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The University of the Third Age - Welwyn Hatfield

Walking Group

Walkers, on Snowdrop Walk, 13/2/18


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 there are numerous local walking groups to suit all types of walkers.

Our Group meets about once a month, sometimes twice in warmer months, for standard circular walks of about 4½ miles (2 hours), starting mid-morning and finishing close to places of light refreshment! We sometimes attempt longer walks (up to 7 miles). All our walks are advertised by a Newsletter usually circulated by e-mail. Walkers do not have to attend all of our walks but can pick and choose which walks they have time to go on.

We always try to be more ambitious. Future walks programme may include going out of County or even London walks. We are keen to receive details of Walker's favourite walks and any other suggestions which would make our walks more enjoyable

We also have an arrangement with Potters Bar U3A Walking Group where we are able to go on each other's walks without the need to join their U3A as associate members.

Whilst we do not have a limit on numbers joining the Walking Group, we will delete names of any Walker who has not been on a walk for 9 months.


We welcome any new members joining us.
If anyone receiving this email is no longer in the Walking Group, please let me know.

For those of you who like to have dates in their diaries, these are our proposed walking dates for 2018:-

We have 2 teams leading the walks this year so please note that there are the two different sets of contact numbers and walk leader’s car details.

Anyone who would like more frequent walks are welcome to suggest a walk you would like to lead, and a date. We have many walks books and maps to loan.


TUESDAY 15 May COLNEY HEATH LAKES (The Crooked Billet) Meet 10.30 am

A very pleasant walk across the Heath, along the River Colne and around a couple of lakes. Approx 4 miles ( 2 hours). Park in the free recreation car park next to the school in Colney Heath for a 10.30am start. OS Explorer map 182 GR 201 061 Nearest Postcode AL4 0NU. Colney Heath is just off the A414 between Hatfield and St Albans.

Walk Leader Liz White, Mobile phone number 079 10 17 53 52, landline 01707 271054, email lizpaulawhite@gmail.com

Please let Liz know in advance if you intend to go on this walk. We would hate to leave anyone behind if they arrive slightly late.


This is a lovely walk across Hartham Common, through the woods towards Ware and return along the River Lea towpath. Approx 4 miles ( 2 1/4 hours ). Park in the Hartham Common public car park, near the swimming pool in Hertford for a 10.30am start. Car park charges £3.60 for 5 hours. OS Explorer map 194 GR 324 130. Nearest Postcode SG14 1QR.

Walk Leaders Steph and John Horsford Steph: mobile 07720 290149 email: sjhorsford@gmail.com John: mobile 07810 237449 email: rjhorsford@gmail.com landline for both 01582 763 320

NB Anyone who would like more frequent walks is welcome to suggest a walk they would like to lead, and a date. We have many walks books and maps to loan.

Contact details for Steph and John Horsford:

Contact details for Liz White and Les Rayner:

All walkers are advised to wear suitable boots, socks and take weatherproof clothing before attempting any of these walks, which are undertaken at your own risk. I would recommend that you use a walking pole or walking stick to assist in muddy areas. Please carry contact details, in case of emergency, and you may wish to include details of any medications and allergies that paramedics would need to make note of. Also, please carry this information where it can easily be found.
Bring your mobile phone with you and make sure you have the teams mobile numbers in it as well.

If you do not have transport and require a lift to the start point, please contact me and I will try and arrange a lift for you.

It would be very helpful if you would let us know in advance if you intend to go on a walk. We would hate to leave anyone behind if they arrive slightly late.

Keep on walking it’s healthy.

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