On 5 January 2021 a national lockdown came into force. Under these regulations group walks cannot take place. You may only exercise outside on your own or with one other person (unless you are with members of your own household or people in your support bubble). Therefore all walks arranged by CEDU3A Longer Walks Group are cancelled until further notice.
Our programme will be developed to reflect members’ interests, but will generally focus on the rural/urban fringe of London easily accessible by public transport. Some of our walks will be circular, while others may be linear (for example sections of long distance paths). We will also visit a variety of landscapes, including parks and woodland, historic village centres, and canal and riverside paths as well as open countryside and hills.
Group Convener : John Hemingway
It is intended that walks will take place on the second Thursday of each month and be repeated on the third or fourth Thursday dependent upon the availability of the walk leader. However in these uncertain times, the programme may change at short notice.
Essential advice for walkers
Due to COVID-19 we have to change the way that our walks are organised, in order to keep each other safe.
Read the latest guidance and other advice for walking safely
Arrangements for lunchtime will form part of the walk description. Walk participants will bring their own food and drink.
Each walk will be repeated to ensure as many members as possible can participate.
Members who feel confident enough are encouraged to devise and lead walks. They will be fully supported by the Group Convener and other members of the Group in the planning and execution.
How to book a walk
Bookings are accepted only from CEDU3A members who are already members of the Longer Walkers Group. Regrettably, because of the restrictions imposed upon us by COVID-19, the Group is currently not open to new members.
Complete the booking form below the walk description.
What happens next?
Places are allocated on a first come/first served basis.
On receipt of your booking request the Group Convener will contact you to confirm whether there is a place available for you. It may take up to a week before you receive confirmation or otherwise of your booking request.
Successful applicants will then be emailed an approved risk assessment and a personal safety checklist by the Group Convener.
Participants must confirm by email that they have read the risk assessment, that they agree to abide by the measures outlined within it and that they have reviewed their own personal health and circumstances and that they can take part without adverse risk to themselves or any one in their household.
Participants who fail to email their confirmation will not be permitted to join the walk.
All group walks are cancelled until further notice. Members will be informed when activities can recommence.