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Request for Walk Leaders for the next 30s-50s Walks Programme - March to June 2018

Dear BAHR members,

Happy new year to you all!  I hope that you have enjoyed the festive season and have managed some walking as well as eating and drinking.

As you may know, I have recently taken over from Stuart and Colin as the 30s-50s Walks Programme Coordinator.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank Stuart and Colin for their excellent work in putting together the programme over the last year.  Also thanks to Chris for his work running the programme in the years up to the end of 2016.

The next programme runs from March to June, covering the 17 Sundays and 7 Wednesday evenings listed below. With a total of 41 walks planned for the next programme, in order to fully complete this I need help from both new and previous leaders to share a favourite walk or explore a new walk in an area that interests you. Walks can be led individually or jointly, by anyone who is a paid-up member of the Ramblers. 

No special training is required and you do not have to make up a walk from scratch – there are many guidebooks and also many walks available on the internet.  If you have any questions / want any help in planning a walk then please speak to one of our existing walk leaders or feel free to contact me by replying to this message.

Attendance has again been very high on most walks in recent programmes, so we are once again looking to offer the choice of two different walks on most Sundays, with ideally at least one walk with a public transport option (PT), as an alternative to cars required (CR). There is a demand for shorter walks of between 5-8½ miles (S), either morning or afternoon, as well as our longer day walks which can be anything between 9-15 miles (L). Our Wednesday evening walks during the lighter summer months are normally around 3½-5½ miles.

Can you please send an email as soon as possible to 30s50s-walks@bahr.org.uk with your preferred date(s) from the list below, where possible indicating L or S and PT or CR and also if known the starting place.  The announcement on the BAHR website will be updated on a regular basis in order to show the latest availability.


Leader - Walk #1

Leader - Walk #2

4th March 2018

Jane C


11th March 2018

Simon D (L/PT)

Paul C (S/CR)

18th March 2018

Bridget/Catherine (L/PT)


25th March 2018

Sarah H (L/PT)

Terry B (S/CR)

1st April 2018

Neil D (L/PT)

8th April 2018

Chris G/Clare H (L/PT)

15th April 2018

Nigel C (S/?)

22nd April 2018

Neil D (L/PT)

29th April 2018

Stuart E (L/PT)


6th May 2018

Nigel C (S/?)

Colin S

13th May 2018

Tracy E (L/CR)

20th May 2018

Ziggy T (L/PT)

27th May 2018

Neil D (L/CR)


3rd June 2018

Jane C

Colin S

10th June 2018

Chris G/Clare H (L/CR)

Stuart E (L/PT)

17th June 2018

Richard H (L/PT)

Terry B (S/PT)

24th June 2018

Andrea C (L/CR)



Wednesday Evening


16th May 2018

Justin F

23rd May 2018

Simon D

30th May 2018

Justin F

6th June 2018

Justin F

13th June 2018

Richard H (PT)

20th June 2018

Sarah H (PT)

27th June 2018

Justin F

Can you please also complete details of your walk on the Ramblers' specially designed template, which can be downloaded from http://bahr.org.uk/page/programmes (you will first need to sign-in to the main BAHR website). 

The relevant .xls file can be opened/edited in Microsoft Excel, and a number of alternative apps. Apache OpenOffice is available as a free download for PCs and Macs, and Kingsoft WPS Office is available as a free download for Android, iPhones, iPads and Windows. Simply hover your cursor over the column headings in the spreadsheet to see what data is required in each cell.

Can you please complete the template with all relevant information and then forward your saved MS Excel file as an email attachment to 30s50s-walks@bahr.org.uk as soon as possible and at the latest by Friday 9th February 2018. Please remember to include your Ramblers membership number. (If you have any questions about / problems with the template please e-mail me).

Many thanks in advance for your prompt responses to enable me to put together a comprehensive programme for the Spring!

Richard Hosking

30s-50s Walks Programme Coordinator

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Comment by Bridget Caldwell on January 12, 2018 at 10:26

Hi Richard

Do you know if any of the Walk Leaders are planning a walk on the Isle of Wight? I would be very interested in this and know from generally talking with other Ramblers, I think this would be popular.

Kind regards


Comment by Richard H on January 12, 2018 at 10:39

Not the Sunday group, but the Thursday group usually do an trip there on a Saturday mid August.

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