New Member Informatiion & FAQs

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We are a friendly and informal group.  Our walks are published on the webpage and details are also sent out via email.   You don't have top book for our walks, just turn up and join.  You dont have to be a member of the Ramblers to give us a try, but if you choose to walk with us frequently then you do need to become a member (see below)

 

Transport & Meeting Points

For day walks we normally travel by car.  Walks normally depart from the start point between 9.00am and 10.15am.

What to Bring

Below is a brief list of suggested items required for walk.  We walk throughout the year therefore some items are seasonal.

 

Walking boots, warm clothing (plenty of layers (not jeans), gloves, hat, scarf, waterproof jacket and overtrousers, small first aid items, packed lunch, water (hot drinks in Winter),

 

Out on Walks

Whilst on a walk, please make the leader’s job easier by following these common sense rules.    

 Avoid walking in front of the leader.

 Walk in single file through crops.

 Close gates if you are the last one through.

 Don’t leave litter

 Dogs are very welcome but must be on a lead at all times.

 

Walk Grades

Our walks cover a variety of terrain and are classified using the Ramblers national grading

system.  If you require more information about a specific walk, please contact the walk leader.

 

Easy Walks for anyone who does not have a mobility difficulty or a specific health problem or is seriously unfit. Comfortable approach shoes or trainers may be suitable.  Most of our summer evening walks fall into this category.

Leisurely Walks for reasonably fit people with a little country walking experience. Frequently includes unsurfaced rural paths and over fields which can be muddy. Walking boots are recommended.

Moderate Walks for people with country walking experience and a moderate level of fitness. May include some steep paths, hills and open country.  May be at a slightly more brisk pace but with plenty of stops. Walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing are essential.

Strenuous Walks for more experienced country walkers with an above average fitness level. May include hills and rough country, and may be at a brisk pace. Walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing are essential. People in doubt about their fitness are advised to contact the organiser or leader in advance.

 

Discount off Clothing & Equipment

Cotswold Outdoor is the Ramblers’ Recommended retailer and offers 15% discount in store and online off boots, clothing and equipment. Simply present your Ramblers membership card and/or quote the promotional code on the card.

For more details tel: 01772 270910  www.cotswoldoutdoor.com

Membership

 Membership of the Ramblers brings you a whole range of benefits including:

Guided Group Walks  As a member you can participate in our walks, weekends away and social events as often as you like and also walk with other Ramblers Groups too.

 Walk – the quarterly colour magazine delivered to you free 

Newsletter  regional walks programme for  Mid-Lancs Ramblers keeping you up to date with events and campaigns locally.

 Walks & Social Event News  Members receive a weekly Group walks & events update via email..

15% Discount off clothing and equipment at Cotswold Outdoor in Preston

You are very welcome to come along to try a few walks before joining as a member.  Membership forms are available at all events, you can join on-line at www.ramblers.org.uk  Postal membership forms are normally available at all events

 

 When joining please remember to write “Lancs Weekend Walkers” ML51 in the Group box.

Group Newsletter & Email

To keep you up to date with walks and events, we send out email updates.  Non-members may join our email list for a brief, introductory period before joining.

Ramblers

Lancashire Weekend Walkers is a local Group of the Ramblers’  - the charity at the heart of walking in Britain.  We work to make it easy for everyone to walk, whether in the countryside, cities, hills, the coast, and on and off the beaten track. We are about all sorts of people doing all sorts of walking in all sorts of places.  Visit the ramblers website at www.ramblers.org.uk