u3a

Exmouth & District

Group Category: Outdoor Activities

  • Pickleball

    – and pickleball life within our u3a Introduction Pickleball is probably the fastest-growing sport in the UK as of 2024. It’s been growing rapidly in the USA for over 20 years and is now set to gain the same level of popularity over here. Seen as a cross between tennis, table-tennis and badminton, it can… Read more

  • Gardens

    We visit interesting gardens around Devon, mostly less than an hour away, but occasionally further afield. During the winter months, we have a quiz, a speaker, a Christmas buffet, and a meal out together. We also have a plant swap and sale. We’re not expert gardeners (though some are more knowledgeable than others), but we’re… Read more

  • Natural History

    Meetings are held at a range of locations. The visits for the year are decided at an annual planning meeting in January. We visit nature reserves and other places of interest to explore habitats and learn about the needs of different species of plants and animals. There is very often a guided tour or talk… Read more

  • Walking Group 1

    Walking Group 1 has been active since 2012 and welcomes new members. The Group walks twice a month. Members of the group take it in turns to lead the walks, usually not more than 5 miles. Members are contacted by e-mail with the date and time of the walk with details of where to meet… Read more

  • Walks up to 6 Miles by Train

    The group has been set up to make the most of the glorious Devon countryside within reach of the rail network. We will help to look after the environment, too, since cars will NOT be used. All walks will meet at Exmouth railway station, usually for the 08:54 departure, but sometimes earlier or later, and… Read more

  • Sailing – Dinghy & Watersports

    Members are expected to bring their own sailing clothing (wet suit, sailing boots/shoes etc). Buoyancy Aids are available. Expect to get a little wet. Sessions usually last about 3 hours, and require at least a little hands-on from sailors. Guidance will be given. Sessions are sometimes arranged at short notice to take advantage of weather… Read more

  • Exploring with a bus pass

    The aim is to learn how to use a bus confidently and creatively. We go to interesting places in Devon, there and back in one day, having somewhere to go and the opportunity to have something to eat and / or drink with like minded people. We can explore the surrounding area and make greater… Read more

  • Cycling

    This group meets at Mudbank at the end of Halsdon Avenue. All are welcome – please check for changes before coming for the first time. Read more

  • Weekend Walking

    Weekend walks of about 4-6 miles. The walks are led by members of the group, and usually finish with a pub lunch. Public transport is sometimes used or car sharing if appropriate. Read more

  • Walking – Intermediate

    This Walking Group is planned to have approximately monthly walks of 5-6 miles – seeing places of interest, flora and fauna etc in good company. The plan is to start walking at 10:00 so that we conclude by lunchtime (optional lunch usually available afterwards). We will car-share or use public transport where possible. A spot… Read more

  • Walking Group 3

    This group meets monthly in winter and twice monthly in summer. Walks can take place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays, starting at 10.00 am.. Read more

  • Botany for Everybody

    Beginners, improvers and experts are all welcome. The aim is to develop and extend plant identification skills during botany field meetings at a range of sites that reflect the different habitats found in Devon. Eye lenses will be available to help with identification or purely for the pleasure of seeing the detail in tiny flowers… Read more

  • Birds 2

    This group has been meeting since May 2013. Amongst visits, we went bird watching at Bowling Green Marshes, Aylesbeare, on the tram at Seaton and a ‘cruise’ on the Exe Estuary. There is a range of expertise amongst the group members and we’re very keen to help each other with identifications. Read more

  • Birds 1

    Birds 1 is a group of mixed ability birdwatchers, some very experienced, others less so but all enthusiastic.  We normally meet on the third Monday of the month for a morning of birdwatching within a 5-20 mile radius of Exmouth.  Occasionally we go further afield and then it’s a whole day out. We are friendly… Read more

  • Walking Group 2

    Walking Group 2 started in October 2012 with a short walk along the Exe estuary to Lympstone and back. Since then walks have taken place each month at a variety of places in Devon including Teignmouth, Barnstaple & Dartmoor as well as more local places using public transport where possible but also car sharing. Walks… Read more

  • Transport

    Welcome to the Exmouth & District u3a Transport Group. For our first two years we were called the Classic Transport Group, but in order to appeal to a wider audience we dropped the Classic from out title and now have a broader range of events and outings. We plan to have at least one event per… Read more

  • Sailing – Dayboat

    We are fortunate to be able to sail on a stable sailing boat (Hawk 20, with auxiliary engine). The boat is kept on a mooring at Exe Sailing Club. It is the same craft that is used for RYA Sailability sessions (for people with disabilities). Our session is usually 3+ hours, either out-to-sea or inside… Read more