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Weekly, Wednesdays at 9 a.m.
Programmes of weekly walks in the Lothians and Borders (and occasionally further afield) are created by contributions from members. Walks are usually between 8 and 10 miles, moderately demanding, sometimes including steep gradients, and with stops for coffee and lunch. The usual starting point is Whittingehame Drive, Haddington at 9 a.m. sharp. Full details of each walk are circulated to all members a few days beforehand.
We hope that most members will take a turn at suggesting and leading a walk. This does not have to be anything complicated. We are quite happy to do something as straightforward as a ‘there and back again’ on a well known path, such as the John Muir Way, or the Southern Upland Way, or, indeed, any other walk with which you are familiar. It does not matter if we have done it before. In fact, most of the walks we do are recycled over time. If most of our members came up with a walk we would each only need to lead about one per year!
Walking resumes – September 2020
We are very pleased to announce that we have resumed our regular walks. We have adopted the arrangements of an organised sports group and can now operate under the government rules for organised sports, including groups of up to 30. The procedures we operate under are modelled on those of Ramblers, which is a recognised Scottish Governing Body of sport.
Under the new procedures we provide enhanced advice and guidance for covid-19 safety, and carry out a standardised risk assessment. Walkers go straight to the start, normally in their own cars. In other respects our activities are very similar to our established traditions.
New members are welcome. Join us for some structured activity in the fresh air in the cooler season. Now that meetings in private houses are not permitted, members find that the opportunity for social contact out of doors is particularly appreciated. Contact the group leader for further information (details above).