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Heritage Coast Lyme Regis U3A

 Welcome to U3A     About the U3A
The Heritage Coast Lyme Regis U3A was founded in November 2005 and currently has a membership of approximately 600 from Lyme Regis and the surrounding area.

Members receive two newsletters and two updates each year, plus five editions of the U3A national publication 'Third Age Matters' and two editions of the magazine 'Sources', all for an annual fee of £12 Individual or £22 Joint (see Application Form for full details).


U3As are self-help, self managed lifelong learning co-operatives for older people no longer in full-time work, providing opportunities for members to share learning experiences in a wide range of groups and to pursue learning not for qualifications, but for fun. 
There are more than 915 U3A's in the UK with a membership of about 320,000. 

For more information about the U3A organisation visit the National website at u3a.org.uk or contact our membership secretary on 01297 444566.

Any other enquiries please email Heritage Coast Lyme Regis U3A   Chairman

 Coffee and Talks  
The Heritage Coast Lyme Regis U3A hold regular monthly Coffee Social Mornings, come along to meet old and new friends.  Coffee is usually followed by a talk given by an invited speaker covering a diverse range of subjects.  Non-members are welcomed for which there is a small admission charge.  See the Forthcoming Events below for further details  
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To join or learn more about the Heritage Coast Lyme Regis U3A please email: membership@lymeregisu3a.org or telephone 01297 444566 or use this link to download and print an Application Form or take a look at our latest newsletter Heritage Coast U3A Newsletter and News update  

Heritage Coast Lyme Regis U3A Forthcoming Events 2018/19


Monthly meetings are held at the Woodmead Hall, Hill Road, Lyme Regis
unless otherwise stated

The Marine Theatre is delighted to offer U3A members the 10% discount on tickets for its new cinema strand called Tuesday Night at the Movies.  It starts in March, runs fortnightly, and U3A members will also be able to help us choose the right titles by voting on the below questionnaire for the ten films that they’d like to see (again or for the first time).

 U3A members can email the form or just their name, plus “U3A" and their ten numbers to: 

david.johnson58@yahoo.co.uk    OR...They can post form/numbers to: David Johnson, Flat 32, Tanyards Court, Beer Road, Seaton, Devon EX12 2PA.

 David and I will collate results and announce the first series.  In order to get into the January-March theatre programme, available mid-December, we had to choose 2 titles: Blade Runner 1982 (The Final Cut)* will screen on Tuesday 12 March and Sullivan’s Travels 1941 on 26 March.  Both should get this new strand off to a terrific start.

* The original film’s picture of a dystopic future world was set in the then-far-off year of 2019!!! 

Friday 14th
The U3A members fourth annual Christmas Quiz

In a dark cupboard where the U3A stores its Christmas decorations, Quizmaster John Bartholomew has had eleven months to brood on new and unexpected questions. He will emerge, blinking but raring to go, to mastermind the 2018 quiz.
The quiz is for U3A members only, with participation strictly by pre-booked ticket. Tickets will first be available at the AGM on Friday 9th November. Any spaces left after the AGM will be offered through the Members’ Newsflash. The last day for booking tickets will be Tuesday 4th December.
There will be 18 tables with 6 people on each. You can book individually, or as a pair or even threesome, joining a table with other members – this can be a very social occasion. Or you can book as a pre-arranged full team of 6. In that case, a booking will be taken only if the team representative brings a written list of the names of all members of that team at the time of booking: no exceptions will be made! Incomplete teams will be put aside until all other team and independent bookings have been taken. 
Payment of £4.00 per person is made on arrival, with ticket, at the quiz, not at time of booking. Be aware that parking in Woodmead Halls car park costs £1.00 per hour if you don't have a Resident's Permit.
A snack-with-wine-or-soft-drinks will be served at lunchtime: vegetarian food will be available if noted at booking. Please bring your own food if you have other dietary needs.  11.30 - 3.00 (doors open 11.00)
Friday 11th January 2019   A year through My Lens
Charlie Wheeler has been photographing the swans in the Abbotsbury Swannery for the last 13 years, he will give us a photographic slideshow with lots of facts and interesting swan things as the year progresses, from setting up territories, nesting building, eggs and cygnets right through to fledging cygnets at the end of the year.
Doors open at 10.00am, coffee etc until 10.40am. Talk starts 11.00am

