Walks: Useful Information
We operate a walk sign-up process - details specified in each walk - typically it is to text the walk leader by 6pm the day before. Please note that the walk leader will not text you back/reply unless there is a problem (e.g. walk full or details changed).
When texting, please be considerate by texting at a reasonable hour. If you have any questions, please phone and speak to the walk leader. Please note that the walk leaders can't be expected to phone you back. Please text earlier rather than later to ensure optimum planning by leaders
If you are not currently a Ramblers member, you are welcome to join a walk, but please let the leader know you are a guest.
A grid reference and map links are provided to help you locate the meeting point that will normally be at the start of the walk as detailed in the programme. Please ensure you are ready booted and equipped to start walking at the specified time. Walk Leaders will not wait. We have a dedicated message board for people to arrange car sharing, so if you sign up for a walk and you are willing to offer someone a lift, please go to the Car Sharing message board. Please arrange lifts in plenty of time before the day of the walk. We will endeavour to supply details of public transport to get you to the start of a walk but you can plan your own journey using websites such as Transport Direct or Traveline.
|A: under 9 miles||1: Easy terrain with a couple of mild climbs|
|B: 9 to 12 miles||2: Moderate terrain with some tricky parts and steady climbs|
|C: over 12 miles||3: Hard terrain, possibly with exposure and scrambling, with steep and long ascents|
Please make sure that you are fit enough to undertake the walk you intend to join. If you're unsure of your fitness level, try a short and easy walk first: it's much better to find a walk a little too slow and easy than to make yourself miserable and exhausted. If in doubt contact the walk leader ahead of the walk.
The BMC provides a helpful guide to hill walking that has lots of useful advice for new walkers - well worth a read.
indicates dog friendly walk. Please note you MUST bring a suitable lead with you. Please see the FAQ Page regarding bringing dogs on a walk