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 Lyme Regis U3A

 Welcome to U3A     About the U3A
The  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 Lyme Regis U3A Chair:  rachaelpope1@outlook.com

 Coffee and Talks  
The  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 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 Lyme Regis U3A Newsletter and News update

 Lyme Regis U3A Forthcoming Events 2019

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

Wednesday 8th May

 The Festival of Britain

An illustrated talk by Mathew Denney : 6 years after the end of the 2nd World War, and exactly 100

years since the famous Great Exhibition of 1851 – the Festival of Britain was a display of might and

fortitude on a national scale, showcasing the best of British manufacturing. Mathew Denney will be

speaking about the Festival of Britain and its impact on the country.

Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis DT7 3PG. Organised by U3A Heritage Coast, Lyme Regis.

Free to members, non-members £2 donation suggested. Coffee served from 10 to 10.45 followed by

talk at 11.00 until noon. To join U3A see website www.lymeregisu3a.org or telephone 01297




There will be a meeting at the Woodmead Hall, on the 10 May at 10 a.m. for all members of Garden Lovers. The 10 garden visits planned for this year, including two coach trips, will be described, and members will be able to sign up to go on these trips. A new group, Plant Sharing, with Laura Noel as Group Leader, will also be introduced for the first time. Laura's email address is laura.noel51@gmail.com. This will enable members to find homes for spare plants, garden equipment etc., and to benefit from other members' generosity. Mary Bohane (01297 444566) for more information about Garden Lovers.


 Wednesday 12th June

Growing up in a Polish resettlement camp
 Bozena Brophy grew up in the Polish resettlement camp at Northwick Park in Gloucestershire. Northwick Park was owned by the Spencer Churchill family and had lakes, a walled garden and the barracks and Nissan huts that had previously housed troops. She will speak about her experiences of life in the camp.
Coffee served from 10.00 am till 10.40, followed by the talk at 11am till noon. Venue; Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis DT7 3PG. Free to members, £2 donation suggested for non-members. To join U3A see this page or telephone 01297-444566


Date: Friday 5 July 2019


Over the last few years, in some of the U3A groups, there have been a number of incidents where people have felt unwell or have fallen.  Thankfully no-one suffered major harm, but the circumstances were stressful for all concerned.

As part of a focus on risk assessment and incident/accident prevention the Committee has decided to offer some basic First Aid Training.  This will be provided by Gerry Carpanini, a paramedic.  The topics will include: Cardiac arrest and CPR, injuries, cuts/blood loss, and stroke symptoms.

        Time: 9.00 am to 1.00 pm        Venue: Lyme Regis Baptist Church

This session is open to all U3A members.  The only cost is £2-00 towards the tea/coffee and room hire.

Please contact Rachael Pope if you wish to attend.  Contact 01297 445575 or rachaelpope1@outlook.com


Wednesday 10th July

- "The History of paper"

A talk by Robin Clarke who spent his working life in the paper industry .

This U3A Wednesday lecture in July will be at the Woodbury Hall
see below for directions

 For  many years with Wiggins Teape, the UK's premier maker of fine paper. He became an enthusiastic collector of antique paper making equipment and studied the 2,000 year history behind our modern paper history. An informal and unscripted talk which starts with a demonstration of hand paper making. “Paper is truly amazing ,it is so common we take it for granted”. Coffee served from 10.00 am till 10.40, followed by the talk at 11am till noon. Venue; please note change of venue to Woodbury Hall , Axminster EX13 5TL. Free to members, £2 donation suggested for non-members.

To join U3A see elsewhere on this page or telephone 01297-444566.


Directions to Woodbury Hall for July’s Wednesday meeting

If coming from the east on A35 take the first turning right towards Axminster town [B 3261] after the Hunters Hill / Uplyme junction. After a hundred yards or so turn left into a road signposted Woodbury Cross. Follow this small road [Woodbury Lane] round and down past some houses and you will see the hall on the right hand side. There will be free parking. When coming from the West on A35 go up the hill to the Axminster town turn[B3261], turn left and follow instructions above. 