There is an extra talk in the small hall from 10.15 - 10.50am
Jo Thompson, Fostering Engagement Officer working with Dorset County Council, will talk about fostering.
She knows people are interested even if they do not want to foster. This is to give information and open a conversation.
Get your coffee early and come and join us.

Friday 8th February This is a social meeting, representatives of most of the activity groups will be there to talk to you. Coffee, tea and biscuits will be offered all morning. There is no speaker. Come and have a chat, bring friends with you.
Open from 10.00 am, closing between 11.30 am  and noon.

New members have a chance to meet up in the small hall after 10.30 am. Collect your coffee and come in for a piece of cake and meet members of the committee.






John Bartholomew's Tours: Trips Update: September 2018
  • Welsh National Opera : `LA TRAVIATA`. Mayflower Theatre Southampton, Nov 23rd 7.30 £42 in the stalls. All-in around £60.

RED ALERT!!!  We have too few takers and really need a few more to make this viable.  Get back to jdbart45@gmail.com a.s.a.p. If it helps I can sing to you on the coach!

  • THE COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY` from the same team that brought us `The Play That Goes Wrong.` “… if the theory is true that comic entertainment flourishes in unhappy and uncertain times, then this lung-bustingly funny play is just what the therapist ordered.” Mark Lawson. Guardian Review

Mayflower Theatre Southampton.  £27.50 in the stalls. Total cost in the region of £40.  April 3rd 2019. Matinee. 36 seats reserved. Will need more interest if this is to run!!! Have 15; need 30 minimum. dbart45@gmail.com


Welsh National Opera: `UN BALLO IN MASCHERA`  Theatre Royal Plymouth. April 3rd 2019 7.30. Excellent seats in the front of The Upper Circle: £31.50 reduced from £36. All-in around £45.

  • LONDON SOUTH BANK April 10-13. Lots of interest so far. See your latest newsletter for details.
  • THE COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY` from the same team that brought us `The Play That Goes Wrong.` Mayflower Theatre Southampton.  £27.50 in the stalls. Total cost in the region of £40.  April 3rd Matinee. 36 seats reserved.
  • `MANON` - English National Ballet. Music by Jules Massenet. Mayflower Theatre Southampton:  Matinee November 3rd.  Will now run.  I have 34 customers. Final advice will go out early October.
  • `MATILDA` - 25 customers so far. Can manage more. Note change of date and venue: Now Mayflower Theatre Southampton, June 27th  Stalls seats £48.50 reduced from £60.  All-in might be £65 but this is another very popular London show.  We have 30 tickets.
  • `THE MAGIC FLUTE ` - Cardiff – Sunday matinee – Feb 17th Upper Circle at £26.50 (they have lifts!). All-in around £40. Arrive at Cardiff Bay in time for lunch. Home by 9.00pm. Now have a full coach of 53 but not averse to booking another if there is more interest! We will be seeking confirmation shortly.
  • `MOTOWN THE MUSICAL` Bristol Hippodrome early next year.  I can now offer front stalls tickets (full price £60) at £35 for `seniors`. All-in cost likely to be £50.  Jan 23rd  Matinee.

The eagle-eyed will have spotted two events on the same day. Not a mistake. Reg (in transport) has it under control. We will be running two trips if there is a demand.

