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BAKEWELL U3A TAKES TO THE HILLS



One of the highlights in the annual calendar of Bakewell u3a is a four-night holiday, someewhere that will compare well with our wonderful local Peak District Landscape – not an easy task. This year it was the dramatic Long Mynd area of shropshire and 23 members of Bu3a spent some early April days (in squally rain and gales that we’re getting used to this spring) exploring the countryside and places of interest, based at the Holiday Fellowship’s Long Mynd House at Church Stretton.

Over the years a familiar format has evolved that offers something for everyone. After a hearty breakfast, and then selecting your own picnic lunch, the group splits into smaller units. This year walks of between 8 and 15km walks were led by members of the Bu3a walking groups while those more interested in looking and learning than striding and climbing planned their own itineraries to Iron Bridge, Ludlow, Powys Castle and of course Church Stretton. Back home, the evenings were spent relaxing over a very good and sociable dinner, lots of chatter and a quiz night.

The holiday is just one of the many activities provided by u3a Bakewell for its members and this year more groups are being formed all the time to add to the list. On Tuesday 21st May there will be an open day at the Medway Centre in Bakewell to launch some of these new groups, ie beer appreciation, sketching for fun, a group for petrolheads, another to learn about and discuss the Big Issues that face us in today’s tumultuous world.

If you’ve recently;y retired, moved to the area, find yourself with a bit of spare time now the children have moved on, u3a Bakewell could be what you’re looking for – it’s friendly and it’s fun. Drop in at the Medway on Tuesday 21st May between 2pm and 4pm and find out what we’re all about over a cuppa and a cake.

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