The Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is a rapidly changing situation, however, one thing remains clear the last few days: the importance of effective social distancing and the avoidance of crowds, groups or gatherings, especially for vulnerable adults. Here’s the Govt advice. And the Ramblers Association are currently advising against all group led walks until the end of May.
Like it or not, most of us fall into the vulnerable category, either because of our age, or underlying conditions, or both, so the advice should be taken seriously. Solo walks remain highly recommended, but in a group walk, when we naturally want to talk to each other, it will be hard for us to maintain the minimum 2 metres distance from one another. And anyone vulnerable shouldn’t be car-sharing.
With all this in mind, it has been decided along with Government and WHO advice to suspend all future walks until the pandemic has passed. We will keep the situation under review and post any further developments here.
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Posted 17th March 2020
USEFUL FOOTPATH MAP SYSTEM
CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 – Tuesday 24th March – Mells & Great Elm ramble
CURRENTLY SUSPENDED – Friday 24th April – Salisbury Plain & Erlestoke Woods
CURRENTLY SUSPENDED – Wednesday 13th May – Ramble around Radstock
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KEEVIL WALKERS ANNUAL MEETING 2020
It was agreed that the system of the walk leaders organising the walk, pub/meal choices and publicity in the village magazine and website was working well. The additional summer bimbles (walks of less mileage, firm underfoot and no stiles) had also proved popular, and would be led by Sarah Dow, Geoff West, Myra Link and Janet White this year.
BIMBLING NOTE: Last year we added some shorter summer walks to the usual schedule, and we will continue this in 2020. These walks are aimed at those of us that find longer rambles and uneven terrain a bit more challenging now, but would still like to get out in the fresh air for a bimble with friends. They are no more than 3 miles, flat, on good tracks and paths, and without stiles. As always, we start and end at at a pub and will stop for a coffee break on the way, either in a cafe if available or bring a flask, ending up at the pub for lunch. There’s no rush, just steady bimbles to relax into and enjoy.
If you have any ideas about where you would like to go, please let us know, and remember this is open to everybody, not just regular walkers. Geoff West 01380 870425 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or Sarah Dow 01380 871729 email@example.com
RAMBLES, BIMBLES and walk leaders 2020-21 season
- MARCH – Cancelled due to COVID-19
- APRIL – Isobel Geddes – Salisbury Plain & Erlestoke Woods, Friday 24th April
- MAY – Ramble: Rachel and Tony Howe – Radstock, Wednesday 13th May
- MAY – Bimble: Geoff West – Harnham round, w/c 25th May
- JUNE – Ramble: Sarah Dow
- JUNE Bimble: Myra Link, w/c 22nd June
- JULY Ramble – Bob Ayres
- JULY Bimble – Janet White, w/c 27th July
- AUGUST – Pete Gardner
- SEPTEMBER Ramble – John Tucker
- SEPTEMBER Bimble – Sarah Dow, w/c 28th September
- OCTOBER – Colin Dimbylow
- NOVEMBER – Geoff West
- DECEMBER – Kathy Kinsey
- JANUARY 2021 – Paul Lenaerts
- FEBRUARY – Barbara Lewendon
- MARCH – Geoff West
- APRIL – Isobel Geddes
History of the Walking Group
Thanks to Ray Ward who started the group almost 10 years ago, and to he and David Bodman who have organised so many walks over the years.
We continue to meet once a month for walks which are always followed by a fabulous pub lunch. Walks vary, usually between 4 – 7 miles, and we pace ourselves to suit the slowest walker, with time to enjoy the views. New members are always welcome!
Full details published in the Village Magazine and here on the village website. For more information contact Tony and Rachel Howe on 01380 870661 or email firstname.lastname@example.org