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Walking (Ramblers Plus)

Meeting Details

Meeting Day2nd 4th Thursday
TimeVaries
FrequencyVaries
LocationVarious
Co-ordinator(s)Alan Lovett, Clive Boothman and Nick Andrews

What we do

 

We undertake full day walks, all year round; generally, but not always, aiming to reach the top of something; most often, but not exclusively, in the Lakes; with a walk length of about 8-10 miles, and height gain of about 700-1000 metres. Group members plan and lead the walks, and numbers are restricted to about 15 on each walk.

Details of walks on offer are circulated about 10 days in advance and places booked by email.

We are quite a large group, but are very pleased to welcome new members. If you would like to join the circulation list, please email Alan Lovatt.

 

Reports

December 2020

I am glad to report that we are planning to restart the Ramblers Plus walking group in January 2021.  We have revised our procedures and documents, distilling all the material we have shared, and in particular following the Covid-Secure guidelines set out by the Ramblers Association. 

Our Risk Assessment is an ongoing document referring the reader to the walk description and our new guidelines, which between them set out the risks and mitigations.  We will be requiring our members to acknowledge their responsibilities in their replies to our walk invitations.  All the documents for each walk will be filed away for at least 12 months, together with a list of participants.  

The Ramblers Association website states that their Covid-secure walking groups are exempt from the 'rule of 6' from 2nd December 2020.  Until it becomes clear whether this would extend to our walking group, we will restrict our walks to a maximum of 6.  We intend to offer two walks a month on the second and fourth Thursday, as before Covid-19.  

There have been changes to our coordinators.  Angela Lovett has stepped down, and Clive Boothman and Nick Andrews have agreed to share the coordination with myself.

February 2020

Forthcoming dates and provisional walks are:

Date Destination
23 Jan Whinlatter and around Whinlatter
13 Feb Langdale Pikes (snow?)
27 Feb Grey Crag and High Street
12 March Lingmoor from Elterwater
26 March TBA
9 April Fairfield horseshoe
23 April Ullscarf
14 May Skiddaw
28 May Bowfell via Great Slab
11 June Arnison Crags, Birks, St Sunday Crag and Grizedale Tarn
25 June TBA

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