As part of the UK government roadmap for lifting lockdown, further COVID-19 lockdown restrictions are to be eased from Monday 19 July 2021.
However, as u3a members we continue to have a responsibility to ourselves and other members to reduce the risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19.
Therefore, we will continue to offer u3a group walks only after the completion of a thorough risk assessment. This continues to include a requirement for individual members to complete a personal checklist confirming that it is appropriate for them to join the group.
Please note that as part of the risk assessment (and to avoid any confusion), u3a members travelling to and from an official u3a Longer Walk must continue to wear a face covering while on any type of public transport (unless of course they have a legitimate exemption).
If as an individual member you feel unable to comply with this requirement, then I am afraid that you will not be able to request a place on a walk until further notice.
John Hemingway, Convener, Longer Walks Group
Our programme will be developed to reflect members’ interests, but will generally focus on the rural/urban fringe of London easily accessible by public transport. Some of our walks will be circular, while others may be linear (for example sections of long distance paths). We will also visit a variety of landscapes, including parks and woodland, historic village centres, and canal and riverside paths as well as open countryside and hills.
▷ Essential information for walkers
Group Convener : John Hemingway
One walk will be offered each month. This will be repeated at least once and possibly twice according to demand. All walks will take place on Thursdays. Walks must be booked in advance.
Membership of the group is capped at 50 and it is currently full. However, membership is frequently refreshed, so if you would like to be added to the waiting list, please complete the application form below.