At our committee meeting on July 8th we decided to restart our formal walks programme, initially for 2 months from Aug 31st which will then get us back to our normal 4 monthly routine.
We intend to have a fixed Saturday walk, 1st, 3rd and 5th Mondays as before but allow flexibility with a mid week walk, not necessarily on a Wednesday. There will be no need to limit numbers or book a place but if some leaders would prefer to do this then they can for the time being. Start times will also be flexible as parking seems to be an issue in some places so make sure to check the start time of walk you are interested in. We will ask walk leaders to submit a date for their walk first and then submit the walk details on the website as we did pre pandemic.
Ramblers have decided that the risk assessment is to stay but it is only the things you would check on a walkover and can be completed and saved on your PC. They are also asking that a simple register of those attending the walk is taken for the time being as we have been doing anyway.
We feel the biggest problem is going to be encouraging our loyal walks leaders to come forward and also recruiting new leaders. I would therefore ask all of you who walk with us to consider leading a walk. If you feel a unsure about this or feel you would like some support please feel free to contact me, Sally Davis or a walk leader you know.
Looking forward to seeing more people out walking with the group again and walks appearing on the programme. We also now have a Facebook page where details are posted so please do take a look.
Ann Adams ( Chair )