Micro Event: A Boudican Ramble
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First the fun stuff
Had a long week? Stressed and in need of some fresh air and friendly company?
Join Joey for a circular stroll through the heart of Midlands, taking in the beautiful sights and sounds of rural Warwickshire. Taking us along the pretty byways from the Kings Head pub in Atherstone - a place which can lay claim to the oldest ball game played in Britain - along the Coventry canal, passing to site of Queen Boudicca's uprising and defeat by the Roman garrison.
From here we move on to Hartshill Wharf where local quarry rock was brought down to the canals for transport, we shall make our way uphill along Apple Pie Lane towards the lovely village of Hartshill where our first stop is located.
Then it’s a quick walk over the road and into the forest of Hartshill and country park where we can for a lunch break if it is damp.
We will continue towards the Oldbury Quarry which is still active today and operated my Tarmac LTD, so no points for guessing what they mine there. If the weather is favourable then we can stop here for lunch with a lovely view of quarry and the rolling hills of the North Warwickshire countryside.
We then make our way across Atherstone Golf course (if you hear "FORE!" duck) back down the hill and into Atherstone. The walk itself is just under 10 miles. The first half of the walk is a flat canal walk, the second half is a mixture of forest and bridle path up several hills.
Now the health and safety stuff.
Micro Events – 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.
- Please join events within around one hour’s travel from your home, rather than travelling long distances to get there.
- 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!
- Public transport use to the start point is discouraged, as this is a non-essential journey. No car sharing to the start point unfortunately either.
- Please bring your hand sanitising gel for your use throughout the day. Use of face coverings is at your own choice.
- Each person can only attend one OutdoorLads micro event a week. (Leaders to leave at least three days between events they lead.)
- 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!
Micro 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.
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What to bring
Walking shoes, hat and always good to carry waterproofs. Just in case!
Sunscreen is always sensible, you never know - you might see the sun.
Hand sanitizer is a must but masks are at your discretion.
Food & drink
Bring water, snacks and a packed lunch for the walk.