Shorter Walks Group


There are two different types of walks – more leisurely guided walks with some historical content, up to 2 miles, and healthy exercise walks up to 5 miles, often covering muddy ground, at a faster pace.
As members of this group you will decide which type of walk you are looking for. In terms of equipment for both types of walks, do bear in mind that the weather can change rapidly, and so carry waterproofs. For the healthy walks appropriate walking boots are essential, as the ground may be muddy.
Each walk will start at the advertised time. It is your responsibility to arrive in good time, i.e. 10 minutes before, so as not to inconvenience other group members. If you are delayed, the phone numbers of group leaders will be made available by email, so contact them before the start time.
As the group is now so popular some of the walks will be limited in number, for example, guided walks in urban areas. If an advertised walk is to be limited, members will be informed by e-mail, and bookings will be accepted on a first come/first served basis. Group leaders phone numbers will be available on regular emails about each walk.

☐ Frequency : Fortnightly
☐ When : Monday, 1.30 p.m. (1.00 p.m or earlier in the winter months, lasting approximately 2 hours, and under 5 miles
Group Conveners: Oonagh Gay, Philip Messent and Sally Geeve

Oonagh Gay has lived around Crouch End all her life and has a keen interest in local and political history. She trained as a Clerkenwell and Islington walking tour guide in 2014 and has led tours around north and central London ever since. She runs Crouch End Walks, with her business partner Paul Sinclair, and has been leading regular tours of Hornsey Town Hall. Oonagh is planning to lead some walks for us around North London initially.
Philip Messent will plan complementary walks exploring London, mostly with a historical theme and going back to Roman and Saxon times.
Sally Geeve coordinates our healthy walks, and has lived in and around Crouch End for many years.

To join the group please complete the contact form below. This form may also be used to contact the Convener on all matters relating to the Group.

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To help ensure we all enjoy our walks, members of the Group are advised to become acquainted with our ground rules, most of which are common sense and are there to ensure everyone’s safety.
 Walks etiquette
 What to wear and what to bring
Dogs on walks

 Upcoming Shorter Walks
 Completed Shorter Walks