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Who can join U3A?: 'Anyone who is no longer in full time employment. We have no other pre-requisites apart from the love of learning. U3As neither require nor award any qualifications. There is also the chance to make new friends and explore new areas of interest.'

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'Because of its geographical size the Region has divided itself into five County Networks of U3As: [1] Derbyshire - - - : [2] Leicestershire & Rutland - - - : [3] Lincolnshire - - - : [4] Northamptonshire - - - : [5] Nottinghamshire.'

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'Our region includes the six counties of Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire. We are a very diverse region, from isolated rural villages to city metropolis, from agriculture to service industry, manufacturing to technology and the people are excitingly diverse too. We have 6 Universities within our region including Cambridge, Anglia Ruskin, Essex, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and East Anglia.'

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'Our Region includes the counties of Cheshire, Cumbria, and Lancashire plus the Metropolitan Boroughs within Greater Manchester and Merseyside and all contiguous Unitary Authorities.'

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'There are now 23 different U3As in Northern Ireland with around 6,000 members ... To find the nearest U3A to you check the Find a U3A page.' (Note that this Website can have a rather slow response.)

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'There are 46 local U3As in the Northumbria Region which includes Northumberland, County Durham and part of North Yorkshire.'

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Visits to the Website637
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'U3A in Scotland is an umbrella group for all U3As within Scotland, providing help and advice for new U3As, and encouraging the exchange of information and ideas between member U3As. There are currently over 7,000 members in 44 U3As in Scotland, from Shetland to the Borders, from west coast islands to east coast cities, from central belt bustle to quiet Highland towns.'

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'Includes Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Sussex and the Isle of Wight.'

Visits to the Website662
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'Covers the counties of Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire and Gloucester, and so is the largest geographical Region in England.'

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The 'Map shows the London Boroughs not necessarily the London U3As. In most but not all cases the two coincide. London U3As are listed on the Our U3As page'.

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'Wales U3A is not a U3A. It is simply a Website which lists all the ... Welsh U3As ... with links to their own Websites so existing and prospective U3A members can see what individual U3As have to offer.'

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Visits to the Website692
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'Our Region includes the six counties of Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire and Herefordshire, along with all unitary authorities contained therein. We are a very diverse region, from isolated rural village to city metropolis, from agriculture to service industry, manufacturing to technology and the people are excitingly diverse too.'

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Information about over forty Local Groups throughout the Region - the majority of which have their own Website Pages.

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Navigate the Website>>> Groups >>> Walking
Starting fromAround and About

'Walks are held on the first Saturday of the month. Details of walks with level of difficulty are advertised ... and emailed to group members beforehand. Most of the walks to date have been on fairly level ground and of 4-7 miles in length.'

Visits to the Website932
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Navigate the Website>>> A-Z Group Listing >>> Walks ...
Starting fromAround and About

Programme of short and longer walks.

Visits to the Website1856
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Starting fromBeckenham

'Started in April 2001, Beckenham U3A has over 300 members at present, and we are still growing. We are completely self-governing, but are affiliated to the Third Age Trust, a Charity that looks after the interests of all the local U3As in this country.'

Visits to the Website894
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Starting fromJarrow

Longer Walks 'are 5-7 miles using public transport wherever possible. Sandwiches drinks and water-proof clothing are taken, and boots or strong walking shoes are advisable. Usually on Sundays, but Saturdays where there is no bus service on Sundays to the beginning of the walk'. Shorter Walks are morning walks on the second Monday of the month.

Visits to the Website731
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Starting fromAround and About

'Amblers [short & undemanding]- Ramblers [ 5-6 miles with some hills] - Scramblers [average 7-9 miles hill walking] - Not the Munros [experience the Mournes without steep climbs]

Visits to the Website1391
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Starting fromBookham

'We have over 60 study groups covering a wide range of educational and leisure pursuits, meeting in members' homes or designated venues. To date we have 485 active members with a small waiting list.'

Visits to the Website828
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Starting fromAround and About

'The Walking Group was one of the first Interest Groups when BFU3A started in 2001. Ever since then, the Group has been well supported and continues to attract new members. If walking interests you, then you will be most welcome to join us ...'