*Taunton Flower Show by coach Friday 2nd August*

I have some places left for this trip. If you would like to come along please contact me  by email on  annfleet60@outlook.com or ring me on 01297 442651 or 07761 468608.  Details are as follows:

Date: Friday 2nd August  Cost: £21 – payment required in advance of the trip (includes coach, entry ticket and tip).  Departing from Holmbush car park at 9.30am and Axminster Trinity Square at 9.45am  Leaving Taunton at 4.30pm – please let me know if you want to be picked up from Axminster.  Deadline for payment: 10th July – please note that no refunds are given after this date.

Cheques made payable to ‘Lyme Regis U3A’ – you can forward  to me at one of the U3A meetings on Wed 12th June or Wed 10th July.  Alternatively, cheques can be posted to: Ann Fleet, Secretary:  Lyme Regis U3A, Seaview, 4 Highcliff Road, Lyme Regis, DT7 3EW.



Lyme Regis, Bridport and Crewkerne U3A members: 

From John Bartholomew “Travel Company”  May 2019


We need numbers if these are to happen:


  • A Day at The Sidmouth Folk Festival: Wednesday August 7th  (note date – apologies for wrong date previously)

Coach from Crewkerne at 09.15; Bridport 09.45; Lyme Regis 10.15. Arrive Sidmouth 11.00 am.  Depart 5.00pm. £10.  If interested we will forward complete details from Viv Wiles.

  • Bridgwater Carnival: NEW ADVERT!!! Saturday November 2nd. Leave Crewkerne around 2.00 pm by coach; Grandstand seats £20; travel £10.  Events from 6.00-8.00. Return by 10.00? For more details and to let us know if this is a `goer` do respond quickly.
  • `Rigoletto`:  NEW ADVERT!!!  Welsh National Opera at The Mayflower Southampton.  Saturday November 30th. at 3.00pm.  An early start would open up the possibility of some Christmas shopping followed by a performance of one of Verdi`s greatest operas.  Stalls seats plus travel likely to be around £55pp


  • `We Will Rock You`.  Ben Elton play based on the music of `Queen` (a popular beat combo of some reputation; so I am told.)  Bristol Hippodrome  March 18th matinee. Tickets for this are already selling out fast.  I am holding 36 in the rear stalls at £32 but have to pay by May 1st.  All-in cost around £45

Get back to: jdbart45@gmail.com

 In all instances get back to jdbart45@gmail.com to express interest. No commitment at this stage. Payment will not, generally, be collected until the day of travel.

 Guidelines for customers using the service provided by John Bartholomew and his extensive professional team:

  • ideas for trips are sourced by the team and suggestions from members
  • if judged to be feasible then trips are broadly costed and then advertised in all three U3A`s
  • interest can then be expressed by email to jdbart45@gmail.com
  • if interest is sufficient then those who have expressed interest are asked to commit by email
  • committing means taking responsibility for the entire cost of a place on the trip whether you eventually travel or not because at this stage tickets are purchased and coaches booked
  • all customers will receive an email, prior to the trip, with final arrangements and indicating the cost although no payment will be required until the day of the trip; this email will always contain the word `final` and customers are advised to note the date carefully; all trips are costed precisely on the total price of tickets, travel and small gratuity for the driver; we do not take out any insurance; nor do we have any funds to cover those eventually unable to attend who will, sadly, be invoiced for the full cost of the trip.



Get 10% off individual Marine Theatre tickets to see KICK ASS BRASS, for a 10-piece brass funk band on Friday 24 May, at 8.30pm, EQUINOR BIG BAND, for their celebration of Duke Ellington on Saturday 25 May at 5pm and POWERHOUSE GOSPEL CHOIR, a red-hot, booty shaking gospel choir on Sunday 26 May, at 8.30pm.  Quote U3A10 when purchasing tickets from 01297 442138. This offer is exclusive to U3A members. More information at https://www.jazzjurassica.co.uk or pick up free programme from Lyme Regis Tourist Information Centre.

