The Medium Walking Group meet on the first Tuesday of every month at 10.00.
The circular walks average 5-6 miles and are led by group members with a back marker.
We stop regularly along the way to admire the view, take a sip of water, or just to get our breath back. Some people like to take photos.
We also usually take a break at a halfway point to have a banana or a small snack.
We have adapted our arrangements to incorporate Social Distancing and precautions against Covid-19. We take particular care when travelling to and from the start and end points. We allocate walkers to a group of no more than 6 and ensure that face masks and hand sanitiser are used when appropriate and ensure all necessary precautions are taken, according to the latest government guidelines, to keep our members safe from Covid-19
There are an average of 15 – 20 people on each walk. We normally finish the walk at lunchtime. Most walks are within a 25 mile radius of Chinnor. Many of us are also members of the long walking group which offers another monthly walk on the 1st Tuesday of each month.
Each walk will indicate the level of difficulty, length of the walk and whether there are hills or stiles.
Coordinator: Chris Melbourne
A very advanced booking (last January) at the Peacock Inn in Henton for Christmas as the last 2 years have been very enjoyable and the consensus was that we should stay with the same venue. I have been to the Peacock for lunch and dinner several times since the lock-down was eased and must say I have felt very confident with their precautions.
We have the function room booked and they are able to accommodate 4 tables of 6 allowing for proper social distancing.
A number of walkers have asked whether the arrangements for our Christmas lunch are permitted under the current social distancing rules.
I can assure everyone that they fully comply with Government rules. Essentially up to 6 people from different households are allowed to meet in private homes or in a pub or restaurant. The pub or restaurant must ensure that contract tracing requirements are met and that tables are at least 2 metres apart or if not there is a screen between tables.There are many other regulations which the venue has to meet and I can assure you the Peacock is scrupulous in applying these rules.
For our part we must ensure that tables do not intermingle, that masks are worn when not actually sitting at the table along with regular hand sanitisation.
There is always a risk of contracting Covid-19 and we need to bear this in mind, but we would be taking all reasonable precautions and certainly not breaking the rules.