These are rambles and may include the occasional stile as well as gates. Sensible walking footwear and clothing is needed. However, they are meant to be less demanding than the full Ramblers Group who typically walk for 5 miles plus.  We meet once a month, on the 1st Wednesday at 11.00 am.

A number of walk leaders take it in turns to select a walk of about 3 miles. They choose where to go and where to meet.  Members are encouraged to lead a walk but there is no requirement to do so (however, without leaders there will be no walks!).

The aim is to start in Balsall Common (or within 10 minutes of it) and normally find pub car parks for our starting/finishing points! Many members stay for a drink and /or a meal after the walk.  (Although a good tearoom or café should not be ruled out.)

Averaging 10-20 members per walk we have got off to a good start. We walk in most kinds of weather (although to date we have been quite lucky with conditions this cannot last!).

The cost is very low - we have a joining fee of £2 and to date no other costs (and it is free for anyone who is already a paid up member of the Ramblers Group).  You do pay for your own drinks/meals after a walk! 

If you would like to join or require any other information please contact Richard 01676 534932 ( ).

Prospective new members can also "try us out" by just turning up at a walk starting point and joining us for that walk. Please note, however, if you are not already a U3A member you will not be covered by the U3A insurance scheme.  Following that if you wish to continue you will need to join the U3A and the Short Walks group.

If anyone wants to lead (or help lead) a walk please contact Richard.  Support is here for anyone who has never lead a walk before.  All part of “lifelong learning”.  (NB New leaders often pair up with a more experienced leader for their first walk).

If anyone wants to create a ramble route, either for the U3A or for personal reasons try out the following site

Click here for the Short Walk Leader Schedule


Short Walk March 2018.

When:       Wednesday 7th March 2018.

Where:      Kenilworth.

Meet:         11:00 at the Clarendon Arms, 44, Castle Hill, Kenilworth, CV8 1NB.

Directions:                   Drive towards Kenilworth on the A452. As you bear left in front of the castle, the pub is on the left just after the Queen and Castle. *If you are staying for lunch, park in the large car park between the 2 pubs and pay at the meter. You can claim this back as you pay for your lunch. If you are not staying, there is free car parking in front of the castle or 2 hours free on street parking up Castle Hill.

Walk Details:     The walk starts near the castle, then follows the Millennium Way before returning to the castle and finishes with a walk through Abbey Fields and the Abbey ruins.

Lunch:       At the Clarendon Arms. Click here for menus

Please contact Lynda by 6pm on Tuesday 6th March on or place your order on the morning of the walk.

Walk Leaders:   Lynda and Paul Moore 07855608276

Click Here for printable cop of these notes




We have walks and leaders in place as follows: 

If you can fill one or more of the Leader Wanted months please contact Richard Drake


Date Walk Leader
02 February 2018 Barbara & Phil Hammonds
07 March 2018 Linda & Paul Moore
04 April 2018 Sandra Heard
02 May 2018 Pam & Alan Buckland
07 June 2018 Merryl Muat 
04 July 2018 Peter Calver
01 August 2018 Richard Drake
05 September 2018 Linda & Gary Carey
03 October 2018 Jan Baylis
07 November 2018 Leader Wanted
05 December 2018 Leader Wanted


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