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Restarting Walks

posted 8 Mar 2021, 10:45 by Ralph Burtonshaw   [ updated 8 Mar 2021, 10:55 ]

Sent to: All volunteers in England

Hello Ralph

I’m getting in touch about the UK government’s roadmap out of lockdown and what it means for Ramblers activities – I’m sure you’ll be keen to know how the recent announcements affect your volunteering.

The dates below are an indication of when we’ll be able to restart activities. Please bear in mind the roadmap is under constant government review so the dates are provisional only. Always check the Ramblers website for the most up-to-date advice on the status of Ramblers activities.

From Monday 29 March:
While two households or groups of up to six people will be able to get together for informal walks, Ramblers activities will remain suspended in England. Everyone is encouraged to minimise travel.  

From Monday 12 April:
If the roadmap stays on track, volunteers will be able to resume in-person Ramblers activities across England.

We’re expecting more detailed government guidance to be available at the end of March and will review this with other walking organisations. After the past year, we know restarting activities can be complicated, and that clear guidance is really important. As such, we’re planning for 12 April in line with Step 2 of the UK government roadmap so when we do restart, we can give groups and areas the clarity and support they need to restart walks safely. 

We’ll be in touch soon with more information, including details about a webinar for volunteers on 31 March.

I hope this comes as welcome news and are looking forward to getting back out there when the times comes – I know I am!

With best wishes,

Becky Birrane
Operations manager 

If all goes well the first walk will be Gordon's Warley Place walk on April 15th.

Planned walks

posted 1 Mar 2021, 02:07 by Ralph Burtonshaw   [ updated 1 Mar 2021, 02:08 ]

In the hope that we may be able to start walking as a group again in the near future Eddie has added a few walks to the program that may, or may not, happen.

The file is attached below.

Rambling in Tier 3

posted 15 Dec 2020, 07:27 by Ralph Burtonshaw   [ updated 15 Dec 2020, 07:27 ]


Whether you’re organising your own walk with friends and family, or joining a Ramblers group walk, the travel restrictions are the same: you should not travel to or from Tier 3 (Very High Alert) areas, including neighbouring Tier 3 areas, either to start your walk or as part of your walk.

As long as you stick to the travel restrictions, the following activities are possible in all tiers:

  • Walking with family & friends: You can walk outdoors with up to six people from six households. 
  • Ramblers group walks: Covid-secure organised group walks can take place in all tiers, for up to 30 people in line with UK government guidelines. Please check with your local group to find out what walks are taking place.
  • Ramblers path maintenance: Covid-secure activities can restart – please check with your local group.
  • Other Ramblers activities: Covid-secure activities can restart – please check with your local group. AGMs must be held online. 

Canewdon walk

posted 15 Dec 2020, 07:17 by Ralph Burtonshaw   [ updated 15 Dec 2020, 07:17 ]

Thank you Helen.

Walking again!

posted 8 Dec 2020, 05:43 by Ralph Burtonshaw   [ updated 8 Dec 2020, 05:43 ]

Thanks to Andy for today's walk.

Next walks program

posted 11 Nov 2020, 00:38 by Ralph Burtonshaw   [ updated 11 Nov 2020, 00:38 ]

Eddie has added some new walks for the next program period, which may or may not take place, and they are now on the Ramblers site.

Walk Langdon Hills

posted 8 Oct 2020, 00:33 by Ralph Burtonshaw   [ updated 8 Oct 2020, 00:41 ]

Thanks to Helen for this walk with a couple of interesting detours:

Thorndon park

posted 29 Sept 2020, 10:38 by Ralph Burtonshaw   [ updated 29 Sept 2020, 10:40 ]

Thanks to Sue and Indie for today's walk:

Paglesham walk

posted 8 Sept 2020, 09:50 by Ralph Burtonshaw   [ updated 8 Sept 2020, 09:51 ]

Thanks to Sue for a lovely walk today. Here's the route:

And here's the coffee break

Tuesday 1st September

posted 25 Aug 2020, 05:53 by Ralph Burtonshaw

Please note that this walk replaces the one in the printed program:

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