Trip to Dorset - spaces are available
24th to 29th April 2022

A 6 days/5 nights holiday to Dorset, with accommodation in the 3* Riviera Hotel, Alum Cline – this holiday includes trips to Whitchurch Silk Mill, Corfe Castle, a nostalgic journey on Swanage Railway, the Jurassic Coast (plus cruise), Kingston Lacy (NT), Abbotsbury Swannery and Sherborne Castle.

Cost £599pp (Single Supplement £125)

This trip is now open to Charnwood u3a members who are not members of the group.

Please contact Ann Maddocks for more information

Telephone: 01509 842 377

Photo of Durdle Door, Jurassic Coast
Photo Durdle Door, copyright Saffron Blaze
Puglia, Italy - now full
21st to 26th May 2022

A 6 days/5 nights holiday to the heel of Italy, with accommodation at the 4* Grand Hotel la Chiusa de Chietri in Alberobello – this holiday includes guided excursions to Alberobello, Monopoli, Locorotondo, Lecce, Matera and Martina Franca.

Cost £959pp (Single Supplement £125)

Please contact Ann Maddocks for more information.

Telephone: 01509 842 377

Alberobello, Puglia
Travel Group - Future Meetings

Wednesday, 24th November, 2:00pm - 3:30 pm:

Please contact Ann Maddocks for more information

Travel Group


The Travel Group is run by a small Working Party who meet regularly to organise and plan approximately three holidays within this country and abroad each year.  Meetings are held for all members every other 4th Wednesday in the month, providing a chance to meet other members over tea and biscuits, to watch presentations of recent trips and to discover and to discuss future plans.

The group is especially beneficial to single members, offering the safety and enjoyment of being within a group of like-minded travellers.

Where and When

Venue: Gorse Covert Community Centre, Maxwell Drive, Loughborough, LE11 4RZ
Frequency: Every 2 Months
Day: 4th Wednesday
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30pm

Other Information

Group Charge: None for 2021: no charge, apart from possibly a small contribution towards refreshments.
Group Size: To be advised.

Contact Details

Group Leader: Ann Maddocks
Telephone: 01509 842 377

Travel Group - October Trip

The October trip was to Ireland

For more information about the group and future trips please eamil

Dublin Castle

Dublin Castle
Travel Group Meeting
Thursday 9th September

The September Travel Group meeting was held at Longcliffe Golf Club, on Thursday 9th Sept at 11am. There was a ‘business' meeting followed by a meal, with photos and anecdotes, in memory of our previous Group Leader, Ruth Muldoon, who died last year.

Travel Group - March Zoom Meeting

Fri 12th March, 10:30 am: Travel Group
A Cruise Through Time Along The Jurassic:
95 Miles & 185 Million Years . 
Speaker: Mike Gillingham 

Mike has sailed along The Jurassic many times in his sailing cruiser.  It is only UNESCO World Heritage Site in England, that also rates alongside, The Victoria Falls  and The Grand Canyon.

Photo Durdle Door, copyright Saffron Blaze