- U3A members get a discount when they book to see classic films at the Marine Theatre called Tuesday Night at the Movies.  

Films coming up are:
7 May:    Rebecca (1940), starring Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine, directed by Alfred Hitchcock 
21 May:   Rebel without a Cause (1956), starring James Dean and Natalie Wood, directed by Nicholas Ray
4 June:     The Grapes of Wrath (1940), starring Henry Fonda, directed by John Ford
18 June: The Piano (1993), starring Holly Hunter, Sam Neill and Harvey Keitel, directed by Jane Campion



The  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.



From the Group Co-ordinator, Penny Rose

Sunday Lunch Group 1   After much thought, it is with real regret that for family reasons I cannot continue with Lunch Club 1. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with all the members and made good friends, and would like to thank everybody for their loyalty and support. Di Wilkinson.


As a result, this group now no longer exists. If a member would like to take on the leadership of this group, which would include finding suitable venues [a list is available from Di] and contacting members, I am sure that they would all be very grateful and happy to continue. Please contact Penny Rose if you are interested.


Sunday Lunch Group 2  As from 1st May 2019,  Linda Green has taken over as leader of this group from Ann Macnair.  There is a waiting list for this group

Geology Course Oct 2019 to May 2020 

There are two places available. For more information contact Geoff Townson by email or phone:  geofftownson@hotmail.com   01297 561337  (Past attendees may apply but new applicants take priority).


Badminton Group  This is now on Tuesdays weekly 4.30pm at the Hub. There is a small charge to cover the hire of the hall. Another day can be arranged as well if there are enough takers. Susan Gale - 01297 444260


Current Affairs Groups 1 and 2  There are now vacancies in both these groups. Please contact Iain Paterson 01297 631193.



Eileen Osborne has asked - “Anyone interested in learning the basics of bridge in a one day course initially, to please contact her either on 01297 443915 or email e.osborne@hotmail.co.uk

The course will be aimed at complete beginners and will have participants able to play "mini bridge" at the end of the day.

Possible future courses for those wishing to progress.

Possible Walking Sports Group?

There has been a growing interest in members of U3As around the country joining Walking Sports [Football, Netball etc] groups, for Health reasons This is described in the current 'Third Age Matters' magazine. If anyone is interested in starting such a group, please contact Penny Rose.              Pennyrose2009@gmail.com      


POSSIBLE NEW GROUPS?  If interested in these suggestions please contact Penny Rose  01297 561076 or pennyrose2009@gmail.com  

PAINTING TOGETHER:  is anyone interested in co-ordinating, but NOT teaching, or joining  a group of members who would like to paint together.

HISTORY GROUP and ARCHAEOLOGY GROUP:  We have had requests for these two areas  but we would need leaders?   Have we recently retired history/archaeology teachers or  in our U3A or somebody with a passion for history/archaeology  who could lead one of these groups?


Please will all members note the following:

If you are emailing members of groups, whether group leaders or not, do check that they wish their e-mail addresses to be seen by all. It is best to use the BCC [Blind Carbon Copy] for ALL multiple messages if you are uncertain. This means that any given recipient will only see their own e-mail address and the sender’s. Failure to do this means that the name and e-mail address are shared with all other recipients without their prior consent.  This would be in breach of the GDPR requirement established in 2018


More Group News:  from the Group Co-ordinator Penny Rose:

Beginner’s understanding of the Israeli Palestine conflict -This will be a 4 weeks course , fortnightly, starting 1st May, at the Guildhall, 2.30pm for about 1 hour. Please contact Maureen D'Albertanson  mdalbertanson.t21@sky.com

 A new Meditation Group  If you are interested, please contact Jo Smith Oliver: info@josmitholiver.com

Scottish Dancing Group    This group welcomes new members. Please note, there will be no dancing on Easter Monday 22nd April and the group will finish for the summer on 13th May. SueTaylor:  suenrog.taylor@btopenworld.com

Thank you:

Two long standing Group Leaders have stood 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.  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

U3A 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 Dr Kate Pitts if you have anything you wish to say about timings or, indeed, any suggestions about topics and speakers. Respond please to kate.pitts@btinternet.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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Every effort is made to ensure that the information listed is correct.

