We've discussed the possibility of longer walks for a while so I'm giving it a go to see what happens.
I estimate the walk will take around 4 hours. There's no pubs or cafes to stop at en route and, if we start at a civilised time, we won't get back to the pub in time for lunch. I therefore suggest a 10am start, as usual, with breaks for elevenses and a picnic lunch - hopefully with glorious views from the top of the Downs. That would get us back to the pub around 3pm in time for some well-earned refreshment.
I suggest Thursday 10th May for this first walk. That doesn't interfere with the Walking Group's regular slot and conflicts with just one other group that doesn't include any regular walkers. A Thursday walk might allow some people to join us who are normally unavailable.
To start with, I'm sending this note out to the Walking Group members to find out:
- Who might be interested
- What issues there might be with the suggested date
- Suggestions for improvement to my proposal
Depending on feedback I'll update the proposal and send it out with the next all-member email and include an entry in the next HIU3A newsletter.
If reaction is positive, we can consider additional, longer walks for the Summer - suggestions welcome.