Walking Group

Updated on 01/11/2019

Here is our walking program for the next 2 months.

  • Wed 9 October at 14:00 – Langley Park – 3 miles
  • Wed 30 October at 10:30 – Dorney – 5 miles
  • Wed, 13 Nov at 14:00 – Black Park – 4 miles
  • Wed, 27 Nov at 10:30 – Dorney – 5 miles

You’ll find more details of these walks below.

The objective of U3A walks is to enjoy and learn about the rich area in & around Slough. This includes rivers, lakes, listed parkland, nature reserves, and a number of historic sites, towns, buildings and churches.

Our walks generally start and finish within a few miles of Slough, the pace is leisurely on good paths, and the distance walked is between 2 and 4 miles over the course of 90 minutes with a tea stop. Many of our walks can be managed by someone in a mobility scooter (or can be adapted to suit). Please contact the walk leader in advance to discuss.

Anyone is welcome to join us for a trial walk, but we will ask you to become a member of Slough U3A if you want to come walking regularly.

For all walks, please check the weather forecast on the day, and wear suitable clothing. All walks are likely to be muddy, so walking shoes are recommended. For walks which are not near Slough, please contact the walk leader to arrange car sharing.

Walks led by Slough U3A start at 2 pm on the second Wednesday of each month, at varied locations. We also share a regular walk which is kindly led by Windsor Ramblers on the last Wednesday of every month in Dorney.

For more opportunities to go walking try Slough Healthy Walks or for a more varied program, Ramblers, the national walking charity.

Wed, 9 Oct 2019

Starts at 14:00

Langley Park and Arboretum

Leisurely 3 miles

We meet in the Car Park, in Billet Lane SL0 0LS; this is a pay and display car park. Grid reference TQ016821, Google Maps GFH7+V7 Iver.

Langley Park has pleasant views over the Thames Valley as well as a rhododendron garden, an arboretum and a lake. The walk will be about 3 miles. The route is mostly level and the paths are good, so trainers or similar footwear should be OK.

Wed, 13 Nov 2019

Starts at 14:00

Black Park

Leisurely 3 miles

Meet in the car park at Black Park (pay & display £3.70). Nearest post code SL3 6DS (follow signs to car park!). Grid ref: TQ 005 832, Google Maps GCQX+G6 Slough.

Black Park covers over 500 acres of woodland, heathland and open space in South Buckinghamshire. With miles of beautiful woodland tracks and trails, the park offers something for everyone to enjoy.

The route is mostly level and the paths are good, so trainers or similar footwear should be OK.

Last Wednesday of each month. Starting at 10:30

 

Dorney (Windsor & District Ramblers)

5 miles

Meet in the free car park at Dorney Garden Centre, Court Lane, Dorney SL4 6QP. (On Google Maps, it’s G82M+XM Dorney). Park and meet at the far end of the car park in order not to inconvenience customers of the garden centre.

This is a leisurely circular walk around Dorney, taking in the Thames Path and the Rowing Lake. There are refreshments available in the café at the end of the walk.