BMC members are invited to join a Social Hike in the High Peak delivered by Members of the Rucksack Club on Saturday 9th December 2023
We’re looking forward to enjoying a really good day together! Please read the following carefully. Places are limited, so if you (or a member of your party) later change your mind and decide not to come, please be sure to let us know straight away, so we can release your place to someone else.
Hayfield Bus Station, Hayfield going up Lantern Pike, and returning back to Hayfield
Meeting point and start time
Meet at Hayfield Bus Station (adjacent to Sett valley Trail Car Park), Hayfield, High Peak SK22 2ES at 9.00am on Saturday 9th December. Walk should finish by 4.00pm.
This is a Joint Social Hike for BMC members together with members of the Rucksack Club in the High Peak. It will be a 12/15 mile walk leaving from Hayfield, and walking up Lantern Pike then out towards Rowarth and Cown Edge before heading back to Hayfield on a choice of routes, depending on the group and prevailing weather conditions. Post-walk drinks are planned in the George around 4.00pm
BMC members will be asked to wear usual clothing appropriate for a day walking in the hills and bring their own food and drink for a full hill day.
Travelling to and from the event. Buses are available to the start point.
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). They should 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 within the hours of available daylight, participants should bring a small torch/head torch in case of delays.
Even allowing for the relaxation of Covid regs sharing of food and equipment between party members is strongly discouraged (as doing so can lead to virus transmission). The leader will have an emergency survival shelter and first aid kit. Feel free to bring your own survival shelter if this is in your rucsac anyway!
Who can come
This walk is open to BMC members and accompanying friends, over 18.
All participants must book a place in advance. No dogs please.
You should consider not attending this walk if:
● you have any of the recognised symptoms of respiratory infections including COVID-19, which are:
· continuous cough
· high temperature, fever or chills
· shortness of breath
· loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell
· unexplained tiredness, lack of energy
· muscle aches or pains that are not due to exercise
· not wanting to eat or not feeling hungry
· headache that is unusual or longer lasting than usual
· sore throat, stuffy or runny nose
· diarrhoea, feeling sick or being sick
● you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 recently or have reason to suspect that you are presently suffering from COVID-19.
You MUST let us know you are 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. If you have not already supplied these then please send to Steve Charles via firstname.lastname@example.org straight away.
If you have health issues that you believe might affect your ability to complete the walk safely then please let the leader know in advance. Please remember to carry any medications that you may need and, if appropriate, let the leader know where to find them for you, if that might prove necessary.
BMC Participation Statement
BMC event approval has been applied for.
The BMC recognises that climbing, hill walking and mountaineering are activities with a danger of personal injury or death. Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement.
Please email Steve Charles email@example.com