Newton Abbot and District Ramblers
CORONA VIRUS UPDATE
Club Position as of 27th March
As from Monday 29th March, A Walks (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays), B Walks (Thursdays and Sundays) and Café Walks (monthly, on Fridays as advertised) are back on again. Our monthly C Walks remain suspended, until further notice.
The maximum number of walkers in any one group will now be twelve, but some walk leaders may prefer at this stage to keep to groups of six. Walks having a group size of more than six will be subject to the additional measures laid down for formally organised outdoor sports, such as risk assessment. All walks must be booked in advance, and we are required to record the names of those attending. This record is for contact tracing purposes, and is kept for three weeks only.
If you develop any of the symptoms of Corona Virus in the days leading up to a walk, then please do not come on the walk. If you have already booked a place, then please let the walks co-ordinator know, so that your place can be offered to someone else.
Away from our group walks, any of you who have formed yourselves into your own private walking bubbles can go back to walking as a group from Monday 29th March, subject to the Rule of Six, but you are allowed to meet outdoors only.
Maintaining a two metre distance outdoors is still advisable. Outdoor surfaces may become contaminated with the virus, so be mindful regarding touching any shared objects, such as gates and stiles. Hand hygiene continues to be important, particularly before eating.
You should not be car sharing, but if unavoidable then it should be done according to this advice.
You don't have to live in Newton Abbot - our members come from Exeter, Dawlish, Teignmouth, Torbay, Totnes, Ashburton, Buckfastleigh and beyond.
Our walks go anywhere in South Devon, East Devon or Dartmoor, with occasional forays into North Devon and further afield.
We are a flourishing and friendly group, with no age limits, and many of our members are senior citizens.
Each week we have up to six walks, of anything from two to twelve miles, spread over four or five days of the week. A typical walk might see 10 to 30 people turn up, depending on the weather.
Some walks are over fairly flat terrain, but the best views tend to be found on walks which involve a hill at some point. Each walk is led by a volunteer member, and no-one gets left behind.
A click or a tap on Forthcoming Walks will show you our walks for the next few weeks.
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