|Details|| ||The Walking Group currently walks on the last Tuesday in the month (except December), usually starting from (and usually finishing) somewhere near the centre of Todmorden or Hebden Bridge between 10.00am and 11.00am and occasionally travelling by bus to the start of the actual walk. Walks are usually in the range 4 to 6 miles in length, occasionally longer, and we usually carry a drink/snack and take a short break somewhere en route. Details of each walk are sent out by the Convenors exclusively by email to all group members (or their appointed "email buddies") approximately 2 weeks before each walk. The Convenors are Peter Gibson (email@example.com) and Bill Griffiths (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Membership of the group is open to all members of U3A Todmorden. However, it is important to understand that the group is definitely a Walking Group, not a Strollers Group. Operating in the Pennines means that there will usually be hills to climb, sometimes long and steep and sometimes with difficult terrain in places and quite often with stiles to negotiate. We don't walk at a fast pace but, on the other hand, we don't dawdle! Therefore members must be reasonably fit and active.
It's always necessary to wear walking boots or other sturdy footwear and to be suitably dressed for the weather conditions. Some of our walkers find it helpful to take a walking pole with them.
As with all U3A activities, we are a "self-help group", which means that although the Convenors do all the necessary organisation, walks are actually led by individual group members. All members are expected to suggest a suitable route occasionally and to be prepared to lead the other group members around it.|