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Forum walks take place from February through to November and are held every fortnight on a Thursday, usually starting at 10:30am. They are led by members of the group and are normally less than 6 miles in length, with varying levels of difficulty, but sometimes longer. The programme is published twice yearly in advance. Many members find the walks a useful way of getting to know other members of the Forum. In addition to the opportunity to enjoy the countryside and to take exercise, a large amount of talk goes on. The walks usually incorporate a lunch in a convenient pub or cafe, although sometimes in the summer months walks with picnics will be programmed .
It is sensible to wear boots and have protective clothing given our unpredictable climate. Normally phones and first aid kit are carried but walkers walk at their own risk.
Walk leaders and back markers should have each other’s mobile phone numbers so the leader can be informed if any walker drops out. This is for safety reasons and to ensure that walkers do not become parted from the group.