THE organiser of Whitchurch’s quarterly village walks is stepping down.
Eric Hartley was asked to lead a New Year’s Day ramble by the Whitchurch Society in 2008 and it proved so successful that he decided to hold four every year.
He would give out maps, compasses and high-vis jackets and provided commentaries on local geography and history along the route.
Society chairman Peter Smith said: “Eric’s walks have generated a loyal following and many in the village appreciate his meticulous organisation, courtesy and good humour.
“He has made a wonderful contribution to village life and we are very grateful to him.”