Reg Robinson runs the Walking Group for U3A Newark and District.
Newark on Trent is a market town in Nottinghamshire and you can learn more about our U3A at We started in 2003 and have grown to a membership of 230, and it just keeps growing. We must be doing something right.

Our 32 activity groups are broadly in line with other UK U3As with groups ranging from Archaeology to Walking.

When I set it up the walking group I had visions of enthusiastic walkers who would push me to my limits. How wrong can you be? The group has evolved into a social group on legs. It is not the walk which is primary focus but the interactions between members. I am constantly amazed by the memories, experience and knowledge which get revealed on every walk. However I should not be surprised as each member has had a few years to fill their minds.

Thus the essence of the U3A has been revealed to me, everyone has something to contribute; all it takes is the right environment. Proud to be a member of Newark & District U3A.