WALKING GROUPS:

 

U3A Carrick has run weekly walking groups since 1990, when a group was formed by Stan Grey. Two members joined Stan on the first walk, gradually growing to fifteen. The formula which Stan initiated is still more or less followed today although recently there have been more than fifty walkers on occasions who have enjoyed getting to know and appreciate Cornwall's wonderful bridle ways, coastal and inland footpaths.

Check our walking calendars and routes, as published on the back page of the monthly newsletter, one month in advance; anyone is welcome to join us on an ad hoc basis. Check out your leader's contact information, including mobile number, where listed and make yourself known! Post Codes are included generally to indicate a nearby location and are provided solely to enter into a sat-nav, in order to get you close to the start! Check the description and perhaps the local Ordnance Suvey sheet to determine the exact location.

 

New U3A Walking Guides:

The Royal Geographical Society, (with IBG) has just published the first two of a series of walk guides created by U3A members as part of the Discovering Britain Design a Walk competition. One of the first two issues, at £3.75, describes a self-guided walk on Bodmin Moor, where you may learn more about five thousand years of human settlement. Click on this link for more information!

 

Current U3A Carrick walking groups are as follows:

Ramblers -

FRIDAY MORNING RAMBLERS
Each Friday a group of members meet together for a ramble (not amble) somewhere in Cornwall and details of the walks are at the back of the monthly magazine.
We generally walk between 4 and 5 miles, which takes about 2.5 hours,  and some of us then repair to a local pub or café for lunch, although this is up to individuals to decide on the day.  The walks vary in difficulty from pretty easy to quite challenging, most being somewhere in between.  Each member of the group agrees to lead one or two walks each year which means we have a real variety of venues and terrains.  Wet weather gear and good walking boots are essential as one never knows quite what will turn up; also the ability to get over stiles, of which there seem to be an awful lot sometimes, again of varying difficulty. And, of course, you do need to be a U3A member.  Like the other walking groups in U3A Carrick we do not have either dogs or children on our walks.
We are a friendly, happy bunch and if you would like to join the walks please contact me beforehand so that I can look out for you on arrival, and also let you know if any of the published walk details have changed, as occasionally happens.
Rosalind Smith
01872 865767

8th December Gill Warden.  01872 864603.  NGR 710250 Trelowarren Woodland walk.
Park and meet in Trelowarren Estate car park.
4.5 miles.  1 banana.  Toilets.

15th December Wendy & Jen 01326 378862 (07786 436984)  NGR 759261  Helford, St Anthony & Manaccan.
From helston follow signs to Culdrose and then to Helford.  Meet at large free car park on right as you come into Helford.
4.5 miles.  2.5 bananas.  Toilets  (3 stiles;  1 Foodie Cafe – Holy Mackerel)

22nd December  Rosalind & Martin 01872 865767  (0790 473 2250)  Trelissick Christmas Walk.  Meet in NT Car Park, Trelissick.  3-4 miles.  1 banana.  Toilets.

5th January.  Sue & Ray 01872 864494 (077497 18062)  NGR 802408.
Carnon Inn, Devoran, Tallack Creek, Tregye.
Park in Carnon Inn top car park.
4 miles.  2 bananas.  Toilets.  (some stiles)

12th January  Jenny & Sue  01326 372840  NGR 8043622
Mylor & Restronguet Creek.
Meet at Lemon Arms Car Park.
4 miles.  2 bananas.

19th January Jon & Anne 01872 865316 (07779 184 278)
NGR 099636 Respryn Bridge & Lanhydrock. 
Park in Respryn Bridge NT Car Park .
4.5 miles.  3 bananas.

26th January Mary Conway 01872 870547 (07944 174433)
NGR 808608 Gannel Estuary and East Pentire.
From roundabout by Newquay boating lake follow A392 towards Newquay.  Approx 300 metres take
1st left to small car park.
3.5 miles.  1 banana

2nd Jen & Wendy 01326 212773  (07786 436984)
NGR 708372 Stithians Lake.
Park and meet at Golden Lion or at Stithians Lake car park next to it if not eating in pub.
Easy walk.  4miles.  1 banana

9th February  Gerry & Annie 01872 863867
NGR       Argal & College Reservoirs .
Meet in Argal Reservoir car park.  4 miles.  1 banana.

Rosalind Smith   vmandrsmith@outlook.com

 

Kynance
Kynance Cove to Lizard village, 20 hardy walkers. The views were amazing as was the weather perfect!

Here are 3 photos of our U3A walk on Friday 6th October.  Perranwell circular in warm sunshine including Greenwith Common and the cycle track.  We were well guided by Jon and Anne making this a very pleasant morning walk.

banana stop railway bridge cross country
our banana stop the railway bridge near Perranwell our walk across country
  Photos by Melanie Howes  




NEW Short Walks - Sundays

Welcome to the new U3A Carrick short walks Group. Thank you to every one who responded to the first newsletter invitation. Due to popular demand the first walk started on Sunday 9th April from 2.00 p.m. until 4.00 p.m. at the Bissoe cycle hire car park , in the Carnon valley.

The second walk took place on April 23rd. This walk started at the National Trust car park at Durgan road, near Mawnan Smith, map reference 775 275 We started at Durgan car park and did a circular walk through the woods and down to the river and back.  A pleasant walk and good company too.

Photo below:

Durgan short walk


Bring binoculars and any small nature books if you have them.
I can be contacted by phone for queries on : 01872 865674.
Cheers, John Cox.

 


Any enquiries phone
John Cox 01872 865674


 

 

 

For all activities, please check our Google Calendar via the link on the front page, to confirm dates, times and locations

Richard Allen Groups coordinator