Visits to the Website913
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Starting fromBridgwater

'The aim of the U3A Walking Group is to enable those members who are fit and able, to get out and enjoy the Somerset Countryside ... Unless stated all walks average 5 to 8 miles over a variety of terrain. Leaders have discretion to vary the route.'

Visits to the Website982
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Navigate the Website>>> Open Groups
Starting fromAround and About

'In 2015 U3A BROMLEY celebrated its 25th anniversary ... Bromley has more than 1700 members and many different study groups ... Each local U3A is autonomous. Bromley arranges its own programme of study and recreational courses, visits, talks, travel, at home and abroad, social events and other activities.'

Visits to the Website856
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Starting fromThe Spotlight, Hoddesdon

'We now have approximately 70 interest groups ranging from the Arts to World Faiths, Line Dancing to London Walks, French for Beginners to French Boules, Play Reading to Pub Lunches. There's something for everyone. A warm welcome is guaranteed and you can be sure to make new friends. Broxbourne U3A was formed in the year 2000 and we currently have approximately 1000 members.'

Visits to the Website922
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Starting fromAround and About

'Bury U3A was set up in 2009 ... Currently we have 396 members, and over 45 Interest Groups - some in the process of being set up, but expect that both these numbers will increase and new members will hopefully bring new expertise which they wish to share. Do contact us if you could organise a new group! ... '

Visits to the Website1405
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Starting fromCaldicot

'Offers everyone the chance to enjoy a walk every Tuesday, in the neighbouring countryside e.g. Wye Valley, Forest of Dean, as well as local walks around Caldicot. After a walk the groups usually go to a local pub or inn for lunch. Occasionally, all-day trips are also arranged, to places further away e.g. The Gower, Hereford.'

Visits to the Website1083
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Starting fromCamberley

'At the moment we have a little over 1500 members and about 100 group activities ranging from archaeology to yoga. To take part, members pay a modest annual subscription - currently £15 per annum - and then a smaller termly fee. We have three terms each year, starting on August 1st.'

Visits to the Website972
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Starting fromCardigan

'Cardigan U3A has 3 different walking groups. These groups are not exclusive and many of our members walk with more than one group. The walking groups range from the aptly-named Strollers, via the Friday Walkers, to the more energetic Tuesday Walkers ... '

Visits to the Website1086
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'Causeway U3A is for all retired or semi-retired people in the Causeway area of Northern Ireland who want to enjoy a good social life.  We organise a wide range of classes and activities for our 900+ members to help keep them active in mind and body. Members are free to take part in as many, or as few, of our activities as they wish and no qualifications are needed to take part.'

Visits to the Website655
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Starting fromAround and About

'Cheltenham U3A welcomes everyone who is no longer in full-time employment. We encourage learning simply for the enjoyment and satisfaction it brings – there are no tests or examinations. It has been demonstrated that mental and physical activity helps us to maintain mental and physical health.'

Visits to the Website895
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Starting fromAround and About

'Christchurch, formed in 1996, is just one of over 880 U3As operating independently in the UK with almost 300,000 members nationwide.'

Visits to the Website1385
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Navigate the Website>>> Walking (CARE) | Walking (SWANS)
Starting fromCountesthorpe

'The name Countesthorpe originates from the 11th century when the area was part of the marriage dowry of the Countess Judith niece of William the Conqueror. The "thorpe" part of the name is a variant of the Middle English word thorp, meaning hamlet or small village.'

Visits to the Website767
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Starting fromAround and About

'The Interest Groups are informal and run on a self-help basis. All members are encouraged to contribute their own particular skills, knowledge, ideas and experience. U3A is dedicated to learning for its own sake ... It is essential to contact the Group Leader before attending a Group Meeting, especially if choosing a group not previously attended, to ensure that a place is available and to get up-to-date information about the dates, times and venue.'

Visits to the Website883
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Starting fromAround and About

'We currently have over 650 members, more than 65 interest groups ... and a lively outings programme.'

Visits to the Website788
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Starting fromThe Deepings

The Deepings 'are the adjoining villages near the River Welland, 8 miles to the north of Peterborough and 10 miles or so east of Stamford in England. The area is just north of the Peterborough border in the Lincolnshire fens. The Deepings include: Deeping Gate, Deeping St James, Deeping St Nicholas, Market Deeping and West Deeping'.