No commitment in just showing interest:    jdbart45@gmail.com


Get back to: jdbart45@gmail.com to express interest.   If there appears to be sufficient interest to run a trip I will get back to everyone, individually, to seek confirmation. Only at this point does anyone become responsible for the cost of the trip.


from THE MARINE THEATRE: Until the end of the year we are delighted to offer all your members 10% off our screenings and films at the Marine Theatre.   That's every event here: http://www.marinetheatre.com/live-screenings/   And here:  http://www.marinetheatre.com/marine-cinema/

To get this discount your members should purchase a 'Theatre Friends' ticket either online or from the Tourist Information Centre, bringing along some proof of (U3A) membership.


The Heritage Coast Lyme Regis U3A currently has approximately 45 active groups covering a wide variety of subjects.  There are a number of study groups including Geology, Current Affairs, Opera Appreciation.  Whilst others help maintain and improve fitness, such as Tennis, the Walking Groups and more.  Other groups offer an opportunity to have a go at a new craft, whilst languages are ever popular and along with Bridge, Creative Writing all help keep the brain alert.  For a full list of groups and when they meet see the Groups Schedule alongside.   

Groups need not be large

Even as few as two or three people may meet in participants homes and the leaders are voluntary, thereby keeping costs to a minimum.  Studies are all undertaken at the group’s own agreed speed and there are no exams to take.  Members are encouraged to see the value and take pleasure in learning for its own sake.


How to Join a group or become a Group Leader

It’s thanks to the Group Leaders who help make U3A such a success by giving their time voluntarily to provide members with such a variety of learning opportunities.  If you’re interested in joining a group contact the Group Leader, even if there’s a waiting list don’t be put off as it may lead to further groups being formed.   Groups need not be large anything from two or three people may meet regularly in  member’s homes.  Whilst larger groups use local community facilities for which a small charge may apply.   Members are encouraged to see the value and take pleasure in participating for its own sake.

If you’ve got any ideas for additional subjects or able to volunteer as a group leader, contact the Groups’ Co-ordinator.


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From the Group Co-ordinator, Penny Rose

Group News

Welcome to our new and newish members. I am sure that there is a great deal of talent amongst those who have recently joined us and possibly just retired. We would be delighted if you felt that you could impart your specialist knowledge from your careers and interests to a small group of members.


You may feel a slight loss if you are no longer employed. I know I did, and imparting your knowledge can provide a new stimulus! If you are interested in leading a group around your specialism, please contact me to have a chat about it. It is very easy to start a group and you may make many like- minded new friends from doing so. It would be great to have some new Groups. If you are interested, please contact me, Penny Rose,  01297 561076  pennyrose2009@gmail.com

  • A new Meditation and Relaxation Group will start in January if there is enough interest. Please contact Jo Smith Oliver 07525 005430
  • A Darts team could start in January if there is enough interest. Please contact Heather Britton 07802 797427
  • Walking Group 1 has 2 vacancies. Please contact Jim Moseley 01297 443170
  • Current Affairs Group 1 and 2 has a vacancy. Please contact Iain Paterson 01297 631193
  • We need a new leader to restart a Family History Group. If interested please contact Penny Rose 01297 561076
  • Basic Computing Skills Small Group If you want to broaden your horizons and build up your basic computer skills or want to find out more about tablets such as I pads, here is your opportunity to do so. Two members at a time  can meet with the  Group Leader weekly in one of the member's homes for about 8 weeks and the aim is to learn what you would like to know. Please contact Klaus Wagner on 01297 792978 for further information.
  • Jazz Appreciation - Live.   If you are interested in joining this group, which visits live Jazz performances, please contact  Heather Britton 07802 797427

Possible New groups:

Beginners Digital Photography: John Marriage is willing to start a new course if enough members are interested. It could be used as a refresher course for those who have attended before. Please contact John Marriage 01297 443469

Beginners  Painting Group: We are still looking for a leader for such a Group. Have any of our newer member talents in this area? Please contact Penny Rose

If you are interested in joining [and possibly leading] any of these member suggestions for new Groups please contact Penny Rose 01297 561076  or pennyrose2009@gmail.com

