Group name: Wolverhampton
This group is a part of Staffordshire Area.
Our activities include:
Short and easy walks, Path maintenance
Our group helps walkers of all ages to enjoy walking and protect the places we all love to walk.
We organise led walks ranging from 4.5 miles to 20+ miles in length – a great way to get outside, make new friends and discover how walking boosts your health and happiness. We walk many Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year, some Wednesday evenings from May to August and also during the week - see list of forthcoming walks on this page in 'Our group walks' box.
COVID-secure WALKS PROGRAMME
Groups across all parts of England, Scotland and Wales can continue to run walks of up to 30 people. To make sure they’re COVID-secure, groups must follow the Ramblers’ restart procedures, How to restart organised group walks in a COVID-secure way, and government travel restrictions.
In England, group walks are classed as organised outdoor physical activity, and continue to be exempt from the ‘rule of six’, in accordance with UK government guidance. While this means walks of up to 30 are an option, most walk leaders are understandably opting to set much lower limits, with a telephone-the-leader booking system in place. Social distancing of 2 metres must be retained at all times. Expect Ramblers groups with relatively high numbers to be challenged by members of the public - you willl need to be able to quote the government policy.
What are the changes to travel?
The three-tier system that comes into effect today, 14 October, affects travel. Groups in England should not travel to or from places on very-high alert. In addition, they must not travel to lockdown areas in Wales.
We realise some Groups have members across different areas. Where this is the case, they should follow government guidelines and only join suitable walks.
What do I need to do?
If your Group has restarted group walks, please make sure you follow these new travel restrictions.
If you’ve not restarted and don’t plan to do so, that’s fine. The right time to get back to group walking is different for everyone and the decision is with individual walk leaders and groups.
The Wolverhampton group is organising programme of such walks. Check our webpages for walk details now.
Our walks programme with plenty of information, will be found in the blue-background block on this page, to the right on laptops/desktops and below on mobiles >>>>
You can view a month at a time, and move forward by clicking/tapping on 'More walks...' at the bottom of the block for first move and 'Next' subsequently. Further details of start point, Leader and Leader's contact phone number can be obtained by clicking/tapping on the main title of a walk.
You’re very welcome to try walking with us and/or become involved in looking after paths and green spaces and opening up new places to explore. Give us a ring or send an email if you are wondering about whether to join us, and we can advise as to the most appropriate walks for new walkers.
WALK GRADING SYSTEM
All our walks fit into the easy, leisurely, moderate or strenuous categories: People in doubt about their fitness or equipment should contact the leader in advance.
EASY [ E ]: walks for anyone who does not have a mobility difficulty or a specific health problem or is not seriously unfit. Comfortable shoes or trainers can be worn in dry weather.
LEISURELY [ L ]: walks for reasonably fit people with country walking experience. Walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing are recommended.
MODERATE [ M ]: walks for people with country walking experience and a good level of fitness. Walks may be at a brisk pace. Walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing are essential.
STRENUOUS [ S ]: Walks for experienced country walkers with an above average fitness level. May include hills and rough country, and will be at a brisk pace. Walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing are essential.
Walk Description forms.
Walk Leaders should complete when submiting full details of their walk(s). If you wish to complete a form using computer, click on the download link of the ".rtf" version, which can be displayed by most word processing software. Note that you will probably need to click a button or save the file before the document becomes editable. In any case, edit and SAVE the completed form on your computer or mobile before adding it as an attachment to an email when returning to the Group email address (see form).
The ".pdf" version should only be required if the ".rtf" version cannot be displayed. The ".pdf" version can be displayed and printed but not easily edited. A photo of a hand-completed form taken with a mobile phone could be submitted as an attachment to an email or whatsapp.
The outline programme is only editable by Programme Walks Co-ordinators and Webmaster.