Visits to the Website781
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Starting fromAround and About

'We have 32 groups including six Modern Language Groups, six Craft Groups and a wide variety of other groups ... Membership ranges from 2 members to 28 members in a group and all operate in a relaxed friendly environment ... '

Visits to the Website831
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Starting fromAround and About

'A co-operative of older people sharing educational, creative and leisure activities. The motives for joining are a desire to improve and share your knowledge and experience, to keep your mind active, to enjoy leisure pursuits and to socialize with like-minded people. No qualifications are needed and none is given. You share learning and leisure experiences across a wide range of activities through a network of self-managed groups.'

Visits to the Website899
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Starting fromAround and About

'Gloucester U3A welcomes new members and provides a means of making new friends in a convivial atmosphere. Groups are informal and friendly and the social element is very important. Programmes are worked out by mutual agreement amongst the group members. Some groups have a leader and a convenor; in others the roles are combined.'

Visits to the Website920
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Starting fromAround and About

'Started in 1995 with ten or twelve people ... In 1996 there were seven groups and around 25 members we now have 367 members offering 50 different interest groups, some of which are split into two or three groups to cope with demand .... '

Visits to the Website970
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Navigate the Website>>> Groups >>> Hiking | Rambling | Strollers
Starting fromAround and About

Offer several 'walking' groups, with distances walked ranging from 2 to 9 miles.

Visits to the Website715
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Starting fromGreat Oakley

Relatively small U3A started in May 2013. Two Walking Groups listed: [1] Short Walks 'This group is for people interested in walking a couple of miles on tarmac paths in or around Corby, with a stop for tea/coffee along the way' - - - : [2] Walking 'Regular walking group members will receive more information nearer the date of each walk'

Visits to the Website406
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Starting fromGuisborough

'We provide opportunities for our fast-growing membership to meet like-minded people, and to get involved in a wide range of interest groups. We get together to meet new people, to try new activities, to have a go at coordinating a group, and most of all to have fun in learning.'

Visits to the Website763
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Starting fromAround and About

'Short to medium walks, nearly always on footpaths away from busy roads – by rivers, canals, parks and woods.  There are usually places of interest to point out en route. The pace is also very gentle. There are always break–off points for persons who do not do the whole walk.'

Visits to the Website783
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Starting fromHale

[1] Short Walks 'Meets every other Monday at 10 am' - - - : [2] Walking 'Walks are held every other Tuesday, starting at 10 am, with the emphasis on scenery and wildlife. Generally not strenuous, averaging around 5 miles. Full walking gear required'

Visits to the Website713
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Starting fromAround and About

'Harlow and the surrounding area is a great place to live with lots of activities available, beautiful walks by the river or through wooded areas, good access to London and all it has to offer as well as the adjoining counties.'

Visits to the Website765
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Starting fromAround and About

Country Walks Group  'The walks are between 6 to 8 miles in the lovely countryside within easy reach of Harrow, or occasionally in London, using public transport to get to the start and to return home. Lunch is in a pub or café. Walks take place monthly on a Thursday.'

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'Formed in September 2011 and has over 120 members. We have over 16 varied Group activities ranging from Archaeology, Family History, Walking to Computing and languages. More groups are being added all the time and we are always looking at new suggestions.'

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Starting fromAround and About

Access to 'a very comprehensive list of locally available keep-fit activities' including their 'Strolling' and 'Walking' Groups.

Visits to the Website799
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Starting fromAround and About

'The Walking Group goes out weekly on Wednesdays. The objective is to maintain fitness while enjoying a sociable experience. Most walks are about 4 - 7 miles long taking two hours, but each month there is one longer walk. We encourage car sharing.'

Visits to the Website845
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Starting fromBracebridge Heath

Support a wide variety of Walking Groups: Strollers (<1m); Legstretchers (c.3m); Footsteppers (c.4.5m); Walkers (c.6m); Ramblers (c.6m); Hikers (c.6m).

Visits to the Website877
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Starting fromHigh Wycombe

'The Walking Group holds 2 meetings a month. Shorter walks (Amble) take place on the 2nd Monday of the month @ 10.00hrs and are usually between three to four and a half miles long. The longer walks take place on the 4th Monday of the month @ 10.00hrs and vary in length between five to seven miles around the Bucks, Berks and Oxon countryside. For both walks the routes are organised by individual group members. However, there is no compulsion to organize a walk so, if you want to enjoy our beautiful countryside do join us on a Monday morning.

