Welcome to the Matlock Area U3A

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    The Matlock Mole  

Uncovering group activities

 Keeping in touch with our groups.

New Outings group


We aim to organise about 4 outings/day trips a year, travelling by coach to a variety of venues including large gardens, exhibitions and museums, cities and theatre trips. This is an open group and all u3a members are welcome.

See our webpage for more information on our first visit


Life Story group

 A new group has recently been set up to help Matlock u3a members to write their own life story.

Everyone has different reasons for wanting to write their life story, and the group plans to learn from each other and benefit from each others’ ideas and input.

The group currently meets on the first Wednesday morning each month although the next meeting is on 17th January 2024.

If you are interested in joining the group or would like more information please contact David Gray at lifestory@matlockareau3a.org.uk


  Shorter walks group

Our walks are on the 3rd Wednesday and the 2nd Saturday each month. The walks, between 3-5 miles, are not too challenging and are led by volunteers from within the group if interested please contact the co-ordinator Debbie Davis at shortwalks@matlockareau3a.org.uk

Spotlight       Spotlight.

Highlighting interesting features.

 Photo Gallery
This Photo Gallery is showing various towers and memorials of interest around Derbyshire – in case you want to guess them first, the titles will be revealed when you hover your mouse cursor each photo. (I have to confess that I must have walked past Paxton’s conservatory chimney many times and never noticed it before!)
Many thanks to our previous Happy Snapper for passing on 6 of the photos before she left Matlock. 

I’m hoping a few more spring flowers will appear soon, to appear in the next Gallery.


ICE Cards
An ICE (“In Case of Emergency”) card holds the contact details of the people you wish to be contacted in an emergency. It also ensures that healthcare professionals are made aware of any medical conditions or allergies you may have, and  any medications that you take.

We have credit-card sized cards available, if you would like one to carry with you – please contact Liz Walker via chair@matlockareau3a.org.uk ,or your group leader, if you would like one.





Coffee Morning:

Monday 4th March 2024

10.30am onwards.

Matlock Town Football Club Lounge Bar, Causeway Lane, Matlock.

Speaker : Simon Mahoney – a campaigner for sight loss awareness and a blind veteran and author. Simon is also a member of Ashbourne u3a.

New and existing members always welcome- please come along if you’d like to find out more about us!


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