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IMPORTANT NOTICE - PLEASE READ!

(Last updated 6 November 2020)

Changes since 19 October update appear in RED

Organised club walks have now restarted but must comply with current Covid-19 restrictions. The following procedures apply until further notice:-

ALL WALKS

  • Whilst the government recently announced that social gatherings are restricted to a maximum of six people from 14 September, the Ramblers’ advice to walking groups confirms that organised walks are classed as “organised outdoor physical activity events” and as such are exempt from the latest restrictions. The legal maximum for these events remains at 30 people. Please see https://www.ramblers.org.uk/ for more information. Social distancing practice is still required as before.
  • We want to give as many members as possible the chance to enjoy our walks safely, so are no longer imposing a set upper limit for all walks. Some walk leaders may feel they wish to adhere to the previous limit of six while others might be happy to take a party of ten or more, depending on the nature of the walk, so pre-booking will continue and all leaders will have the discretion to close bookings when they feel numbers have reached the maximum safe level for their walk.
  • As stated above, anyone wishing to attend a walk MUST contact the leader in advance to book a place and leave contact details. There is no start date so places can be booked before the monthly update is issued but you will need to confirm with the leader that the walk has not been altered or cancelled.
  • Leaders are required to record details of all members attending as they might need to be traced if any walker subsequently develops Covid-19 symptoms. After the walk, the leader must report names of those who attended and their contact details to the Syllabus Secretary who will retain them for this purpose for a minimum of three weeks.
  • Social distancing must be observed during the walk where possible, especially at gates, stiles, road crossing points and lunch/drink stops.
  • Face coverings must be worn on all buses and trains. Members should where possible check the bus & train times shortly before the walk as there have been frequent changes and times in the syllabus may not be up to date.
  • Car sharing is not permitted, either for car rambles or just to reach the start of any other walk. Car Rambles will show only the starting point and time of the walk.

COACH TRIPS

No further coach trips are planned until next May and up to date arrangements will be advertised nearer the time.

SLIDE SHOWS

We normally restart in October but the hall at St Columba’s is not yet available due to Covid restrictions. Slide Shows will be resumed as soon as circumstances permit.

FUTURE UPDATES

We plan to update the website towards the end of each month with the latest details of the following month’s events, and when there are any other major changes to the Covid-19 rules.

We also intend to notify the changes by email to all members who have supplied their details, so if you are happy for us to email you and we don’t yet have your contact details please let John Platts know and we will include you in the circulation. Not all members have access to the internet and it will not be possible to contact everyone individually each time, so if you know a member near you who cannot receive emails it will help if you can please make them aware of changes as they are announced.

DETAILED WALK INFORMATION

DUE TO GOVERNMENT LOCKDOWN CONDITIONS, ALL WALKS ARE NOW SUSPENDED UNTIL AFTER 2 DECEMBER.

THE DECEMBER WALKS PROGRAMME WILL BE CONFIRMED IN LATE NOVEMBER (SUBJECT TO LOCKDOWN PERIOD NOT BEING EXTENDED)

These notes will be updated here when changes occur.

2021 SYLLABUS

A DRAFT SYLLABUS FOR JANUARY – JUNE 2021 WILL BE ISSUED IN LATE NOVEMBER

Leeds CHA Rambling & Social Club was formerly part of the Countrywide Holidays Association which is a national organisation set up to encourage participation in, and enjoyment of, the countryside.

Leeds CHA was established in 1898 and we currently have over 200 members. Despite our size, we remain a friendly club and welcome any new members wishing to come along and join us for walks and get a taste of what our club has to offer. We cater for all levels of fitness and often run several walks each week that vary in distance and difficulty.

We publish all our walks and events well in advance to give our members the chance to plan ahead. Our syllabus is published every 6 months and is available on our web site by selecting the month you wish to view from the syllabus page. The syllabus page also details relevant information on the meeting places and travel for the walks and social events.