Welcome to the Matlock Area U3A

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The Matlock Mole

 Uncovering group activities

 Keeping in touch with our groups.

With the easing of lock down restrictions many of our groups are meeting again in small groups – both outside and inside.

Whether is it with the Short Walks group or the Walking group, pull on your boots and enjoy the countryside and a natter with friends!


Garden group enjoying a pre-Covid visit to Wentworth Gardens. From coach trips to gardens far afield, to visits to our own members’ gardens, the garden group loves to share plants and a chat over tea and cakes

Keith leads the Local History Group on a tour of Darley Dale, their first face-to-face meeting since February 2020

Experience wine in the heart of Matlock with the Wine Tasting Group.

Recommencing from the 21st September

New members welcome!

New members always welcome in all our activity groups


Highlighting interesting features

On Wednesday 2nd June 2021. Matlock Area u3a joined in with the National initiative to celebrate what we do. See how it went….

Happy Snapper – Why not try our “Six of a Sort” photo challenge?  Just send us six pictures on any theme of your choice.  Follow the link to find out how you can join in. Or try Liz’s “Source these Stones” photo quiz.

See what Hall Leys Park was like in April 2020.

A haiku is a Japanese verse form most often composed, in English versions, of three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables. The nuthatch featured in the first set of Will’s Haikus. Here are six more for you to decipher.


See who has visited Ralph’s garden

This iconic building is of course Riber Castle. Here are the answers to the rest of the local buildings.


There are a number of sculptures dotted about our area, you may have sat in these, but where are they?


Missing the u3a Coffee Mornings?

Longing to meet up with friends, both old and new?

Matlock Area u3a invites all members to a ‘Picnic-in-the-Park’ on

Monday 6th September from 12 – 2pm

in the Park at Whitworth.

Bring your own chairs, food and beverages and a friend, and join us for a re-uniting of Matlock Area u3a


Covid-19 update. Lifting of restrictions.

Matlock Area u3a are providing the following guidance for Group Coordinators and individual members as restrictions are now being lifted.

‘Hands, face, space and fresh air’ is still relevant

1. Group Coordinators must complete an appropriate Risk Assessment for your group activity and submit this to the Groups Liaison Officer

2. Group Coordinators must share this Risk Assessment with their members so they know what to expect when attending a group activity

3. Members should consider their own circumstances before undertaking to join any activity

4. MAu3a Committee will not mandate that all members must be fully vaccinated to attend MAu3a activities. We would anticipate that any unvaccinated members take regular Lateral Flow Tests before attending any activities


Keeping in touch 

 Looking for a new activity or something to keep you occupied during lockdown then check out  the National U3A On line Events