This takes place every second Friday afternoon from 14:30 until about 16:30. Usually the route is about 8kms with refreshments en route or at the end.
As the group’s name suggests there may be a climb involved in the walk but this is not likely to exceed a denivele of 100 to 200 metres, we are not averse to a bit of weather but high winds and serious rain may result in cancellation if the forecast looks particularly unfavourable. The group members take it in turns to lead a walk and most take place around “this” area, starting somewhere in the semi-circle between Amelie, southern Perpignan and Argeles, although coastal walks are not excluded and occasionally we may venture into Spain out of the holiday season. Sticking to tracks as much as possible and minor back roads, with the minimum amount of time spent on secondary roads.
Members and guests are advised that they take personal responsibility for their own health and welfare whilst participating in U3A organised events. If necessary, this might, for instance, entail a doctor’s assessment of the level of fitness and/or adequate insurance cover. It is also worth taking into account that walkers may occasionally venture to areas where there is little or no mobile telephone signal making it difficult to summon professional assistance quickly.
Members’ guests may accompany members of the U3A Pyrenees Orientales for a payment of €2 temporary membership fee if they wish to join a U3A event. This amount should be paid to the co-ordinator who will hand it to a committee member.
We would also suggest the following.
1) Always wear suitable footwear and carry water in the warmer weather.
2) If possible, wear some bright coloured clothing to give others the best possible chance of seeing you if we are on road or tracks that may be used by motorcycles
3) Always carry your Carte Vitale and/or EHIC card together with any medication that you might need should there be a significant delay in returning to the starting point.