Update on Future Walks

Hello Again

19th December 2020

As the Christmas season is upon us we find our selves in Tier four and only able to walk with one person not of our household. We had started sending invitations our for our January walks. At the moment we will wait for the announcement due on 30th December. Then we will hopefully know if we need to cancel booked walks or can start sending invitations out again. We will keep you updated via the website

Olwen

Hello Members

Invitations for walks are beginning to be sent out again. The frequency will depend upon availability of walk leaders.

Look forward to walking together in groups of six.

We are a friendly group and anyone thinking of joining us can come on two or three walks with us before deciding to join. Just email committe@dunstablebogtrotters.co.uk

Olwen

Hello Members

As we enter a second lockdown in which only two people from different households can meet together outside it is with regret that we are having to cancel all planned walks from 5 November. It is hoped we can start to send out invitations for walks as soon as the restrictions are lifted.

I am sure you will join me in giving a big thank you to all the walk leaders who have lead or had planned to lead our ‘rule of six’ walks. I’d also like to thank you all for your patience in waiting for your walk invitations and your quick response to let me know if you could come or not. That enabled us to ensure wherever possible all walk places were filled.

We will put all updates on the website so do check around 2nd December.

Stay alert and keep safe

Olwen

Rule of 6 walks during July to November 2020

Dear Members

We have been testing out local walks and want to start offering some local walks whilst keeping social distancing. The walks will be of either 5-6 miles or 7-10 miles. We will be following Government Guidance regarding stopping the spread of https://www.gov.uk/guidance/meeting-people-from-outside-your-household-from-4-july>

To attend a walk you will need to have accepted an invite and you will need to be able to get to the start of the walk. It is advised that you bring hand sanitiser as walks may include the need to touch gates or climb over styles. Face coverings will be needed if you want to enter a refreshment establishment at some point during a walk.

If you would like to start getting personal invitations to walks please email committee@dunstablebogtrotters.co.uk and let us know what length of walk you would like invites to and whether you are available weekdays and/or weekends. This will help us when allocating invitations. The number of invitations we can send out is dependant on the number of walk leaders available.

When you are sent an invitation please let us know as soon as possible whether you can come or not. If you have a place confirmed on a walk but then find you have symptoms of COVID-19 or need to socially isolate you must not put others at risk and will have to cancel your place. We will be able to repeat popular walks so no one who is safe to walk need miss out.

Happy waking and keep safe

Olwen

Suspension of all Dunstable & District Walking & Hostelling Group Face to Face Activities.

Dear Members

In light of the need for social distancing to protect ourselves, our families and our community, all face to face Dunstable & District Walking & Hostelling Group Activities are suspended form Tuesday 17 March 2020 until further notice. It is a great disappointment that we are not able to walk together as a group for a while but this is necessary to protect ourselves and others and to comply with Government Advice.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing-and-for-vulnerable-people/guidance-on-social-distancing-for-everyone-in-the-uk-and-protecting-older-people-and-vulnerable-adults

This suspension includes all face to face activities; including all walks, trips, meetings and social activities.

At the moment it is impossible to say how long the suspension will last as we need to be guided by Government Advice. Once given the all clear – it may take a little time to re-organise the programme and at such time we will start to give you regular updates.

Keep safe

Olwen

Chair,

We aim to provide regular walking and social activities in a friendly, supportive group.

Call it walking, hiking or rambling this is what the Bogtrotters do. Our members are drawn from Dunstable and its surrounding area. Our programme consists of local full and half day walks, midweek meanders, a varied social programme and trips. We organise walking weekends away and tours in Britain and abroad. We provide activities for all levels of walking ability. New members are always welcome. If you are thinking of joining our walking group – please read our Welcome Page and Guidance for those attending Bogtrotters events.

Contacts:

Eila Goss 07964291892
Julian Clark-Lowes: 07979 435856
Sue Jenkins: 07443 016095
enquiries@dunstablebogtrotters.co.uk

For information re social events social@dunstablebogtrotters.co.uk

We also have a https://www.facebook.com/groups/8745541170Facebook Page

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