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Starting fromAround and About

The Walking Group 'has continued to maintain a varied programme of member–led walks during the year, some with a literary or historical interest, but all enabling us to enjoy the beauty of the countryside. We've walked through snow (occasionally), mud (often), climbed stiles, scaled hills and enjoyed each other's company; not to mention the refreshment in various hostelries at the end of each walk'.

Visits to the Website781
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Starting fromAround and About

'Hounslow U3A was founded in 1991 and currently has about 110 members. We are a friendly, welcoming group. We hold general meetings twice a month, except in August and currently have 21 interest groups.'

Visits to the Website738
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Starting fromAround and About

'Islington U3A is quite new: it began in October 2013 in response to demand for a local U3A. Now ... we have over 350 members, 40 interest groups and an exciting future programme ...'

Visits to the Website825
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Navigate the Website>>> Rambling
Starting fromAround and About

'Meets approximately every two weeks. We aim to have two walks departing from the same place,  a longer one of about 5 miles and a shorter one about 3 miles in length.'

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Starting fromLeighton Buzzard

Four 'Walking' Groups listed (but note that their 'Special Interest' Walking Website did not seem to have been recently updated when this Record was created). Also, the Group Walking for Softies 'would welcome new members. They have a small core of members who come regularly, and a larger number who come only occasionally, so there is plenty of room for new members ...'

Visits to the Website676
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Starting fromAround and About

'We are a self-help, self-managed lifelong learning co-operative for older people no longer in full time work, providing opportunities for our members to share learning experiences in a wide range of interest groups and to pursue learning not for qualifications but for fun ... We have more than 600 members and over 70 interest groups.'

Visits to the Website608
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Starting fromAround and About

'The London Borough of Merton includes Wimbledon, Mitcham, Morden, Colliers Wood and Raynes Park.'

Visits to the Website891
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Starting fromMorpeth

Three Walking Groups ...

Visits to the Website855
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Navigate the Website>>> Groups >>> Walking
Starting fromNewmarket

'Newmarket U3A is a friendly group of active citizens living in the town and surrounding area. There's a lot going on in Newmarket. Please come and join us, make new friends and keep that brain ticking over.'

Visits to the Website807
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Like other U3As 'is an autonomous organisation with over 1000 members who have the opportunity to participate in over 50 different activities'.

Visits to the Website863
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Starting fromAround and About

'We are a medium-sized U3A with nearly 700 members. We cover an area of North London including Archway, Highgate, Hornsey, Crouch End, Muswell Hill, Finchley, Friern Barnet and surrounding areas.'

Visits to the Website665
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Starting fromNorthwood

'The Inaugural meeting was held on July 6th 2011. We already have over 400 members and over 40 groups getting started on all sorts of topics, ranging from Theatre, Walking and Bridge to Greek, Architecture and Indian Music. Something for everyone!'

Visits to the Website800
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Starting fromAround and About

'Our walking group gets together on the first Tuesday each month and whilst we have strayed outside the county on a few occasions the walks are usually within a 12 mile radius of Wigston. We rarely exceed 5 miles on a walk, starting at a local pub and returning there for lunch, which is always welcome ... '

Visits to the Website823
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Starting fromOrpington

'Orpington U3A is one of over 800 independent U3As in the UK with a total membership of nearly 300,000 ... Anyone no longer in full time employment living in or near Orpington is able to join. We currently have over 1100 members and the subscription is still only £10 per annum.'

Visits to the Website625
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Starting fromPalmers Green and Southgate

'Palmers Green & Southgate U3A was launched in February 2014 with an Open Meeting in the Intimate Theatre, Palmers Green which was attended by 230 people. The Mayor of Enfield formally opened our new U3A at the Inaugural Meeting in April 2014.'

Visits to the Website656
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Starting fromAround and About

'The Preston and District U3A started in June 2007 with fewer than 30 members and is proving an attraction to people in Preston and surrounding areas as is shown by rapid growth in both membership numbers and Interest Groups.'

