North Wales Ramble

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12 ramblers met this morning at Loggerheads Country Park. Depending on which weather forecast app you used, the day would be bright and sunny or overcast and raining. Just before we set off we found it was going to be the latter, so wet weather gear was donned and off we set. The planned route was an 8 mile circuit along the Leete pathway to Pantymwyn, on to Cilcain and then around the shoulder of the Frith mountain returning to Loggerheads. Continue reading

Ramblers hit the moors!

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8 members of the Rambling group took to the moors above Rochdale yesterday for a 9 mile circular route over Rooley Moor and the Cotton Famine road. As is the norm with the group the ramble is led by a different person each time, and this was the first time Peter had led us and he came up with a blinder! Continue reading

Ramblers at Scorton

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14 members of the rambling group met today in the village of Scorton, about 8 miles south of Lancaster, to enjoy a ramble through the surrounding countryside. Scorton is on the banks of the River Wyre and is particularly fortunate in its location, being only a short way from the A6 and yet on the edge of the Forest of Bowland, an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’. Scorton meaning ‘farmstead near a ditch or ravine’ is a village in the parish of Nether Wyresdale. It was developed around the cotton mill and railway in the nineteenth century, although there are records of the village and catholic church in Scurton, or Scorton, tracing back to the seventeenth century. Continue reading

Nordic Walking

The U3A holds 2 Nordic Walking sessions weekly in conjunction with Active Sefton. These are held on Monday and Tuesday mornings. Nordic walking is a great way to lose weight and stay healthy, as it strengthens your upper body, and reduces stress on your joints. Walking poles are provided, but before joining a walk members must complete a short training course provided by Active Sefton. email walking @sefton.gov.uk to find out when the next training sessions will be held. Photo shows the Monday group enjoying the sunshine this morning.

Sawley Ramble

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12 Intrepid ramblers set out from the Spread Eagle Inn on Thursday to walk the 6 mile circular trail to Beacon Hill.  The day turned out to be one where we encountered all four seasons in one day including a fierce wind at the trig point that threatened to blow us over the edge……needless to say we didn’t linger long!

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Stocks Reservoir Ramble

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9 hardy ( or maybe foolhardy) souls set out yesterday for an 8 mile ramble around the Stocks reservoir in the Gisburn Forest just over the Yorkshire Border. There should have been 11 of us but 2 got lost on the way and eventually did their own 5 mile walk in the area! 🙂 Setting off in reasonably dry weather we followed well marked paths through the forest owned by United Utilities which is the forest of Bowland area of outstanding natural beauty. Sadly the low cloud and general mizzle stopped any far reaching views but we all agreed on a clear bright sunny day the area would be beautiful. Continue reading

Membership Renewal Fees now overdue

Membership Fees for 2022/23 are £15 per person and are now overdue if payment has not been made. The “grace period” will soon expire after which time your membership will lapse. Members without a current membership are not permitted to attend any U3A activities as this negates the insurance policy.

There are 3 ways in which you can renew:

1. In person at coffee morning
2. Via Group leaders.
3. Via Post 

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