NATIONAL TRUST (ACT) HERITAGE WALKS

New Walks for 2021!

After a break of several months because of COVID-19, we finished 2020 with several successful Walks using our new audio tour guide system. This was supported with funding made available under the ACT Heritage Grants Program

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There are several Heritage Festival Walks on in April:

Sunday 18 April Hidden Treasures: The First Chinese.  This is full but you can put your name on the waiting list as we may run it again.  https://hiddentreasuresthefirstchinese.eventbrite.com.au

Tuesday 20 April at 1.00 pm Walking the Old Gundaroo Road.  https://oldgundarooroad.eventbrite.com.au

Monday 26 April at 9.30 am Reimagining Democracy in the Parliamentary Triangle.  https://democracyreimagined.eventbrite.com.au

Sunday 16 May at 9.30 am The popular Heritage Festival Walk, Wings of Dickson: Pioneers, Pilots and the Ploughman will be repeated. https://wingsofdicksonrepeat.eventbrite.com.au

Sunday 13 June at 9.30 RAAF Fairbairn in WW2 https://raaffairbairninww2.eventbrite.com.au

You can find details of the walks at the Eventbrite links above.

Inquiries about Heritage Walks should be sent to heritagewalksact@gmail.com.

 

Note the following advice about COVID19 safety for walks.

COVID19 safety: Please check the current ACT health guidelines on protecting yourself and others before booking on walks. Please note that you must cancel if you are unwell (a refund will be provided on request); you should maintain physical distancing of 1.5 metres from other people during the walk and observe good hygiene to prevent the spread of germs. If required, your contact details will be provided to health authorities. For this reason, we are now asking for phone numbers when booking.  Hand sanitiser will be available before and during the Walk.

If you wish to receive the monthly Heritage Walks Newsletter, write to heritagewalksact@gmail.com and we will put you on the list.

Heritage Walks are open to all so please let people know about walks that may be of interest to them. Walks are usually held on the fourth Sunday of the month.  Walks will commence at 9.30 am (unless advised otherwise) from the meeting point set out under each walk and will last between 1 ½ to 2 hours.  Numbers are limited and bookings are essential.  Please read the Guidelines for Walkers before booking.

Walks are generally between 2 and 4 kilometres and have reasonably frequent stops but walkers should be able to keep up with the group so as not to inconvenience others.  Walks are not generally suitable for prams, small children, wheelchairs or mobility scooters.

Note:  For the comfort and safety of other walkers, we do not allow dogs on our walks.

Guidelines for Walkers

Before booking for a Heritage Walk you should read the walk description and consider whether the walk is within your capabilities.  In making this assessment you should make enquiries via heritagewalksact@gmail.com if you require further information.  You must register through the walk booking website for each walk you wish to attend and pay the appropriate fee.  By registering you confirm that you have read the disclaimer below and understand your personal responsibilities when joining a National Trust (ACT) Heritage Walk.  Walks will commence promptly at the advertised time, and as a courtesy to other walkers and the walk leader, you should plan to arrive and park 10 minutes earlier.

 Disclaimer

 While National Trust (ACT) events are covered by Public Liability Insurance, all persons participating in such an event do so as volunteers in all respects and as such accept responsibility for any injury howsoever incurred and the National Trust (ACT), its office bearers and appointed leaders, are absolved from any liability in respect of injury or damage suffered whilst engaged in any such event.

To minimise these risks participants must inform themselves about the nature of the activity and ensure that this activity is within their capabilities. They should carry: food, water, medication, clothing including footwear and equipment appropriate for the activity and the expected weather. They must advise the leader of any physical or other limitation, or any dependence on medication, that could require urgent attention during the activity, while confirming that any medication or limitation will not prevent them from completing the activity. Participants must remain with the rest of the party during the activity unless they advise the leader otherwise, keep the leader informed of any concerns, and comply with all reasonable instructions of the leader.