Visits to the Website756
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Starting fromAround and About

'Reading U3A are fully involved in the Historic Pathways Project being run by the Thames Valley U3A Network. The purpose of the Project is to research ancient routes and to create walks for the various walking groups of the Thames Valley U3A Network.'

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'We currently have more than 70 individual groups, each with its own agenda and itinerary ... Some groups may have waiting lists.'

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Starting fromRetford

Relatively recently founded U3A Section (May 2010) but now with over 350 Members.

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Starting fromAround and About

'Currently has about 90 interest groups ... Prior to joining a group it is essential to contact the Group Leader as we cannot guarantee vacancies. Some groups operate waiting lists and sometimes, if there is enough interest, we are able to start a second group.'

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Starting fromAround and About

'We have walking groups to suit most levels of fitness. Try one, or more, and make new friends while enjoying the great outdoors.'

Visits to the Website984
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Starting fromAround and About

'Runnymede includes the towns and villages of Addlestone, Chertsey, Egham, Egham Hythe, Englefield Green, Lyne, New Haw, Ottershaw, Row Town, Thorpe, Woodham and Virginia Water. The area of Runnymede U3A encompasses where the Magna Carta was sealed in 1215, but not so well known is that it also contains a piece of the USA where the John F Kennedy Memorial is sited.'

Visits to the Website742
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Starting fromAround and About

'Many of our members enjoy the interesting and varied walks which the Salford U3A organises. There are three types of walking group available: [1] Long Walks: Gentle and Strenuous - - - : [2] Short Walks: Half Day - - - : [3] Local Walks: 1 to 2 hours. Each walking group has its own Programme and Convenor.'

Visits to the Website678
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Starting fromSaltburn-by-the-Sea

'Currently (December 2015) the group has over 800 members who are drawn from a wide area of East Cleveland, including Saltburn, Marske, New Marske, Loftus, Skelton, Easington, Brotton and Redcar.'. 'Walking' Groups listed include: [1] Walking 1 - - - : [2] Walking 2 - - - : [3] Walking 3 - 10 to 12 miles.

Visits to the Website721
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Starting fromSettle

'The Group has two levels of walk. The Tuesday walks average between 4 and 6 miles and are usually fairly easy. Thursday walks, which average about 8 miles, are more challenging ... New members are always welcome.'

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Navigate the WebsiteGroups A-Z >>> Walking

Details of the activities of about a score of different walking groups within this U3A Branch.

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Starting fromAround and About

'New members are always welcome. Just come along to one of our monthly meetings, where our Groups Co-ordinator will be in the seating area outside the entrance to the Walker Theatre from 9.45 am onwards. He will help you with any information or enquiries about our existing groups or about the U3A in general. A prospective member may attend one monthly meeting and/or one study group meeting, before deciding whether to join.'

Visits to the Website902
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Starting fromSidcup

'The Sidcup & District branch was founded in 1994. Our principal activities are focused around special interest groups, of which we have around 40. The subjects we cover include languages, culture, literature, history, crafts and recreation.'

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Starting fromAround and About

'The Solent U3A was established in 1987 and is a charity in its own right, run entirely by volunteers. We offer the chance to study many widely different subjects, including languages, music, local history, crafts, photography and walking ...'

Visits to the Website959
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Starting fromAround and About

'We have on offer a wide range of events, activities and interest groups that are run on a financially self-sufficient basis, meeting at regular intervals - mainly during the day time - using various locations around the town of Market Harborough. Walking, cycling outings and holidays groups of course venture further afield!'

Visits to the Website950
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Navigate the Website>>> Groups >>> Walking/Ambling
Starting fromAround and About

'We walk mainly in Surrey, Berkshire and London with occasional walks further afield ... We do a variety of walks from about 3 to 10 miles in length with some longer ones. Most walks are circular but occasionally public transport is used to return to the start.'

Visits to the Website793
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Starting fromStamford

'Stamford U3A includes members from the town and surrounding villages, and is a growing group of around seven hundred members.'

Visits to the Website883
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Starting fromAround and About

'Stockton-on-Tees U3A has over 300 members ... We welcome new members to participate in our existing activities and to organise new ones on subjects of interest to them. Membership is open to anyone in the Stockton and surrounding area who is no longer in full time employment, irrespective of ethnic, cultural, social or religious background.'

