Orpington U3A have a number of Interest Groups listed together under the heading of "Outdoor Activities". Click on a group that interests you to find out more details.
Ambling London - A relaxed paced amble around a route notified the weekend before. Travelling up by train from Orpington or Petts Wood; coffee and a comfort break before the amble, optional lunch after and home before the rush hour.
Birdwatching - We visit a selection of reasonably local, open air sites. Journey times vary, but we try to share driving duties.
Bowls - A gentle way to exercise. Periodically from late April to September at the Bowls Ground, Beckenham Recreation Centre. Beginners welcome.
Gardening - We have two gardening groups: one visits gardens, garden centres, nurseries and holds meetings in halls; the other meets in members homes exploring each others' gardens.
Golf - We have mens and ladies golf groups welcoming golfers of all levels although complete novices are advised to take lessons before joining.
Ladies Keep Fit - The emphasis is on posture and balance, but also on learning new exercises so brains get a workout too.
London Explorers - Guide led visits to varied places of interest in locations within the Freedom Pass travel map,
Short Mat Bowls - Run weekly at the Walnuts in conjunction with Table Tennis. All levels welcome.
Table Tennis - Run weekly at the Walnuts in conjunction with Short mat Bowls. All levels welcome.
Village Lunch - Members take turns to organise visits to local villages, usually starting with a talk in the parish church, with time to explore the village before lunch in a local pub or restaurant.
Walks - We do a 3 or 4 mile walk – mostly circular and occasionally linear if public transport is available. Car required to get to the start of some country walks. The terrain and type of walk is listed for the coming two months in the Newsletter.