RAIN RAIN GO AWAY……check the website!
Is there any end to this unremitting atrocious, awful weather? It seems not. So we therefore thought a reminder is appropriate to advise members to check the website prior to setting off for a walk, ideally on the morning of the walk, because walks can be, and sometimes are, cancelled at the very last minute. Overnight storms can make a difficult terrain into an impossible quagmire, and our leaders will take this into account when thinking about the route they plan to use and the safety of our members.
Having said that, because of the flexibility of our website, It is also easy to put on a walk at the last minute as a rainy beginning of week can turn into a sunny end of week. So keep your eyes peeled on the walks programme.
I would also take this opportunity to commend our walk leaders who throughout this period of appalling weather have maintained an almost complete walks programme. Many of them have been unable to get out and do recce’s or have had to abandon recce’s because of fallen trees and blocked pathways.Yet since the beginning of the year we have only missed one Saturday walk. The midweek walks are at 100% although we currently have a gap for 20th February. So a big thank you to Heather, Linda, Amanda, Alan, John (2 of them), David, Margaret, Chris, Kath, Mandy, Helen & Martyn for keeping our programme full and active. Hopefully we will continue to maintain a full programme whatever the weather…...and you never know - it might start to improve!