  Creative writing 2

 Ukulele playing Group

 Runnicub Group – a numbers game with tiles




More Groups News:


Poetry Group
Several vacancies exist for the U3A Poetry Group. We meet on the first Wednesday of the month from 2-4 p.m. in Lyme Regis. The meeting has three parts. First, each month we have a chosen poet and each member chooses and reads a poem by that person. Second, we go round the group again and each member has a free choice of poem. Third, we have tea and cake. As a member you would need to submit your poem choices a week in advance and take turns in introducing the month’s chosen poet and in providing the cake.We are a friendly, informal group who meet in one of the members’ homes. 
Contact Kevin Benfield on 01297 446066 or kevin@wordsonwords.co.uk if you are interested.


The French Experience Group  consists of 6 members so we are now open to new members. Please contact Wendy Howard for more information.


From Maureen Albertanson: Please could you remind people that they can join the Middle East group at anytime.  We are meeting in The Guildhall at 2.30 for about an hour on Wednesdays. Contact Maureen for the next date.    mdalbertanson.t21@sky.com

From Racheal Pope : U3A breakfast is always on the first Saturday of the month in Lyme Regis, alternating between the Courtyard Cafe at the Town Mill and the Bellcliff Cafe opposite Sea Salt.  We meet at 9.30 am.  November 3rd - Bellcliff, December 1st - Courtyard,
Ring Rachael Pope 01297 445575 for further details.


Play Reading: This Group needs more members, particularly men! Please contact Frances Barter 07986794722


Scottish Dancing Group: We now have an intrepid group of members who regularly brave the cold on Monday mornings at the Woodbury Village Hall, just outside Axminster.  However we quickly warm up.  Since September we have turned our feet to over 30 dances, making up one or two variations on the way.   Our dances have included  “Belfast Hornpipe”, the strathspey “Gang the Same Gate” and the ever popular 40-bar jig “Mairi’s Wedding”. Do come and join us. Please contact Sue Taylor 01297 551445


U3A Geology 2018-19 – Course by Geoff Townson
This course is now full but Geoff is holding a waiting list in case someone has to withdraw between now and when the course starts in October.  For more information contact Geoff at geofftownson@hotmail.com or 01297 561337


Poetry Reading Group:  This group has space for one more member. Please contact Kevin Benfield 01297 446066


DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY GROUP:   This  group meets fortnightly on Tuesday afternoons. The group is intended for all of those who wish to improve their photography by knowing their cameras better and improving their skills by experimentation and practice. For details please contact Mark  Gillams at  mark.gillams@gmail.com  Although there is a short waiting list please do not hesitate to make him aware of your interest.


Needles and Stitches Group: Although this Group encourages every kind of stitching some of the members are at present designing and sewing “Wiggly Bags”  These are bags to go to Dorchester Hospital and the John Radcliffe hospital for the tubes attached to sick children to contain them in one place. The enclosed photo shows the bags. If you are interested in joining this group and pursuing your own or communal stitching, please contact Janet Fudger 01297 444901 or Janet Moyes 444697

Thank you:

Two long standing Group Leaders are now standing down. The Committee wish to thank John Wood who led the Jazz Group and Pam Moseley, the Relaxation Group until the summer,  for over 10 years each. They have both earned a well deserved retirement and we do hope we see them at events in the future.

Pam has sent the following which should give us all food for thought:
However busy we are we should find space to have time to ourselves. If we feel weary or stressed we should try and sit quietly, slow down our breathing and just let our minds go blank. If the weather is good find a corner of the garden and just sit and watch the birds or flowers opening in the warm sunlight. We are so lucky to live by the sea and one of the best ways to relax and wind down is to go down to the sea shore and watch the waves washing up and down the beach. Try it sometime I am sure you will enjoy and benefit from it.    Pam Moseley


The Lym Valley Croquet Club

Croquet: This is not a U3A Group but training is offered to U3A members  free, but there is  a once only £10 to cover equipment use. Membership  of the Lym Valley Croquet Club is offered to U3A members at a much reduced rate for the rest of the season. Please contact Richard Godfrey 01297 445709

