A new Group: URBAN WALKS
We all enjoy getting to know places better, and there’s nothing like first-hand knowledge of the town where you live. To develop further our sense of place and local identity, a new group is planned, to be called Urban Walks. It’s deliberately different from the various forms of country walk already in the U3A list. It’s not for exercise. The walk would always be in a town, with no set distance but lasting a non-strenuous 60 to 90 minutes; and not just in Cheltenham but also Gloucester, Tewkesbury, Stroud, etc.
We would meet monthly, with a different leader each time. We’d agree in advance a 6-month or annual programme, same day of the month in the usual U3A style. The leader proposing each walk decides on the route and, as the group goes round, points out the features of interest. The first walk will concentrate on architectural aspects such as public buildings, just as an example. But it wouldn’t be that subject every time: it could be schools, churches, or trees, roads, transport, or historical aspects or people, such as who had lived where, whatever the leader for that occasion decided. Group size: never more than 12, but 3 or 4 would be enough for everyone to enjoy learning. If the walk were not in Cheltenham, we could car-share or travel independently to the agreed meeting place.
Please contact Lynne Macedo if you are interested in joining.