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Fresh Air Business Walk: Mendip Hills "Fresh air, fresh thinking, fresh act...
Thu 16 March 2017, 09:30 – 13:30 GMT
What is it? And is it for me?
Fresh Air Business Walking is a membership and pay-per-walk programme for business leaders and their guests seeking fresh air, fresh perspectives, and fresh conversations.
It's an opportunity to relax and draw energy and inspiration from stunning natural environments; a powerful alternative to indoor meetings; a more creative and engaging form of networking; and an opportunity to share and resolve major work challenges.
This particular walk will take us on a 12km loop around the Mendips - over hills, through wooded valleys - a landscape filled with cultural history, and offering fabulous views across Somerset and the Bristol Channel.
Where is the start/finish point? Where can I park? What about toilets?
We will start the walk at 09;30 from outside the Burrington Inn, Burrington Combe, North Somerset, BS40 7AT. You can use the Inn car park (on the understanding the Inn will benefit from your custom), or the free car parks either side of this. There is a pubic toilet in the southern car park (in addition to the Burrington Inn).
We will be back around 13:30.
Who is leading this event?
Dave Stewart, Managing Director of The Fresh Air Learning Company will lead the walk. In addition to being a highly experienced business leader and coach, he is also a qualified Mountain Leader. Read more about Dave Stewart.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
How fit do I need to be? How far are we walking?
The route is undulating with a couple of short inclines. Good paths throughout.
The total distance is 12kms with 300m of ascent.
We will be walking at a pace which allows people to talk comfortably, and we will be making regular stops.
If you are in any doubt about your ability to undertake this walk, consult your GP and the organisers.
What clothing & equipment will I need?
Walking boots or sturdy footwear with good grip, and ideally ankle support. Wellies are ok but not ideal.
Waterproof over-trousers and water-proof jacket. Let us know if you need help with these.
A spare warm layer for stops.
Warm headgear and gloves, or sun-hat according to weather forecast.
Your own snacks and water (1 litre).
Personal medication as required.
Note that we are able to provide participants with a 15% discount code for their sole use at Cotswold Outdoor, one of UK's leading outdoor clothing and equipment retailers. We will send you details once you book your place.
What about bad weather?
The walk will therefore go ahead in all but the most extreme weather. The route may be modified to make the best of conditions. Your leaders are highly qualified and experienced outdoor leaders, and will ensure everyone has a safe walk.
Date and Time
Burrington Inn, Mendip Hills
Starting/finishing at Burrington Inn
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