Intermediate Walking Group – “Balades”

Co-ordinator: John NETTLETON

Deputy Co-ordinator: TBD

This group meets on THURSDAY afternoon for walks of around 2 1/2 hours and up to 10km distance with climbs of about 250m.

Walks take place throughout the PO region although current member locations have focused us on the Tech Valley, the Alberes and the Cote Vermaille. Group members are encouraged to identify and introduce suitable new walks to help us expand the locations.

Walks will be subject to suitable weather and operate every week apart from the hot months of July and August.

An email is sent to all active walkers a few days in advance of each walk.

Small print:
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 a €2 temporary membership fee. This should be paid to the co-ordinator who will submit it to a committee member.
We would also suggest the following.
1) Always wear suitable clothing and 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 cars or motorcycles
3) Carry your Carte Vitale and/or EHIC card together with any medication you might need in the unlikely event of a significant delay in returning to the start point.