Corona Virus and its effects
on our current walks programme
Like many other organisations within the UK, we have had to close down some of our activities, and this situation will continue until government restrictions are lifted.
This page is intended to keep our members, and any other visitors to this website, informed, and it was last updated on Thursday 25th February.
Advice from HM Government
Here is the latest version of what you can and cannot do.
And here is the current advice on meeting people from outside your household.
Actions of the Committee during the closedown
We are still meeting, more often than usual, but now by video link from our homes, rather than in our usual face-to-face setting, and we have spent some time considering how and when we might be able to resume our activities. We will continue to update our members by e-mail using our Admin system, or via this website.
Club Position as of 25th February
Following the Prime Minister's television address on the evening of Monday 22nd February, and in accordance with this Government document, all of our group walks are currently cancelled.
However, based on this further Government document we are now very optimistic that walks will resume in some shape or form from Monday 29th March onwards. It is quite possible that these walks will be limited to groups of six, and we hope things will become clearer between now and then. Abridged details for all of our walks for the summer season are shown at the foot of this page, and you will see that there are many dates for which we have no walk leader as yet.
These are the dates for which our Walks Co-ordinators will be very pleased to hear from you, if you are willing to lead a walk on that day. There's no need to delay choosing a date because you haven't yet decided where to start your walk from - we can come back to you for this later.
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.
Walks in the Current Programme
Our members normally receive a printed programme of our walks twice a year, by post to their home address, arriving in March for the Summer season, and in September for the Winter season. In view of the present difficulty in planning walks up to six months ahead, we did not produce our usual printed booklet for Winter 2020-2021, and we are not currently planning to print a programme for Summer 2021. Instead, we offer below an abridged version of all of the walks in our Summer programme, up to its normal end date of 30th September 2021. The start date for the listing will be either our best guess at the first day after the end of the lockdown which began in January 2021, or today, whichever is the later.
As any gaps in the programme are filled, the listing will be updated, usually within a day or two of any change becoming known. If you've offered to help and your details are not yet shown, try a page reload, which is the circular arrow in the header at the top of the page.
For full details of our walks for the next few weeks, including a map of the start point, driving information, and guidance on any advance booking requirements, please continue to see our Forthcoming Walks page, but please note that walks will only re-appear here one or two at a time, as we move towards the end of the current Corona Virus lockdown.