Striders

The group meets twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday, weather permitting – after all we are out to enjoy ourselves not prove our weather resistance.  We start at 10.00 and with distances of around 12 miles we take a packed lunch and have a coffee break too, plus other stops to admire/discuss the scenery.  The world is also put to rights en route.

We ask members to either plan and lead a walk occasionally or, if not too confident about this, to suggest good locations.  Apart from local walks in North Wiltshire we have ‘done’ the Malvern Ridge, Pen y Fan (Brecon’s), Hereford area, a section of the Dorset coast and have plans for more in the Brecons and the Isle of Purbeck.

Members are expected to be competent walkers for whom 12 miles would not be too testing; also to be self sufficient regarding appropriate clothing, boots and wet weather gear.  A day sac and basic spare kit is desirable.  At our age it is also sensible and courteous to let the day leader know of any ‘infirmity’ that could affect your well being.  Though it has never happened, the leader may decline to accept a dubiously fit member.

Members attend at their own risk.  The ‘leader’ is such in name only and may not have the experience to deal with emergencies.

Our walks are not pre-explored so occasionally a planned route has to be modified on the hoof.  It’s all part of the fun.

For more details, contact John Williams:  striders@u3ainkennet.org.uk