Horsham hike through field and forest

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Sep 26

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Event booking closes on Sep 26 at 09:30:00
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The walk is undulating with no major climbs. However we will be on muddy tracks and footpaths for much of the walk, so be prepared by wearing stout, waterproof footwear.

IMPORTANT! - Participation Statement

You MUST complete the Participation Statement,  here, in addition to booking your event space before attending an OutdoorLads event. (If you have recently completed this, you do not need to complete it again.)

Join the Outdoorlads for a varied 14 mile hike across the enticing landscapes of the western end of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with an option for a shorter walk of 9.5 miles and a bus to return to the walk start.

The walk will start from the station and take us out of the town and into St Leonards Forest, where St. Leonard the Dragon Slayer who lived in the forest is reputed to have slain the last dragon in England.We then follow the High Weald Landscape Trail.

At the 9.5 mile point there will be an opportunity for the wearier amongst us to take a bus back to the walk start or the town (half hour journey time, half hour frequency). The rest of us will continue for another 5 miles or so, passing through fields and woodland and skirting along the border of the famed St Leonardslee Gardens. We will end the walk in Horsham town centre.

COVID-19  – IMPORTANT, Please read the following before you sign up to this event:

  • Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, even if they are extremely mild, or who lives or is in a support bubble with someone showing symptoms, is asked not to attend. This is in line with the government’s coronavirus advice.
  • All are required to practice social distancing – staying 2m (not 1m) apart at all times, including the lunch stop.
  • Unfortunately, there won’t be any planned pub / café stops en route or at the end, and please don’t share sweets or snacks with others – we’re sorry!
  • Please bring your own hand sanitising gel for your own use throughout the day. Use of face coverings is at your own choice, but please bring one with you just in case it's needed. 
  • Each person should only attend one OutdoorLads event a week. (Leaders excepted on events if they are leading.)
  • On walks, one person to hold open gates and allow everyone to walk through – so minimising surfaces that multiple people touch. 
  • Be aware that opportunities for toilet stops may be minimal if facilities are closed.
  • Please, please cancel at your earliest opportunity if you are unable to attend or are unwell, so that we can allow others to take up these valuable event spaces.
  • Much as it's difficult - no handshakes or hugs!

COVID-19: Events Participation Statement

OutdoorLads draws your attention to the fact that travelling and being away from home increases the risk of receiving and transmitting Coronavirus, whilst it is present in the UK. You are likely to choose not to participate in OutdoorLads events whilst there is a risk of Coronavirus transmission. However, should you choose to participate in OutdoorLads events whilst the risk is present, you must be aware of and follow the law and government guidelines, both when travelling to and from events as well as when participating in events.

Please note that every person participating should be aware of (and accept) that those members perceived as ‘in charge’ or leading the event are not experts,  do not need to be experts, and are not regarded by OutdoorLads, or themselves as experts, but are amateurs with some experience in the event type and who are happy to impart their knowledge.  Any advice given should be considered with this in mind by the recipient.

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