Chelmsford Rambling Club

Coronavirus Update


You may have seen that the Ramblers Association website advises that groups of up to 30 can now walk, which seems to go against the directive from the Government which states that only 6 people from different households can socialise together at a safe distance.

We have queried this with them and considered their response. Although they advise that up to 30 people can now walk together, they also say that it is down to the discretion of individual clubs if and when they return to rambling.

Any return to walking would mean increased responsibilities being put on walk leaders (not all of whom would still wish to lead walks under the current circumstances) such as arranging pre-bookings, keeping a register of participants and in the event of issues, becoming a track and trace coordinator.

The Committee, having considered everything, and also taking into account the views of those members currently walking in small unofficial groups, have decided that the safety of our members is paramount and that the Club should not return to formal Club activities until such time the situation considerably improves.

We will, or course, continue to monitor the situation. For up to date information, please check the website, our Facebook page, sign up to the e-mail list or contact me at any time.

A newsletter will be issued within the next two weeks.

Maggie Say
6 August 2020


E-mail Distribution List

If you have not signed up to our e-mail distribution list and wish to be kept abreast of the latest position regarding our walking activities, please send and email to and ask to be added.

Update 18th May

All Walks and Club Activities are now cancelled until Further Notice.

Update 25th March

The Ramblers Association are reviewing their advice daily and we would recommend that their advice be followed wherever practical.

Update 17th March - All walks Cancelled until 31st May

Please note that all walks are cancelled until at least the 31st May.
As we are affiliated to the Ramblers Association we are following their advice for the well being of our members.
You will see that they are saying that walking independently is still permissible.
For full details of their statement please follow this link.
Thank you.

We are also suspending ALL club activities during this period too.


Coronavirus – Message from the Committee

We take our members' health seriously, and we do not intend to be prescriptive in our thoughts on whether walks should or should not take place. We feel we are all capable of making our own decisions about what is right for us.

Unless Government guidelines change our walks will continue.

However, if a walk leader wishes to cancel, for their own well-being, then they should be free to do so and members should respect that decision and they should not be under any pressure to find someone else to lead.

If anyone wishes to cancel a walk then please post on Facebook and /or contact Steve and he will send out an e-mail to the group. 

 Regarding the e-mail list please remind people on walks that they should request to be added to the list for up to date information, as this will be the quickest way to hear any updates.

Please pass this information on to anyone you know who does not have internet or e-mail access.

Thank you.

Additional support

NHS Advice

NHS 111 Online service

Government Updates

Ramblers Association Statement on Coronavirus


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