Welcome to our website
'Dyke Hikes' are a group of lesbians who enjoy walking. While the emphasis is on leisure and meeting people, a reasonable degree of fitness is required along with appropriate boots and clothing. Most walks are between 6 and 9 miles long and take place in the countryside across Northumberland and County Durham (with occasional variations). Many walks are followed by a visit to the pub or local cafe. New walk programmes are prepared every 6 months, with one or two walks offered each month. Walks are free although a small contribution now and again from regular walkers helps us with the cost of printing and hosting the website.
In most case you will need your own transport to get to the meeting points although lifts can sometimes be arranged but not guaranteed. No advance booking is required and lesbians visiting the area are welcome to join us.
ABOUT THE WALKS
Walks begin promptly 15 minutes after stated meeting time.
Please make every effort to be on time.
Bring something to eat and drink, waterproof clothing and suitable footwear. Walking poles can be of great benefit particularly when walking on mud and snow.
Walks are only cancelled in very adverse weather. If in doubt contact the walk leader.
Dogs are welcome only on the walks shown. Please keep your dog under control at all times. Specifically, please ensure that your dog does not disturb wildlife nor livestock and that it does not cause a nusiance to other walkers. Dogs are to be kept on leads while we have lunch or snack breaks. Owners should place their dogs on leads when requested by the leader to do so. If your dog causes an incident it will be your responsibility
People participate at their own risk.
Walks are open to lesbians aged 18 years and over.
Read the walk description and check it is within your capability. If in doubt contact the walk leader.
CORONAVIRUS AND DYKE HIKES
Dyke Hikes will operate in accordance with current Government guidance and legislation in relation to Covid 19.
Women coming on Dyke Hikes are expected to comply with whatever the current government guidance is in terms of social distancing, face coverings, hand sanitising etc and to avoid posing a risk to others. Please also be respectful of other walkers' concerns.
Walkers are responsible for their own conduct in this matter – it is not within the remit of Dyke Hike leaders, who are all volunteers, to enforce this.
As Government guidance changes frequently it may be necessary to cancel walks at short notice and we therefore advise walkers to check emails, the website or Facebook before setting out to a walk.
WOMEN'S OUTDOOR HOLIDAYS
We wanted to share news about an exciting new collaboration which our Chair Pam is involved in - Womens Outdoor Holidays – promoting a range of outdoor holidays, day events and navigation courses. You can find details at https://www.womensoutdoorholidays.co.uk/
Please pass this on to anyone who may be interested and like us on facebook -
Lots of possibilities to whet the appetite for 2021!
INTERESTED IN BIRDWATCHING?
Regular outings with 'Feathers' Lesbian birdwatching group.
for more info contact Kate firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are new to Dyke Hikes, would like a brochure emailed to you or just need more information, please email us at email@example.com
Are there any women who walk with us who have a walk they would like to offer? If so, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that all walk leaders are volunteers and everyone participates at their own risk.