Temporary arrangements for walking during the coronavirus pandemic

Update 18 October 2021: The AGM will take place at 8pm on the 15 November at Formby Cricket Club (Cricket Path, Formby, L37 7DP). A draft Agenda is attached here , along with minutes of our last proper AGM in 2019 here . Further information will follow.

If you have comments or issues you would like to see discussed at the AGM, please let John Hodgson (john@formby.plus.com / 01704 872 674 / 07585 768 499) know by 1 November.

If you did not receive an email (sent on 18 Oct) with this AGM notification (or if you are aware of another member who didn't get the email) please let John Hodgson know (contact details above) or get them to make contact.

Hope to see lots of you at the meeting, it's a great chance to catch up with your fellow ramblers..

Details of upcoming walks will be posted here, and circulated by email.

There will be at least one group walk on Sunday 7 November, arrangements TBA - watch this space and your inbox!

On Sunday 5 December we will resume coach travel, with walks based at Ambleside - further details TBA

How we will operate during the coronavirus pandemic (revised, August 2021)

To minimise the risks for everyone we will expect people going on the walks to have had at least one dose of vaccine or to have had a negative test no more than 24 hours before the walk. But this will be taken on trust and we will not institute any checks, or interrogate people about their testing or vaccination status.

walk leaders will plan and lead walks following the Ramblers Association guidance

people will travel independently to the walk start points

Ramblers Association guidance for leaders and walkers can be found here (opens in new tab)

in order not to overload the start points with private vehicles, the A, B and C walks will start from different locations.

There are no official restrictions on car sharing or coach travel

There are no official limits on walk numbers, but walk leaders may decide to limit numbers (for example if parking space is limited, or the route makes distancing difficult for larger numbers).

bookings for a walk will be made direct by email to walk leaders (and give your mobile number if you have one).

walk leaders will confirm details such as rendezvous location and time directly with those on the walk. These details will also be posted on the website.