The Society provides a comprehensive programme of guided walks and social events throughout the year. The walks are a mixture of short walks of about 4 miles duration and longer walks which are normally between 8-10 miles in length. These are held both midweek and at weekends although it is usual for the longer walks to take place at a weekend. The Walks programme for the present month is below and the complete schedule is published in Waymark.
Because of the lack of light in the evenings, the winter programme runs from the 1st September until the 30th April. During this time, all walks are held during the daytime with no evening walks taking place.
The summer walk period runs from 1st May to 31st August. The walks are often held in the evenings and they usually commence at 6.30pm but the actual start time will be decided by the walk leader.
Regular social events are arranged in both the winter and summer months.
Because of the requirements laid down by the Society's insurers, dogs, while often welcome on our walks, do have to be kept under control at all times. Walk leaders may request that they are kept on a lead.
Photo new bridge at Dockens Water © D Knapp 2012
SPRING 2021 WALKS AND EVENTS PROGRAMME
During the COVID-19 pandemic programme details may change or walks may be cancelled at short notice. Please check your emails regularly for RFFS alerts. All walks are 'covid risk assessed' and walk leaders will decide how many walkers they can safely manage within the government's current restricted numbers policy therefore
YOU MUST BOOK AND CONFIRM YOUR PLACE WITH THE WALK LEADER BEFORE ATTENDING A WALK OR YOU WILL BE TURNED AWAY. If you have booked and cannot attend please inform the walk leader.
You walk with us at your own risk and are responsible for your own health & safety, INCLUDING SOCIAL DISTANCING.
Please bring hand sanitiser for your own use on footpaths where footpath furniture cannot be avoided.
Do not share cars, equipment or refreshments with people outside your household or social bubble, and do not leave any visible items or anything of value in parked cars.
PRINTING OUT THE NEW PROGRAMME
If you have difficulty printing the following programme you can download Waymark and print just the last two pages.
If you come across a problem on a right-of-way please inform the Footpath Secretary, Kelvin Winch, as soon as possible, using the form on the Paths page.