Walking with us

Please telephone the leader before all our walks to check details, confirm that you’re coming, and where possible arrange car sharing.

Please take plenty to drink and a packed lunch. Unless otherwise stated in the programme, all our walks will have a mid-morning coffee stop and a picnic lunch stop.

We advise that you wear strong boots (or even wellies in very muddy conditions) and good quality walking socks. A mat or plastic bag to sit on at lunch is a good idea.

The pace will always be comfortable for all. Two miles an hour over footpaths is a good rule of thumb. We won’t leave anyone behind and there’ll be plenty of breaks to admire the views.

Because we are often crossing farmland or nature reserves, we do not usually allow members to bring dogs on our walks except for registered assistance dogs. This is at the discretion of each leader.

We make every effort to put on the walks as listed in the programme and they take place in most weather conditions as long as more than two walkers wish to join the leader. However, the leader may have to cancel or shorten a walk if the weather is very bad or a path is impassable. If the leader decides to cancel a walk, he or she will endeavour to get to the start to tell anyone else who turns up that it is cancelled. But in the case of fog, snow or ice, that might not be possible.

Please, always telephone the leader before the walk.