Group report - annual review

This is an article published in the Summer 2017 edition of the Hayling Island U3A newsletter...

Over the past 12 months we have been fortunate to have new walk leaders - Sonia, Jorj, Pam & Barbara. Those of us jaded by this beautiful countryside have been treated unexpectedly to new walks, thanks to these members. Not least of the surprises was Jo's walk at Catherington - so new, so close, so rural.

So gentlemen - where are you ?

The Year started with a walk in freezing fog at Hilsea Lines, where we gave unplanned interviews to a television film crew - some of us have been on the BBC & ITV news! New too was the brief excursion around the Lido, to see a device for giving youngsters practise at kite-surfing.

Last August Jorj led us on a walk from the Jane Austen village of Chawton to that astonishing building at Upper Farringdon - Massey's Folly. Sonia found us a new starting point for the route up St. Roche's Hill to the primroses - and a new place to lunch.

So gentlemen - where are you ?

If there is a member that would like to lead/share walks on a day other than a Monday, and possibly slightly longer at 6-7 miles, then please let me know. I have this belief that to keep both fit and sociable that HIU3A needs to be walking several times a month - though my knees may grumble.

Bryan Bowen