Visits to the Website785
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Navigate the Website>>> Walks ...
Starting fromStokesley

'We are ideally placed to take advantage of some lovely countryside ... To cater for a range of abilities and interests we currently run 3 different groups ... So you can choose a walk (and group!) compatible with your ability and experience to make sure you really enjoy your walk.'

Visits to the Website1068
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Starting fromAround and About

'We have over 1520 members and over 130 groups giving a wide variety of both academic and leisure activities ... '

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Starting fromAround and About

'Tamworth U3A has been going now for over 25 years. From small beginings we have grown to over 300 members ... We have an interesting programme of speakers on a wide variety of topics, followed by refreshments and a chance to chat. Visitor are always welcome to our meetings.'

Visits to the Website770
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Starting fromAround and About

Social Walking Group 'Relaxed gentle walking with a friendly social group ... The walks vary in length from two to five miles and are taken at an easy pace with plenty of opportunities to talk to other walkers. There is no obligation to complete the entire walk, nor do we expect members to attend every walk. Our largest attendance has been twelve, but we have walked with as few as three and an average turn-out would be six.'

Visits to the Website677
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'Founded in the summer of 1995 by a few interested retirees who were looking for a challenge ... As of December 2015, the Waltham Forest U3A has 300 members with an ever growing list of over 50 Groups for members to enjoy.'

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Starting fromAround and About

'Wandsworth U3A was founded in 2002 and currently has around 300 members. We are a friendly, welcoming group. We hold a monthly general meeting, normally with a guest speaker, and currently have over 40 interest groups.'

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Navigate the Website>>> Groups >>> Walking
Starting fromAround and About

'Offers its members 3 walks on each Wednesday (except the first Wednesday of each month which is Group Meeting) ...'

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Starting fromAround and About

'If you are retired or semi-retired and live in Leamington, Warwick or surrounding areas, we can offer you the opportunity to participate in a wide range of enjoyable social, mental and physical activities. Our WDU3A (as we are known) has grown to over 900 members in the 20 years since we were formed and new members are welcome.'

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Starting fromWashington

'Walking' Group usually meets the last Wednesday morning of the month, walking about 5-6 miles.

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Starting fromAround and About

'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).'

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Starting fromAround and About

'Woking Area U3A has over 1,500 members, is one of 24 U3As in Surrey and over 1,000 U3As nationwide.'

Visits to the Website646
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Starting fromWorksop

Have over three dozen active Groups, the list including: [1] Strollers ('For walkers who wish to walk shorter and slightly slower that the main Walking Group') - - - : [2] Walking ('We meet every Monday at various start points and usually walk around 6 miles')

