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Orpington U3A

Exercise and Outdoor

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.

Badminton -  Two groups available: One meets at the Walnuts in conjunction with Short Mat Bowl & Table Tennis; The other is run by Beckenham as a BOB Group (Open to members of Bromley, Orpington and Beckenham).

Birdwatching - We visit a selection of reasonably local, open air sites. Journey times vary, but we try to share driving duties.

Chi Kung - The practice we will learn is known as Zhan Zhuang, “Standing Like A Tree.”

Gardening - We have two gardening groups which meet 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.

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.

Tai Chi - Discover the gentle, graceful movements of Yang style Short Form Tai Chi in a set of 10 classes designed to introduce you to the Tai Chi and Qi Gong forms and energy exercises.

Town and Country Lunches - Members take turns to organise visits to local towns and villages, usually starting with a talk, with time to explore 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.


Upcoming events

Science Fun Afternoon
11th June 2024, 14:00 - 16:00

Monthly Geeral Meeting at Crofton Halls
17th June 2024, 14:00

Orpington u3a - Coffee Morning
18th June 2024, 10:30

Monthly General Meeting at Crofton Halls
15th July 2024, 14:00

Orpington u3a - Coffee Morning
16th July 2024, 10:30

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