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’
This circular 10 mile walk starts in the picturesque village of Appledore. The first leg is along the Saxon Shore Way through fields and a large vineyard. We then descend to Romney Marsh proper along tarmacked country lanes where there is virtually no traffic and will have the chance to visit four very different churches at Kenardington, Snargate, Fairfield and Appledore itself; Fairfield church is particularly iconic, being surrounded by fields, waterways and sheep. We will stop to eat our lunch in Snargate churchyard which is opposite another iconic landmark, The Red Lion pub which remains in a 1940s time warp. At the end of the walk, anyone who wishes can have a drink at the Black Lion pub in Appledore
Terrain / Difficulty
The first two miles are undulating and may be muddy but the rest is flat on quiet tarmac lanes.