5th March 2021



Dear Member,


ONCE more we find we are in a position to take tentative steps towards returning to organised walks.


All our arrangements remain subject to Boris’s route map going according to plan. This plan states that from March 29: “People will be allowed to meet outside, either with one other household or within the "rule of six . . . the stay at home rule will end, but the Government will urge people to stay local as much as possible.”


We will be offering walks for groups of six from Thursday April 1. Information about these walks will be posted on our website, in the walks programme section. If you do not have access to the website please find someone who can help you. Walk information will include the name of the walk leader; his/her contact details; where the walk will start; and the postcode/grid reference. You will have to contact the leader to book your place on the walk. You may join that walk only if the leader has confirmed you have a place booked. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. If your circumstances change and you cannot join your booked walk please let your leader know so he/she can offer your place to someone else.


As we are limited to groups of six we need more leaders so that we can offer more than one walk. We can only walk if members volunteer to lead. And don’t forget, we operate a rolling walks programme, so anyone can offer a walk on any day of the week, at any time from any local location. If you don’t have an “oven-ready” route of your own perhaps you could help the Society by applying to Mark to do one of his Chain Walks local to you. Please see Mark’s Footpath Secretary’s AGM report for his contact details.


Whilst our Society’s focus is on promoting walking and preserving rights of way, currently your safety is of prime importance. You should be aware of Government requirements and assess your personal circumstances before joining a walk.


So welcome back – and happy walking.


Pam Caddow, Chairman