Covid Secure Events - getting back outdoors
All of our groups are now able to offer events. Following the recent change to Government rules events taking place after the 14th of September in England will be restricted to a maximum of six participants (including the person organising the event). Events in Scotland and Wales will continue to operate in accordance with the local regulations.
You will only be permitted to attend a GOC event if you have registered in advance via the website. Every person attending an event must register individually. A record of participants at all events will be kept, and will be shared with NHS Track and Trace if requested.
GOC discourages the sharing of lifts to reach events.
Any event may need to be cancelled at short notice in order to comply with local lockdown regulations, or where an event leader is required to self-isolate. Always check the website for any last minute changes in the morning before travelling to an event.
When attending an event, please ensure that you bring a supply of hand sanitizer and a face covering along with your usual food and walking equipment.
If you, or someone in your household, has Covid-19 symptoms you should self-isolate in line with government guidelines, and must not take part in GOC events. Symptoms include a high temperature, a new continuous cough and the loss, or a change to your sense of smell or taste.
Are you ‘clinically vulnerable’? If you (or someone you live with) are at higher risk of getting seriously ill from coronavirus, you should take extra care to minimise contact with others from outside your household.Taking part in a GOC activity may put you and those around you at higher risk. It may not be the right decision at this time. Remember – everyone over 70, and those with certain underlying health conditions are considered to be ‘clinically vulnerable’
We walk through the hamlet of Wass towards Byland Abbey, across fields and through woodland to a road that leads to Fox Folly. Heading left at the road turning we will have a drinks break on the hillside overlooking the White Horse of Kilburn.
Our trail next takes us to skirt High Kilburn then across and through woodland to the village of Oldstead. Here after a short walk on the road through the village we take a steep track to Scotch Corner for our lunch break with panoramic views.
Heading back down the slope after lunch we take a path to Cockerdale Farm followed by a short but dramatic scenic hike up through woodland to Cam Farm.
Crossing flat farmland to more forest and a gradual descent along abbey noddle back to Wass. This is approximately a 10 mile walk.
You will need to bring wet weather clothing and walking boots.
Our leader for this walk is Allan.
Terrain / Difficulty
Moderate walk with some steep climbs.