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  21. Basingstoke Deane
  22. Bassetlaw
  23. Bath North East Somerset
  24. Bedford (Borough)
  25. Belfast
  26. Berwick-Upon-Tweed
  27. Berwickshire
  28. Bexley
  29. Birmingham
  30. Blaby
  31. Blackburn with Darwen
  32. Blackpool
  33. Blaenau Gwent
  34. Blyth Valley Wansbeck
  35. Bolsover
  36. Bolton
  37. Boston
  38. Bournemouth
  39. Bracknell Forest
  40. Bradford
  41. Braintree
  42. Breckland
  43. Brecknockshire
  44. Brent (Borough)
  45. Brentwood
  46. Bridgend
  47. Brighton Hove
  48. Bristol
  49. Broadland
  50. Bromley
  51. Bromsgrove
  52. Broxbourne
  53. Broxtowe
  54. Burnley
  55. Bury (Lancashire)
  56. Buteshire
  57. Caernarfonshire
  58. Caerphilly
  59. Caithness
  60. Calderdale
  61. Cambridge (City)
  62. Camden
  63. Cannock Chase
  64. Canterbury
  65. Cardiff
  66. Carlisle
  67. Carmarthenshire
  68. Castle Morpeth
  69. Castle Point
  70. Causeway Coast Glens
  71. Central Bedfordshire
  72. Ceredigion
  73. Charnwood
  74. Chelmsford
  75. Cheltenham
  76. Cherwell
  77. Cheshire East
  78. Cheshire West and Chester
  79. Chesterfield
  80. Chichester
  81. Chiltern
  82. Chorley
  83. Christchurch
  84. City of Aberdeen
  85. City of Dundee
  86. City of Edinburgh
  87. City of Glasgow
  88. City of London
  89. Clackmannanshire
  90. Colchester
  91. Comhairle nan Eilean Siar
  92. Conwy
  93. Copeland
  94. Corby
  95. Cotswold
  96. County Durham
  97. Coventry
  98. Craven
  99. Crawley
  100. Croydon
  101. Dacorum
  102. Darlington
  103. Dartford
  104. Daventry
  105. Denbighshire
  106. Derby (City)
  107. Derbyshire Dales
  108. Derry City Strabane
  109. Doncaster
  110. Dover
  111. Dudley
  112. Dumfriesshire
  113. Ealing
  114. East Ayrshire
  115. East Cambridgeshire
  116. East Cornwall
  117. East Devon
  118. East Dorset
  119. East Dunbartonshire
  120. East Hampshire
  121. East Hertfordshire
  122. East Lindsey
  123. East Lothian
  124. East Northamptonshire
  125. East Renfrewshire
  126. East Riding of Yorkshire
  127. East Staffordshire
  128. Eastbourne
  129. Eastleigh
  130. Eden
  131. Elmbridge
  132. Enfield
  133. Epping Forest
  134. Epsom Ewell
  135. Erewash
  136. Exeter
  137. Falkirk
  138. Fareham
  139. Fenland
  140. Fermanagh Omagh
  141. Fife
  142. Flintshire
  143. Forest Heath
  144. Forest of Dean
  145. Fylde
  146. Gateshead
  147. Gedling
  148. Gloucester (City)
  149. Gosport
  150. Gravesham
  151. Great Yarmouth
  152. Greenwich
  153. Guildford
  154. Hackney
  155. Halton
  156. Hambleton
  157. Hammersmith Fulham
  158. Harborough
  159. Haringey
  160. Harlow
  161. Harrogate
  162. Harrow
  163. Hart (Hampshire)
  164. Hartlepool
  165. Hastings
  166. Havant
  167. Havering
  168. Hereford (City)
  169. Hertsmere
  170. High Peak
  171. Hillingdon
  172. Hinckley Bosworth
  173. Horsham
  174. Hounslow
  175. Huntingdonshire
  176. Hyndburn
  177. Inverclyde
  178. Inverness-shire
  179. Ipswich
  180. Isle of Anglesey
  181. Isle of Man
  182. Isle of Wight
  183. Isles of Scilly
  184. Islington
  185. Kennet
  186. Kensington Chelsea
  187. Kettering
  188. Kincardineshire
  189. King's Lynn and West Norfolk
  190. Kingston upon Hull
  191. Kingston upon Thames
  192. Kinross-shire
  193. Kirkcudbrightshire
  194. Kirklees
  195. Knowsley
  196. Lambeth
  197. Lancaster
  198. Leeds
  199. Leicester (City)
  200. Lewes
  201. Lewisham
  202. Lichfield
  203. Lincoln (City)
  204. Lisburn Castlereagh
  205. Liverpool
  206. Luton
  207. Maidstone
  208. Maldon
  209. Malvern Hills
  210. Manchester
  211. Mansfield
  212. Medway
  213. Melton
  214. Mendip
  215. Merioneth
  216. Merthyr Tydfil
  217. Merton
  218. Mid Devon
  219. Mid East Antrim
  220. Mid Suffolk
  221. Mid Sussex
  222. Mid Ulster
  223. Middlesbrough
  224. Midlothian
  225. Milton Keynes
  226. Mole Valley