This is not a U3A Group, but Bowls will commence at Charmouth Bowls Club, Barrs Lane, Charmouth DT6 6PS on 22nd April 2018. Informal games are played every Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sunday throughout the summer from 2.00 pm to 4.30pm. U3A members are very welcome to join in these informal games. There is no dress code other than flat shoes. All equipment is provided. No experience is needed. The first two sessions are free to U3A members and subsequent sessions are £3.00. Please contact Lester Bentley on 01297 560989.


Many of our groups would like more men  to join:  get in touch with the relevant  Group Leader or Groups Co-ordinator  pennnyrose2009@gmail.com

Monthly talks: 
For some time our talks have been arranged to start at 11.00 am.

We know that we will never find a perfect time for everyone but we would welcome feedback to Valerie Doney if you have anything you wish to say about timings or, indeed, any suggestions about topics and speakers.

Respond please to : hcu3anews@gmail.com


Liz Jones Memorial Walks

A selection of 12 walks around Lyme Regis area  to do at your leisure see bottom left or
Click here for details/maps


the basis on which these trips are organised: 

We are aiming to manage all communication through email.  We will seek to book for shows which are suggested to us by members and/or which we think would attract enough to fill a coach.  We will always secure tickets, on a sale or return basis, in advance of payment to the theatre, to allow members time to firstly, express an interest and then commit to the event.  We will then only pay for tickets which have, effectively, been ordered.  At this point the cost of the trip, ticket and travel, becomes the responsibility of the individual member.  We can try to `sell-on` tickets but we cannot guarantee this. JB


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If you are interested in joining a group please contact the Group Leader, even if there is a Waiting List.


BEGINNERS ITALIAN  1st and 3rd Mondays of the month , 10am in members’ homes.

Allan Swannell: 01297 443003


BOOK GROUP The first Monday in the month at 3.00pm in members’ homes.

Marilyn Trask 01297 792046 or taylortrask@btinternet.com   Waiting list



 CREATIVE WRITING   Monthly, 2nd Monday of each month, 2:15pm in members’ homes. 

Philip  Peed – 01297 442808 


SCOTTISH DANCING  Weekly at Woodbury Hall, Axminster (Woodbury Community Hall is in the wee hamlet of Woodbury, between Axminster and the A35)  Tel Sue Taylor 01297 551445   Scottish Dancing will finish on 10th December for the Christmas break and start again on 7th January. Please ring  Sue Taylor 01297 551445 if you wish to join.


PLAY READING   Fortnightly in members’ homes.  Please contact Frances Barter 07986 794722 francesbarter@tesco.net   Next Session 2pm 17th September


RUSSIAN LANGUAGE GROUP  Fortnightly 10.00am – 12.00am  meeting at Fernhill Hotel, Charmouth. On bus routes x53 and x51   Gerald Clark 01395 488605


Scrabble:  Fortnightly in Leader's home 2.30pm Brian Chambers 01297 443443


SPANISH LEARNERS and CONVERSATION Fortnightly at 10.00am in members’ homes.  Wendy Howard 01297 445195

Strollers Walking Group is a friendly group of people who walk once a week on Monday afternoons at 2.15.  The walk length is usually one to one-and-a-half hours with the terrain chosen to accommodate those who cannot manage steep hills and the like.  Do join us!    Walks organised by members.  Jan Robertson 01297 560450


WALKING 1  Fortnightly, 9.30am  meet Uplyme Village Hall car park. Walks of 4 to 6 miles organised by members on a rota basis.   Jim Moseley  01297 443170 


WALKING 2  Fortnightly, alternating with Walking 1,  Walks will be between 1½ - 2 hours.  Meet Uplyme Village Hall car park.’   Marion Richardson 01297 33824.




