Since July, Baildon Walkers are Welcome has been offering several guided walks per month for a maximum number of 6 people. These have proved increasingly popular for people who are on their own and don’t feel comfortable walking alone and for people who do not know the footpaths around Baildon very well. A monthly e-news has been sent out at the end of each month to all those on their contacts list, with details of the guided walks on offer for the coming month. Booking is required, and when people book they are asked for the details of someone that should be contacted in the event of an emergency and to advise, in confidence, if they have any health issues which the walks’ leaders should be aware of.
The four guided “Sixer” walks in October are all fully booked. Most of the walks on offer are half a day, and between 4 and 6 miles, sometimes with an outdoor café stop in the middle. However, we have also found a demand for occasional longer walks, when packed lunches are needed.
The October walk titles have been: “A Meander on the Moor with a Café stop”; “Burley Moor Explorer” (9 miles); “Autumn Woodland Walk”; and “The Walking the Walls of Baildon”. It has been particularly pleasing to find that word about these “Sixer Guided Walks” has been spreading via Facebook and that we are able to welcome people from neighbouring towns and villages.
Chris Flecknoe, Baildon Walkers are Welcome
The photo shows some “Sixers” on a topical wood.