This is a Meetup for people from all walks of life to meet and make new friends whilst enjoying the fabulous local scenery and walking at a comfortable pace. The majority of the group are 45 plus but there are no limits or restrictions. Our aim is to walk at approximately 2.5 to 3 miles an hour, enjoying a mix of walks, which will vary from the relatively easy to more challenging. For those who have not walked with a group before, it is important you feel confident with your mobility and fitness, as we are not able to assess people before we start. If you are in any doubt please contact your GP before joining the group. We reserve the right to exclude at any time if you are not of adequate fitness. Dogs are not permitted on any of our walks. Sensible walking boots or shoes should be worn and appropriate clothing for the weather expected on the day. We aim to stop for breaks so it's always a good idea to have a snack with you and essential to carry enough water as hydration is extremely important. Each walk will display the start location and time, distance and expected duration. Please arrive in adequate time put your boots on and prepare yourself for a walk of a number of hours and miles. It is respectful to other walkers to not keep them waiting to start the walk. During the walk, please do not walk ahead of the leader and as we do not have a fast pace on these walks, we do ask that walkers try to stay within reasonable distance of the walkers ahead of you, 10 to 20 feet at most.
As a very friendly group we usually go to a local pub or tea shop for a chat and a chance to get to know everyone. It is essential that every new member has a facial photo (OF THEMSELVES ALONE) on their application profile to permit organisers and other members recognising you on your first walks - your application WILL BE DECLINED if you can not be recognised from your photo (WHICH SHOULD BE OF YOU ALONE). Please also be aware that while you may change your profile picture at anytime, it must still conform to the requirements as indicated, i.e. a clear recognisable facial photo.
We accept no liability or responsibility for safety on these walks, each member joins on the understanding they are responsible for their own safety. We are not qualified leaders or walkers, or able to offer first aid support, and therefore can offer no assurances. Walking can carry risks, especially across open fields and uneven terrain, and each walk is undertaken with full acceptance of these conditions by each member. A charge per walk is made to cover the costs of hosting the Meetup site and other costs such as maps and petrol costs for recces, but as this is a non profit group, any remaining funds will be used for a social or other event, for the benefit of club members, at the organising committee's discretion.