Walking: Knackered Camel, 15+ kms Walk Group
Time - 09:00
Week - Third
Day - Monday
Venue - Various
Group Coordinators
Jane Delaval
There are currently no events scheduled for this group
Knackered Camel Group

*** Please note that participation in all U3A events is at the participant's own risk, as we do not provide insurance for event participants. We do have third party insurance cover in place which covers any claims made against us by others. Please bring your CATSALUT or EHIC card, and details of any private health insurance policy you may hold ***


We are a small group who meet on the third Monday of each month, except July, August and December.  Our aim is to offer more challenging, all-day hikes, which may entail longer travelling times to reach some of the mountain locations such as the Garrotxa, or foothills of the Pyrenees, but with the end reward of discovering some spectacular regions.  Walks usually last for approximately 6 hours and the type of terrain can vary between coastal paths, rural trails or more difficult mountain tracks. Unlike other walking groups we do not finish with a menu del dia in a restaurant, but we take a packed lunch and, whenever possible, have some refreshments afterwards in a local bar.   Depending on the difficulty of the terrain and height gain, walks may vary in length between 15 and 20 + kilometres and last around 5 hours.
As we are relatively few participants, each of us will normally be encouraged to lead a walk every year.  Advice and help on suitable walks is available from the more experienced Camels in the group. A maximum number of walkers is set for each walk depending on the distance and terrain, priority being given to members of the group, but family and friends are welcome to join us if there is room. Advice on footwear, clothing and recommended kit is available for each walk. Details of the walks will be notified via the events page no later than 7 days before the walk.

In recent years, our walks have taken us to many locations along the coast, up into the Gavarres mountains, the Ardenya, Alt Garrotxa, Cadaques, Macanet de Cabrenys, the Sant Aniol gorges, Collsacabra, Rocacorba etc.  There are still a multitude of beautiful areas waiting to be discovered... DATES FOR 2022

January 17                Lindsay Kennard (Sant Feliu to Palamos)

February 21              Jackie Hibberd (Walter Benjamin route, Banyuls to Port Bou)

March 21                   Noli Scott (cancelled - bad weather)

April 18 (Easter Monday)  Noli (l'Escala)

May 16                      Mark Doran (Crespia - Pla de l'Estany)

June 20                     No walk

September 19           No walk

October 17               Jane and Eric Delaval (Palamos to Fitor)

November 21            No walk


16/1     No walk

20/2     Cap de Creus dolmen route   (Eric/Jane)

20/3     No walk


15/5    Vall de Nuria (Lindsay)

19/6    GR 1 Camallera to Viladamat (Jackie)  (joint event with Long Walking group, 16 participants)

18/9    Sant Aniol de Finestres to Sanctuario Santa Maria de Finestres  (Eric and Jane)  13 kms   (10 participants)

16/10  Volunteer needed please

20/11  Volunteer needed please

DATES FOR 2024    Third Monday of each month, unless otherwise specified

15 January

19 February

18 March

15 April

20 May

17 June

16 September

21 October

18 November

The Knackered Camel group is open to all U3A members. Hope you will join our band of walkers and explore the less accessible parts of this wonderful country.

Kind regards,

Jane Delaval