2020 has been a difficult year for the Group, as it has been for everyone, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, which has severely disrupted our activities, as well as all the other havoc it has wreaked across the world. Since March we've only been able to walk for a few months of the year, from July to October, and with limited numbers. We then had another 4-week lockdown in November during which Group walking was banned, but the good news is that from 2 December we were allowed to walk again, following Covid-safe guidelines as before including booking places in advance while limited numbers (set by each individual walk leader) are in force.
We are releasing our walks programme (which you can find on these pages) on a monthly basis while uncertainty still remains, and our aim is to walk relatively close to home to try and stay as safe as possible while the Tier system is in place. We still have our usual variety of Sunday and fortnightly short and longer walks, and at this time of year even familiar walks can look very different with the change in season. There is still much to enjoy, not least catching up with friends we may not have seen for some time and welcoming potential new members.
In 2021 we hope that things may return to some kind of normal and that all restrictions will be lifted, including the return of social events, although we are planning a Zoom quiz (the nearest we can get to a social for the time being) early in the New Year. A revamp of these pages is also planned, so watch this space!
A big thank you to all our walk leaders who have been working hard, some at short notice, to get our walks programme together in difficult circumstances. We are definitely open for business, so do come along if you can to enjoy some great winter scenery in safety and good company.
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