After many months during which we have had to cancel all our activities because of the virus we know your muscles are getting tired and that you are looking forward to getting out walking again.
We are now planning for walks from May onwards on the assumption that the Government's roadmap goes ahead as announced. There will be a strict COVID Leader Risk Assessment for all leaders to complete. This file is an editable WORD file and must be forwarded to the Convenor who will forward it to all members. All walkers will be required to complete a COVID Individual Risk Assessment. Please DO NOT return this. Please consider the risk associated with this activity both for yourself and others members. Please DO NOT participate if you feel unwell. We are adopting a cautious approach bearing in mind the age-profile of our members.
Steve Shorter (Shorter Group) & Richard (Longer Group) are working together for the first walk at least to ensure all we are planning will not be in breach of government guideline. Please see the Events for details.
The aim is to join together at least twice a year for our socials at Christmas and during the Summer.
Our first walk in May is around Rye Harbour. Load up Rye Harbour Reserve map.
I HAVE ALREADY SENT YOU ALL A LIST OF CONTACT DETAILS ENABLING MEMBERS TO CONTACT EACH OTHER. IF YOU HAVE LOST THIS PLEASE CONTACT RICHARD WHO WILL SEND IT OUT TO YOU AGAIN.
Currently the group is now full and the waiting list is closed.
You have to register with each convenor so do not assume if you join one group you can turn up at the other. Please contact the leader beforehand.
For safety reasons we now have two HiVis Jackets one for the leader and the other for the backmarker. Additionally we are trialling the use of Walkie-Talkies to enable rapid communication between the leader and backmarker. It is group policy that a back marker is appointed on all walks and that they are always in sight of the leader. A whistle needs to be carried by the back marker and the group has a whistle for this purpose. If you are leader please collect the whistle from the back marker and hand it over to the next leader. We also have ICE (In Case of Emergency Cards). If you have lost yours please ask for a replacement on your next walk.
Also look at the link on the right for advice on first aid, safety and a leader's check list.
In July we hope to have our annual Bring and Share. We will be hosted by Valerie and David in their beautiful garden. This year all food will be placed on tables outside and NOT INSIDE as in previous years. In the event of bad weather we will postpone until August. where we had our shared lunch with contributions from all our members.
If you want to be adventurous once lockdown is relaxed you may be interested in consulting Walking England. There is a section on Sussex.
Lorna has done some interesting research on the names of The Seven Sisters.
Look at the amusing poem as well 'Bringing Up the Rear'.
|Dates for your Diary|
|Tue May 4th||Steve & Richard will lead COVID complaint walks around Rye Harbour Reserve in small groups probably of no more than 6 (subject to government restrictions). Consult Rye Harbour Reserve Map.|
Richard’s group leaving at 10.00 & Steve’s group leaving at 10.10 so as to allow for social distancing. To be reviewed in line with Government Guidelines. All participants to have completed the individual walkers’ risk assessment. No organised social gathering afterwards. Individuals are of course at liberty to make use of local hospitality venues if they are open.
Earlier recent risk assessment showed entry allowed into the bird hide with the recommendation that gloves etc are used. To be checked nearer the day.
|Tue Jun 1st||Details to be determined but will follow the principles as per May. (Lorna and Chas)|
|Tue Jul 6th||Our Annual Bring and Share get together. Kindly hosted by Valerie and David. We plan not to have the food on tables inside. Valerie has kindly offered to provide some tables outside to put the food on. In the event of rain this will be postponed until August. |
Richard Longer Walk (07981-372124)
Shorter Walk Steve Gibbs (07777-626261)
|Tue Dec 7th||Ann has kindly booked our annual Christmas Lunch at the College at 12.30 Beforehand by a walk lead by Richard around the Twittens of Old Town. May be a coffee break in Eat@ on the Stade. We have a booking for 30 at the moment. I will be taking names in early November.|