Short Walks

short walks group

About the Group:
The walks are about 3 miles long and follow a circular route. We walk in fields and woods in the local countryside and we try to avoid roads. Walking boots are recommended, especially if it is likely to be muddy. There are usually around 10 people on a walk and we do cap numbers at 15 for each walk to ensure the group stays together. If there is a cafe or pub at the end of the walk, some people may stay for lunch.

When and where?
We walk in various local locations. The walks are on the 3rd Wednesday of the month and we start at 10.30am. The details of meeting place, time, route and leader are sent out about 2 weeks prior to the walk.

Insurance and Dogs:
After discussions with Head Office and subsequent agreement at the January 2018 Meeting of the Executive Committee we can confirm the situation regarding insurance coverage during U3A organised walks as follows:
Members of any U3A  are covered under the Group Public Liability insurance. This means that if any legal action is threatened against any member as a result of any incident that occurs during a U3A organised walk it should be immediately referred to the Committee. Insurers will then be advised. 
The same situation arises if a member is injured during such a walk and considers that a representative of U3A is responsible. 
Non Members may take part in a walk but there is no insurance coverage for these persons and they undertake any such walk at their own risk. 
Dogs may take part in U3A walks and will be covered under the group insurance cover whilst on a lead.

Entrance fees


Cathy Booth


Staffhurst Woods April 2024


Penshurst Estate July 2023