I setup this group in the hope of meeting other outdoor enthusiasts in Bedfordshire and the surrounding Counties and to hopefully make many new friends along the way.
For yours and everyones safety - I do request that anyone wishing to join the Bedfordshire Walking Club displays a clear profile photo of themselves at all times - this helps all club members to clearly identify each other at our Meetup's - full cooperation from all club members is a MUST!
Organiser:I am NOT a qualified Walking Group or Mountain Group Leader.
As an organiser, I give up my own free time to act as a point of contact. I do not accept responsibility for others or for instructing them.
I am sharing my personal experience, and I should not be considered as an expert in this field. Any less-experienced members of the club accompanying me, must be aware that they take any advice on this basis, and that the onus of responsibility for deciding whether or not to rely on any such advice lies with the less-experienced member.
ResponsibilityIt is each individual members responsibility to approach outdoor activities, such as walking, hillwalking, with caution. Walking & hillwalking can be demanding and it is the responsibility of each individual member to ensure they are fit enough to complete the distance before joining any of our Meetups. If you have any doubts, you should consult your G.P.
Medical conditions, fitness level, weather conditions, ground conditions can all impact on members' ability and stamina. Know your limitations!
Not all trails are on solid and even surfaces, therefore it is each individual members responsibility to look after their own safety and not the liability of the Bedfordshire Walking Club and it's Organiser.
VenuesThe Organiser will provide a meeting place, a time, and a description of the route based on local knowledge and experience. Often reference is made to Walking Highlands, Walking English Man or other websites where more detailed descriptions are available. Please pay particular attention to the "Grade" of walk - easy, moderate and hard walks.
Cancellation / ChangesMeetups maybe cancelled or changed due to weather or other factors out of our control. Members should check walk details before departure.
Fun & SafetyThis club is about having fun while enjoying a walk. Be it a low-level walk, coastal walk or climbing up a mountain! But please do not underestimate the British weather or conditions. If conditions deteriorate, stay as a group, work as a group, and come home safely!
Below are a few useful websites, packed full of information and advice.
NB. Any accident, injury or illness contracted on any of the walks or at social events to persons or animals is not the responsibility of the Bedfordshire Walking Club. Please make sure that you are adequately prepared and dressed for the walks or climbs. Again, if you are unsure about your level of fitness, please check with your G.P. before coming on the walks.