Walks & Events Programme:

COVID19 update:  Our programme is resuming. Risk assessments will be undertaken for each walk. At the discretion of the coordinator, numbers per walk may be limited below the officially permitted maximum of 30.

  • Sunday walks are usually about 10-12 miles, unless stated otherwise
  • Hill walks involve 500m – 1,000m of ascent, may include rough ground and require appropriate clothing
  • Evening walks are usually followed by pub, including meal option. Summer: 2 hour walk; winter: 90 minute walk – bring torch!
  • Mid-week walks are organised on an ad hoc basis and notified to members by email.

Safety: An EGONS event is like a group of friends going out together. The organiser will co-ordinate the event and roughly plan the route. Each person is responsible for his or her own safety at all times. See  our Health and Safety guidelines.

Sometimes there may be a risk of serious injury. If you join in you take the risk upon yourself, so you should assess whether the activity is suitable for you, wear appropriate clothing, and preferably carry a map & compass.   Organisers: consider whether you need EGONS equipment. Cyclists are responsible for safe and legal riding and in choosing whether to wear a helmet and hi-viz clothing.

Date Day Activity Organiser
April 2021
5th Easter Monday Walk: Doynton 20k, 0945 for 1000 start, maximum 8 cars/households Julia J
7th Weds Walk: Burrington Combe, 10.5 miles,0945 for 1000, maximum 6 people Caroline
10th Sat Cycle: Tormarton 33miles, maximum 8 riders Sue M
11th Sun Walk: Burrington Combe, 10.5 miles,0945 for 1000 Sylvia and Neil
16th Fri Walk: East Harptree, Mendips, 9.5 miles, maximum 8 people Caroline & Ruth
17th Sat  Walk: NE Bath, from Lansdown P&R. 19km. 520m ascent John P
25th Sun Walk: Hawkesbury Upton, 16k, maximum 8 cars, 10 people FULL Ruth
30th Fri Cycle: Chepstow exploring Wye Valley Greenway. 30 miles, 1000m ascent Sue M
May 2021
2nd  Sun  Walk: Wiltshire Downs, 10-12 miles  Penny
3rd Mon Cycle: another 40 miles with Sue, venue tbc Sue M
9th  Sun  Walk: Wales, Abergavenny area, 8 miles. Maximum 12 participants FULL  Francesca
16th  Sun  Walk: Gordano Valley, 10 miles, 1000 for 1015 start, good parking  Robert
Thu 20th – Sun 30th Ten days  SCOTLAND camping Blair Atholl and Loch Tay/Killin area.  Schiehallion and Ben Lawers Munros.
Self booking, drop in and out.For Blair Atholl 20th-23rd May camp at www.blaircastlecaravanpark.co.uk.
For Loch Tay, 23rd-30th May, camp at  www.cruachanfarm.co.uk.

 

Karin and Caroline

23rd  Sun  Walk: Thornbury/Aust area, 10-12 miles, max 10 people  Elaine M
30th  Sun  VACANT SLOT
June 2021
3rd  Thurs  Evening Walk: 5 miles Easter Compton, near Bristol, 1800 for 1815  Robert
6th  Sun  Walk: Winscombe, Shipham and Dolebury, 10.5 miles (17kms), 8 people max  Karin
11th-13th  Fri – Sun Corsham Walking Festival http://corshamwalkingfestival.org.uk/  For information
13th  Sun  Walk: Brockweir, Tintern, Angiddy Valley, 9 miles, max 10 people / 8 cars  Malcolm
16th  Wed  Evening Walk: Hawkesbury Upton 4-5 miles  Nicola
19th  Sat  Cycle Ride: Castle Combe 35 Miles, maximum 8 riders  Jane H
20th  Sun  Walk: Pensford to Clutton circular, 12 miles  Stephen S
27th  Sun
July 2021
4th  Sun Walk: almost Wales, Olchon Valley, 10 miles, ridge walk  Neil
9th-11th  Fri-Sun Camping weekend at (tbc) Tyllwyd campsite near Elan Valley, mid Wales Francesca
11th-15th  Sun-Thurs Camping Trip in Cotswolds for Winchcombe Way  Caroline
18th  Sun  Walk: Bradford on Avon area  Howard
24th or 25th Sat or Sun Cycle: Avon Cycleway, challenging 85 miles, exact day weather dependent Sue M
28th Weds Social: Outdoor theatre and picnic, 7pm ECOS theatre Frome, to see The Tempest. Self booking and BYO picnic https://folksytheatre.co.uk/the-tempest-dates-venues/  Caroline
August 2021
1st  Sun Walk: Tortworth Court, 10 miles,  Randall
20th Fri

Walk: Wells area then….

Social: Outdoor theatre and picnic. 6pm start in Wells. Bring picnic.
Murder on the Improvised Express https://bishopspalace.org.uk/whats-on/outdoor-theatre-at-the-bishops-palace/

 Sue M
Forthcoming 2021/2022
Late Summer 2021 4 separate days Great Stones Way 80km walk from Coate Water (nr Swindon) to Old Sarum (nr Salisbury). Linear walk. Ruth M
 5th – 20th  September 2022  Trekking trip to Malawi FULL – reserve list only  John P

Cancellation:   Very occasionally events can be cancelled due to low numbers, weather or illness. Leader to confer with Programme Secretary or Chair before emailing the group to cancel.

Transport: Lift sharing to be in line with Covid 19 restrictions

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