TWu3a members participate at their own risk. Neither the TWu3a nor the organiser will accept responsibility for any accident, injury or mishap of whatever nature or any third party claim. It is up to members individually to arrange for any personal insurance cover they think necessary. No pets (unless assistance dogs) are allowed without the agreement of the group.
u3a Walkers Exchange
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For a 3 to 5 mile walk within half an hour's drive of Tunbridge Wells. Hills and stiles are unavoidable .
Meetings: Weekly Monday 10am.
Contacts: Sue W
A monthly 5 mile ramble in the glorious countryside which surrounds Tunbridge Wells.
We occasionally include an option of a pub lunch.
Meetings: Monthly 2nd Thursday 10am.
Contact: Joy Podbury
For walks of 5 to 7 miles.
Meetings: Weekly Monday 9.50am.
Contact: Angela Tutin
STRIDE OUT WALKERS
This small friendly group meets every Monday, typically within half an
hour’s travel from Tunbridge Wells, for a 5 – 7 mile walk, starting around
We like to walk at a decent pace, on all terrains, and in most weathers.
Although we like to stay small, we currently have a couple of vacancies.
Walks 5 to 7 miles
Contact: Rosmarie and Joe Croker
10 MILE WALK
A walk of about 4 to 5 hours with a break for a pub lunch or picnic.
Prefer that new members have own transport.
Meetings: Monthly 1st Friday 10am.
Contact: Ray Dean and Angela Tutin
We walk for about 1hr- 1hr 15mins and approx. 2 miles. Some walks are in the countryside, not too many hills and may include one stile. If there will be a style the group is notified in advance. We include a short rest about half way on the route. A visit to a cafe (or mobile facility) is usually at the end of session but sometimes on route. We will usually finish by midday. Our pace is slow to medium.
Contact: Philippa Bernstein
The Meanderers walk locally for an hour and keep to pathways. In dryer weather we venture further afield and a coffee stop is often an essential part of the walk.
Meetings: Tuesdays am fortnightly (alternates with the Strollers walk dates)
Contact: Lindsay Hasell
NORDIC WALKING (New group for experienced walkers only)
Meeting: Tuesdays am fortnightly
Contact: Sue Fraser
Walking with well behaved dogs
Meetings: Monthly on Thursday afternoons
Contact: Lynn Birchard
WALK ON THE WILDSIDE
Our group members all have a shared interest in wildlife, nature in general and enjoy a walk. Usually the walks are about 3 -5 miles but no more. Although many of these walks are very local we do go further a field. Usually we can organise shared lifts to reduce the number of cars travelling to the same destination.
Meetings: Monthly Third Friday.
Contact: Gill Anderson or Pauline Shimell
The Wealden Walkers was the first walking group in the TW u3a and was originally know as Ita’s Walking Group[ after it’s founder and first leader, Ita Edwards. Today, the group walks are between 5 and 6½ miles and are mainly within a radius of about 12 miles from Tunbridge Wells with the occasional one further afield. The walks can be quite hilly and will include a number of stiles at times. We keep to footpaths recognised by Ordnance Survey. Weather and terrain plays a part so good footwear and waterproof raingear are essential . We start at 0930 every Monday morning and every member is encouraged to lead a walk once in a while.
Meetings: Weekly every Monday 09.30
Contact: Stephen Parris
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