Striders Day Walking

Conveners

Charles Emes

Mike Brewer

The Striders walking group uses Monmouth’s superb location for walks in the Black Mountains, Brecon Beacons, Monmouthshire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, the Malvern Hills, and the Wye, Monnow and Usk Valleys. We are a friendly and sociable group, and enjoy welcoming newcomers to share our enthusiasm for walking.

How we operate

  • All walkers must be members of Monmouth u3a.
  • Striders walks are between 7.5 and 9.5 miles in length and normally take between 5 and 6 hours. The pace is moderate.
  • Walkers are responsible for ensuring that the walk is suitable for their level of fitness and that they are adequately equipped.
  • Members of the group volunteer to lead walks which they recce in advance.
  • Walkers are advised to wear walking boots or stout shoes, to bring a waterproof for inclement weather, and a change of shoes for the car. Walking poles can be very useful.
  • Bring a drink and a snack for a mid-morning stop, and a packed lunch.  
  • Be prepared to cross stiles and to walk up and down steep hills.
  • We meet at the start point of the walk, but also encourage car-sharing from Rockfield Community Centre Car Park, 25 Cornwallis Way, Monmouth, NP25 5DN.
  • Members are required to read the Risk Mitigation Document and to sign a disclaimer before going on our email list to receive details of upcoming walks.
  • Monmouth u3a, leaders and convenors cannot accept liability for any loss or injury suffered by any person taking part in walking activities, though every effort is made to ensure walks are safe.  
  • If the weather is bad, please check with the organiser to find out if the walk will take place.

Please contact the convenors for further information, or if you would like to join the Striders walking group.

Date: 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Thursday (if there is one)
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Various
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Accessibility at Bridges Centre

Members’ monthly meetings are held at Bridges Community Centre, Drybridge Park. Some group meetings and activities also take place at Bridges. Off street parking is available here outside the building, and disabled parking is adjacent to the building entrance. There are no external steps or slopes, and the entrance doors are automatic. The ground floor is fully accessible and level throughout, and there is space for wheelchairs. There is a lift to the first floor, and accessible toilets on both floors. There is a hearing induction system in the Agincourt room where the monthly meetings are held.

Accessibility at Ty Price

Some group activities and meetings are held at Ty Price, St Thomas Community Hall, St Thomas’s Square. There is no off street parking here. The approach on foot is a gentle slope to double entrance doors. The ground floor of the building is fully accessible and there is a disabled toilet. The stairs to the first floor are wide and well-lit with a handrail on both sides, but there is no lift. There is a hearing induction system on the ground floor.

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