Guided walks reintroduction 2020

We are glad to be able to reintroduce guided walks. For the time being these walks will be a bit different to those that took place pre-lockdown. We encourage you to join in, whilst asking that you respect the small set of rules in place to enable us to adhere to current Government guidelines and minimise the risks to yourself and our walk leaders.

The differences in place for the time being:

* All places on the walks are for pre-booking only. This way we can ensure the group size doesn't exceed the Government guidelines and that we have the necessary details in case of the need to support a test and trace process. Anyone turning up to a walk who has not pre-booked will be turned away, sorry – this includes other members of your own household who have not had a place booked for them.

* Bookings can be made by phone on 01509 63 4673 during weekdays - please leave a message if you go through to voicemail. Bookings can be made by email to sport@charnwood.gov.uk. On all messages & emails please provide name, phone and email (if available), and the walk name, date and time you wish to book onto - we will then get back to you to confirm the booking, offer an alternative place, or to add you to a waiting list.

* Walks will be split into groups of up to 6 people including the walk leader.

* Walks will be published fortnightly.

* To enable as many people as possible to join in on regular group walks we are limiting the number of places available to book at any one time. As of 05/08/20, one place can be booked per person per fortnight. We will hold waiting lists for walks and record interest from you if you wish to be considered for extra walks within the fortnight. We will then contact names on the waiting list on a first come first served basis if there are places available in the day, or days prior to the walk. This process will be reviewed regularly.

* Routes will be similar, but may be slightly different to those you remember from pre-lockdown following. Please follow the guidance of the walk leaders.

* There is unlikely to be access to toilets at the start/finish.

* There is unlikely to be access to a cafe for a chat and drink post-walk.

* We recommend that you bring your own PPE. The walks will be adhering to 2m social distancing, or 1m+ for short periods where this is not possible. In general the routes will avoid touch points like gates and stiles, however these may be encountered, therefore we recommend bringing hand-sanitiser.

* Walk details will be published on our webpages here at walking , included in our email newsletters and posted on our Active Charnwood Facebook @ActiveCharnwood, Twitter @ActiveCharnwood and Instagram Active_Charnwood channels.


Guided Walks w/c Aug 10th and 17th 2020

Date

Time/s

Walk name & Leader/s

Meeting place

Duration/ distance

Description

Cost and how to book

11th Aug

10:20am

10:40am

11:00am

Barrow health walks

Barrow health walks team

The Three Crowns Inn car park, Cotes Road, Barrow upon Soar, LE12 8JS

1hr

Friendly free volunteer led group walks around the local area. Up to an hour in duration. Multiple groups each week.

Free. Call 01509 63 4673 or email sport@charnwood.gov.uk providing, name, phone and address details and the walk date and time you wish to book.

13th Aug

10.00am

Hathern and the Soar

Martin Luck

Gorse Covert Community Centre, Maxwell Drive, Loughborough, LE11 4RZ

Congregate on the grassed area alongside Black Brook little way from the entrance.

3.5hrs / 9 miles

Circular walk on footpaths, towpaths and quiet roads. Mostly level terrain with some moderate hills. Multiple stiles and gates. Some uneven ground, and possibly muddy in places

Please wear stout footwear and be prepared for rain. A walking stick or pole could be helpful as there may be slippery sections. Please bring a snack and drink.

Free. Call 01509 63 4673 or email sport@charnwood.gov.uk providing, name, phone and address details and the walk date and time you wish to book.

18th Aug

10:20am

10:40am

11:00am

Barrow health walks

Barrow health walks team

The Three Crowns Inn car park, Cotes Road, Barrow upon Soar, LE12 8JS

1hr

Friendly free volunteer led group walks around the local area. Up to an hour in duration. Multiple groups each week.

Free. Call 01509 63 4673 or email sport@charnwood.gov.uk providing, name, phone and address details and the walk date and time you wish to book.