Badminton group now meets at the Hub on a Tuesday evening from 5-6pm.  With only one court this is not ideal but we are keen to see how we get on.  If you’re interested in playing, please contact Susan Gale on 444260. 



3rd Tuesday  Members Homes 2pm  Dawn Armstrong 01297 678932  Waiting list

QIGONG  Weekly, 5:30pm at St Michael's Church Hall,  Lyme Regis.  Dave Edwards – 01297 443696


CURRENT  AFFAIRS 1  Fortnightly 10:15am-12:30pm at Group Leader’s home.  Iain Paterson – 01297 631193. 


CURRENT  AFFAIRS 2  Fortnightly 10:15am-12:30pm, alternating with Current Affairs 1 at Group Leader’s home:  Iain Paterson 01297 631193 

 FRENCH CONVERSATION  Fortnightly, 10:00am in members’ homes.  Maggie Allison Tel: 01297 443983 or Keith Robson Tel: 01297 442183  Waiting List



FRENCH FOR FUN  Fortnightly 10.00am  in members’ homes.  Kay Luckraft 01297 599416  kay.luckraft@talktalk.net



ITALIAN INTERMEDIATE   Fortnightly, 10:00am at Chideock.  Allan Swannell - 01297 443003    Waiting list


MAH-JONG  Fortnightly 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month 2:00pm at Group Leader's home.  Beginners and experienced players welcome.  Nina Haskins 01297 442236 (new number).   ninahaskins97@gmail.com


Fortnightly on Tuesday afternoons at the group leader's, home. For details please conta
ct Mark Gillams    mark.gillams@gmail.com or on 07754 309609


TENNIS  Weekly, 10:00am –12:00 Charmouth Tennis Club.  Joyce Beadle -  01297 442279     Waiting List




Alternate weeks  10.00 am- 12 noon at members' homes.

Guy Barnes 01308 427430    valandguybarnes@gmail.com 




INTERMEDIATE GERMAN CONVERSATION   1st and 3rd Wednesdays, in Group Leader’s home.   2.00pm-3.00pm   Audrey Standhaft – 01297 442427




 Mornings at members homes  Newcomers very welcome.  Sue Calder  01297 561302



Please contact group leader for details. Jackie Lloyd 01297 443516 or ladylloyd@msm.com


Join the Middle East group at anytime.  We are meeting in The Guildhall at 2.30 for about an hour on Wednesdays. Contact Maureen for the next date.    mdalbertanson.t21@sky.com


POETRY-READING Old School poets pre 1950 will be read and discussed.  First Wednesday in every month at 2.00pm Kevin Benfield email:  kevin@wordsonwords.co.uk  or Nina Haskins 01297 445497   See right for more info


Weekly, 5:30pm at St Michael's Church Hall,  Lyme Regis.  Dave Edwards – 01297 443696



, 10:00-12:00noon in members’ homes.  Learning the language through French conversation, written materials, games, documentaries and films in French, etc  Wendy Howard  01297 445195. 


ITALIAN CONVERSATION   1st and 3rd Thursdays every month, at 2.30pm. At Kilmington   Allan Swannell - 01297 443003  Starting 4th October


 1st Thursday in the Month at the Lyme Regis Guildhall. 2.00pm  Guy Barnes 01308 427430


NEEDLES  AND  STITCHES  Fortnightly  2:00pm – 4:00pm Hallett Court in Queen’s Walk, Lyme Regis  Needlework of all types.   Ann Fudger  01297 444901 or Janet Moyes 01297 444697


RELIGION & ETHICS – [formerly THEOLOGY]   10-30am at 1A St Michael’s Business Centre, Lyme Regis  Ed Standhaft - 01297 442427



Fortnightly, 2.30pm in members’ homes.  Brian Chambers - 01297 443443


SHORT TENNIS  Weekly, 2:00pm at Musbury Village Hall.  Jill Menzies - 01297 444863     


STRINGED INSTRUMENT GROUP   New learners or refreshers.  Rosalind Tarry 01297 444476 or rmtarry@gmail.com


