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The University of the Third Age - Welwyn Hatfield

U3A walking group members taking a rest on a rustic bench in Broxbourne Woods, 16 June 2022.


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We are sorry to say that we only accept walkers who enjoy social company, convivial chat, fresh air and healthy, if not overstraining exercise. This is not a group for double-pole power walkers!

Hertfordshire is a wonderful county to explore and we sometimes pass some surprisingly remote rural areas. We may occasionally include out-of-county and London walks. Just about all our walks are circular.

Our Group meets about twice a month (but fewer times in the depth of winter!) for walks of about 4-5 miles (2-2½ hours), usually starting at 10:30 and finishing close to a place of light refreshment! We sometimes attempt longer walks (up to 7 miles). We often walk on Tuesdays or Thursdays with the occasional Friday and Monday thrown in. Of course walkers can pick and choose which walks they have time to go on.

All our walks are advertised by email, firstly as a schedule of walks for the year (or part-year) and secondly containing more details of the upcoming walk.

We are keen to know of your favourite walks, particularly if you are willing to lead one! We have many walking books and maps you could borrow, and of course there are many good websites to consult (which we increasingly use ourselves).

We have 2 teams leading the walks so please note that there are the two different sets of contact numbers (below).

Following the easing of Covid-19 restrictions, we no longer insist on pre-booking the walk but it would help us if you did, and certainly if you wish to eat with the group afterwards. Please contact the team who are leading the walk.


Contact details for Steph and John Horsford:
Steph: mobile 07720 290149 email: sjhorsford@gmail.com
John: mobile 07810 237449 email: rjhorsford@gmail.com
Landline for both: 01582 763320

Contact details for Liz White:

Mobile: 07910 175352 email: lizpaulawhite@gmail.com
Landline: 01707 271054


Keep on walking - it’s healthy!

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