Hike Norfolk is a group for walkers, new or experienced, who share a love of the great outdoors. We have a programme of walks throughout the year in Norfolk and neighbouring counties, with weekends away to hills, mountains and dales elsewhere. In addition, we enjoy a regular programme of social events including meals out, gigs, shows, pub crawls etc. as well as other outdoor activities such as cycling and canoeing. The majority of our mixed membership are in their 30’s/40’s but everybody is welcome to join and take part.
The UK government has announced that from 14 September social gatherings of more than 6 people will be banned in England – although there are some exemptions. The Ramblers organised walks which Hike Norfolk is a part of are one of those exemptions.
We are very happy to confirm that Ramblers groups can continue to organise led walks for up to 30 people, as long as they follow the guidance to restart group walks in a COVID-secure way.
Why does the “rule of six” not apply to the Ramblers group walks?
Ramblers and Walking for Health organised group walks are categorised as ‘outdoor physical activity events’. These are exempt from the latest restrictions, as we have already met the protocols, and put extra measures in place to reduce the risks of COVID-19.
If you’re are in a household with COVID-19 symptoms, you should self-isolate at home. Those aged 70 or older and those with pre-existing health conditions that put them at increased risk from COVID-19 are particularly advised to practice social distancing.
If you choose to walk locally for exercise, please:
- Do not walk anywhere that you could get in to trouble and require the emergency services.
- Avoid touching gates, fences etc. If you do, wash your hands as soon as possible.