TABLE TENNIS  Weekly 2.00pm at Lyme Regis Baptist Hall.  Small charge for room. Brian Watson – 01297 32060




Last Friday in the month at 10am Please contact  Marjorie Waters  01297 445388


Charmouth Library Meeting Room, 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, 2.15pm until 4.15pm.  Valerie Penn 01297 560717


SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY  Monthly, usually 3rd Friday 10:00am – 12:00 noon at the Woodmead Hall,  Small charge   John Marriage Tel:  01297 443469 www.u3ascitec.weebly.com

Walking Group 3 Walks start 10am at Uplyme Village Hall.  If you are interested please contact Paul Butter paulndbutter@gmail.com



First Saturday in each month at 9.30 alternating venues Bellcliffe Cafe and Courtyard Cafe. Please contact Rachael Pope 01297 445575 for venue.


The Cycle Group  offers friendly low key riding, intended for leisure and enjoyment, on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. The rides are of moderate pace and length, and include stops for refreshment: Abilities ranging from electric bikes to avid cyclists. New members are welcome.  please contact clivegodfrey@mail.com or annvgray@hotmail.com  Tel 01297 442532  07800 662596



2nd Sunday In a variety of Inns  Di Wilkinson 01297 678639



4th Sunday in a variety of Inns  Ann Macnair  01297 560611   Waiting List


Basic Computing Skills Small Group. If you want to broaden your horizons and build up your basic computer skills or want to find out more about tablets such as i pads, here is your opportunity to do so. Two members at a time can meet with the  Group Leader weekly in one of the member's homes for about 8 weeks and the aim is to learn what you would like to know. Please contact Klaus Wagner on 01297 792978 for further information.   

GARDEN LOVERS  Visits to gardens throughout the Summer months.  Meetings to share plants and seeds and occasional  newsletter. 

Mary Bohane - 01297 444566



Geology 2018-19 – Understanding our landscape
This course is now full but contact leader for next run. Talks and field sessions. For more information contact Geoff Towson at geofftownson@hotmail.com or 01297 561337


Jazz Appreciation - Live.   If you are interested in joining this group, which visits live Jazz performances, please contact  Heather Britton 07802 797427


TURKISH FOR BEGINNERS  Flexible, weekly, in Group Leader’s home.  Dennis Hebden - 01297 443615


Liz Jones Memorial Walks












Liz Jones loved walking and sourced over seventy circular walks in the area. For several years she and her husband David led the U3A Walking Group and after she died in April 2013 members of this group decided to make some of her walks available to a wider audience as a tribute.

The Group would like to thank David Jones for his leadership and all his support for this project - rewalking each route and checking our efforts. Our thanks also go to Susie Gamble for creating the model for the walk maps, Sue Wilson for her layouts and technical expertise and Maurice Liddiard for coordinating the project. 
Click the walk name to download PDF -  2 x A4 pages





Lyme Regis

A delightful walk including River Lim. Uplyme and great views from Ware Cliffs



A country and village walk featuring riverside, wildflower meadows and views


Catherston Leweston

Country walk with sea and country views and walk along the River Char



A country and village walk including the Peek Estate and the village of Combpyne





Battleford Hall

A varied country and village walk with good views and bluebells in season


Lamberts Castle

Longish walk around Iron Age fort Stunning views of countryside


Eype & Eype Down

Varied scenic walk including coast and country views Bluebells in season



Country views and charming village of Membury and hamlet of Rock



Country walk with outstanding views of Marshwood Vale to the sea



Country views woodland and interesting buildings. Bluebells in season


Barnes Surges

A countryside and woodland walk with good views and wild flowers


If you are interested in joining

or learning more about the Heritage Coast Lyme Regis U3A please email: membership@lymeregisu3a.org or telephone 01297 444566 or print an Application Form

All other enquiries

Please e-mail:  Chairman Tel: 01297 442148


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