This group enables members to get away from the buildings and tarmac of our city and out onto the Downs and into the fields and woods of the countryside. During our walks we also share our knowledge of trees, flowers, wildlife, geology and the local history of any villages and buildings that we pass.
We travel by public transport to the start of the walks, which are usually 3-4 miles long depending on the terrain and are conducted at a leisurely pace. However, we usually walk across fields, over stiles, along uneven paths and tracks with varying slopes, which can be slippery when wet. Therefore members have to be reasonably fit and appropriately dressed to deal with these conditions.
Normally different group members offer to lead a walk during the course of a year (but there's no obligation to do so).
The walks usually take place on the second Saturday of the month (occasionally on a Friday).
Sorry, but no dogs are allowed on any of our walks.
If you would be interested in joining this group, please let us know via the Contact page.