Hitchin Flyover Walk Joining Instructions


Hitchin Flyover Walk Joining Instructions
in support of the Garden House Hospice and
Holy Saviour Church, Hitchin
A once in a lifetime chance to walk the newly built
embankment and cross the viaduct ‘on the tracks’
11th May 2013 11:00 - 15:00
Hitchin Flyover Site Office, Stotfold Road, SG4 0QW
£5 Per person with all proceeds going to the
Hospice and Church. For tickets contact:
[email protected] or 01462 687250
Tickets are limited and must be booked in advance.
Children should be accompanied by an adult, no pets and all taking part
must be capable of walking 6km (3.7 miles) unaided.
Please note that the terrain is rough so appropriate walking boots must be
We would like to thank you for your interest in attending the community walk of the
Hitchin Flyover on 11th May 2013. This is being held in support of the Garden House
Hospice and Holy Saviour Church in Hitchin.
A donation of £5 per person will be collected on the day and all proceeds will go directly
to the Hospice and Church. We ask that everyone attending bring cash or cheques on
the day as the Hospice/Church will not have the facilities to process electronic payments
on site. Please make cheques payable to Garden House Hospice.
Refreshments will be sold on the day by the Holy Saviour Church and Garden House
Hospice will have a stall selling soft toys and flower pens.
We would ask that everyone attending on the day read the below instructions before
arriving on site:
1. All participants must be capable of walking 6km (3.7 miles) unaided and will
involve negotiating steps and slopes.
2. All children must be supervised by an adult, with no more than two children per
adult. Adults must take full responsibility for any children.
3. Unfortunately, we are unable to allow pushchairs, prams or wheelchairs due to
the layout of the walk.
4. Sturdy walking boots are required due to the terrain. Walking on railway ballast
is hard on the feet so we strongly recommend footwear with ankle support.
5. Visitors must not touch or interfere with any line-side equipment, cables or
6. The busy East Coast Main Line is located in close proximity to the walk. While
participants will be protected from areas entering this line, anyone witnessed
attempting to gain access to this area will be reported to the British Transport
Police and risk prosecution.
7. Visitors must only enter and exit using the designated areas.
8. Visitors will be allocated to groups during the walk over the railway. This is to
allow for a guided tour but also for the safety of participants. Please remain within
your groups at all times.
9. Alcohol may not be consumed on site. Participants will be refused entry if they
are believed to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs on arrival.
10. Network Rail, Garden House Hospice or the Holy Saviour Church is unable to
take responsibility for any incidents on the day. By attending each participant is
responsible for their own safety and is agreeing to follow the instructions of
volunteers on the day.
To avoid overcrowding on site or prolonged waiting times, we ask that all attendees
book one of the below time slots. This will allow us time to provide a safety briefing and
details of the walking route:
11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 13:00, 13:30, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00.
Finally, find out more about the Garden House Hospice and the Holy Saviour Church via
their websites at http://www.ghhospice.co.uk and http://www.holysaviourhitchin.org.uk
We look forward to seeing you on the day.

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