BMC members are invited to join a peer-led walk delivered by BMC Peak Area volunteers on Saturday 30 October 2021.
The 10-mile walk provides an opportunity for members and friends to network in a social walk environment under the guidance of experienced walk leaders.
Meeting point and start time
Start time: 10am
Meeting place: by Hartington Village Pond near The Old Cheese Shop
OS Grid Ref: SK 127 604
Post Code: SK17 0AL
Google Pin: The Old Cheese Shop - Google Maps
Information relating to buses serving Hartington can be found at: Hartington – bustimes.org
Travelling to and from the event
Participants are asked to note current Coronavirus regulations and guidelines about the use of transport (both public and private) and to adhere to those that are in place at the time.
The intended route
We'll leave Hartington and head north along a quiet local road before heading up to Carder Low and then onto Pilsbury Castle crossing into Staffordshire and returning via the Manifold Trail.
The walk is approx. 15 km (circa 10 miles) in length with 400 m (1,300 ft) of ascent, mostly using established paths and tracks, some are a little rough, and we’ll be visiting some limestone pavement which can be slippery when wet. There is some ground that is prone to being marshy as well as quiet public roads to travel along or cross too.
All participants are asked to help us adhere to social distancing principles throughout and also to take appropriate care with all contact surfaces.
What to bring
Participants will be expected to wear supportive walking boots/shoes with grippy soles and to wear or carry weather resistant clothing (including gloves and headwear) suitable for the conditions prevailing on the day (remember it can be substantially colder up high than it is in the valley) which could be anywhere between warm and sunny (meaning sun hats, plenty of water and maybe even sun-cream) to cold, wet and windy (meaning waterproof/rain-resistant clothing and warm layers) and to also carry sufficient food and water (or other suitable drinks) for a full-day hill walk. There will not be any opportunities to buy refreshments during the walk itself.
Although the walk is planned to finish well within the hours of available daylight, participants may like to bring a small torch/head torch in case an emergency results in a very severe delay to the walk.
During the pandemic sharing of food and equipment between party members is strongly discouraged (as doing so can lead to virus transmission) so we ask you to bring hand sanitiser for your own use (those with at least 70% alcohol are currently favoured), an individual first aid kit (a few plasters and antiseptic wipes to allow self-application) and an emergency survival shelter or plastic survival bag (if you have one). In addition, please bring a face mask or face covering (a buff will do as a minimum). While we do not intend that participants wear such coverings during our walk, should an emergency occur where it becomes necessary to break social distancing then you will have a face covering available to use as an additional precaution (any you’ll have it handy for any post-walk pub/café visits).
Who can come
This walk is open to BMC members and accompanying friends.
Under 18s are welcome, but only if in the company of a parent or legal guardian who will take responsibility for them throughout.
You MUST NOT attend this walk if:
● you presently have any of the recognised key symptoms of Covid-19 (a high temperature / a new, continuous cough / a loss or change of your sense of smell or taste);
● you have been diagnosed with Covid-19 recently or have reason to suspect that you are presently suffering from Covid-19; or
● you are presently required to self-isolate.
You MUST let us know you're coming
As part of the conditions for allowing an event such as this to take place during the pandemic it is a BMC requirement that we have the names (and a contact telephone number) for all participants in advance. We are using Eventbrite to handle booking, please book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/167957875527
If you have any issues with booking then please email Austin Knott via email@example.com.
These details will be held securely for 21 days after the event and will be given to NHS or local authority track and trace services should we be required to do so.
If you make a booking but cannot attend
If you have contacted us to ask for a place but later discover you cannot come for any reason, then please let us know straightaway so that we may reallocate your place to someone else.