Covid Secure Events - getting back outdoors
All of our groups are now able to offer events. In England and Wales, up to 30 people (including the organiser) may attend each event. In Scotland a maximum of 15 people, from a maximum of 5 households may attend. Individual events may have a lower limit than this at the discretion of the local groups.
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’
THIS WALK WILL BE RUN IN 2 GROUPS OF 5, SETTING OFF AN HOUR APART.
GOC London's circuit of the Capital Ring has been up to now entirely south of the Thames in the old counties of London (formerly Kent) and Surrey. This leg takes us for the first time north of the river into the old country of Middlesex.
This is one of the easiest sections of the Capital Ring, with few gradients as it mainly follows a number of waterways. The walk first follows close to the Thames through the riverine communities of St Margarets, Isleworth and Brentford. It then joins the River Brent / Grand Union Canal through Hanwell to Greenford. It is also a very green section passing through Syon Park and a number of other parks and open spaces.
The walk will be about 9 miles in length. As with other sections of the Capital Ring there will be opportunies to leave the walk early, should people find this convenient.
Terrain / Difficulty
Easy, level walking, mainly on firm towpaths and tracks and some grass paths which are likley to be muddy. There are steps at Richmond Lock footbridge and some short slopes.