Healthy Walking

John Dimsdale photo

Group Leader: John Dimsdale

Frequency: Tuesdays and Thursdays, weekly

Location: See latest schedule of walks below

All U3A members are welcome to join us and enjoy our weekly walking exercise and company.  The walks are of approximately one hour duration and are paced so that we will benefit from the exercise.

The faster walkers will be at the front with the leader, and those who need to take it more slowly will be accompanied at the rear by the other walk leader (who will be wearing a fluorescent jacket).  For safety reasons, please do not drop behind the rear walk leader – we do not want to lose people on the walk!

Those who wish to socialise further and have a chat can do so over coffee after the walk.

Be sure to wear adequate shoes as some parts of the paths are uneven and occasionally have muddy patches and go through fields. For some, a walking stick or Nordic walking sticks may be handy.

No prior notice needs to be given to participate – just turn up at the starting point.


Contact group leader:

Check the current schedule of walks

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Please remember:  you walk at your own risk. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are capable of doing the walks that you undertake. Please read the terrain characteristics carefully to avoid ruining your walk and that of your fellow walkers.
Thank you

Your walk leaders


From Euro Weekly News 29 January – 4 February 2015

Walking in a group is better for your health

WALKING can do more than put a spring in your step; It can help reduce your risk of lifethreatening disorders such as stroke, heart disease and depression, particularly if you walk in groups. Researchers at the University of East Anglia (UK) carried out a review of 42 studies that looked at participants in 14 countries, who walked in groups for a total of 74,000 hours.

They found that when people walked together they naturally walked further and faster offering greater health benefits and physical fitness. They also reported that people who walk in groups tend to have a more positive attitude toward physical activity, a shared experience of wellness, and say they felt less lonely and isolated.

Experts recommend 150 minutes a week of moderate activity such as brisk walking.

Pictures from recent walks by Robert Verbruggen
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Pictures from past walks on the old U3A site

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