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

Jocelyn Marsh 01297 442830 jmwmarsh@gmail.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  


PLAY READING   Fortnightly in members’ homes.  Please contact Frances Barter 07986 794722 francesbarter@francesbarter.plus.com




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  Waiting List

Strollers Walking Group is a friendly group of people who walk once a week on Monday afternoons at 2.15.  A leisurely short walk 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.   Please note change of leader from the 1st June to Maurice Liddiard.  Please contact him on 01297 33783


WALKING 2  Fortnightly, alternating with Walking 1,  We walk for about 1½  hours covering a distance of approximately 3miles, includes hills. 10am Meet Uplyme Village Hall car park.’   Marion Richardson 01297 33824.




Badminton Group  This is now on Tuesdays weekly 4.30pm at the Hub. There is a small charge to cover the hire of the hall. Another day can be arranged as well if there are enough takers. Susan Gale - 01297 444260



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

CHIGUNG (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  Waiting List



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


MEDITATION  2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at Group leader’s home  10.30 -12.00  Jo Smith Oliver  info@josmitholiver.com    Waiting List


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




BEGINNER’S UNDERSTANDING OF THE ISRAELI PALESTINE CONFLICT  4 weeks, fortnightly, starting 2.30pm  1st May, Guildhall, Lyme Regis  Maureen D’Albertanson 01297 631025


COMPUTER LEARNERS   Weekly, for 8 sessions for two members at a time, in members’ homes. 

Klaus Wagner 01297 792978  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.   2.30pm-3.30pm   Audrey Standhaft – 01297 442427




 Mornings at James Hargreaves Hall, Morecombelake.  Newcomers very welcome.  Sue Calder  01297 561302



Fortnightly at the Guildhall, Lyme Regis. Jackie Lloyd 01297 443516 or ladylloyd@msm.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   



Coffee mornings
Come for coffee or tea at The Pilot Boat on the last Thursday of each month at 10am. Very informal, no need to book. Just £1.50 per cup!



Weekly, 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  10-30am at 1A St Michael’s Business Centre, Lyme Regis  Ed Standhaft - 01297 442427


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

Creative Clay  Group Leader's home, 10am last Thursday and Friday of the month.  Janet Street 01297 631831  Waiting List


Rare Books Group  The Sanctuary Bookshop, rare books room, Broad Street 7.30pm monthly.  Bob Speer 01297 445815


RUSSIAN LANGUAGE GROUP   1st & 3rd Fridays 10.00am – 12.00am  meeting at Fernhill Hotel, Charmouth. On bus routes x53 and x51   Gerald Clark 01395 488605


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



4th Sunday in a variety of Inns  As from 1st May 2019,  Linda Green has taken over as leader of this group Tel 01460 220356 There is a waiting list for this group  


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

Mary Bohane - 01297 444566


Geology 2019 – 2020 Understanding our landscape  Talks and field sessions. Geoff Townson is currently taking “Expressions of Interest” for Oct 2019 – May 2020. Please contact him soon if you are interested.   For more information see top right under 'Groups News' or contact Geoff Towson at geofftownson@hotmail.com or 01297 561337

Jazz Appreciation - Live!   Meet for live concerts. 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 Lyme Regis U3A please email: membership@lymeregisu3a.org or telephone 01297 444566 or print an Application Form

All other enquiries

Please e-mail The Chair rachaelpope1@outlook.com  Tel: 01297 01297 445575


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