We are a group that meet at 10.00 a.m. on the first Tuesday of every month to walk in the Chilterns and surrounding areas. New members always welcomed.
All our walks are 6 to 9 miles long and are led by members of the group.
In order to comply with the current covid conditions each walk has a maximum of 18 walkers broken into 3 groups of 6 walking 30-50 meters apart. Each group has a group leader to ensure the required restrictions are met.
Every member of the group is provided with the monthly walk details 2 to 3 weeks in advance and if you are interested in undertaking the walk you respond directly to me. Under current circumstances nobody will be able to walk on the day without prior notification. If more than 18 members wish to walk we operate a reserve list. Walk places are allocated strictly on a first come first served basis.
Members are not allowed to bring dogs on the walks and must notify the group leader of any specific medical conditions that may be relevant to the walk.
The group is reliant on members leading walks. Anybody that is uncertain what that involves or would like some help or support preparing a walk I would be delighted to help.
Most of all it is a fun group with the opportunity to see some spectacular scenery and maybe even visit areas you didn't even know existed whilst keeping fit and active.
Group co-ordinator. Nigel Conradi
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.