Updated 18/6/20 10.45
Walks were cancelled during April, May and June. Walks had been planned for Cannock Chase on 19th July (the walk originally planned for 15th April) and Gradbach on 19th August. However, when we can resume, we are aware of likely restrictions, particularly relating to travel and our usual car sharing. It is therefore likely that our next walks, whenever they may be, will be local ones, minimising travel and with picnic lunches on the walk rather than eating out after. We are monitoring guidance from Ramblers and other walking organisations on when and how we can restart.
Walks take place on the third Sunday of odd numbered months and the third Wednesday of even numbered months (date may vary in December).
They are typically around 4 to 5 miles, not strenuous, think of this as a sociable event at a leisurely pace. We have a short stop around halfway, for drink/snack (take with you). After the walk we go to a pub or similar for lunch. Most participants stay for the lunch, but this is optional; you can come for just the walk or just the lunch or both.
Walk on 18/3/18
In Summer we occasionally do a longer walk of up to 7 or 8 miles and you will need to take a picnic lunch with you; there will be more, and longer, stops on these walks.
Locations vary from the flatter South and West sides of Derby, or to the North up into the Peak District.
Usually around 8 to 12 members take part, with one member planning and leading on a rotational basis. Another participant will volunteer(!) to write a riveting account for the Newsletter, so every walk is recorded for eternal posterity.
Walks commence at 10.00 am, and we ask you to arrive at the start point by 9.45 am to ensure a prompt departure.
We will be in the countryside, on paths and crossing fields, so expect MUD for much of the year. You should wear walking boots. In Winter wear warm clothing, hat and gloves recommended, and take an additional spare layer. In Summer take sun protection. And at any time of year be prepared for rain! Trekking poles may be useful if you have them. Take something to drink and a few nibbles for morning break, and camera if you wish.
We usually need to book a table for the meal, so you will need to contact the leader in advance if you intend coming. Contact information is in the bimonthly Newsletter; alternatively use the details on the Contacts page.
Details to be published later for:
Sunday 19th July
Wednesday 19th August
Sunday 20th September
Wednesday 21st October
Sunday 15th November
Wednesday 16th December
Sunday 17th January
Wednesday 17th February
Sunday 21st March
Wednesday 21st April
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