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Midweek Pub Catch Up: Barton's Arms
Hopefully the first in a series of resuming social meetings in pubs across the region. The emphasis is on good pubs, avoiding big crowds, and staying safe. Aimed at longstanding and new members, all welcome!
Meet: 19:30 promptly. Optionally those coming from work could arrive early, and eat something first. Fine drinks, fine food.
Venue: Barton's Arms, A34 (1 mile north of Birmingham centre) B6 4UP
Cost: Free, no entry fee, though you must keep the publican happy
Travel: Frequent bus routes out of and into Birmingham. Parking also plentiful if your car can't be left at home.
Dress code: Informal.
Track&Trace: Venues may continue to apply registration.
Event Hosting: These casual events are not formally hosted, though someone should be around to greet prompt arrivals at the meet time
Attendance: Minimum=8, Maximum=20 for social viability reasons.
SOCIAL DISTANCING ASPECTS:
With pandemic restrictions due to be lifted on July 19th, just be sensible please. Hand Sanitizer and Mask are not onerous to carry. We will only use measures described in our Pandemic Risk Mitigation if totally necessary, or of course if the legal dates change again.
Withdrawing in the last 24 hours is forbidden. People are keen to regain social contacts and do what they enjoy, and shouldn't be deprived of a properly attended event by no-shows, late withdrawals, and uncommitted waitlisting. Out of fairness, RSVPs from reliable attendees will take priority in future events where we have limits on numbers.
British Waterways Car Park Upper Car Park Hatton
A 2hr / 5ml. very pleasant & easy walk, from impressive Hatton locks on the Grand union canal, along the towpath. Hopefully its dry & fine weather, but could be muddy after recent rain, so be prepared.
We meet in the car park which is just off the Birmingham to Warwick road, just north of the village of Hatton. Parking £2 charge upto 4hrs, but small CP with limited spaces. Also possible to park at the Hatton Arms PH nearby, a 5-10 mins walk down through the field towards the locks, for those calling at the pub after. Hatton train station is a pleasant 25 min walk away along the canal. Lift back to the station is possible, avoiding walking back in darkness.
We meet at 19.00 for a 19.15 start. We'll stop briefly halfway but not planning to call for drinks until the end of the walk. We visit the Hatton Arms PH around 21:30 & we can sit outside on the balcony if the weather is kind.
Although this walk is fairly flat, you'll need a reasonable level of fitness & have no recent injuries or foot, knee or joint issues. A rain & windproof jacket & good walking boots or shoes are required, as part of the walk maybe in dusk bring a torch! Please note that smart shoes, trainers or wellies are not suitable. Bring a change of footwear if calling at the pub after, just in case our feet get muddy!
Well behaved dogs on lead fine on this walk,but not inside the pub.
As with any outdoor activity, walking carries a certain level of risk. Whilst we do endeavour to avoid any unnecessary risks, participants must take all reasonable precautions themselves to avoid injury.
Min number 10, Subject to cancellation if insufficient attendees or in adverse weather conditions.
An easy to moderate walk starting at Shipston on Stour heading southwards to Cherington and Sutton under Brailes returning to Shipston on Stour. It is a gentle undulating route along paths and trails with total climb of 600 feet.
Option to go for some well deserved refreshments in a local beer garden afterwards.
MEET: 10.30am for prompt 10.45am start
START POINT: Bridge Car Park, Mill Street, Shipston on Stour CV36 4AW
Refreshments: Fluids for hydration
Bring: Suitable walking footwear and clothing to match the weather and appropriate for walking in countryside including climbing over stiles, as well as any other unexpected obstacles we may encounter.
Dogs are not allowed on this walk
Walk Leader: Stephen
Emergency Contact:[masked] up until start of walk
Responsibility: As with any outdoor activity, there is some inherent risk. Whilst we aim to avoid unnecessary risks, participants should take all reasonable precautions themselves. Those attending are totally responsible for their own safety.
SOCIAL DISTANCING ASPECTS:
Bring a face mask and your own hand sanitiser should you require them for any reason
Places are limited so please only RSVP if you genuinely can partake on this walk.
If you are not able to attend PLEASE BE CONSIDERATE OF OTHERS AND CHANGE YOUR RSVP as soon as you know you are no longer available for the event.
Walk: Orton On The Hill
Despite close proximity to Tamworth, we will have ventured just over the border into Leicestershire for an easy bimble around previously uncharted territory (also covering parts of North Warwickshire)
Meet: 10:20 for prompt 10:29 start.
Distance: Straightforward distance of around 9 miles.
Start Point: Meet by the crossroads of The Green / Main Street / Pipe Lane / Sheepy Lane, CV9 3NT
Parking: In the village, roadside (not at the crossroads obviously)
Terrain: Open Countryside and quaint villages
Refreshments: We'll have a picnic stop, and almost certainly a pub stop later in the walk
Bring: Waterproofs & Refreshments & Good walking footwear, and clothing to match the weather.
Guests: Under 16s and dogs (well behaved, under control) may attend as guests. Not too many stiles.
Walk Leader: Paul W.
Emergency Contact:[masked].3 though not available while driving or once walking.
Responsibility: As with any outdoor activity, there is some inherent risk. Whilst we aim to avoid unnecessary risks, participants should take all reasonable precautions themselves. A suitable pace for the walk will be determined by the walk leader, which others must observe by keeping in visible distance, not forging ahead or lagging behind. Those attending are totally responsible for their own safety. You must be comfortable walking the specified distance in order to attend please.
SOCIAL DISTANCING ASPECTS:
With pandemic restrictions lifted on July 19th, just be sensible please. Hand Sanitizer and Mask are not onerous to carry. We will only use measures described in our Pandemic Risk Mitigation if totally necessary, or of course if the legal dates change again.
Places are limited, so withdrawing in the last 24 hours is forbidden. People are keen to get outdoors again doing what they enjoy, and shouldn't be deprived by no-shows, late withdrawals, and uncommitted waitlisting. Out of fairness RSVPs from reliable attendees take priority, and transgressors may be removed from future events.