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News << Not too early to plan walks for 2018!

We welcome visitors on our walks but after two or three walks ask you to join the Ramblers. As well as a regular programme of walks varying in length from 3.5 - 12 miles, we publish local walks guides, organize coach connected walks and long distance walks in stages.

CURRENT NEWS (Updated 24th October)

*One week in Western Portugal based on HF Holidays trip to Ericaera (website reference EELCL) aiming for 26th May 2018 departure.

2 daily walks of different grades plus one full day tour of Lisbon with local guide and one free day to things like Sintra or Lisbon again.

Going from Heathrow. Cost between £1000 and £1200 depending on group discount rate and if a single room required. Good hotel on cliff overlooking beach with Half board rate.

Contact me for booking status and any further info. required.

Tony H. 01628 623140

*N.B. This is not an official East Berks Ramblers project

The Walking Partnership (Ramblers Worldwide Holidays)

At a time when many of our members may be thinking of arranging their holidays it is perhaps worth a reminder that if you book with Ramblers Worldwide Holidays, and mention at the time of booking that you are a member of East Berks Ramblers, then under the Walking Partnership the Group will receive a donation, the amount depending upon whether your holiday is in the UK or further afield (£10 per person for a UK holiday, £20 pp for a short haul, or £30 pp for long haul.)

WALK LEADERS - don't forget you are the one who knows for sure where the starting place is. I have been asked to pass on the request that Leaders give CLEAR directions to the starting point to help those walkers who do not have the necessary maps. Also, if your walk is taken from one of the books of walks, please provide this information when putting the walk forward (I have been asked to make this point as some walkers find it helpful).

WALK PARTICIPANTS - Please note the official Ramblers walk categories: (In practice, EBR normally only offer Moderate or Leisurely grades)

Easy Access - walks for everyone, including people with conventional wheelchairs and pushchairs, using easy access paths. Comfortable shoes or trainers can be worn. Assistance may be needed to push wheelchairs on some sections, please contact the group running the walk for details.

Easy - walks for anyone who does not have a mobility difficulty, a specific health problem or is seriously unfit. Suitable for pushchairs if they can be lifted over occasional obstructions. Comfortable shoes or trainers can be worn.

Leisurely - walks for reasonably fit people with at least a little country walking experience. May include unsurfaced rural paths. Walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing are recommended. Walked at about 2 mph,(not including banana stops etc.)

Moderate - walks for people with country walking experience and a good level of fitness. May include some steep paths and open country, and may be at a brisk pace. Walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing are essential. Walked at about 2.5 - 2.7 mph,(not including banana stops etc.)

Strenuous - walks for experienced country walkers with an above average fitness level. May include hills and rough country, and may be at a brisk pace. Walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing are essential. People in doubt about their fitness should contact the organiser or leader in advance.

Technical - walks for experienced and very fit walkers with additional technical skills. May require scrambling and use of ropes, ice axes or crampons. You must contact the organiser or leader in advance for further details. - See more at: www.ramblers.org.uk/go-walking/about-group-walks/walks-difficulty.aspx#sthash.W5i8gqsB.dpuf

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