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Trail Walking


Venue Dates Organiser NOTES
Snowdonia based at YHA Idwal Cottage, Ogwen Valley 25th - 29th June Tony Lower level and mountain walking. Based close Glyders and Carneddau mountains.
Brecon Beacons based at The Star Inn, Bwlch (hostel) 16th - 20th July Tom Walking in this beautiful National Park (different walks from previous visit). Sole use.
Cornwall SW Coast Path cont'd Joint Hostelling & Trail 3rd - 8th September (5 nights) Trevor Based in Penzance
Trail Grp: SW Coast Path from Penzance to St Ives. Good local buses
Hostel Grp: breakfasts as requested and walkers' minibus
Please get in touch if you wish to join this trip.

  • Walks will be over several days with eight to twelve miles each day

  • Overnight accommodation would be in YHAs, local pubs or other available places.

  • Joint Planning Meetings with the Hostelling group take place on the first Friday of each month (except August) from 11.00.

  • To find out more about this group:
    Members - You can read up-to-date information in the latest edition of the Stafford U3A Newsletter in the Members' Forum. See the Notices page for how to register.
    Non-members - Use the Contact Us page.


Venue Dates Organiser NOTES
Derwent Valley, Heritage Way, Derbyshire 18th - 22nd March Sarah Follow the River Derwent from Ladybower to where it joins the Trent, via the Derwent Mills World Heritage Site. Generally easyish walking. Based in Wirksworth. Sole use hostel.
Dufton & Galloway 8th - 11th & 12th - 15th July + maybe 16th Tom & Tony Likely staying YHA Dufton, for the Penine fells. Galloway for the Southern Uplands Way & Glen Trool.
Cornish Coast SW Coast Path cont'd 9th - 14th September Trevor & George Coverack (2 nights) & Boswinger (3 nights), with minibus at times. Coverack-Helston 12.5 mi, Helston Passage-Falmough 10+mi, & 3 x 9mi walks.

The Group tackling a boulder field on their walk from Lochranza to Sannox,
Arran, September 2017

Tony, group leader, leads members up Snowdon June 2018

Last modified: September 14 2018 16:30:39.