U3A Carrick has run weekly walking groups since 1990, when a group was formed by Stan Grey. Two members joined Stan on the first walk, gradually growing to fifteen. The formula which Stan initiated is still more or less followed today although recently there have been more than fifty walkers on occasions who have enjoyed getting to know and appreciate Cornwall's wonderful bridle ways, coastal and inland footpaths.

Check our walking calendars and routes, as published on the back page of the monthly newsletter, one month in advance; anyone is welcome to join us on an ad hoc basis. Check out your leader's contact information, including mobile number, where listed and make yourself known! Post Codes are included generally to indicate a nearby location and are provided solely to enter into a sat-nav, in order to get you close to the start! Check the description and perhaps the local Ordnance Suvey sheet to determine the exact location.


New U3A Walking Guides:

The Royal Geographical Society, (with IBG) has just published the first two of a series of walk guides created by U3A members as part of the Discovering Britain Design a Walk competition. One of the first two issues, at £3.75, describes a self-guided walk on Bodmin Moor, where you may learn more about five thousand years of human settlement. Click on this link for more information!


Current U3A Carrick walking groups are as follows:

Ramblers -



Fancy a ramble?
Friday ramblers’ walks start at 10.30 but please allow a few minutes to get your boots on .
If the weather forecast is uncertain please contact the person leading the walk on the phone number given in brackets or contact Wendy Morris or Sue Dell whose numbers are at the bottom of the programme. Walks are between 3.5 and 4.5 miles long, vary in shape and form. We have a short snack break and have time to look at views and take photos along the way. We usually finish around 1pm and adjourn to a nearby pub or cafe for lunch. SVA=shorter version available



6th MARCH.  Scorrier. Meet at the car park of the Fox and Hounds  at Scorrier, Redruth NGR 726441. TR16 5BS. A circular walk through woodlands and farmlands in a disused mining area. Peter 01872 264820 and 07907 738267.

13th MARCH.  Troon and the Great Flat Lode. Meet at King Edward Mine car park NGR 664389. TR14 9HW. A walk full of interest around this historic mining area. Toilets and cafe. Pol and Jane 07816 992490.

20th MARCH.  HIGHER TOWN, PARADICE CROSSING AND PENWETHERS.NGR 810446 TR1 3PY. Meet at the County Arms lower car park. Toilets. Eric and Sandra 01326 712204.

27th MARCH.  Penwarne circular NGR 790296. TR11 5HN. Meet at Maenporth Beach.A lovely Cornish Spring circular walk.  Toilets and cafe. Wendy  01326 378862 and 07766 838942 and Jen 07786 436984.

People might like to note that a short version of the walk is often possible ( marked sva on the listings) for those who might have difficulty with 4 or so miles. 
New walkers are always welcome.




Enquiries about the walks programme to jenniferjohnson@btconnect.com
Enquiries about the group and any other matters to Wendy Morris @01326 378862 or 07766 838942
Enquiries about walks on the day ,changes and cancellations to Sue Dell Suzanna746@btinternet.com

Five Banana Walks Group

The Five Banana Walk group on a stunning walk along the coastal path from Portreath Friday 10th January.


01872 865767


Rosalind Smith   vmandrsmith@outlook.com





For all activities, please check our Google Calendar via the link on the front page, to confirm dates, times and locations

Pat Harrod & Wendy MorrisGroups coordinator