Spring 2021 Rolling Programme

With effect from 5th January, all IVW group walks are cancelled under National Lockdown Restrictions. 

In order keep you COVID safe while out on a walk, please remember the following etiquette:

  1. You as walkers are responsible for making the walk COVID safe, both within the group and for anyone you meet or pass while out on the walk.

  2. Keep 2m apart from anyone not in your household (measured by you standing side by side with someone with both arms outstretched – if you can touch fingers you are still too close).

  3. Where appointed, the back and middle markers will monitor and remind walkers of the rules on distancing and etiquette.

  4. When approaching a kissing gate, stand 2m back from it until the person in front has passed through.  Don’t try to hold it open for the person behind as you will get too close.

  5. When approaching a gate the first person through should hold it open until all have passed through and then close the gate behind them.

  6. When approaching a stile or other obstacle like a bridge over a ditch, make sure the person in front has cleared it and moved away before you start to climb or cross it.

  7. If we meet others while on the walk, we should always give way. This may involve backing up to, or waiting in, a wider area to make sure there is room to pass.

  8. Do not share equipment (such as poles) or refreshments on a walk with anyone outside your household.

  9. Always carry hand sanitiser, gloves and a face covering – COVID standard equipment

To read more click on the COVID Safe Etiquette button below

Current IVW walks are listed here. IVW Members (including affiliates) have priority on these walks.  Please observe the following:

  • Don't try to book a walk more than 7 days in advance

  • Only book a walk for yourself - couples must book separately

  • Don't try to book onto a walk that is already fully booked ("Fully Booked" in "How to Book" column below)

  • If someone on a walk later tests positive for coronavirus, your contact details will be passed to the NHS Test and Trace team if requested.

  • Max places available on any walk is 9 unless the leader reduces this. MAX6 walks have 5 places available.

  • Abide by all rules and guidelines as set out by the leader and in the document linked below