A full walks programme depends on sufficient members volunteering to lead walks. If you are hesitant about leading a walk there is plenty of support available and you could begin by co-leading a walk. Committee members are very willing to help you.
Alternate Wednesdays can be used to support new and current walk leaders to pre-walk possible routes. Please contact Rosemary Boyle if you would like to walk on alternate Wednesdays. Walks routes need not be new; your favourite local walk would be fine and, in addition, the group has a large selection of maps and planned routes available to borrow. An index of over 300 members' walks is now available*; contact the Secretary if you want details of any of these - for copyright reasons we cannot put them on the website.A copy of Ramblers ‘Guidelines for leaders’ is also available.
Please could all walk leaders let Rosemary know the number of walkers on their walk.
If leaders need to claim for pre-walk expenses, 28p per mile may be claimed for one reccé journey for each walk (or bus/train fares)
It is helpful to start planning walks as early as possible in the year. To help members new to walk leading we often have free courses to understand the basics. Look under our forthcoming events.
Things to consider:
The safety and well being of the whole group is of prime importance and walkers can help by
Saturday 25 September 2021Starting at 10:00A moderate 10 mile / 16.1 km walk
Saturday 25 September 2021Starting at 10:00A leisurely 6 mile / 9.7 km walk
Wednesday 29 September 2021Starting at 10:00A moderate 11 mile / 17.7 km walk