MAY BIMBLE: Wednesday 26th May 2021 from Corton
A gentle Bimble walking from the Dove Inn at Corton, through lanes and across fields to the Prince Leopold Inn at Upton Lovell, stopping there for a beverage of your choice, before returning to the Dove for lunch. Roughly 2.5 miles round trip, very easy going. Leave Corton at 10.30-ish. For further information and to put your name on the list please let Geoff West know on 01380 870425 or email email@example.com
JUNE RAMBLE: Wednesday 23rd June 2021 from East Knoyle
A walk of around 7.5 miles from East Knoyle – parking at the village hall in East Knoyle and following the lanes through the village and up onto the wooded hills above, eventually leading us over the hill to West Knoyle. From here a steady walk through the village and back over the hill to East Knoyle. Well trodden paths and lanes, some stiles, a couple of hills to climb with some lovely views across Dorset. Leave East Knoyle at 10 am. Coffee break en-route (bring a flask) with lunch to be booked at the Fox and Hounds, East Knoyle.
March 2021 Update:
In anticipation of better days to come, we are looking to re-start the full programme of walks from July this year (subject to any Covid-19 restrictions). As previously organised, there will be two types of walks on different days – shorter, easy-going walks (Bimbles) and longer walks of 4-6 miles. Both types of walk will conclude at a suitable pub for lunch. Full details will be published in the parish magazine and website at least one month prior to each walk. If you require further details, particularly if you would like to join us for the first time, or would like to organise and lead a walk, please contact Geoff West (870425) in connection with the Bimbles and for all other walks, Rachel and Tony Howe (870661). Scroll down for provisional list of walks and walk leaders…
Should restrictions be eased earlier than July and providing it is safe to do so we will look to start our programme earlier. All walks will take into consideration advice given by the Ramblers Association www.ramblers.org.uk
- If you, or any member of your household , have COVID-19 symptoms, you should self-isolate in line with government guidelines. You should not take part in any activities with the Walking Group during this time.
- If you, or any member of your household, are clinically vulnerable, you should take extra care to minimise contact with others. Taking part in a walk could put you and those around you, at a higher risk.
- You do not have to feel obliged to join the walk just because you are a listed member of the Keevil Walkers.
- A full Risk Assessment will be posted to each walker outlining the walk and any problems it may have. Remember, paths can be slippery in wet weather, steep declines when muddy can be treacherous. Do not put yourself at risk if you feel you might have an accident which might lead to hospitalisation.
- Gloves or a sanitised cloth should be used to open gates and cross stiles.
- Due attention should be given to travel arrangements. No more than 2 people per car – both wearing masks, one driver, one back seat passenger, with windows open, unless you are from the same household.
- No sharing of food or drink if you are not members of the same household.
- A distance of 2 metres should be kept between walkers, especially at coffee breaks and picnics.
- Groups will be limited to 15 members.
USEFUL FOOTPATH MAP SYSTEM
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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: In 2019 we added some shorter summer walks to the usual schedule; we intended to continue this in 2020, however Covid-19 put paid to activities. 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.
When we are back to our walking schedule in 2021, bimbles will definitely remain an addition to the regular schedule. 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 2021-22 season
- JULY Ramble – Bob Ayres
- JULY Bimble – Janet White
- AUGUST – Rachel & Tony Howe
- SEPTEMBER Ramble – John Tucker
- SEPTEMBER Bimble – Sarah Dow
- OCTOBER – Colin Dimbylow
- NOVEMBER – Geoff West
- DECEMBER – Sarah Dow
- JANUARY 2022 – Paul Lenaerts
- FEBRUARY – Barbara Lewendon
- MARCH – Geoff West
- APRIL – Isobel Geddes
History of the Walking Group
Thanks to Ray Ward who started the group over 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