The aim of the group is to organise monthly walks which are 4 to 5 miles in length and normally finish with a pub lunch. The day on which walks are held rotates around Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri. The intention is to hold the walks all year round, but to cancel a walk if the weather is clearly going to be unsuitable.
Each walk has a designated leader who makes all the arrangements and to whom any questions about the walk should be directed. The walking dates are set at the start of each Probus Year and details of each walk are circulated roughly 14 days ahead of the walk. Members are asked to inform the leader and the rest of the group whether or not they will participate at least 2 days before the walk.
Most of the walks are circular and in the local area. However, leaders are free to organise out-and-back walks or one-way walks for which public transport or cars are used as appropriate. During the summer months, we may go further afield on one or two occasions for a full day outing.
A “strollers group” has been formed within the walking group to cater for those members who are no longer able to manage the length of normal walks or who are temporarily restricted in the distance they can walk. The strollers typically walk for 2 to 3 miles and join the main group for lunch.
Because so many club members have email addresses, communications within the group are almost entirely by email.
All members taking part in the walks are deemed to have read and accepted the club’s Guidelines for Outings, Trips and Walks (Events).
Members interested in joining the walking group should contact Doug Rodger.
The walks programme for 2017/18 Probus Year is as follows:
|Wednesday 30th August||Graham George|
|Tuesday 19th September||Doug Rodger|
|Friday 27th October||John Berry|
|Thursday 23rd November||Adrian Peter|
|Thursday 7th December||Christmas Lunch|
|Friday 29th December||Doug Rodger
|Wednesday 24th January||John Minchin|
|Tuesday 27th February||John Berry|
|Friday 23rd March||Colin Clark|
|Thursday 26th April||Doug Rodger|
|Wednesday 23rd May||Nick Menges|
|Tuesday 26th June||Peter Webster|
|Friday 27th July||John Berry|
Pictures from our 100th Walk around the town of St Albans
In the abbey Gateway
In St Peters Street
On French Row.
Walkers in front of the gigantic and very ancient “Panshanger Oak”
Walkers in Panshanger Woods on 23rd March 2018, in front of picturesque display of daffodils.
Walkers enjoying their Annual Christmas Lunch at the Cricketers Redbourn on 7th Dec 2017
Probus Walkers in front of the duck pond at Benington on 23rd November 2017.
A picture taken on the walk from Tottenhoe to Dunstable Downs (and back) on 27th July 2017. The picture shows the walkers climbing up the Downs to get to the National Trust café at the top.
A picture of the “walkers” taken on 31st January 2017 (by Roger using Tony’s camera) by the banks of the Mimram near Tewin. The walkers divided into strollers and walkers for the first time so this is just a picture of the walkers!
Picture taken by Roger Marshall on Wednesday 16 November on the St Albans walk. The walkers are posed on a bridge over the River Ver.
The small group of Probus walkers in front of the memorial to the Queen Mother at All Saints Church, St Paul’s Walden on Thursday 13th October 2016
“Witch Hunt in Wilstone!” Probus walkers pause during their walk around the Tring Reservoirs on 30th August 2016
Probus Walkers on 11th February 2016 on a walk from Studham……
…..skirting Whipsnade Zoo.
Probus walkers on a bridge over the river Ver during their walk from Redbourn to St Albans on Friday 15th January 2016
Probus Walkers Christmas Lunch
The Cricketers, Redbourn 8th December 2015