  227. Monmouthshire
  228. Montgomeryshire
  229. Moray
  230. Nairnshire
  231. Neath Port Talbot
  232. New Forest
  233. Newark Sherwood
  234. Newcastle upon Tyne
  235. Newcastle-under-Lyme
  236. Newham
  237. Newport
  238. Newry Mourne Down
  239. North Ayrshire
  240. North Devon
  241. North Dorset
  242. North Down Ards
  243. North East Derbyshire
  244. North East Lincolnshire
  245. North Herefordshire
  246. North Hertfordshire
  247. North Kesteven
  248. North Lanarkshire
  249. North Lincolnshire
  250. North Norfolk
  251. North Shropshire
  252. North Somerset
  253. North Tyneside
  254. North Warwickshire
  255. North West Leicestershire
  256. North Wiltshire
  257. Northampton (Borough)
  258. Norwich
  259. Nottingham
  260. Nuneaton Bedworth
  261. Oadby Wigston
  262. Oldham
  263. Orkney Islands
  264. Oxford (City)
  265. Peeblesshire
  266. Pembrokeshire
  267. Pendle
  268. Perthshire
  269. Peterborough
  270. Plymouth
  271. Poole
  272. Portsmouth
  273. Preston
  274. Purbeck
  275. Radnorshire
  276. Reading
  277. Redbridge
  278. Redcar Cleveland
  279. Redditch
  280. Reigate Banstead
  281. Rhondda Cynon Taf
  282. Ribble Valley
  283. Richmond upon Thames
  284. Richmondshire
  285. Rochdale
  286. Rochford
  287. Ross-shire Cromartyshire
  288. Rossendale
  289. Rother (Sussex)
  290. Rotherham
  291. Roxburghshire
  292. Rugby
  293. Runnymede
  294. Rushcliffe
  295. Rushmoor
  296. Rutland
  297. Ryedale
  298. Salford
  299. Salisbury
  300. Sandwell
  301. Scarborough
  302. Sedgemoor
  303. Sefton
  304. Selby
  305. Selkirkshire
  306. Sevenoaks
  307. Sheffield
  308. Shepway
  309. Shetland Islands
  310. Shrewsbury
  311. Slough
  312. Solihull
  313. South Ayrshire
  314. South Bucks
  315. South Cambridgeshire
  316. South Derbyshire
  317. South Gloucestershire
  318. South Hams
  319. South Herefordshire
  320. South Holland
  321. South Kesteven
  322. South Lakeland
  323. South Lanarkshire
  324. South Norfolk
  325. South Northamptonshire
  326. South Oxfordshire
  327. South Ribble
  328. South Shropshire
  329. South Somerset
  330. South Staffordshire
  331. South Tyneside
  332. Southampton
  333. Southend-on-Sea
  334. Southwark
  335. Spelthorne
  336. St Albans
  337. St Edmundsbury
  338. St Helens
  339. Stafford (Borough)
  340. Staffordshire Moorlands
  341. Stevenage
  342. Stirling
  343. Stockport
  344. Stockton-on-Tees
  345. Stoke-on-Trent
  346. Stratford-on-Avon
  347. Stroud
  348. Suffolk Coastal
  349. Sunderland
  350. Surrey Heath
  351. Sutherland
  352. Sutton
  353. Swale
  354. Swansea
  355. Swindon
  356. Tameside
  357. Tamworth
  358. Tandridge
  359. Taunton Deane
  360. Teignbridge
  361. Telford Wrekin
  362. Tendring
  363. Test Valley
  364. Tewkesbury
  365. Thanet
  366. The Scottish Borders
  367. The Vale of Glamorgan
  368. Three Rivers
  369. Thurrock
  370. Tonbridge Malling
  371. Torbay
  372. Torfaen
  373. Torridge
  374. Tower Hamlets
  375. Trafford
  376. Tunbridge Wells
  377. Tynedale
  378. Uttlesford
  379. Vale of White Horse
  380. Wakefield
  381. Walsall
  382. Waltham Forest
  383. Wandsworth
  384. Warrington
  385. Warwick (District)
  386. Watford
  387. Waveney
  388. Waverley
  389. Wealden
  390. Wellingborough
  391. Welwyn Hatfield
  392. West Berkshire
  393. West Cornwall
  394. West Devon
  395. West Dorset
  396. West Dunbartonshire
  397. West Lancashire
  398. West Lindsey
  399. West Lothian
  400. West Oxfordshire
  401. West Somerset
  402. West Wiltshire
  403. Westminster
  404. Weymouth Portland
  405. Wigan
  406. Wigtownshire
  407. Winchester
  408. Windsor Maidenhead
  409. Wirral
  410. Woking (Surrey)
  411. Wokingham
  412. Wolverhampton
  413. Worcester
  414. Wrexham
  415. Wychavon
  416. Wycombe
  417. Wyre (Lancashire)
  418. Wyre Forest
  419. York (City)

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