Can walks with groups of more than 6 take place in England, given the new tiers system and ‘rule of six’ restrictions on social gatherings?
Organised group walks are categorised as Outdoor Physical Activity and are in a public outdoor space, which is allowed in all three tiers.
Also, as we are an organisation and have already met the protocols to reduce the risks with the relevant risk assessments and COVID checks in place, including a robust track and trace capability, we are exempt from the “Rule of 6”.
We have confirmed this with the Government website and appropriate governing bodies.
This means that we can continue to organise group walks for up to 30 people, as long as we follow COVID-secure guidance.
See the link to our News Item for more details.
Rest assured that we are following the government guidelines closely, and if anything changes we will adapt as appropriate.
General walk information:
You can buy ten walks for just £45. Having allocated your ten walks we can roll any over to a later date if needed but you must give us seven days’ notice as with other Spice Cancellations.
For those who've never been on one of our walks before there is now a "First Timers" option - You can have your first walk at half price – that’s just £2.75 to try the walks out. Please call or email the office if you would like to take advantage of this.
Our walks are always popular and we go out all weathers and all through the year.
All walks in the Peak District need to be classified as moderate due to the terrain. Many members share lifts to get to the meet point so although for some of you the brilliant scenery of the Peak District will be a little distance away you shouldn't have to go on your own which should be a whole lot nicer.
If you've unsure about your level of fitness or if you haven’t done much hill walking recently you may want to start off on one of our shorter, typically of around 6 to 7 miles to “test your fitness” before progressing to any longer, more serious walks.