South Lakes U3A banner

Walking (Amblers)

Meeting Details

Meeting DayThursday
TimeVaries
FrequencyVaries
LocationVarious
Co-ordinator(s)Several

What we do

There are four separate Amblers groups, walking in different locations, but with similar approaches. All four meet twice each month.

Amblers 1 & 2 walks proceed at a fairly gentle pace, are about 5 miles long without much climbing (maybe 500 feet or so, depending on the leaders). Along the way we stop for a coffee break and a picnic lunch. Dogs on leads are allowed on walks in group 1, but not in group 2.

Amblers 3 has the possibility of a pub or cafe lunch at the end of the walk instead of a break for lunch (particularly in the Winter months). A visit to a garden or historical site might be included during or following a walk.

Amblers 4 aims to finish before lunch.

Members may only join one of the four Amblers Groups. (to allow for our large number of enthusiastic amblers) However, a member can belong to one Amblers group AND one Amblers Plus group.

 

AMBLERS 1 (Dogs on leads allowed)

Co-ordinator: Carolyn Lowe

Twice a month – 1st & 3rd Thursday

(About 5 miles long and not too much up)

19 July Pauline Peck  
2 Aug Maureen Gallagher
16 Aug Anne Parr
Sep 6 Marianne Hutchence
Sep 20 Anne Parr
Oct 4 Anne Kirby
Oct 18 Jim & Brenda Eccles
Nov 1 Carolyn Lowe
Nov 15 Pauline Peck
Dec 6 Anne Parr
Dec 20 Christmas Party at Crooklands Hotel
   

If more detailed information is required please contact the named leader(s).

Volunteers please to lead walks in the future – contact Group Co-ordinator – Carolynlydialowe@btinternet.com

#######################################################################

AMBLERS 2 (Dog free)

Walks on the 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month

Co-ordinators: Richard Pealing richardpealing@btinternet.com

Malcolm Scott malcolmscott183@btinternet.com

We walk about 5 miles with not too many steep climbs. All walks start at 10.30am. After about two years when the group has been full, we are now in a position to take new members.

The walks are as follows:

Date Leaders
19 July Ian Cunningham
2 Aug Ian Hatton
16 Aug Ray Green & Jan Tawn
6 Sept Alan and Alison Noble
20 Sept Peter and Angela Davenport
4 Oct Malcolm Scott
18 Oct Stan Jackson
1 Nov JChris and Jenny Johns
15 Nov Marilyn Martindale
6 Dec Ernest and Margaret Phillips
20 Dec Christmas Walk and Lunch

 

 

#######################################################################

AMBLERS 3

Co-ordinators: Alistair Craghill arcraghill@hotmail.com

Jeremy Caton jeremycaton@aol.com

Twice or three times a month – Thursday

1st, 3rd and occasional 5th Thursday . We walk about 5 miles with not too many’ ups ‘and are happy to cope with stiles .We usually start at 10.00A.M. and end with a pub/cafe lunch or sometimes a picnic. We welcome bus based walks and try to arrange car share points.

19 July Bryan and Joyce Hornby
2 Aug Freda Pepper, Marjorie Hesleden and Teresa Salisbury
16 Aug David and Pat Walsh
30 Aug Mary Howard and Jean Barnes
6 Sept Mike and Jean Warren
20 Sept Sheila Watson & Jenny Paley
4 Oct Gill Helsby & Vivien Wrack
18 Oct Jim & Christine Thompson
1 Nov George McCann & Jenny Colquhoun
15 Nov Juliet Townsend
29 Nov Pauline HughesAdvanced notice:        Festive walk and lunch will be on January 17th 2019
6 Dec Trude Hey and Gilliam Taylor
20 Dec Jeremy Caton
3 Jan Freda Pepper and Marjory Hesleden
17 Jan (Xmas meal & walk ) Pauline Hughes


 


 

######################################################################

AMBLERS 4 (Dog Free)

Co-ordinators: Anne Urquhart anneurquhart2@gmail.com

David Little dgl1947@gmail.com

Twice monthly - 1st and 3rd Thursdays

We start walking at the earlier time of 10.00, keeping a steady pace for around 5 miles and aiming to be back at the start point by 1.00 before lunch time, so there will usually be only 1 planned stop for coffee. We will happily tackle stiles, stream crossings, occasional very easy scrambles and a bit of height gain, up to about 500feet. We arrange a ‘car sharing’ point for more distant walks.

Thank you to all our walk leaders so far, allowing us a successful 3rd year of walking.

 

 

      

Date

Leader

Venue

6 Sept No Walk  
20 Sept Margaret Wells  
4 Oct Garnet Fishwick  
18 Oct Alistair Wilson  
1 Nov Nancy Gregory  
15 Nov Jane Willis  
6 Dec Hilary Pickup  
20 Dec No Walk  

Advanced notice: Festive walk and lunch will be on January 17th 2019

Top of Page