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!

It’s great to be tapping again!

The Tap Group have returned to Starkholmes Village Hall


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

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. Will has composed a few haikus to describe a number of birds. Can you decipher what they are?

See who has visited Ralph’s garden


This iconic building overseeing Matlock is easily recognisable, are you able to recognise more local buildings?


Thank you for voting for your Wimbledon Favourite, the scores are now in and the results are: Rafael Nadal and Chris Evert Lloyd


Party in the Park Returns

On Saturday 21st August 2021 we will be celebrating the re-opening of Party in the Park with a barbecue, live music and plenty of activities to keep all the family entertained. This event is free to attendees and will be held in partnership with Darley Dale Town Council with all proceeds going towards The Whitworth charity. Keep a look out on www.whitworthcentre.org for more information.    

  • Coffee Mornings via Zoom have now been suspended during the summer months. Depending on current guidelines Matlock Area u3a will review the option of returning to the Football Club for our Coffee Mornings from September. All members will be informed via the Newsletter of when they will be resumed.

Covid-19 update. England moves into Step 4 of the roadmap 

As the country begins to unlock itself, Matlock Area u3a is acutely aware that the virus has not gone away and we all need to be cautious when participating in any activity. The government advice of maintaining ‘hands, face, space and fresh air’ is still relevant. 

Many groups are now reviewing their options to continue their activities in larger groups or at inside venues and the guidance for individuals and the vulnerable includes: 

  1. A recommendation that Group leaders complete an appropriate risk assessment/check for your activity and submit to the Group’s Liaison Officer 
  2. A recommendation that Group leaders share this initial risk assessment with their members so they know what to expect and how to prepare for returning  
  3. Members should consider their own circumstances before undertaking to join any activity 
  4. A recommendation that members wear face coverings in crowded areas 

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