There are two different types of walks – more leisurely guided walks with some historical content, up to 2 miles, and healthy exercise walks up to 5 miles, sometimes covering muddy ground, at a faster pace.
This is a very popular group. As a result some of the walks will be limited in number, for example, guided walks in urban areas. If an advertised walk is 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.
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 please contact them before the start time.
Whenever possible the walk leader will have received Emergency First Aid training.
Group Convener : Oonagh Gay
Walk Leaders : Oonagh Gay, Philip Messent, Sally Geeve, Deborah Levy and John Wray
To help ensure that we all enjoy our walks, members of the Group are strongly advised to become acquainted with our walks etiquette, which contains common sense advice to ensure everyone’s safety. There is also advice about suitable clothing, and bringing dogs on walks.
The Group walks fortnightly on Mondays, meeting at 1.30 p.m. (1 p.m. or earlier in the winter months)
At the moment the Shorter Walks Group has about 150 members and so we need to close the group temporarily to new members while we try to find more conveners, so that we can satisfy the demand for places on our walks. Please bear with us while we work out what to do.