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 Walks

Covid-19 update
Updated 20/7/20 12.30

Our regular monthly walks are suspended.  But we are now restarting short walks on an informal basis.  These will NOT follow the usual pattern of dates.  Details will be communicated to our regular walkers by email, and NOT displayed here.  If you wish to be included, please let our Secretary know by using the email link on the Contacts page (or phone); note this is a SEPARATE mailing list from general circulations.

We are concentrating on local walks, avoiding longer travel, and with no car sharing, and, of course, complying with the familiar social distancing requirements.  There will be no eating out after.


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Walk on 21/6/17

The following information will apply when we resume our normal walks

Next walks:
See announcement above

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 180318
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.

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Whatstandwell walk on 17/4/19

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.

Walks dates

This is our usual pattern of walks, but these dates are currently SUSPENDED, see announcement above.

2020:
Wednesday 16th December

Walk on 21/8/19
Ashford in the Water on 21/8/19

2021:
Sunday 17th January
Wednesday 17th February
Sunday 21st March
Wednesday 21st April